State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will withdraw its free voice calling offers from landline connections on Sunday from February 1.
The decision comes after the company decided to limit free night calling benefits.
SP Tripathi, Chief General Manager of BSNL's Kolkata arm CalTel, said, “BSNL is going to withdraw the free Sunday calling benefit from February 1. This will happen nationally. But, from Calcutta Telephones, we are working on some plans which I think will mitigate the impact for our customers.”
This means like similar days of the week, customers will be charged on Sundays too for landline/combo/FTTH broadband plans. This offer will be applicable to the existing as well as the new customers of the company.
“BSNL recently revised its night calling scheme after which free calling is offered from 10 pm rather than at 9 pm”, Goutam Chakraborty, Technical Secretary to the CGM, CalTel, said.
The free night calling and free Sunday calling plans were introduced in August 2016. The new plans are yet to be approved by the BSNL headquarters and officials are positive that the plans can get cleared soon.
Calcutta Telephones currently has a base of six lakh fixed landline connections across the country.