BSNL withdraws free Sunday calling facility from February 1


BSNL will remove the free voice calling benefits, which was extended to landlines on Sundays from February 1. According to reports, BSNL will withdraw the facility with which you are eligible for free calls on Sundays. Hence, you will not be able to avail the free call benefit from February 1 if you call from your landline on Sundays. The news assumes great importance with the state-owned company deciding to eliminate free night calling benefits.

Commenting on the development, SP Tripathi, Chief General Manager, Calcutta Telephones disclosed that the BSNL will remove the free Sunday calling scheme with effect from February 1. The change will take effect all over India. He added that Calcutta Telephones is working on to introduce a new scheme to reduce the impact of customers due to this changeover.

After February 1, customers will be charged on Sundays for landline and combo plans similar to that of other weekdays. The change will be applicable to both new and existing customers. Currently, the free calling facility is available from 10.30 PM instead of 9 PM all over India.

Originally introduced in August 2016, the free Sunday and night calling facilities was a big bonus for customers. Moreover, the plan was seen as a tactical move combat with big players such as Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone. BSNL has drafted new plans forcustomers and will be available based on the clearance from the headquarters.

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