Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL) has announced the launch of Trueroot, an international calling service that allows people from South Asia residing in the United States to reliably, securely and economically reach out and connect with their family and friends. Tata’s controlled VSNL woke up from their slumber 3 years after Reliance and a year after Bharti Airtel introduced similar services.

The trueroots service can be purchased online through a user friendly web portal [currently by invitation] or by calling VSNL customer service directly, 365 days a year. It offers advanced features including a prepaid recharge option, which allows a calling account to be recharged. Other features include instant recognition of calling line ID for PIN-less dialing from up to 5 registered phone numbers, the ability to make up to three follow-on calls without having to redial the access number, speed dial capabilities for up to 5 frequently dialed numbers, and last number redial.