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BSNL offers cellular connection at Rs 99

New Delhi, Aug. 26: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced four new tariff schemes that will be launched over the next few days and be applicable all over the country except Delhi and Mumbai.

The special student power 99 scheme ó to be launched on September 2 ó will offer mobile connections at a monthly rental of Rs 99 per month and a registration fee of Rs 500 to be adjusted in the first bill. The other initial payment includes a Rs 200 charge for activation.

Under the scheme, one call will be of 15-second pulse and the call charges will be similar to those offered in scheme 225. The short messaging service (SMS) will be for Rs 60 paise per message. The scheme will be available for one month and will be valid for a year.

The Sanchar Net promotion scheme that came in to effect from Monday will provide free 50 hours of usage for 60 days to a new subscriber opting for this scheme.

Under another scheme that will benefit BSNLís existing land-line subscribers who have stayed with the company, the fixed-line telephony provider has waived transfer fee and shifting charges (within the local area) for general category subscribers as well as third party subscribers.

The existing time limit of a minimum one year for shifting/transfer of telephones has been thus removed. Now a subscriber within first month of paying the first bill can seek and get transfer.

A special scheme for new BSNLís CellOne subscriber in Chennai the company has waived off the Rs 200 activation fee. In addition, India Telephone cards worth Rs 540 will be given free with any new connection under the plan 525 during the week starting from Tuesday.

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