BSNL to allow Land Line Users avail free call benefit on Mobile Phones
Day by day BSNL is providing more and more offers for the customers. Here is a new advantage that consumers are able to link their mobile phone and the land line accounts.
“We are in the process of rolling out fixed mobile convergence platform by Diwali. This will enable consumers avail value added service in mobile phones, make free night calls from mobile phones if they have subscribed to landline and host of other modern facilities,” BSNL Chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.
Receive Land Line calls on Mobile Phone
The amount of Rs 400 crores has been invested by BSNL to modernise its landlines. In last few years ago BSNL users are very low but these days BSNL’s total subscribers are around 7.8 crore. BSNL has ranked fifth among the other mobile players. BSNL is going to lose landline customers as it is offering free night calls to any Phone in India.
“The sync between the two accounts will be such that it will enable our subscribers receive their landline calls on mobile phones,” Shrivastava said.
“We have been able to arrest decline rate in landline connections. In a few months and with launch of fix mobile convergence, our landline should turn positive. We have already turned gainer for mobile subscribers under mobile number portability scheme,” Shrivastava said.
Free Roaming Scheme and Bill can be paid at ATM’s
The company has launched free roaming schemes which will help the customers to attend free incoming calls while travelling anywhere in the country with free of cost.
“Free roaming scheme has become one of the major growth drivers for uptake in mobile subscriber number,” Shrivastava added.
BSNL is also in the process to tie up with the Hitachi’s ATM business unit in which it will allow the landline customers to pay the bill payment offline during the day. BSNL users can pay the bill at the ATM according to the people convenience. Hitachi ATM will be coming soon to the cities around March 2016.
“Many landline users still pay bill at our counter. The counters are open for limited time and between peak office hours, i.e., 10 am-2pm. We are partnering with Hitachi. It will install ATM at our premise which will also accept cash.