BSNL’s Sunday free calling offer was rolled out by the company on August 21, 2016. It offers free unlimited calls on any mobile or landline number in India on all Sundays.
BSNL Sunday free calling offer from the company’s landline to any operator, has been extended until April 30, 2018. The Sunday free calling offer was rolled out by the company on August 21, 2016. It offers free unlimited calls on any mobile or landline number in India on all Sundays. The state-run telecom operator discontinued the offer on February 1, 2018. However, it has now been extended for another three months, until the end of April.
“BSNL is happy to announce that Sunday free calling facility from BSNL landline to any other phone, any other operator, which was supposed to be closed wef 1.2.2018, will continue to be free for another three months. This decision is taken after considering popular demand from all corners of this country and from all strata of society,” said a BSNL spokesperson in a press statement.
Additionally, BSNL offers free unlimited broadband night calling to any network in the country between 10:30 PM to 6 AM as a complimentary service. BSNL’s free night calling timings were 9 PM to 7 AM previously. The new timings are already effective across the country.
Landline subscribers in India declined from 2.35 crore at the end of October 2017 to 2.34 crore at the end of November 2017, according to a report by TRAI. The urban subscriber base declined to 68.48 crores from 69.75 crores and the number of rural customers dipped to 50 crores from 50.41 crores during the same period. The number of broadband subscribers increased to 35 crores from about 34 crores.
BSNL led the market in the fixed broadband segment with 94.3 lakh customers. It was followed by Airtel with 21.4 lakh, Atria Convergence Technologies 12.7 lakh, MTNL 9.2 lakh and Hathway Cable & Datacom with 6.9 lakh customers.