BSNL launches ‘Wings’ to make Video/Audio calls

BSNL launches ‘Wings’ to make Video/Audio calls
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Dimapur, July 23: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) today announced the soft launch of its innovative service ‘Wings’ in NE-II Telecom Circle covering Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, besides introducing new broadband plans, ASEEM service as well as its satellite phone service that can be availed by agencies and are not of the government.
Announcing the new products, Chief General Manager, BSNL NE-II Circle, George T Mathai said once ‘Wings’ is launched, it would enable users to make video and audio calls without a SIM card, but they will have to install an app and would get a 10-digit virtual number which they would use with the app when they register for the service with a one-time charge of Rs. 1099+Taxes. He said this can be used with any device including personal computers.
For the first year, there would be no charges for the service and it would roll out on August 1, 2018 and the registrations are on.
Talking about the ASEEM service, which is already active, he said that now the landline users who have discontinued using the BSNL landline can retain the numbers if they want by paying Rs. 99 per year and all the calls made to the landline would get automatically forwarded to the mobile numbers of their choice and they can continue using the landline number.
He said this service would only be available for those users who have discontinued using BSNL landline in the last six months or less.
Mathai also introduced new marketing initiative of BSNL in Broadband Combo Plans, such as Rs. 99, 199, 299 and 491 plans offering 45 GB, 150 GB, 300 GB and 600 GB data per month along with 24 hours free unlimited calling (Local+STD) on any network within India.
The Global Satellite Phone Service was another scheme that was introduced, which he said that though it was initially available to only government agencies, it is now possible for general public and private agencies to make use of the uninterrupted call service even in places where there is no network through the satellite phones.
On the upcoming 4G service of BSNL that would be introduced later this year in selected places beginning with Dimapur and Kohima, he said that with this new service, users will be able to have a speed of upto 100 Mbps and for this a total numbers of 38 4G BTS have been planned and subsequently all other cities and towns would also be covered by 4G.
(Page News Service)