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Tata Indicom and Fly Mobiles launch the CG588 QWERTY phone with GSM and CDMA connectivity

23 Oct

Tata Indicom has launched the Fly CG588 aka the X-LIFE on its network. The phone is a dual-SIM handset and runs a GSM connection and of course, Tata Indicom’s CDMA connection. The carrier will also offer a few voice and data benefits with a recharge of Rs 104 – 1GB of free data usage, 250 minutes of free on-net and off-net local calls and 250 free national messages.

The phone has a 2.2-inch TFT display and a QWERTY keypad. It also features Fly Buzz!, an app that allows a user to stay connected on multiple social networking platforms like Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo!, MSN and Twitter. It also has a 1.3 MP camera, FM radio, 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth and WAP browser for internet connectivity. Inbuilt memory is expandable up to 4GB and a  2GB microSD card will be bundled with it . The Fly CG588 is priced at Rs 4,795 and will be available at all Tata Indicom outlets.

STD calling for just 30p/min with Tata Indicom’s Ulta Plan

5 Aug

The CDMA branch of Tata Teleservices – Tata Indicom – has launched ‘Ulta Plan’ for its new as well as existing pre-paid subscribers. The Ulta Plan offers STD calling at 30 paise-per-minute and local calling at 50-paise-per-minute.

Existing Tata Indicom subscribers can avail the Ulta Plan by buying a Special Tariff Voucher (STV) of Rs 26 which will provide them the benefit of making STD calls across the country for 30p/min for the first 600 minutes after which the STD calling will cost them 50 p/min.

For subscribers who will buy a new Tata Indicom connection, the Ulta Plan can be activated on their mobile devices by buying First Recharge Vouchers of Rs 58 and Rs 104 respectively which will grant a lifelong validity and the packs will also offer a talktime of Rs 32.58 and Rs 74.29 individually. New subscribers can make STD calls for 30p/minute for the first three months without having to buy the Rs 26 STV.

However, there’s a fair usage cap for each month. The first 600 minutes of STD calling every month will be charged at 30p/min, after which the STD call rates will be increased to 50p/min. Under the plan, messages (both local and STD) will be charged at 50 paise per SMS.

Tata Indicom’s Ulta pack can also be activated directly by users by sending a message ‘GET ULTA’ to 12524.

Nokia Life Tools service now available for Tata DoCoMo users

23 Jul

Nokia and Tata Teleservices have collaborated to offer Nokia Ovi Life Tools service to Tata DoCoMo subscribers in India. The partners will work together to deliver news alerts related to agriculture and education and other relevant information to all Tata DoCoMo users in 17 circles.

The Nokia Life Tools Agriculture service will be offered in two different schemes. The basic plan at Rs 30 per month will provide daily weather updates and relevant agriculture-related news, advice and tips whereas the premium plan at Rs 60 per month will offer the closest market prices for three crops chosen by the subscriber, weather information, news, advice and tips.

With Nokia’s Life Tools Education, users can subscribe to their preferred educational service such as Learn English, General Knowledge or Exam Tips at a monthly rental of Rs 30.

India adds 16.9 million mobile subscribers in May

29 Jun

According to TRAI’s report for telecom subscriber growth in May, India has added 16.9 million new mobile subscribers in May. With a wireless subscriber base of 617 million and the wireline subscriber base of 36 million, the total telecom subscriber base of India has crossed 653 million.

Airtel has added 3 million new subscribers in May followed by RCom and Vodafone, which added 2.8 million and 2.5 million new subscribers, respectively. While 10 out of 11 carriers have made net additions, Uninor has lost a few subscribers. Check out the subscriber additions of each carrier in the table below:

Carriers       May additions Wireless subscriber base
         (in millions)          (in millions)
         Aircel               1.6                40.07
         Airtel               3.0              133.6
         BSNL               1.05               71.6
         Idea               1.4               66.7
         MTNL               0.03                5.1
         Sistema               0.4                4.6
         RCom               2.8            107.9
         Stel               0.1                1.2
     Tata Teleservices               2.3              70.2
        Uninor           -0.008               5.0
       Vodafone              2.5            106.3

Retail giant Future Group launches T24 GSM service with Tata Teleservices

20 Jun

Kishore Biyani’s Future Group has launched its GSM services under the brand T24 in India, with operations commencing in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In a first of its kind service, T24 is essentially running on Tata DoCoMo’s network and will offer subscribers loyalty minutes for shopping at Future Group’s retail chains like Big Bazaar, Pantaloons, EZone, Brand Factory, Home Town among others.

Tata Teleservices had announced this strategic tie-up with Future Group in February this year. The carrier offers GSM and CDMA services in India under the Tata DoCoMo and Tata Indicom brands, respectively. Tata Teleservices also has a similar tie-up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, which offers its services under the Virgin Mobile brand.

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.

Who will offer 3G services in your neighbourhood?

19 May

Now that the 3G spectrum auction has been done and dusted with, the big question is whether your existing carrier will provide 3G services in your neighbourhood or not. Fret not, we have made it easier for you to figure that out. Now keep your fingers crossed as you go through this table and hope that your carrier’s name is along the name of the state that you live in. If it isn’t there, pray that Mobile Number Portability kicks in before 3G services begin.

Circle 3G Carriers present
Delhi Airtel, RCom and Vodafone
Mumbai Airtel, RCom and Vodafone
Maharashtra Idea, Tata Teleservices and Vodafone
Gujarat Idea, Tata Teleservices and Vodafone
Andhra Pradesh Aircel, Airtel and Idea
Karnataka Aircel, Airtel and Tata Teleservices
Tamil Nadu Aircel, Airtel and Vodafone
Kolkata Aircel, RCom and Vodafone
Kerala Aircel, Idea and Tata Teleservices
Punjab Aircel, Idea, RCom and Tata Teleservices
Haryana Idea, Tata Teleservices and Vodafone
Uttar Pradesh (East) Aircel, Idea and Vodafone
Uttar Pradesh (West) Airtel, Idea and Tata Teleservices
Rajasthan Airtel, RCom and Tata Teleservices
Madhya Pradesh Idea, RCom and Tata Teleservices
West Bengal Aircel, Airtel, RCom and Vodafone
Himachal Pradesh Airtel, Idea, RCom and STel
Bihar Aircel, Airtel, RCom and STel
Orissa Aircel, RCom and STel
Assam Airtel, Aircel and RCom
North East Aircel, Airtel and RCom
Jammu & Kashmir Aircel, Airtel, Idea and RCom