BSNL Chairman and Managing Director AnupamShrivastavasaid: "BSNL is the first to launch internet telephony service...We expect the service to attract customers especially the youth, who will be able to make internet calls through data connectivity. It will be particularly useful when the subscriber goes abroad."
The service will allow customers to make unlimited calls by paying annual fee of Rs 1,099 and by using internet service or wi-fi of any telecom operator, to any phone number. At present, voice calls can be made through mobile apps to users of the same app, as in case of, say, WhatsApp.
He added: "Customers will be able to make calls to numbers in India using Wings app even from abroad. The app can be activated using internet anywhere in the world and calls can be made. The fee of Rs 1,099 includes unlimited calling within India."
Recently, the government has recently amended norms to allow full-fledged internet telephony by telecom operators which will enable calls from app to app of licensed service providers as well as on phone numbers.