To speed up customer acquisition, BSNL has slashed mobile rates by up to 80 percent for the first two months under a scheme for new customers. “BSNL has revamped its infrastructure now. We have decided to cut mobile call rates by up to 80 percent for new customer so that they get experience of our revamped services,” told BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava. The call rates have been reduced both per minute and per second billing plan, and will be valid only for the first two months of a customer joining BSNL. New customer buying BSNL connection will have to buy plan voucher of Rs. 36 for per second plan and Rs. 37 for per minute plan, including MNP customers). Customers opting for Rs. 37 scheme will be charged 10 paisa per minute for making local as well as STD calls within BSNL and 30 paisa per minute on other network. Similarly, after recharging phone for Rs. 36, customer will be charged 1 paisa for every 3 second duration on local and STD calls made within BSNL network and 2 paisa for 3 second on other network.