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Reliance 'boards' bus, calls on mobile PCO

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Jul 7: Reliance Communications today launched Southern Inter-state mobile PCO on board a bus belonging to Parveen Travels.

After the launch, Reliance Communications Tamil Nadu CEO V G Somasekaran told newsmen the mobile PCO, based on WLL-FWT technology, placed inside the bus would enable pasengers to make locals/STD/ISD calls even on the move.

The company's communications network was available in more than 1,600 towns in Southern India, including 700 towns in Tamil Nadu.

Their 80,000 km of terabit fibre optic network and its CDMA 2000 IX EVRC technology supported unlimited, uninterrupted and exceptional voice clarity and congestion free network, he claimed.

The mobile PCO helped tourists, especially foreigners, to communicate leading to huge savings on roaming charges.

It also acted as a vehicle tracking service (VTS) for tour/travel operators and helped in enormous cost saving in VTS infrastructure,he added.

Mr Somasekaran said the initial project involved about 100 numbers of inter-state buses having the mobile PCO unit. Efforts were on to bring more travel operators under this scheme.

Local calls made from the mobile pco will be charged at Rs two a minute and NLD calls Rs four minute.

The ILD call charges will range between Rs ten and Rs 15 per minute.

Parveen Travels Director A Sadiq said they were planning to introduce similar PCO's in 50 inter-state buses.


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