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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Exclusive: BSNL to slash Roaming Rates for Prepaid & Postpaid Mobile Customers from 1st May 2015 onwards across India

State run PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has announced the revision of its roaming charges as per the recent tariff amendment from TRAI to make roaming more affordable. TRAI has proposed new reduced ceiling charges and this move from BSNL has come after it.

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BSNL slashed roaming call charges for Prepaid Mobile Plans, Postpaid Mobile Plans and Roam Free STVs. The current roaming call charges of 1.5ps/sec has been slashed to 1.3ps/sec for it's Most Popular Free roaming STVs. BSNL also slashed Roaming SMS rate from the existing rate of Rs 1/SMS to 25 ps/SMS.

Details of BSNL's new Roaming Tariff from 1st May 2015 are given below.


Prepaid Mobile Plans - Roaming Tariff Revision
Revised National Roaming Charges from 1st May 2015 onwards
Voice Call Charges
Per Second Plan Revised Per Second Plan  Per Minute Plan  Revised Per Minute Plan Pyari Jodi Plan Revised Pyari Jodi Plan
Pulse rate (Seconds)   60 Sec 60 Sec 60 Sec 60 Sec 60 Sec 60 Sec
Local Call Charges Rs 1/Min 80 ps/Min Rs 1/Min 80 ps/Min Rs 1/Min 80 ps/Min
STD Call Charges Rs 1.5/Min Rs 1.15/Min Rs 1.5/Min Rs 1.15/Min Rs 1.5/Min Rs 1.15/Min
Incoming Call Charges 75 ps/Min 45 ps/Min 75 ps/Min 45 ps/Min 75 ps/Min 45 ps/Min
SMS Charges Per Second Plan Revised Per Second Plan  Per Minute Plan  Revised Per Minute Plan Pyari Jodi Plan Revised Pyari Jodi Plan
Local SMS Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS
National SMS Rs 1.5/SMS 38 ps/SMS Rs 1.5/SMS 38 ps/SMS Rs 1.5/SMS 38 ps/SMS
International
SMS 
Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS
Incoming
SMS 
Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Non P2P SMS  Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS

Revised National Roaming Charges from 1st May 2015 onwards
Voice Call Charges
Jai Jawan Plan Revised Jai Jawan Plan RTP Revised RTP RTP-FR Revised RTP-FR now termed as SRTP
Pulse rate (Seconds)   60 Sec 60 Sec 1 Sec 1 Sec 1 Sec 1 Sec
Local Call Charges Rs 1/Min 80 ps/Min 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec
STD Call Charges Rs 1.5/Min Rs 1.15/Min 1.5 ps/Sec 1.9 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.9 ps/Sec
Incoming Call Charges 75 ps/Min 45 ps/Min 1.2 ps/Sec 0.75 ps/Sec 0 0
SMS Charges Jai Jawan Plan Revised Jai Jawan Plan RTP Revised RTP RTP-FR Revised RTP-FR now termed as SRTP
Local SMS 75 ps/SMS 25 ps/SMS Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS
National SMS 78 ps/SMS 38 ps/SMS Rs 1.5/SMS 38 ps/SMS Rs 1.5/SMS 38 ps/SMS
International
SMS 
Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS Rs 5/SMS
Incoming
SMS 
Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Non P2P SMS  Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS Rs 3/SMS

Prepaid Roam Free STVs - Roaming Tariff Revision
Revised Roam Free STVs from 1st May 2015 onwards
Sl No Particulars Existing Revised Existing Revised Existing Revised Existing Revised
1 Cost of STV (Inclusive of Service Tax) Rs 5 Rs 5 Rs 33 Rs 33 Rs 67 Rs 67 Rs 89 Rs 89
2 Validity (In Days) 1 Day 1 Day 7 Days 7 Days 30 Days 30 Days 90 Days 90 Days
3 National Roaming Voice Call Rates
3 (a) Local Calls 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec
3 (b) STD Calls 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec 1.5 ps/Sec 1.3 ps/Sec
3 (c) Incoming Calls Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
4 All Other Cahrges As per Base Plan

Postpaid Mobile Plans - Roaming Tariff Revision
Particulars Plan 99 Revised Plan 99 Plan 225 Revised Plan 225 Plan 325 Revised Plan 325 Plan 525 Revised Plan 525
Monthly Rental (Rs) 99 99 225 225 325 325 525 525
Pulse Rate 
(for Local & STD calls)
60sec 60sec 1sec 1sec 15sec 15sec 15sec 15sec
**Roaming Charges
(Roaming in BSNL Network)
 
Local/STD
Calls
Rs 1/Min 80 ps/Min 1.2 ps/Sec 1.2 ps/Sec 50 ps/Sec 50 ps/Sec 50 ps/Sec 50 ps/Sec
Incoming
Calls
75 ps/Min 45 ps/Min 1.2 ps/Sec 0.75 ps/Sec 50 ps/Sec 45 ps/Min 50 ps/Sec 45 ps/Min
SMS
(Local/National)
Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS 80 ps/SMS 25 ps/SMS 80 ps/SMS 25 ps/SMS 80 ps/SMS 25 ps/SMS
SMS
(ISD)
5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS

Particulars Plan 725 Revised Plan 725 Plan 1500 Revised Plan 1500 Plan 145 (Roaming Tariff Plan) Revised Plan 145 (Roaming Tariff Plan) Plan 149 (Free Roaming Plan) Revised Plan 149 (Free Roaming Plan)
Monthly Rental (Rs) 725 725 1500 1500 145 145 149 149
Pulse Rate 
(for Local & STD calls)
60sec 60sec 60sec 60sec 1sec 1sec 60sec 60sec
**Roaming Charges
(Roaming in BSNL Network)
 
Local/STD
Calls
50 ps/Sec 50 ps/Sec 30 ps/Sec 30 ps/Sec 1.2 ps/Sec 1.2 ps/Sec Rs 1/Min 80 ps/Min
Incoming
Calls
50 ps/Sec 45 ps/Min 0.0 0.0 1.2 ps/Sec 0.75 ps/Sec Free Free
SMS
(Local/National)
80 ps/SMS 25 ps/SMS 80 ps/SMS 25 ps/SMS Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS Rs 1/SMS 25 ps/SMS
SMS
(ISD)
5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS 5/SMS

The above tariff will be implemented with effect from 1st May 2015 onwards across all BSNL telecom circles in India.

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