BSNL has introduced limited Fixed Mobile Telephony aka FMT and Ditto TV services to compete with private sector companies like Airtel, Vodafone and others.
Limited FMT is an app that virtually turns mobiles into cordless phone working in sync with landlines within home premises, and company claimed that latest limited Fixed Mobile Telephony service is different from the contentious Fixed Mobile Telephony service.
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BSNL Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony service can be availed as add-on service. Limited FMT call charges will be as applicable for basic service.
According to statement given by BSNL company executive, “smartphone needs to download the app and with connectivity with BSNL broadband modem (say on Wi-Fi), customer can receive and also be able to make outgoing calls…on smartphone handsets. This service is in no way linked with mobile operator service or customer SIM in mobile handset.”
Ditto TV is a mobile TV service wherein subscribers can view live TV for over 80 channels including HD channels. The service has multiscreen option as it can be viewed on both iOS and Android devices, that is, mobile, tablet, TV or on PC.
The company said that BSNL mobile users need to download Ditto TV app from the play store, install it on mobile, register and then start using the service, which is available on subscription basis at Rs 20 per month and is also bundled with Data Special Tariff Voucher for recharge of Rs 223.