BSNL has partnered up with the payments bank and the app company, PayTM to provide easy access and connectivity to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
India’s leading telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been making consumer centric moves in the market for almost a year now. BSNL has launched various offers, validity extensions and new services as well. Joining hands with PayTM, BSNL has launched the new Smart Wi-Fi Onboarding service using which the subscribers will be able to connect to BSNL Wi-Fi using the PayTM App. This telecom operator boasts of more than 30,000 hotspots in India where it has a Wi-Fi network.
BSNL Partners Up with PayTM to Launch Wi-Fi Onboarding
BSNL has launched the Wi-Fi Onboard Service in partnership with PayTM. Using this service, BSNL SIM Cardholders will be able to join BSNL Wi-Fi using the PayTM application. With the launch of this service, BSNL will increase the ease of access for connecting to Wi-Fi networks in India with the PayTM app. BSNL also noted that PayTM has led the digital payments landscape in India for a few years and this app offers a clean & simple user interface combined with a dedicated customer service team. With this new category, the payments application will provide a unique and smooth experience to the users whereby giving them access to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Payments for Wi-Fi Hotspots to be Made Over PayTM
On the occasion of the launch, Shri PK Purwar, CMD, BSNL remarked, internet users are predominantly hesitant of connecting to a public Wi-Fi due to the conventional approach and insecurity of using bank details for a small Wi-Fi transaction on a not so trustworthy platform. Having addressed these elementary predicaments, Paytm has launched Wi-Fi Connect Service in partnership with BSNL where users can connect to BSNL Wi-Fi network on all enabled locations in just a few clicks.
Using PayTM app the users are able to recharge their numbers and buy various data packs for their use as well. The payment app accepts UPI, wallet money an many other methods. Similarly, now it will offer an easy way to make payments for Wi-Fi hotspots or Wi-Fi packs too. Whenever the PayTM users are in a Wi-Fi zone, the app will send a notification to the user and ask the user to connect to the Wi-Fi. Once the user is authenticated after entering the SSID, they will be able to buy a suitable pack for using over the Wi-Fi. The payment for this would be made over PayTM only. Not only this, but the feature will also provide the users with the facility to check data consumption and validity on the dashboard, similar to how a self-care app would allow you to do.
BSNL Boasting of More than 30,000 Hotspots
Shri Vivek Banzal, Director CFA, BSNL said that this integration will definitely bring a revolution in the adoption of public Wi-Fi. Paytm and BSNL are working together to enable more hotspot locations to increase the digital footprint and give further boost to the mission of a Digital & Connected India. BSNL has over 30,000 Wi-Fi sites across India, which the subscribers can access data over the network.