State-run BSNL has launched special tariff vouchers (STV) for its pre-paid mobile customers for the Diwali festival. The STV of Rs 35 provides 20 paise per minute calls to any network for all local and STD voice call with a validity of 2 days whereas STV of Rs 48 provides 80 minutes of calls to any network (local and STD) with a validity of 3 days.
The denomination of these STVs may marginally differ from circle to circle, BSNL said in a statement. In addition, BSNL has also launched other combo offers for prepaid GSM mobile customers providing talk value and data both at cheaper rates. The offers are applicable with effect from November 7 for limited period on pan India basis.
“No other operator in the industry has such an attractive STVs. These are available across the country to greet our valuable and loyal customers,” Director (Consumer Mobility) BSNL Board RK Mittal said. Recently, the state-run firm has also launched night calling STVs for its customers.
Recently BSNL also announced that it will set up 100 Wi-Fi sites in rural areas of western and southern India. Facebook will spend Rs 5 crore per annum for sponsoring these 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in the country. “Facebook has partnered with us to sponsor 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in villages across west and southern India. They will pay Rs 5 lakh for BSNL bandwidth for each hotspot per annum,” BSNL chairman & MD, Anupam Shrivastava said.