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BSNL cellular subscriber base crosses one million

Staff Reporter

One lakh connections to be activated under Plan 100 this month

Coimbatore: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has crossed one million subscribers in its cellular services in October 2005.

In a release issued here, the Principal General Manager, BSNL, Coimbatore, A.S. Egaya said that as on October 31, 2005, the total number of subscribers in rest of Tamil Nadu (except Chennai circle) was 10,17,169 (6,69,177 prepaid and 3,47,992 postpaid) subscribers.

Coimbatore Telecom had given 1,24,228 cellular connections (57,554 postpaid and 66,674 prepaid).

In October 2005, Tamil Nadu Circle had given more than one lakh connections, highest in a month since launch of mobile services.

Festival offers

About one lakh connections are expected to be activated under Plan 100 category itself during November 2005. To further growth in cellular services, the BSNL is offering several festival offers.

For State/Central Government and Public Sector employees, postpaid mobile connection at a monthly rental of Rs 100 is offered without deposit and activation charges up to November 30, 2005.

Postpaid mobile connection for others at a monthly rental of Rs 140 is offered up to November 14.

Waitlist

Waitlisted customers under prepaid category are requested to collect the prepaid SIM cards immediately from the BSNL Customer Service/Care Centres, franchisees wherever they had registered.

For all new phone basic telephone connection bookings one excel prepaid Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards (starter pack) is offered free till November 20.

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