In a bid to transform mobile telephony in Punjab, Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin Pilot has launched the Bharat Sanchar Nigam's (BSNL) value-added services (VAS) in the state. The new VAS launched includes 'dial-a-video', 'live share services' and 'video SMS' services. “The value added services would transform communications for users in Punjab,” Pilot said, reported IANS. The Minister said that BSNL was reaching out with its services in the most interior and difficult parts of the country. He said the BSNL had installed towers and provided services in Maoist-affected areas where private mobile operators were reluctant to go. Users of 'dial a video' services can access entertainment or video based services on their mobile anytime anywhere without requiring a special data plan or settings, as long as the user has a video call enabled phone, a BSNL official said. “With 'live share services', users will be able to share videos instantly through their mobile phones with their families, colleagues, and friends over SMS or popular social networking sites. The 'video SMS service' will allow users to leave video messages for anyone as long as they have a phone which supports video calls,” he added.
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