Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced the launch of its new 3G Value Added Services for its customers across the nation. With this, BSNL becomes the first service provider in India to have launched specialized VAS services for 3G users.

Although these VAS services are primarily targeted at 3G users, some of these can also be used by the exiting 2G users.

"With the launch of these value added services BSNL services will receive a boost, and would transform communication for its users," said Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology.

SS Sirohi, chief general manager telecom, Punjab circle, hoped that the new services will "go a long way in boosting adoption and uptake of 3G services".

The services launched include video SMS, an alternative to text SMS, where user can make a video call to 58877, record the video and send it to any subscriber with GPRS facility and subscriber of any network. This service is only for 3G users, but the receiver can be on 2G network also.

Live-Share (Live Video Sharing) allows users to create and share his video with family and friends instantly, via SMS or on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. It can be used by both 2G and 3G users.

Dial-a-Video is a service that allows 3G users to stream live music and movie videos, news, TV and cartoon of their choice. All the user needs to do is make a video call to '51010' from 3G mobile and choose the type of video they want to see.
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