Staff Reporter

Offer part of BSNL Week, Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations

Roaming facility for BSNL Data Cards

Special prepaid SIM cards for foreign tourists

PUDUCHERRY: Now you can use your BSNL Data Card even while ‘roaming’ in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Kumbakonam and Thanjavur districts.

BSNL Puduchery General Manager R. Marshall Antony Leo said on Saturday, “We have launched EVDO cards for USB modem for fixed monthly charges of Rs. 250 towards unlimited usage of Internet with speeds of up to 600 kbps.”

One stop shops for booking new landline connections, WLL, broadband, mobile postpaid connections, selling of recharge coupons and India telephone cards will be set up in a number of places in Puducherry.

As part of the BSNL Week celebration and Gandhi Jayanthi, BSNL Puducherry will issue free prepaid SIM cards on payment of only service tax of Rs. 12 on October 2. The cards will be issued from the Office of the General Manager of BSNL on Rangapillai Street.

Deputy General Manager A. Robert Jerard Ravi said BSNL had launched special prepaid SIM cards for foreign tourists visiting the country with instant activation facility.

“We have introduced a new system of distributing phone bills in select exchange areas. BSNL staff will hand over bills to customers at their doorsteps and also collect cheques or demand drafts from them,” he said. It has also introduced electronic recharge facility called ‘C-Topup’, through which new small recharges of Rs. 10 and Rs. 30 can also be done.