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Sistema Shyam slashes call rates for US, Canada, UK to Rs 3.99/minute

PTI New Delhi | Updated on May 11, 2011 Published on May 11, 2011

Mr Atul Joshi , Chief Sales Officer , Sistema Shyam Teleservices, launching the MTS 'MBlaze', high speed mobile broadband services in Hyderabad. (file photo)   -  The Hindu

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL), which operates under the brand MTS in the country, has slashed the calling rates to the US, Canada and the UK to Rs 3.99 per minute from Rs 6.4 per minute, a reduction of 40 per cent.

The rates will come into effect from May 15 and users will be able to avail these for a period of one month, SSTL — a joint venture between Russia-based Sistema and India’s Shyam Group — said in a statement today.

MTS customers can enjoy the reduced rates while calling both mobile and fixed lines in the US and Canada and fixed lines in the UK. The International Standard Dial calling rates to these countries have been slashed by as much as 40 per cent.

“We at MTS India have slashed our calling rates to the US, Canada and the UK by as much as 40 per cent to enable people to stay in touch with their loved ones. I am confident such an initiative would be very well received by all our customers,” the MTS India Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Mr Leonid Musatov, said.

Customers would not be required to commit anything in terms of subscription to special calling packs.

At present, most mobile operators have priced their calling rates to the US, Canada and the UK at Rs 6.4 per minute, the release added.

Published on May 11, 2011
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