BSNL Starts Offering Video Calls at the rate of Voice Calls, but are they any takers ?

By September 18th, 2014 AT 12:55 PM

BSNL is lately coming up with a slew of good offers to attract new customers and also retain the older one. BSNL had recently launched the broadband speed extension plans. On the eve of the upcoming festive season BSNL has launched a special promotional offer which will reduce the video call rate and bring it down to the normal voice call tariff.

“BSNL mobile customers will be able to enjoy excitement of video calls at voice call charges during current festive season. We have largest 3G coverage in the country which enables the best quality of voice and video calls. The offer has been given to our esteemed customers as a good will gesture & also as a festive gift.” said Mr Anupam Shrivastava, Director (CM), BSNL Board,

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This offer will be made available for 90 days with effect from 20-09-2017 and is available across the nation.

We wonder if such type of offers has any significance when the entire universe is hooked to Instant messaging applications like Skype and Viber which allow video calling completely free. Do let us know via comment do people still using Video calls in the era of SKYPE and Viber?

Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

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SMART

FIRST CONSUMER NEED CONSTANT 3G CONNECTIVITY FOR DATA & VIDEO CALL SERVICE.
IF THEIR IS NO PROPER CONNECTIVITY HOW 1 CAN VIDEO CALL OR USE BSNL 3G?

Ganesh

Muhaaaaaa!!! Video calls? What are those? Flagship phones these days don’t even support video calling (I’m talking about 3G video calling integrated with phone dialer)

Anish

Rightly said.
Today most of the phones do not support traditional 3G Video Call and that is due to the fact that most people use VOIP for video call as traditional video calls are costlier. If traditional video calls become cheaper then handset manufacturers may again add this feature to their new handsets.
Secondly, no operator has wide 3G coverage and this is also a limiting factor for customers to use traditional 3G video calls.

Anish

Well, you can always google to find out your answers. Products are indeed designed keeping market demands under consideration. It is true that handsets are designed with US in mind, but they need to do business not only in US but also internationally. So they must add/modify features afterwards. India and China has seen a tremendous increase in sale of mobile handsets and a lot more to go, so good businessman would never want to leave such an area untouched. In US, 3G native Video Call was introduced long back by AT&T but that feature was not used much because… Read more »

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