Connecting the Unconnected: Detel, BSNL Partner to bundle voice-data on feature-phones


DETEL Mobiles & Accessories is partnering with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to extend its vision of ‘Connecting the unconnected’.

BSNL is India’s oldest communication service provider and the fifth-largest internet service provider in India by total subscribers. Through this partnership, BSNL has signed an agreement with S.G Corporate Mobility Pvt. Ltd. (the parent company of Detel) for selling its mobile service to the consumers bundled with the most economical Feature Phone, the Detel D1. The offer started from 23rd December 2017 and is available across India.

Detel and BSNL, which has its footprints across India, share the common ideology of ‘Connecting India’. Through this tie-up, Detel feature phone buyers would get a BSNL sim connection & the validity of the first recharge would be 365 days.

Commenting on the partnership, Yogesh Bhatia, MD, S. G. Corporate Mobility (parent company of Detel), said, “India is one of the only places in the world where feature phones still outsell smartphones. Such phones are preferred by a large population either due to its price or its inherent simplicity. This initiative further propels our ideology to bring communication services in the most cost-effective manner”

So far, BSNL has more than 100 million mobile customers, 10 million broadband customers, and 16 million landline customers. The company is also providing various enterprise services like lease line, VSAT and various managed services.

Commenting on the same, Spokesperson from BSNL Board said, “We are committed to providing affordable and efficient services to our customers. We aim to strengthen our reach in all the nooks and corners of the country. With this partnership, we aim to tap the untapped section who still feels that owning a phone is a luxury”

The users will get the following benefits with this bundled offer.

DETEL D1 Mobile + BSNL Connection = Rs. 499/-, Plan Validity will be 365 Days and Customer will get Rs. 103 Talk time with call rates of BSNL-BSNL @.15 p/m and BSNL- OTHERS @.40 p/m with Personal Ring Back Tone for 28 Days. Mobile Features are- 1.44″ Monochrome Display, 650 mAh, Single SIM, Torch Light, Phonebook, FM Radio, Speaker, and Vibration Mode.