In February India's Department of Telecommunications installed video cameras in eight booths in Bombay and Janupur. For 30p users can record a 3-minute video message. Video messages recorded in Bombay are compressed into a 2MB file and emailed to a booth in Janupur, a village 1200 kilometres away in North India.
A reply can be sent back to Bombay.
A British taxi driver reacted to the news saying: "You're 'avin a laugh intya..."