ISD Service in India: BSNL drop rates of
The state owned telecom company BSNL (Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Limited) has announced that they are
lowering some prices of their international ISD
calls to US, UK, Europe, and other Asian countries.
This news comes just after private telecom
operator Airtel announced their own plans to drop
the rates of international calls on their services.
Idea Cellular also has announced several drops on
calling charges on their mobile services.
BSNL is now charging Rs 6 per minute for calls
made to UK, USA, and Canada. This is down from Rs.
7.50 a minute previously. Calls to Europe and most
Asian countries would be charged at Rs 8 per minute
down from Rs. 9.68 per minute. Most of these
discounts being offered by the telecom players in
the country are due to recently announced reduction
in access deficit charges by the telecom regulator
Market experts believe that there is still
possibility of prices coming down with international
bandwidth prices also going down
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