To give tough competition to the other telecom operators in the country, stated-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched two services namely Mobil TV service Ditto TV and Limited fixed-mobile telephony (FMT) app that virtually turns mobiles into a cordless phone in sync with landlines within home premises.
BSNL said that the latest limited Fixed Mobile Telephony (FMT) service is different from the contentious Fixed Mobile Telephony service which has announced earlier, but remains closed following an intense opposition from cellular operators.
BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told, “The previous Service Tolerable customers on roaming in India and overseas to connect their landlines through mobile and make calls through. But this service is restricted within the home premises.”
“I didn’t anticipate any objection to this limited service. To get this service, users must have BSNL’s landline, mobile and broadband connection,” he added.
Shrivastava said, “Landline subscribers find it difficult to get the contact details from mobiles and then dial the number on fixed line. This service will turn the mobile handset into a cordless device within the home premises. By this, consumers can still get the attractive landline tariffs of BSNL like free calls on Sundays and night time calling.”
“For smartphone users, they need to download the app and connect with BSNL Wi-Fi modem. The user can receive and also be able to make outgoing calls on smartphone handsets. This service is not linked with mobile service operator or SIM in the mobile,” BSNL mentioned in a statement.
For BSNL Ditto TV service, BSNL customers need to download the Ditto TV app from the Play store and install it. Later you can register for Ditto TV and use the service which is available on subscription charge at Rs 20 per month and is also pushed with Data Special Tariff Voucher for recharge of Rs 223.
Moreover, through Ditto TV, subscribers can view more than 80 live TV channels including HD channels also. Ditto Mobile TV service has multiscreen options as it can be considered on both iOS and android devices such as mobiles, tablets, laptops or TV.