Free Landline Calls On Sundays Offer By BSNL
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state-owned telecommunication firm, is launching a free unlimited calling service. Users can call from BSNL landline to any landline and mobile network of any service provider on Sundays on pan India basis. The company started the service with an intention to popularise the landline business in India.
Nowadays many users simply use mobile phones to communicate with each other. This resulted in a drop in the popularity of landlines. Mobile phones offer mobility, unlike traditional landline connections. Added to this the various features which come along with the mobile phones sure make the users happy. Users can store numerous phone contacts on their mobile phones, which a landline fails to deliver.
BSNL is known for the various plans it has rolled out to its subscribers. BSNL earlier in May 2015 introduced free night calling (9 pm to 7 am) from its landline (local and STD) to any other landline and mobile network of any service provider.
In a press release, BSNL Delhi stated “The competent authority on recommendation of tariff committee – CFA (Consumer Fixed Access) has approved unlimited free calling from BSNL landline to any network’s mobile and landline on all Sundays on pan India basis with effect from August 15, 2016,”
The free unlimited call offer will be valid for 90 days for new landline customers with effect from August 15. The new landline customers will only be charged a fixed amount of Rs 49 and the installation will be free. Apart from this free night calling (local and STD) will also be available for them.
The promotional offers promoted by BSNL is an attempt to attract subscribers with attractive calling rates and offers. The popularity of Landlines has declined over the years and it is merely used to install a broadband connection at home. We should not be surprised if promotions and offers like this fail to revive the interest of subscribers in landline, that day is not far when telecom operators such as BSNL completely scrap the use of landlines for households.