Day by day every SMS cost are increasing, every telecom operator is increasing the SMS as well as Voice rates at there will. Due to recent SMS termination charges issue between different telecom operators, BSNL withdrawn a range of existing SMS packs and recently introduced five new rate cutter SMS STVs for GSM (2G and 3G) based Pan India customers. In addition to this five SMS STVs, BSNL has also introduced nine more SMS STVs offering lowest SMS rates among the telecom operators.
BSNL new SMS plans are priced at Rs 12 (STV12), Rs 13 (STV 13), Rs 23 (STV 23), Rs 35 (STV 35), Rs 59 (STV 59), Rs 33 (STV 33), Rs 53 (STV 53), Rs 83 (STV 83) and Rs 101 (STV 101) with validity ranging from 2 days to 60 day. For most of the SMS STVs Local & National BSNL to BSNL SMS is charged at 1p/SMS and Local & National BSNL to Other operators SMS are charged at 10p/ SMS.
Some interesting SMS plans includes, STV 12 ( Rs 12) will provide customers with 50 SMS and Rs 5 talktime with a validity of 2 days. STV 33 (Rs 33) and STV 53 (Rs 53) offers customers with 100SMS/day free to BSNL network and to other operators at 12p/SMS with validity of 15 days and 30 days respectively. For SMS STV 101 (Rs 101) customers get all SMS at 10 p/ SMS, 1000 MB 2G data, all India BSNL calls at 30ps/ Minute and Other calls at 50p/minute with a validity of 30 days.
The SMS tariff is applicable up to 100 SMS per day only as per TRAI regulation. All the SMS beyond 100SMS/day will be charged Rs.0.50/SMS or SMS charges as per Base Tariff whichever is higher. The Current plans are active from 10-01-2013 and applicable to all customers at BSNL Kerala telecom circle.