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Indian Post Offices to sell mobile phones as part of Digital India Initiative

Post offices in Madhya Pradesh will sell mobile phones as part of postal department's Digital India initiative.
       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 ME 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.
With the purchase of the phone, the customer also gets 1,999 minutes free talktime offered by BSNL for 18 months. The cost of the phone is Rs 1,999, Shori 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.
In the first phase, these phones will be sold in all the Head Post Offices from October 21 onwards and later more sale counters would .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.

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