November 13, 2006
In a move that might lead to network-independent access to toll-free services in the country, Reliance Communications and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have entered a deal to interconnect each other's toll-free numbers coming under the 1-800 category.
Similarly, Reliance has tied up with HFCL, a private telecom service provider in Punjab; and is said to be in talks with other major operators for network-independent access to 1-800 services across the country.
Toll-free numbers (1-800) enable customers call companies or service providers without incurring any phone charges. For example, customers can call toll-free numbers of companies to find out details of products/services they want to purchase.