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Airtel launches unlimited call schemes for broadband customers


New Delhi: In a bid to boost its landline business, country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel will be launching unlimited voice calling schemes for its broadband customers.

The company will come out with two plans offering unlimited local calls for Rs 49 per month and unlimited local and STD calls for Rs 99 per month.

The company has about 14.89 lakh broadband customers at the end of December last year.

“In an industry first, it will announce that its broadband customers can enjoy free voice calls to any network in the country 24×7,” the company said.

State-run BSNL has also announced free voice calling from landline phones during night hours starting from May 1.

“Customers can enjoy unlimited free local calls with the pack priced at Rs 49 per month and unlimited free STD+local calls at Rs 99 per month to any network, anywhere in the country to both landlines and mobile phones round the clock,” the company said.

Airtel currently provides fixed-line telephone and broadband services for homes as well as offices in 87 cities across the country.

According to the latest Trai data, BSNL, which dominates the landline space, was the biggest loser of fixed-line customers in February whereas Airtel emerged as the top gainer.

BSNL had over 1.66 crore landlines at the end of February whereas Airtel had 33.90 lakh.

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