Shimla: Striving hard to retain its customer base, the largest landline service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced Limited Fixed Mobile Telephone (LFMT) and Virtual Landline Connection facilities to its customers.

The LFMT facility will enable the customers of fixed telephone number with O/G and I/C calls on smart mobile devices. BSNL user will need to download App on the smart phone with connectivity with BSNL broadband modem and customer will be able to receive and also make outgoing calls using Limited Fixed Mobile Telephony App available on smart phone handsets.

The LFMT service can be availed as add on service for existing BSNL customer having BSNL broadband / Combo or new customer opting for BSNL broadband Combo. Separate telephone number will be provided to customer to avail this service.

BSNL claimed that the LFMT service will give advantage of smart phones like using contacts, logs and better voice quality where mobile signals are poor. In order to restrict usage with in customer premises (office or residence), the BSNL broadband will have to be provided and use which will restricted to access through BSNL broadband of customer at Residence / office only.

The BSNL also introduced Virtual Landline Connection. In this new scheme, customers may choose a landline number as per choice and all incoming calls to landline number will be automatically forwarded to one number of any networks of subscriber choice without any additional cost implication. Rate per landline number is decided Rs 99 per year for BSNL number, while Rs. 199 is fixed on other telecom service provider.