India cuts charges on domestic calls, hikes international fees

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has cut termination charges for domestic calls but has raised them on incoming international calls.

Effective April 1, termination charges for all domestic calls on either mobile or landline will drop down to 0.20 rupees ($0.004) per minute from the current 0.30 per minute charge. Transit charge for calls between service providers within a service region will be less than 0.15 rupees per minute, down from a max charge of 0.20 rupees per minute.

While calls get cheaper internally, international rates will go from 0.30 rupees to 0.40 rupees.  TRAI is keeping the existing cap on carriage of domestic long distance calls at 0.65 rupees per minute.

For more:
- Wall Street Journal blog.

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