BSNL has soft launched its internet telephony (VoIP) service “WINGS” after DoT recently issued a clarification allowing internet telephony by service providers.
The service uses mobile numbering scheme as is being provided by IP based access network of IMS NGN core switches. To use the service, a customer needs to install a SIP client (soft app) on any of its smart devices (laptop/smart mobile handset/tablet etc.) having internet which will act as SIP phone to make and receive calls from anywhere in India and abroad with any party (landline/mobile). The subscriber uses its parent IMS core and IP access network of any location for the voice service through BSNL “Wings”.
BSNL is offering unlimited free audio/video calling for one year at one time activation. Customer has to activate the services (one time in life) at Rs. 1,099. New connections booking is proposed to start and willing customers will be waitlisted for service with immediate effect in all telecom circles of BSNL.
New connections of Wings will be made available w.e.f. 1st August 2018 on a first come first serve basis.
‘WINGS’ service supports video calling facility, free mobility on PAN India basis, use existing address book of mobile while calling and uses all NGN VAS services IP-Centrex, MMVC, FMC and prepaid are available on Wings.