This service is the first of its kind in the telecom sector in the country. The LFMT service is an app-based service, similar to the basic landline service provided by BSNL.
The service allows the customer to use his mobile phone to make and receive landline calls without getting charged to his/her mobile number account.
This is like the extension of cordless phone service on smartphones. This service can be availed of as an add-on service for existing BSNL customers having BSNL broadband or new customers opting for BSNL Broadband Fibre To The Home (FTTH). A separate telephone number will be provided to customers to avail of this service.
The customer will have to download Apps such as zioper / bsnlsip on their mobiles to make the calls. The tariff on net calls within the BSNL network, for both landline and mobile is Rs. 1 per minute.
For off-net calls out of BSNL (for both landline and mobile) it is Rs. 1.20 per minute. The advantage with the LFMT service is that customers can use their smartphones like land phones in their residences/ offices.
Customers can get landline facilities without having landlines. The contacts and logs stored in smartphones could be used for making calls. The service is useful for better voice quality where the mobile signal is poor, according to a BSNL statement.