BSNL, to boost its landline service in the country, is now testing next generation Smart landline phones. These smart land phones will have capability to run mobile applications like Facebook, WhatsApp, banking apps and more.
As per reports, BSNL is currently testing prototype in Hyderabad. BSNL intends to introduce the device across 40 cities in the country. To facilitate the new service, telephones exchange are now in the process of being upgraded to IP based exchanges and which would start operating in March.
The device is supposedly run on Android OS and likelihood of a Windows OS version also in work. Users can connect these Smart land phones to their computer or mobile device. It will also have facility to divert calls to your mobile number with ease.
“BSNL is the only telecom company in India to introduce Smart landline service”, said Mahesh Shukla, Senior GM, BSNL. Tariff details of the service will be announced later.