MTNL has announced a new 'friends and family' plan, under which users will be able to call five other frequently called MTNL numbers (mobile or landline) for 10 paise per minute, by paying Rs 50.

Customers may choose an MTNL landline or mobile number under this plan. This facility can be activated through IVR or by requesting customer care at 1503.

The plan is only available for people in Delhi and Mumbai where MTNL offers services and this limits the utility of the plan as most people have parents or siblings living in other cities.