BSNL announces most affordable 3G services

It announced tariff plans for 3G mobile services under pre-paid voice, video and data plans. The voice call will now be available for 30 paisa per minute and video calls will be available at the rate of voice calls for Local & STD.

BSNL is also offering affordable data usage at a rate of 1 paisa or less per 10 kilobytes (kb).
The state-owned telecom giant also announced that its existing 2G mobile services shall now be available at 1 paisa per second for local and STD calls on pan- India basis for all calls made within the BSNL network. Calls to other networks for local as well as STD shall be made available at 1.20 paisa per second.

It has announced another plan that allows local and STD calls to any network at 49 paise per minute, BSNL CMD Kuldeep Goyal said. The 49 paise/minute call is expected to help BSNL grab more users and take on the competition, as it takes the tariff to new low as far as STD calls are concerned.
Speaking on the occasion, Goyal said, “It is an historic occasion for the country that India has now come at par with most developed countries of the world by making 3G services available to the citizens at the most affordable rates.”

3G Notebooks

BSNL’s 3G service is presently available in 240 cities in the North and East zones in the country.
Goyal pointed out that in order to accelerate the growth of 3G services, BSNL has taken several steps like improving 3G coverage, launching more Value Added Services to enhance 3G experience and making 3G tariffs more affordable.  BSNL on Thursday also announced a strategic partnership with Dell and Olive Telecommunication, the parent company of Haier Mobile, to launch embedded 3G Netbooks with high-speed Internet access for mobile Internet connectivity and broadband access.

This strategic tie-up will give customers the unique advantage of high-speed Internet access service compounded with the feature-rich and attractively-priced Netbooks, which will be an offer with an all-exclusive range of tariff offerings.

Dell’s select range of laptops and netbooks would be embedded with 3G Ericsson module with GPS, and BSNL SIM, plus a 3G pre-paid mobile broadband data package with national roaming facility from BSNL. This solution would eliminate the need to use an additional USB modem (or dongle) for the web connection.

BSNL also launched a service called ‘Meeting Junction’ in collaboration with Silk Media Technologies. This is a Audio and PC conferencing service being offered to all landline and mobile customers of any service provider.

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