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BSNL cuts ISD rates by over 75%

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State-run BSNL has launched special tariff vouchers (STVs) wherein its customers would get over 75 per cent cheaper rates for making international calls.

The public sector firm has launched STVs in the range for Rs. 23 to Rs. 41 for pre-paid customers whereas post-paid users have to pay a fixed monthly charge (FMC) of Rs. 20 to Rs. 40 to avail the cheaper rates.

“BSNL is providing its customers the cheapest international call rates. It has launched STVs, which are offering ISD rates similar to the normal calls,” the company said in a statement.

With a STV of Rs. 41, prepaid customers can call USA, Canada and Singapore for Rs. 1.49 per minute whereas the normal rate is Rs. 6 per minute. Users can call China at Rs. 1.49 per minute against the normal tariff is Rs. 10 per minute.

Post-paid customers too can avail the same rates with a FMC of Rs. 40. The SMS tariff has been reduced to Rs. 3 from Rs. 5 per SMS.

For countries including France, Germany and UK, the rate has been reduced to Rs. 4.49 per minute as against Rs. 6 with a STV of Rs. 38 for pre-paid users and FMC of Rs. 35 for post-paid customers.

BSNL customers can call Bangladesh, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand at Rs. 2.99 per minute with STV of Rs. 27 as against a normal price of Rs. 10.

For calling Australia, the rate has been reduced to Rs. 6.49 per minute with Rs. 23 STV and a FMC of Rs. 23 while SMS can be sent for Rs. 3.

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