Video Calls from BSNL at Rs 3 for 45 Seconds
State-run BSNL, in partnership with SIS Infosystems, today launched telephones with video calling facility which will primarily be used to set up public Video Call Offices by replacing many of the PCOs.
most of the revenue of BSNL comes from landline phones and this new services is one of the initiative to increase company’s revenue.
BSNL will charge Rs 3 for 45 second video call made from VCO which will include 30 per cent commission for the franchise owner.
There will be no need to use computers for making video calls for user of these video phones.
BSNL’s Senior General Manager for Broadband, A K Jain said that around 770 PCOs have confirmed to shift their business to VCOs and the target is to have 10,000 VCOs set-up across the country.
The service was inaugurated by Advisor to Prime Minister Sam Pitroda who stressed on the use of video phones to reach rural masses.