Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), a Govt owned telecom operator in India, today unveils a new value added service, the “ BSNL Apps Store “. BSNL Apps Store is a mobile application store launched for BSNL 2G and 3G subscribers all over India. BSNL has signed earlier an agreement with Accenture for development of application store. The mobile application store would allow BSNL subscribers to download around 4500 Apps across 25 categories. The apps store will comprise of both paid and free apps. Paid apps will be offered in an easy one click purchase option with the apps cost automatically added to the customer’s mobile bill or deducted from the available talk-time balance.
The BSNL Apps Store provides thousands of applications, utilities, games and themes. A wide-array of applications is available on the Apps Store & Applications are updated on a regular basis. Only those applications that are compatible to your handset are displayed when you browse through the Apps Store, so you don’t need to worry about installing incompatible application.
The browsing & downloading of application will be as per the data plan you are currently using with BSNL and you would be charged for the content only when you download a particular application on your handset. For browsing you will be charged separately and for download you would be charged only when you download a particular application on your handset. The charges vary by application. You can download premium apps starting as low as Rs. 8 and you can find both local and regional Apps of your interest. These charges are displayed before you actually download. The apps charging models currently available are :
- applications are available for Free and would display only a “Download” option with Zero price point.
- some are displayed as One-time payment, here you are charged only one time prior to download.
- Subscription payment where you are charged per month or per week or per day. Per month model gives you an initial 30 day access to the application with automatic 30 day renewals till you cancel. Similarly per week gives you 7 day access and per day gives you 24 hour access.
To avail this VAS service you need to have GPRS facility activated on your mobile and you need to visit BSNL Live WAP Portal. A “BSNL Apps Store” icon is available on the BSNL Live Home page for you to access the various applications. Do also try this direct link from BSNL wap on your mobile for directly accessing the Apps store.
Do try this new service from BSNL and comment your views on it.
Links – BSNL Apps Store Web ( for more details on this service )
BSNL Apps Store Wap ( browse this on your mobile )