New Delhi March 6, 2003: Touchtel, India's first private fixed line service provider from Bharti Telenet Ltd., today announced a reduction of more than 47% on the long distance rates across its operations in the country. The revision, applicable to all segments including corporates, individuals and PCOs would enable Touchtel subscribers to make calls at a flat rate of Rs. 4.80 per minute, round the clock, for all distances above 500 KMs. The rates announced are applicable starting midnight March 7, 2003. There is no change in the call rates within the 500 KM distance slab. Touchtel is India’s largest fixed line service provider with services in Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Announcing the revision in long distance rates, Mr. Badri Agarwal, President, Bharti Infotel Limited, said, “The new tariff rates takes forth Touchtel’s commitment to provide to its customers the best value for money. The revision in tariffs on long distance calls makes calling more affordable as well as brings it within the ambit of a larger number of subscribers.”
Touchtel offers telecom solutions encompassing data (DSL), Internet, broadband and long distance services to its subscribers in Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. Touchtel’s extensive broadband fibre optic and copper cable network enables the deployment of an innovative multi-technology, which gives unique flexibility. The Touchtel subscriber can also take advantage of high-speed data transfer through the information highway.
Apart from the state-of-the-art infrastructure, Touchtel is the first to provide a dedicated 24-hour call centre. Going beyond voice based services, Touchtel’s bouquet of services for business includes leased lines, ISDN, VPN, Centrex services, DSL services, Internet services, IN based services and video conferencing as one of the many possibilities on its network.