We recently saw MTS launching its CDMA services in the capital city of Delhi. Today MTS joined the intensifying tariff war by slashing down its STD rate to 1 paisa/sec across all networks. This new tariff is against the earlier 2 paise/sec tariff and would be implemented with immediate effect in the MTS circles of Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Bihar-Jharkhand, Kolkata, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
The official company release said that, “STD will now be one paisa per second or 60 paise per minute (for lifetime) with the added benefit of per second billing. While STD calls from MTS will be charged at 1 paisa/sec, MTS to MTS local calls will be charged at 1 paisa/2 secs.”
Other big operators like Reliance, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea were seen slashing their local and STD tariffs earlier this week. With new operators joining the race, telecom operators are looking at wooing customers with lower tariffs and calling rates.