With almost zero visibility in advertising world, BSNL is updating consumers about its ongoing plans and offers in TN (including Chennai), and as a result, TN based private GSM users are forced to pay 39-43 per cent more for subscribing to one month local mobile calling pack, while paying 300-400 per cent more for every local landline / fixed line call per minute.
Also, private telecom service providers have minimised the validity of their special tariff vouchers from 30 days to 28 days. A majority of special tariff vouchers for voice calls (from private players) are always given special benefits for mobile calling, which don’t apply to landline/fixed line calls. As a result, customers are forced to pay headline tariff or often called base tariff between Re.1/min to Rs.1.50p/min.
Most of the special tariff vouchers (voice calls) from Private networks are always given special benefits only for mobile calling; which pack is not support to landline/fixed line calls, so that they have forced to pay headline tariff or often called base tariff is Re.1/min to Rs.1.50p/min.
Private network has differentiated like on-net mobile calls, off-net mobile calls and fixed line calls. But BSNL has always differentiated like on-net (mobile/landline/fixed line) and off-net (mobile/landline/fixed line).
Many of the BSNL’s plan vouchers and special tariffs calling vouchers are supported / included on-net calls means (local and national mobile/landline/fixed line) and off-net calls means (local and national mobile/landline/fixed line). Due to this private network mobile users are forced to a call landline, it has charged 300% to 400% more than what BSNL Mobile users pay. So, Those who are using local voice calling pack from private networks they are have paying more than BSNL user.
If BSNL users opt full usage value offer after that they opt any special tariff voucher by activation via sms mode means they are getting some special discounts (waiver from service tax) as customers already paid up while topuping. But private network users are getting nothing wavier (service tax) by SMS mode activation of any special tariff vouchers.
Apart from this, if you take above local calling packs the leading private networks are charging local calls as per minute basis.But BSNL is charging as second basis for users of special tariff voucher for local calling pack.
Courtesy : EFY