To match competition from private operators, state-owned BSNL has now decided to come up with three new pre-paid offerings on Republic Day – including an INR 26 tariff voucher that allows free local voice calls within its network, and has a 26-hour validity. The STV26 would be available between January 25 and January 31.
That said, the other two top-ups are aimed at the higher-end segment and will remain on offer till March 31. While Combo 2601 will offer 1.5 times the call value, Combo 6801 will offer double the talk time.
Under the Combo 2601, the telecom PSU will offer INR 2,600 talktime in the main account along with INR 1,300 talktime in a secondary account. The talktime under the secondary account, which comes with a time limit of three months, will have to be exhausted first by the consumer. The main account that will hold the full talktime of INR 2,600 has no time limit for usage.
The Combo 6801 offer also works on the same principle. It offers INR 6,800 in the main account and a similar amount in the consumers’ secondary account, thus giving consumers double the talktime.