Hutch, Airtel, Tata Indicom slash tarrifs
New Delhi, Mar 3: Telecom majors Airtel, Hutch and Tata Indicom yesterday (Mar 2, 2006) slashed rates for calls across the country in step with the one India plan launched by BSNL and MTNL.
While Tata Indicom announced the 'Talk National, Pay Local' plan offering a single tarrif for calls across India, Airtel gave a similar offer under the 'Airtel All For One' plan for its fixed line calls and Hutch declared a similar scheme for its post and pre-paid mobile customers with effect from March 4.
The one Rupee a minute call anywhere, anytime and any network in the country from both landline and mobile phones, offered by MTNL and BSNL became effective from Wednesday.
Termed the OneIndia plan, the move has virtually wiped out distance within the country.
The 'Talk National Pay Local' tariffs on Tata Walky post- and prepaid offers a pulse of 3 minutes for local calls to mobiles.
Post- paid walky customers further get a special rate of Re 1 per 3 mins for local calls within the Tata Indicom network. All domestic long distance call will be charged at Re 1 per minute.
The 'All For One' plan for Airtel fixed line subscribers is available at a monthly rental of Rs 299 per month. The plan also offers a special tariff of Re 1 for three minutes for Airtel fixed-line to Airtel fixed-line local calls.
Hutch's scheme comes as an add-on tariff at a charge of Rs 250 per month on the existing plans, the company release said.