New Delhi : The state-run telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Sunday lowered international call rates to some member countries of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (Saarc) by 15-35 percent.
The new move, effective from Saturday, would enable BSNL customers, both mobile and landline, to make calls to Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Bhutan at cheaper rates.
Under the post-paid plan 725, the BSNL cellphone users can make calls to the four countries at Rs.9 per minute instead of the existing Rs.10. Under the post-paid and pre-paid plans, call charges to these countries would be Rs.9 per minute instead of Rs.12.
For BSNL fixed line users, call charges to these four countries would now be Rs.9.60 per minute. Earlier, the charges were Rs.12 a minute.
BSNL is also planning to cut call rates to Middle Eastern countries, a company official said.