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BSNL offers five new tariff plans for landline customers

Our Regional Bureau  |  Hyderabad 

(BSNL) has announced five new tariff plans for landline customers of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in addition to the existing plans allowing them the flexibility to change as per their requirement.
The monthly rental for the new tariffs range from Rs 260 to Rs 2,250 per month.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, C Govardhan, principal general manager BSNL (AP Circle), said that the new tariff structure was designed so that a customer has the option to choose from a plan that fits his requirement.
"The new plan would benefit individuals, corporates and businessmen who use the phone frequently," Govardhan said.
According to him, the new tariff structure were formulated at bringing in flexibility and also meet the changes made by some of the private operators.
BSNL has provided the option plan forms at all customer service centres, telecom offices and the department's cash counters. New customers can opt for a plan of their choice along with the phone connection, he said.
While Plan-260 comes with a rental of Rs 260 per month, it offers 160 phone calls free worth Rs 192, at a unit call rate of Rs 1.20, which works out to Rs 68 per month. For Plan-500, a subscriber is allowed 475 free calls, which works out to Rs 522 at a call rate of Rs 1.10 per call.
With Plan-1000, a user gets 1,050 calls worth Rs 1,050 at Re 1 per call and under Plan-1500, a customer can make 1,800 calls which works out to Rs 1,620 at 90 paise per call. The highest call tariff, Plan-2250, a customer can make 2,900 calls which works to effective price of Rs 2,610 at 90 paise a call.
BSNL also plans to extend the to three more circles taking the total number to eight.
"The DIAS facility is available at Saidabad, Secunderabad, Musheerabad, Jubilee Hills and Ameerpet exchanges. now we would be extending the services to Hi-Tech City, Gowliguda and Saroornagar exchanges," he said.
He said that BSNL has overcome the and that they were freely available.

First Published: Tue, August 17 2004. 00:00 IST