(Last Updated On: October 4, 2014)

The state-run telecom operator- BSNL has become very active these days. It had recently launched promotional packs in Karnataka. And now, it has unveiled new local and STD rate cutters for voice calls, video calling packs, and unlimited on-net local and STD voice call packs for its postpaid subscribers across all states in the country.

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All of the above mentioned BSNL voice calling, voice rate cutters, video calling and STD packs are only for its prepaid users across India. Similar postpaid packs are available at different rates for different states in the country.

 

Local Video Calling Pack

  • Monthly Charges: Rs. 49
  • Benefits: Free 125 minutes for local video calls.
  • Not applicable to: None

 

Rate Cutter Pack For Local Calls (On-net & Off-net)

  • Monthly Charges: Rs. 50
  • Benefits: On-net/Off-net local calls @ 0.6 paise per sec / 35 paise per min.
  • Not applicable to: Plan – 99, 145, 149, 225, and Rakshak Plan- 299.

 

Rate Cutter Pack For STD Calls (On-net & Off-net)

  • Monthly Charges: Rs. 55
  • Benefits: On-net/Off-net local calls @ 0.6 paise per sec / 35 paise per min.
  • Not applicable to: Plan – 99, 145, 149, 225, 325 and Rakshak Plan- 299.

 

Local Unlimited Calling Pack (On-Net)

  • Monthly Charges: Rs. 300
  • Benefits: Enjoy unlimited local calls with no FUP (Fair Usage Policy).
  • Not applicable to: Plan –  725, 1500, and Paramilitary Plan-425.

 

STD Unlimited Calling Pack (On-Net)

  • Monthly Charges: Rs. 610
  • Benefits: Enjoy unlimited STD calls with no FUP (Fair Usage Policy).
  • Not applicable to: Plan –  725, 1500, and Paramilitary Plan-425.

These unlimited STD and Local calling packs can significantly reduce your monthly bill if your close friends and relatives have BSNL mobiles. While it was highly likely to have a friends circles using BSNL mobiles a few years back, the chances of them using BSNL mobiles stand between slim to none.

If you are one of the lucky ones whose frequently contacted persons use BSNL mobiles, then read below to know if you will be really benefitted with these plans.

 

Should you opt for Unlimited Local Calling Pack?

The unlimited local calling pack costs Rs. 300.

If you opt for local rate cutter pack (Rs. 50; local calls at 0.6p/sec), then you would be able to call local numbers for [{(300-50)*100/0.6} = 41,666s] about 694 minutes taking the total bill to Rs. 300. On further break down, if your average calling (local) doesn’t exceed ~ 23 minutes (with per second pulse) daily (694/30) then, it doesn’t make sense for you to go for the unlimited local calling plan.

 

Should you opt for Unlimited Local Calling Pack?

The unlimited STD calling pack costs Rs. 610.

If you opt for STD rate cutter pack (Rs. 55; STD calls at 0.6p/sec), then you would be able to call STD numbers for [{(610-55)*100/0.6} = 92,500s] about 1,541 minutes taking the total bill to Rs. 610. On further break down, if your average calling (STD) doesn’t exceed ~ 51 minutes (with per second pulse) daily (1541/30) then, it doesn’t make sense for you to go for the unlimited STD calling plan.

 

The above calculations don’t take the applicable taxes into account, and are based on a 30 day reference month.

We sincerely hope that you will make the right decision about opting for voice rate cutters, video calling and unlimited calling packs. In case of any query about how these calculations are done, please feel free to get to back to us via the comments section.

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