Tag Archives: GPRS

Nokia's Ovi Life Tools service now available on Airtel’s network

17 Aug

Airtel has joined hands with Nokia to offer Ovi Life Tools service to its subscribers in India. Airtel users can now make the most out of this service even without GPRS connectivity on their basic or low-end handsets. The service provide agricultural benefits to the rural class by offering weather updates, crop advisory; educational benefits like offerings on learning english, general knowledge, exam preparation modules covering State and Central Boards and other entertainment facilities like wallpapers, ringtones, RBT, games, jokes and news etc. Nokia’s Ovi Life Tools service is available for Airtel users starting at Rs 10 per pack.

Tata Teleservices offers live streaming of Asia Cup cricket matches on mobile and PC

19 Jun

Tata Teleservices has launched services to live stream cricket matches for subscribers of its GSM and CDMA services – Tata DoCoMo and Tata Photon Plus.

Tata DoCoMo subscribers will have to download MiMobiTV, a GPRS based application that allows them to watch Asia Cup 2010 on streaming-enabled mobile handsets. Subscribers can download the client application at no cost while browsing the content is charged at 1p/1 KB in home network and 10p/10KB while on off net roaming. To download the application, users will have to send an SMS ‘LIVE’ to 54321 (Toll Free).

Tata Photon Plus subscribers can watch the live telecast either on their laptop or EVDO cellphone using the Photon TV app thanks to the inclusion of a new channel for the cricket tournament. The pricing for the event on laptop is Rs 5 per match; Rs 25 for the full tournament while Asia Cup is available absolutely free of cost for Tata Photon TV on Mobile. Tata Photon TV is available only on LG 510, Samsung Corby, Samsung M519 Metro & Blackberry 9630 (Pre imbedded) handsets.

Now operate your Hotmail account via SMS, GPRS not required!

10 Jun

Now you can get your emails from your hotmail account on your phone even without a GPRS connection. Yes, it’s true as Hotmail users can now send and receive emails via SMS without GPRS connectivity. You just have to visit www.mobile.live.com to fill-in your mobile number. Don’t worry, it’s totally safe and spam-proof (Hotmail won’t distribute your mobile numbers to unwanted agencies or so they claim). And after when you finish the necessary procedures, you can start sending and receiving mails. The mails will come in the form of a SMS in your phone’s message inbox.

To check your mails, you’ll be required to send a message ‘ia’ to a particular number which Hotmail shall provide you. Forwarding and replying to mails will cost you standard SMS tariffs.

Mobile internet comes to Uninor, launches two GPRS plans in 9 states

23 Apr

Uninor has today announced two GPRS plans- myconnect 9 and myconnect 90. The plans are available for Rs 9 and Rs 90 respectively and are offered to Uninor subscribers in 9 Indian states- UP, Uttaranchal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Subscribers can also try their new plans for free till May 6 as the carrier is generously offering a limited period free trial offer for internet browsing.


Check out the detailed offerings below:



Myconnect 9

Myconnect 90

Price (in Rs)



Validity (in days)



Free browsing



Browsing charges post free usage



Free access to SNS sites

Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In

Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In


The best SMS and GPRS plans for subcribers in India

11 Mar

Almost every operator in our country is providing per-second billing model for voice calls. Our call rates are now as cheap as 1 paisa-per-second. But what about SMS tariffs and GPRS plans? While some operators are still burning a big hole in their subscriber’s pocket, there are some carriers which will provide you with fairest-of-all SMS and GPRS schemes. Check ’em out below-


Do the SMS way!

Tired of expensive tariffs? Restricting yourself from messaging your friends lately? Is your SMS inbox shattered as those wild jokes no more drop-in every minute? Heard of ‘Unlimited-SMS’ schemes? If not, take a look at the following offerings and we are sure you’ll never act like Uncle Scrooge again.


RCom’s Unlimited SMS scheme:

Available for pre-paid as well as post-paid customers

What users can send: unlimited local, STD and even roaming messages for free

Daily rental– Re 1

Fair usage cap– 15,000 messages per month


Airtel’s Unlimited SMS scheme:

Available for pre-paid as well as post-paid customers

What users can send: unlimited local and STD messages for free.

Monthly rental: upto Rs 103 depending upon circles in case of pre-paid/ Rs 99 in case of post-paid.

Fair usage cap: up to 750 SMS per day in case of pre-paid/ up-to 500 SMS per day in case of post-paid.


Why not subscribe to GPRS when such pocket-friendly GPRS plans are available?

Don’t starve your hungry ‘Internet-monger’ mobile phone! Give it some nice dosage of GPRS connectivity. Take a look at the following affordable options present in the market:


Aircel PocketInternet card @ Rs 14

Get unlimited browsing for 3 days

Download free content such as wallpapers & games through a specific URL

Post usage of free benefits, customers will be charged @ 10 paisa per 10 KB


Aircel PocketInternet card @ Rs 98

Get unlimited browsing for 30 days.

Download free content such as wallpapers & games through a specific URL

Post usage of free benefits, customers will be charged @ 10 paisa per 10 KB


Tata Tata DoCoMo’s GPRS plans:

The company has got five different GPRS plans. Check out the table to find out which plan suits your need.



(in Rs)

Day free (7am to 11pm)

Night free usage

(11pm to 7am)

Validity (Days)

Post Free usage with validity left


200 MB

4 GB




100 MB

2 GB




50 MB

1 GB




30 MB

500 MB




10 MB






Chat endlessly on social networks without a GPRS connection:

Want to stay connected to your buddies on social networks without a GPRS connection? The answer is simple, join Tata DoCoMo’s BuddyNet community. Get free access to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Orkut and Nimbuzz. There will be no boundaries of billing between you and your chirping. Visit http://www.tatadocomo.com/buddy-net.aspx to register.


Airtel Unlimited Mobile Internet @ Rs 98:

Users will get 2 GB of free usage for a month. Post 2 GB of free usage, users will be charged 30 paise/50 KB. Pack provides browsing for 30 days. To activate this pack, SMS ‘INTERNET’ to 121

Gresso launches Grand Monaco collection, limited edition phones for ladies

5 Mar

Gresso, a Swiss manufacturer of luxury mobile phones has introduced its limited collection of ‘Gresso Grand Monaco’ phones for ladies. Other than Grand Monaco, the company is also known for its ‘Avantgarde’ collection of phones (combination of high-tech and delicate handwork provided with WinMo 5.0) and ‘Individual’ range of phones (strictly made-to order).


This limited edition Grand Monaco collection has got all what it takes to woo a lady. The device’s casing is furnished by Titanium alloy coated with layers of ceramics to give that glossy finish and shine. The display of the handheld is covered with hand-polished sapphire crystal glass frame. It boasts a scratch-proof keyboard surface with keys made of steel. Technical features of the device include a VGA camera, support for WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, SMS, MMS, e-mails, EDGE, Java and a personal organiser.


And most importantly, alligator skin has also been used to stylise this phone. What? PETA are you listening? Price of the phone – $2,800.

Read Archie stories in different Indian languages, strictly on mobiles!

4 Mar

Our darling character Archie who usually oscillates between two of his girlfriends Veronica and Betty will make an appearance into every hamlet and state of India. Nazara Technologies is introducing Archie comic strips on mobile phones in regional Indian languages.


Archie comic strips can be downloaded on mobiles through a GPRS connection at different prices depending upon the operator – Rs 1 per day or Rs 10 per week or Rs 30 per month.


Since millions of Archie comic strips are sold every month, maybe this is a good idea to provide it on the mobile phones within an affordable price point and save our exhaustible resource, paper. And if this’s truly the motive behind this launch, we give you folks a high-five.

And before we finish this, we want to remind our readers what other carriers are offering on the comic-front. And for this, a bit of history is required here: Tata DoCoMo already has a whole line of offerings on popular comic strips such as Marvel and Manga, while RCom, offers Cartoon Network Comics including Archie.