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BSNL says Wings app internet calling can integrate with WhatsApp, telco offers discount on service

BSNL on its website has noted that Wings, the app-based internet calling has an up to 75 per cent discount for select existing customers.

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | December 28, 2020 | Updated 13:29 IST
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Highlights

  • Wings app enables Wings app users to make calls through the internet to any network, even in the absence of a SIM card.
  • BSNL Wings facilitates Internet Telephone services through Mobile or Laptop using any network’s Internet connection.
  • BSNL Wings Rs 1099 plan offers free calls for 1800 minutes of on-net and off-net usage per month.

Government-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) introduced its Wings app for internet calling in June 2020. The app enables Wings app users to make calls through the internet to any network, even in the absence of a SIM card. All users require is a good internet connection including public WiFI. This functionality is called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It is not Vo-WiFi but works a lot like that. The VoIP service works on Windows, Android, IOS platforms and can register on any device of the customer's choice.

BSNL explains how Android or iOS applications like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, Hangouts, Google Duo, Facebook Messenger require users to connect with the same apps. However, Wings internet telephone services allow users to make calls to a number from any network.

The service can be applied all over the world and through its international roaming facility, Wings customers can receive calls anywhere in the world at no cost. However, outgoing calls from BSNL Wings from any country to India costs Rs 1.2 per minute, according to Telecom Talk.

"Now, any network SIM card is not required for voice or video calls. Just use free VOIP phone service Wings and make unlimited free voice calls to any network or video call from anywhere in the world and also roaming services not required within India or Internationally," BSNL on its website noted.

BSNL on its website has also noted that there is a "special 50 per cent discount offer" for working Government employees and also other discounts for Students and existing landline or BSNL broadband users and that BSNL Wings facilitates Internet Telephone services through Mobile or Laptop using any network's Internet connection, and also this new free VoIP phone service is ready to integrate with WhatsApp.

BSNL Rs 1099 Wings plan: This plan offers free calls for 1800 minutes of on-net and off-net usage per month within India except for some special service and IN calls. After the limit is reached, all calls within India will be charged at 30 paise per minute and international calls from other countries to India will be charged at Rs 1.5 paise per minute. Users can register online for the Wings app. They can register on https://sancharaadhaar.bsnl.co.in/Wings/Login.do with their mobile number and credentials like name, date of birth, and address details as per Aadhaar number.

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