BSNL Extends Free Sunday Calling Service till April 30, 2018



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    The state-run and owned telecom company, BSNL, has announced an extension to its popular free Sunday calling service. The decision has been announced in view of the popular demand. As per the earlier statement, starting February 1st, the free voice calling on Sundays has been discontinued.

    However, keeping in view of the public demand, the BSNL issued a public statement that the telecom operator would extend its free Sunday calling service for another 3 months. With this, the free voice calls on Sundays can be enjoyed by the subscribers of landline/combo/FTTH broadband.

    The sad part is it being limited until April 30, 2018. After the said period, there would be no free Sunday calling facility and the calls would be charged. This tariff revision is applicable to both new and existing customers of BSNL.

    Free Night Calling & Free Sunday Calling - A Game Changer?

    Starting August 21, 2016, the BSNL has introduced free night calling and free Sunday calling facility. This has enabled free unlimited calling to any network across the country. The free night calling includes timings of 9 pm to 7 am. The BSNL has recently revised the timings and made free calling only between 10.30 pm to 6 am.

    With the rise in popularity of wireless broadband, the fixed wireline broadband service players are facing the heat and thus losing its subscriber base. BSNL being the leading broadband service provider with 14.35 million customers is shedding its losses by trimming its popular free services.

    What’s Your Opinion?

    Till date, BSNL’s BB249 plan is considered to be the best plan across the length and breadth of the country. With the decision of stopping free Sunday calling, there might be some disrupt leading to the erosion in subscriber base.
    In the latest budget, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced ₹10,000 crore package for creation and expansion of telecom structure. Hope it would revive the ailing BSNL and helps to compete in 4G space.

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