BSNL shocker to Himachal mobile customers

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Shimla : BSNL’s most popular prepaid 175 himpower plan in Himachal Pradesh is being further diluted as the unlimited free calling facility to any BSNL mobile within the state will soon end , say top officials .

The 175 himpower plan has so far been the most popular prepaid BSNL plan roping in lakhs of subscribers .

But customers began opting out of this plan late last year when unlimited free calling from mobiles to any BSNL landline and WLL numbers within the state was stopped .

Now it has been decided to end unlimited free calling from mobiles to any BSNL mobile numbers within the state from 28 March this year .

Officials say many other promotional prepaid mobile plans including those for students could also end soon .

With this decision the state run company is set to loose lakhs of customers who have this plan .

Along with Airtel , BSNL claims to have the largest number of mobile subscribers in the state . But with the diluting of the popular himpower plan many will move to other service providers .

In the crowded mobile market of Himachal Pradesh there are around a dozen service providers .

BSNL continues to loose landline customers as well , last year around 22,000 landline connections were surrendered .
BSNL is the only landline service provider in Himachal .

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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