BSNL launches “Wings”, India’s first internet telephony service

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recently disclosed country’s first internet telephony service called “Wings” that will allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app.


Before this service, phone calls on mobile apps was possible within users of a particular app and not on telephone numbers.  And now using this service, BSNL customers will be able to make calls on any network in the country even by using BSNL wi-fi or any other service provider.

After inaugurating the service, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said, “In present competitive environment, increase in market share by BSNL is laudable. I congratulate BSNL management for internet telephony which will enable consumers to make call without SIM”.

"It will use a Mobile Numbering Scheme, and will need an SIP Client (soft app) to be downloaded and installed on a smart device (laptop, smartphone, tablet). It is expected to offer convenience to customers, and to open up additional revenue generation opportunities for BSNL," BSNL said in a statement, IANS reports.

According to the reports, registration for the service will start this week and the services will be activated July 25 onwards.

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