Wednesday, December 1, 2010


     It's great to know that BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) and MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) have waived STD charges since December 1, 2010. This is indeed wonderful news for people like me who have a lot of relatives and friends living in another state.

     While most of us keep bashing up the government for inflation, this news is a turnaround. I believe it is proof of a great improvement in the Indian economy that the telephone department can afford to let us speak across India at the cost of local calls. Kudos! to the telephone department.

     I am sure it will not be long before other service providers such as Airtel, Reliance, Tata Indicom and others will follow suit.


  1. But it is not much of use as most people are surrendering the landline connections and opting for data cards and cellphones.

  2. Yes , good news for ears only but insiders in BSNL says that BSNL is on the verge of collapsing and finding it extremely difficult to pay wages to its staff!

  3. whatever is the reason for this cut down on charges, i find it very useful! also hope that other service providers will follow