Uninor finally launches GPRS Service on Prepaid

Uninor has finally launched GPRS Services on Prepaid in 8 circles UP (West), UP (East), Bihar, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. The plans certainly look attractive. No unlimited plans but you can get 60MB for just Rs.9 while Rs.90 will get you 3GB of usage of 30 days. Uninor is highlighting the fact that their network is Uncongested but they certainly need to work on improving their network coverage as signal strength is a issue with Uninor from my personal experience Continue reading “Uninor finally launches GPRS Service on Prepaid”

Vodafone Launches New GPRS Vouchers for its Prepaid Customers in Kolkata

vodafone Vodafone has launched a new GPRS voucher for its prepaid customers in Kolkata worth Rs. 21. Using this voucher customers can browse the internet for up-to 200 MB within 2 days from the date of recharge of this voucher.

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Tata Docomo GPRS On Demand overtakes Aircel’s Unlimited Pocket Internet

Tata DOCOMO recently launched 5 new GPRS on Demand Packs. At first glance it was still unfortunate that Tata Docomo had yet not launched an Unlimited GPRS much like that of Aircel. However on careful analysis one can say that Tata Docomo has hit all the right notes with these GPRS packs which may ultimately prove to be more beneficial and equally economical for the customers.

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Make BSNL to BSNL Calls for Free With Special Tariff Vouchers

A good news coming in for BSNL customers out there. Just a couple of hours ago, BSNL has launched many Special Tariff Vouchers (STVs) for its customers, the best among which is the BSNL to BSNL unlimited calling STV worth Rs. 300/-.

Here are the list of other STV launched with their corresponding calling rates and respective STV cost.

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Unlimited Email and Instant Messaging plan for Rs.499 on Airtel BlackBerry

Airtel and Research In Motion (RIM) introduced a new service plan specifically for Airtel customers in India.

The BlackBerry® Personal Mail service plan is an innovative offering that provides Airtel customers with unlimited email and instant messaging (IM) on BlackBerry® smartphone for just Rs. 499 per month. It is the first service plan priced at less than Rs. 500 to offer unlimited email and IM to BlackBerry smartphone customers in the Indian market.

Unlimited BB Rentals as high as Rs.1500 . And this plan comes as a surprise.

Looks like users are using accessing email from their devices much more nowadays.

And interestingly RIM has started to sell Unlocked BBs in India. We will update you on tat as well

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Registrations Open for Speed Test

Wizdom.In and FoneArena.com have joined hands to bring to you a GPRS / EDGE / 3G Speed Tester.

You need to simply install the free application on your mobile phone and sit back and relax as the tests are being carried out.

Please register for the Speed Test . We will contact you shortly with the details on How to get started.

Speed Test Site

Bangalore based Motvik readying WWIGO

M.Thiyagarajan of Bangalore,India is the person behind Motvik – a startup in the mobile media space, its flagship product WWIGO (pronounced as ‘vigo’) stands for ‘Webcam Wherever I Go’.

It allows a user to transform a bluetooth enabled camera phone into a wireless webcam to be used along with a PC/Laptop. Currently in private alpha testing it would be soon made available for wider public use.”

I m going to test this app soon and post my impressions on the same here.

Wow !! Its so great to see some activity happenning in the Indian Mobile Space.

Motvik site 

Airtel GPRS plans

I would like to take you through the various plans available from Airtel for GPRS.

Airtel does not advertise supporting EDGE through their Mobile Office service but you

cansee a noticeable difference in the latency if your handset supports EDGE like my Nokia

6630. Airtel has a Data Card service which competes with Reliance CDMA Data Card and

Tata Indicom CDMA Data Card.

Here are the plans for Airtel Postpaid User

Plan 1

Rs.399 per month
100 MB Free Usage

Rs.5 per extra MB

Plan 2

Rs.599 per month
1GB Free Usage

Rs.3 per extra MB

Plan 3

Rs. 799 per month
1.5 GB Free Usage

Rs.3 per extra MB

The tarrifs are taken from Airtel’s site

The above plans not only allow you to connect to the internet from your mobile phone but also allow you to use your Laptop or PC . Its can be be a life saver in a place where you dont have internet access otherwise and cannot find a cyber cafe.

Zero Rental GPRS

Airtel and Hutch are coming up with Zero Rental GPRS service as pointed out by Mobile Pundit.

Airtel Chennai offers a zero-rental GPRS service for its post-paid customers at pay-per-use rate of Re 1 per 100 kilobytes. Which works out to Rs 10 per 1MB.

Hutch is also planning to bring out something similar.

Its great news for those people who wish to try the service but not willing to shell out a monthly rental.

Sify enables mobile commerce with NGPay

GPRS users can now shop on SifyMall over their phones. www.sifymall.com, the leading online shopping portal from Sify Limited, today announced that millions of mobile phone users on GPRS services will be able to buy a wide range of products and services over their phones starting today.

To enable this easy to use and path breaking initiative, SifyMall has tied up with JiGrahak, a mobility solutions provider, and will be using JiGrahak?s m-Commerce/m-Payment platform ?NGPay? (Next Generation Pay).

Speaking on the launch of this mobile shopping initiative, Surya Mantha, Senior Vice President, Interactive Services, said, ?We are happy to be working with JiGrahak in bringing secure m-Commerce services to the millions of mobile subscribers using GPRS services in India. With the Indian mobile subscriber base growing at the rate of about 2 million users a month, and expected to touch 200 million by 2007, the potential for mobile shopping is huge. We expect to grow the mobile shopping service space with this “one-of-its kind” offering, and work towards being a leader in this area.


Nokia wins turnkey GSM/EDGE radio network deal with Astelit in Ukraine


Nokia wins turnkey GSM/EDGE radio network deal with Astelit in Ukraine

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Ukrainian mobile services operator Astelit, which operates under the brand name life:), have extended their existing frame agreement for the supply of network equipment and services. Nokia will carry out a new turnkey GSM/EDGE radio network expansion project, valued at USD 75 million, to expand Astelit’s network coverage in the Eastern and Western Ukraine. The expansion will help Astelit to attract new subscribers and increase its market share.
Under the agreement Nokia will deploy GSM/EDGE radio network equipment, including base stations, base station controllers and transmission. The full turnkey services for new sites include project management, network planning, site acquisition, civil works and implementation. Additionally, Nokia will provide network optimization, consultancy and maintenance services to support fast network rollout. The network will be supported by the Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system. The deliveries have already started.
“We are pleased to extend our business relationship with Nokia, who have proven their commitment and flexibility during the initial rollout of the Astelit network,” says Ahmet Tanyu, CEO, Astelit. “With this project we will enhance our high-quality network services to our existing customers, and at the same time expand life:) coverage in the Eastern and Western Ukraine, where we plan to reach new customers with our service offering.”
“We are delighted to continue to support Astelit and Turkcell’s business in the Ukrainian market,” says Jaakko Myllym?ki, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. “This coverage extension to new areas addresses new untapped areas of this country, one of the fastest growing markets of the region.”
Nokia can draw on its over 15-year track record of implementing and operating networks and its extensive practical experience of implementing mobile services for operators. Nokia has contracted operating services for over 20 operators globally, in addition to providing full turnkey implementations for a total of 27 customers in 22 countries. Nokia NetAct(TM) has been delivered to over 300 customers worldwide.

Mobile Tsunami Detector for Nokia phones

Python programmer developed a new software that can analyse live data from the United States Geological Surveys and predict a Tsunami

Python programmer developed a new software that can analyse live data from the United States Geological Surveys and predict a Tsunami. Probability and impact time of Tsunamis are assessed and reported immediately for countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

You will need an internet connection (GPRS/CSD) to obtain the data from USGS. The Mobile Tsunami Detector can be downloaded here and is compatible with these Nokia handsets: Nokia 3650, 7650, N-Gage, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6680, 7610, N70 and N90.

via [MobileGuerilla]