In a bid to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India plan, India Post and BSNL have entered into an agreement with Pantel Technologies Private Limited, a company based in Noida (UP), to sell ‘Penta Bharat’ phone PF 301 through the post offices.
After getting the huge response in Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the Department of Post (DoP) is all set to launch this project in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Postal Circle is ready to start sale of mobile phones through its Head Post Offices. More than 70,000 ‘Penta Bharat’ phones have been sold in a period of less than a year.
‘Penta Bharat’ phone comes with 1999 minutes of free talk time from BSNL over its network spread over a period of 18 months. Since the phone is priced INR 1999/-, it may be said that PF 301 becomes free in the hands of the customer.
Penta PF 301 is a keyboard operated phone that has several attractive features, like 2.8” wide screen, dual sim, FM radio, audio player, torch, camera and is internet enabled. It is strong and sturdy with a powerful battery that lasts a week in standby mode without charging. The phone comes with a one year comprehensive warranty.
In the first phase these phones will be sold in all the Head Post Offices in Rajasthan from 19 October onward. The sale will be expanded to many other post offices in due course. Plans are also afoot to launch a couple of low priced smartphones from Penta in the next few weeks.
Besides, customers can also book this phone via our online marketplace Grab The Future.