State-run BSNL today set the ball rolling for 3G mobile services as the telecom major launched the next generation mobile services in 11 cities and announced a rate of Re 1 per minute for video call in the Rs 2,500-plan. BSNL has launched 3G Mobile Services today on commercial basis simultaneously from 11 cities Agra,Ambala,Jalandhar,Jaipur,Dehradoon,Shimla,Lucknow,Ranchi,Durgapur,Haldia,Patna and a soft launch in Jammu. BSNL,which claims a subscriber base of over 74 million,also announced tariff plans for 3G mobile services under pre-paid and post-paid voice,video and data plans. The voice call will be available for as low as 10 paise per minute under full value Rs-1,000 plan. In other words,the subscriber would have to shell out fixed amount of Rs 1,000 in a month and the local calls would cost just 10 paise a minute. Similarly,video calls would cost Re 1 a minute under the unlimited Rs-2,500 plan and Rs 2 for STD video calls. The 3G services of BSNL were launched in Tamil Nadu last week.
Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: February 28, 2009 1:36:47 am