What is PCO and how does it works
The PCO full form is Public Call Office, is a telephone installed in various public areas in rural and urban areas for the common usage of people. Many telephone booths are operated in different parts of the country. It came into existence for the main purpose of diminishing the gap between people and order to increase the connectivity of the various places across India.
In 1889, the telephone booth design was made by William Gray, in the United States. Meanwhile, in the 1980s, the telephone booth came into existence in India. And this made a greater revolution among the citizens of India.
How does PCO work?
Generally, the PCO was designed, and operated by dropping the coin inside the telephone and making a call through it. The telecommunication sector of PCOs is controlled by the government giant, BSNL. Whereas, other private companies like Reliance, Idea and Airtel come in a close second position. In those early days, operational PCOs were postpaid PCOs with a landline. The survey says, according to the recent information about the phone booth market, MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) and BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) control India’s phone booths market.
Key features of PCO:
- Here, the automatic overall entry of the calls, dialled at the PCO is recorded in the previous days for many purposes.
- Moreover, there is an automatic entry of calls made in the system.
- There is a control panel that shows that the calls are in progress or out of service.
- Can take all call receipt printouts.
To conclude, PCO full form is Public Call Office, the main objective of their PCO is built bridge the gap between people living far away or near. And it has many excellent advantages including, being very cheap, easy to access, can make the easy dial, and less complex