Cashing in on the roll out by several telecom dealers offering unlimited free call facility, government-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd on Saturday joined the bandwagon with launch of a new Rs 144 plan for its customers offering similar features.
Competing with Reliance Jio, BSNL has launched an unlimited local and STD calls package for its customers for ₹144; the offer is valid for both prepaid and post-paid customers.
BSNL also decided to lease 15,000 point of sale machines to enable more customers to use digital methods of bill payment.The telecom service provider was also taking up several strategies including launch of 4,400 WiFi hotspots across the country.
“We have 4,400 WiFi hotspots launched country wide. I think in Mahabalipuram near Chennai has a similar WiFi hotspots. Our immediate initiative is to expand this. In next one year, we will be having around 40,000 WiFi Hotspots across the country,” he said.
Besides the company had also obtained 2500 Mhz from government of India for introducing service in rural areas, he said, adding BSNL would unveil classic LTE (Long Term Evolution) spectrum in phased manner.