No More Free Calls On Sunday From BSNL From February 1, 2018
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which is the state owned telecom line of India takes a major step by deciding to withdraw its free calling facility on Sundays from February 1, 2018. This facility was available on BSNL landlines.
Recently the telecom company has also decided to reduce its free night calling facility. Though these changes are going to impact all the BSNL landlines across the country, Calcutta Telephones is trying to come up with some new plans which will provide good tariff to the users. This announcement was made by SP Tripathi, the Chief General Manager of Calcutta Telephones (CalTel). This is the regional branch for BSNL at West Bengal.
From now, like every other day of the week, callers will be paying for all types of calls on landline, broadband, FTTH and on combo plans. The changes are applicable on both new and existing customer base. As per the night calling change made in middle of January 2018, the time of night calling was changed from 9pm to 10.30pm. This announcement was made by the Technical Secretary and CGM of CalTel, Goutam Chakraborty.
Both the free night calling and Sunday free calling facility were introduced by BSNL on August 21, 2016. CalTel informs that the new plans thought by the department have been sent to the head office of BSNL. Once the plans get approved those will be implemented; the Kolkata authorities seemed very confident about their new plans.
Calcutta Telephones is so enthusiast to introduce new plans because it has a wide base of 6 lakh customers. BSNL in total has approximately 12 million connections around the country.
BSNL takes this step of reducing free talk time to increase its overall revenue; now it is to be seen how far the scheme succeeds in improving the financial status of this government-owned telecom company.