BSNL offers free national calling from landline between 9 PM to 7 AM

New Delhi: To boost landline business, the state-run BSNL today announced unlimited free calling scheme during night hours from its fixed line phones to any operator including mobile phones anywhere in India from May 1.

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The scheme would be operational between 9 PM to 7 AM and would cover all type of connections, BSNL said in a statement.

“BSNL has introduced unlimited free calling during night hours from its landline phones to all landline phones and mobile phones of all service provider’s network on an all-India basis from May 1,” BSNL said.

The scheme will cover all major landline general plans of rural and urban areas, landline special plans as well as all major combo (landline with broadband) plans.

According to the latest TRAI data, BSNL, which dominates the landline market, was the biggest loser of fixed-line customers in February, while Airtel emerged the top gainer. The company had over 1.66 crore landlines at the end of February.

Even after losing 162,556 landline customers in February, the company dominated the market with 62.26 per cent share.