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Madhya Pradesh post offices to sell mobile phones

  • Post offices
    in Madhya Pradesh will sell mobile phones as part of the postal department’s
    Digital India initiative, the
    Press Trust
    of India
    reported.
  •  
  • The
    department has joined hands with state-run operator BSNL and a Noida-based
    private company, Pantel Technologies, to sell mobile phones through its offices

    • Post offices
      in Madhya Pradesh will sell mobile phones as part of the postal department’s
      Digital India initiative, the
      Press Trust
      of India
      reported.
    •  
    • The
      department has joined hands with state-run operator BSNL and a Noida-based
      private company, Pantel Technologies, to sell mobile phones through its offices
      in the state.
    •  
    • Chief
      Postmaster General of Madhya Pradesh Circle M E Haq handed over the first
      mobile phone handset to a buyer, launching sale of mobile phones from head post
      offices.
    •  
    • In line with
      ‘Digital India’ initiative, India Post and BSNL have entered into an agreement
      with Pantel Technologies Private Limited to sell Penta Bharat Phone PF 301
      through the post offices, an official said.
    •  
    • The phone
      comes with 1,999 minutes of free talk time from BSNL over a period of 18
      months. It is also priced at Rs. 1,999.
    •  
    • To start
      with, these phones will be sold in all head post offices and some other major
      post offices in the state. The initiative will cover other post offices in due
      course.
    •  
    • Plans are
      afoot to launch couple of low-priced smart phones by Penta in the next few
      weeks, the official added.
    •  
    • Last week,
      the postal department started selling mobile phones through its head offices in
      the state of Himachal Pradesh.
    •  
    • The launch
      came after a pilot sale in four southern states, which the officials claimed
      was a big success. Over 70,000 phones were sold in a period of less than a
      year, and the project was being launched in other states too, a postal
      department official had said.
    •  
    • Penta PF 301
      is a keyboard-operated phone that has several attractive features like –
      2.8-inch wide screen, dual sim, FM radio, audio player, torch, and camera – and
      is Internet enabled.

     

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