comscore BSNL’s new Rs 26 tariff voucher offers free local, STD voice call, but there’s a catch

BSNL’s new Rs 26 tariff voucher offers free local, STD voice call, but there’s a catch

The special tariff voucher comes with a validity of 26-hours and is available between January 25 and January 31.

  • Updated: January 25, 2017 12:42 PM IST
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To match competition from private operators, state-owned BSNL also launched three new pre-paid offerings on Republic Day, including Rs 26 tariff voucher that allows free local and STD voice calls on any network during 26-hour validity. Also Read - BSNL to launch pan-India 4G by September 2022

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“We will bring out three offerings…The first one is a Special Tariff Voucher or STV 26, which offers unlimited free voice calls on any network when subscriber is in home circle during the 26-hour validity, while the other two offers provide 1.5 times and double the talktime, respectively,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director, Anupam Shrivastava, told PTI. The STV26 would be available between January 25 and January 31. Also Read - BSNL offering up to 4 months free broadband service: Here's how to avail the offer

The other two are top-ups aimed at the higher-end segment and will remain on offer till March 31, he pointed out. The second offer Combo 2601 will offer 1.5 times the call value and the third one Combo 6801 will offer double the talk time. Under the Combo 2601, the telecom PSU will offer Rs 2,600 talktime in the main account along with Rs 1,300 talktime in a secondary account. The talktime under the secondary account, which comes with a time limit of three months, will have to be exhausted first by the consumer. The main account that will hold the full talktime of Rs 2,600 has no time limit for usage. ALSO READ: BSNL offers 30 minutes of daily free local, STD calls with Rs 149 plan

The Combo 6801 offer, which works on the same principle, offers Rs 6,800 in the main account and a similar amount in the consumers secondary account, thus giving consumers double the talktime. “This is the first-of-its-kind offer. We have implemented an Intelligent Network architecture which allows us to bring interesting offerings for our customers. The architecture enables us a better way to design flexible top-up and recharges,” Shrivastava said.

Yesterday, BSNL came out with a pre-paid scheme under which new subscribers can make 30 minutes of free voice calls — local and STD — daily to any other network for a month, for Rs 149. Customers will also have an option to get similar free unlimited calls for three months by paying lumpsum amount of Rs 439, the company had said yesterday adding that as Fair Usage Policy, the calls to other network are limited to 30 minutes per day. In addition, customers would get 300 MB of data as part of the offer announced yesterday. ALSO READ: BSNL to launch 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Kerala to counter 4G challenges

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  • Published Date: January 25, 2017 11:25 AM IST
  • Updated Date: January 25, 2017 12:42 PM IST

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