New Delhi, Feb 26: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is all set to slash the call rates from March 1. BSNL is planning to slash local call rate to Rs 0.33 paise per minute and STD rates to 50 paise per minute in its revised landline/WLL tariff.
BSNL is also planning to launch a pre-paid mobile service called 'India Golden 50' which will bring in STD rates to 50 paise a minute. Govt will announce the successful bidders for grant of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service licences on Mar 5 and issue the bidders Letters of Intent (LoT).
MNP is to be implemented in all metro and category A service areas within six months of the award of the licence and in rest of the service areas within one year of the award of the licence.