BSNL, Detel launch Detel D1 feature phone at Rs 499

Detel D1 is a single-SIM feature phone that gets a 1.44-inch monochrome display, and it is backed by a 650 mAh battery.

Detel has partnered with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch  Detel D1, a feature phone priced at just Rs 499. Detel D1 is claimed to be the “most economical feature phone” by the company and it comes bundled with BSNL connection. The validity of the first recharge will be 365 days. Under this partnership, users will get talktime worth Rs 103 with call rates of BSNL to BSNL at 0.15 paisa per minute and at 0.40 paisa per minute to others. Additionally, BSNL is offering personal Ring Back tone for 28 days.

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Detel D1

Detel D1 specifications

The Detel D1 is a single SIM feature phone that sports a 1.44-inch monochrome display. The phone is backed by a 650mAh battery. The Detel D1 has features like torch light, phonebook, FM radio, speaker, and vibration mode.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. 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.”

A 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”

BSNL has more than 100 million mobile customers, 10 million broadband customers, 16 million landline customers. It also provides various enterprise services like lease line, VSAT and various managed services.

“With this partnership, we aim to tap the untapped section who still feels that owning a phone is a luxury,” said spokesperson from BSNL Board, commenting on the partnership.

Recently, home bred mobile phone manufacturer Micromax introduced its 4G VoLTE enabled featurephone Bharat 1 at Rs 2,200 bundled with BSNL offers which gave users access to unlimited calls and data at Rs 97 a month.

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