MTNL announces slew of offers for customers

Written by Agencies | Mumbai, January 31: | Updated: Jan 31 2008, 20:45pm hrs
Aiming to increase its subscriber base, government telecom service provider MTNL on Thursday announced a slew of offers which includes cut in rates of its services like mobile, landline, broadband, IPTV and VoIP.

Most of the private mobile operators have reduced their call rates to Re 1 per minute. We have gone a step further by fixing the rate to 90 paise per minute from our Dolphin and Trump mobile phones. This will help us increase our customer base, MTNL Executive Director J Gopal told reporters in Mumbai.

MTNL had earlier reduced the call charges from Trump to MTNL landline from Rs 1.50 per minute to 90p per minute from January 1 this year. However from January 26, a flat rate of 90p per minute is applicable to calls to any local number of Mumbai across all operators.

It has also reduced call rate to MTNL Delhi. Call rates from Dolphin post-paid has been reduced from Rs 1.65 to as low as 30p per minute and calls to MTNL Delhi from Trump prepaid are 90p per minute against earlier Rs 2 per minute.

We have a total 37 lakh subscriber base of which there are 14 lakh mobile subscribers. With these initiatives, we aim to add another 1.5 to 2 lakh subscribers by March-end, Gopal said.

To improve its service, the telecom major is adding seven and a half lakh switching capacity for mobile network to existing 13.25 lakh and 300 base transmission stations for radio network to its existing 512.