New VSNL feature, a boon for South Asians in US

New VSNL feature, a boon for South Asians in US


New York: VSNL, one of India’s leading telecom service providers, will start offering from 21August a new facility which will allow people of South Asian origin in the US to make calls to their country using its prepaid service without obtaining the calling cards.

This new service will compete with the several other providers including Reliance Communications.

But VSNL officials were upbeat about their offering. Launching the new service, christened ‘Trueroots International Calling Service´, at a function attended by around 150 community leaders and business executives last evening, its top officials said that their service would have the trademark of Tatas, a “brand name known for unflinching quality."

Speaking on the occasion, Head of the Corporate Affairs for VSNL Sandeep Mathur said the new service would provide superior voice quality and easy access and connectivity without any hidden fee or extra charges.

The calls will be carried on VSNL’s extensive global fibre optic network, one of the world’s largest global submarine cable infrastructure. Officials did not immediately announce the rates but said they would be competitive to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The trueroots service can be purchased online through a web portal or by calling VSNL customer service directly.