State-run telecom service provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) Tuesday announced per second billing scheme for its 2G and 3G customers in the Delhi and Mumbai circles.
Under the plan, calls made within the MTNL network will be charged half paise per second, while calls to other networks across the country will be charged one paise per second, the company said.
MTNL will also provide video calls across its 3G network for one paise per second.
Text message rates have also been reduced to 25 paise for local, Re.1 for national and Rs.2.50 for international messages.
"Our pay-per-second plan is the most affordable and shall benefit 4.4 million mobile customers of MTNL, including about 165,000 3G customers," MTNL chairman and managing director R.S.P. Sinha said.
The company's move comes after other telecom majors such as Tata Teleservices, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications launched per second billing systems.