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BSNL introduces Internet telephony services in Kerala circle

Vinson Kurian THIRUVANANTHAPURAM | Updated on July 20, 2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). FILE PHOTO   -  The Hindu

Public sector telecom behemoth Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has introduced BSNL Wings, the VoIP-based Internet telephony services, in the Kerala circle.

P.T. Mathew, Chief General Manger, BSNL Kerala, launched the service at a function organised in Thiruvananthapuram today. BSNL is the first operator in the country to offer the service.

VIRTUAL PHONE NUMBER

The service allows users to place and receive calls from Android, Windows and Apple IOS-based mobile devices, tablets, PCs and laptops without a SIM card, but using the Internet service of any operator. Customers would receive a 10-digit virtual phone number along with the connection through which they can make and receive calls.

BSNL Wings offers unlimited calls to any network in the country at a one-time registration charge of Rs 1,099. Booking for the service has commenced through BSNL’s customer service centres and its website bsnl.co.in.

The service comes with national and international roaming facilities, and customers can make India-bound calls at cheaper rates while roaming in other countries, Mathew said. Customers in areas with poor mobile coverage can take advantage of the service to make and receive calls through their home Wifi Internet.

PROMOTIONAL FTTH OFFER

Unlike other Internet calling apps, Wings comes with a unique feature that allows users to call any phone number from other mobile networks to even landlines.

Separately, Mathew announced the launch of new high-speed promotional fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), Fibro Combo ULD 777 and Fibro Combo ULD 1277, offering unlimited data and calls to any network.

The Fibro Combo ULD 777 offer speeds up to 50 Mbps till 500 GB, while Fibro Combo ULD 1,277 offers speeds up to 100 Mbps till 750 GB. Both offer unlimited calls to any network within the country, and offer a speed of 2 Mbps beyond the data usage limit. The plans will be available till August 10.

The mobile postpaid 399 plan offers unlimited calls to any network within the country along with unlimited data. Data speed will be restricted to 40 kbps beyond 30GB.

BROADBAND OFFERS

Unlimited data will be extended to all BSNL postpaid mobile plans and add-ons with speeds restricted to 40 kbps beyond the existing data limit. The mobile prepaid ‘Kerala Plan 446’ will offer 2GB per day, an extra GB per day. The plan also offers unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day.

Special mobile tariff vouchers (STVs) offering premium ring-back tone services viz 99, 118, 187 will have unlimited song selection free of cost. Customers can set caller tunes by dialing 56700

Promotional broadband plans include BBG Combo ULD 150 GB offering 5GB per day at Rs 199; BBG Combo ULD 300GB offering 10 GB per day at Rs 299; and BBG Combo ULD 600 GB offering 20 GGB per day at Rs 491, with a speed of up to 20 Mbps with speed restricted to 1 Mbps beyond the fair usage policy limits. All these plans also offer unlimited free calling to any network in the country.

Published on July 20, 2018

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