Staff Correspondent

DAVANGERE: The Davangere BSNL has launched a special SMS SIM card in which a subscriber can send 300 local SMSes and 20 national SMSes per day free. Launching the card at a mega mela here on Monday, General Manager of Davangere District Telecom N. Jyothisankar said the cost of the SIM card was Rs. 96 with a talk value of Rs. 25. He said customers could make calls at one paise per second to BSNL phones.

The subscriber would have to buy a special voucher for Rs. 28 per month to avail of the facility. Mr. Jyothisankar further said installation charges of Rs. 500 for new fixed telephone connections in urban places and Rs. 300 for rural places have been waived.

He said 3G card with bundled SIM for Rs. 5,120 was available and customers could have Internet access at 7.2 Mbps speed.