SMS birdies staying in the nest of MTNL Mumbai have something to rejoice. They have announced the reduction in National and International SMS rates. The new rates applicable to the user will Re. 1 for National and Rs. 2.50 for International. The national rate is not much of a dampener for other operators as they charge 50 paise in most of the their postpaid plans. But the spoiler comes in the form of International messaging rates. That’s 50 percent less than the private operators charge.