BSNL WINGS – a VOIP based phone service launched
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has launched BSNL WINGS a VOIP based service. In WINGS, there is no SIM or cable wiring as is a VOIP service through an app. The WINGS service offers unlimited free audio/video calling for one year. The service can be activated with a one-time fee of Rs. 1,099.
Calls can be made using any data connection such as wired broadband, Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G network of any any operator. WINGS can also be used over Internet Leased Lines. WINGS also supports video calls, but is restricted between WINGS. The facility can be used anywhere within the country and the app automatically uses the existing address book in the phone.
The service is being launched in phases and may not be available in all the places
ADVANTAGES OF BSNL WINGS:
- Unlike other app-based VOIP services such as WhatsApp and Telegram calls, the WINGS app can make calls to any phone number – free of cost. As there is no physical SIM, the number can be used as the second number in phones without provision for second SIM. It can even be a third number in dual-SIM phones.
- The app can be installed in devices like tablets that don’t have provision for SIM cards. The device has to connect to a data network for the calls to work. Your laptop could become a phone with a BSNL number. The only condition is that it must be connected the internet.
- There are other ways we can use WINGS. We can install the app on multiple mobiles. If one mobile runs out of battery or loses network, we can activate the app in the other mobile or device and continue to use it with the same number. Unlike SIM based mobiles, there is no need to swap SIMs.
Voice over Internet Protocol(VoIP ) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. It requires broadband connectivity to make a call along with IP enables devices like Computers, Smartphone etc.