Celebrate Women’s Day with BSNL SMS Booster Plans!

bsnl BSNL has recently announced the launch of a special SMS booster plan for its customers using which one can send unlimited SMS to National and Local mobiles for just 10 paisa.

Initially a customer need to recharge their BSNL mobile with Rs. 50 worth SMS booster pack and then, as said earlier, they can send as much SMS to any number (mobile) or any network across the county for just 10 paisa for one full month.

So BSNL customers what are you waiting for? Just recharge your mobile with this SMS Booster plan and celebrate women’s day with joy!! 🙂

Happy Women’s Day!!

Link: Official Release

Nokia 5130 Playing Music Hands On Video

Do you want to listen to the latest numbers on Nokia’s latest affordable phone the 5130 XpressMusic ?

Catch the phone playing music in this hands on video

Well we have one more video of the phone .. check out the flashing lights on the music keys ?

And you can watch the Videos in High Quality ! We love Youtube

Samsung Pixon – 8 Megapixel camera phone unleashed in India

Although it is becoming a habit with us at Fonearena, we would like to assure all our readers we are not gloating. Yet!

We have been covering the mobile scene with such alacrity and timeliness that sometimes, when a handset is launched in India we realise we’ve already covered its global launch. Similarly, when the Samsung Pixon was launched in September 2008, Fonearena covered the launch. Read the coverage here.

Specs & features at a glance:

3.2-inch WQVGA (240 x 400 pixels) touchscreen featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with auto screen rotation

Samsung widgets on the desktop


Internal GPS

DivX, Xvid, mp4 file support

Music Player with SRS 3D surround sound

MicroSD card support

8MP AF camera with LED flash x16 digital zoom, auto-focus, fast-shutter, face detection

Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (micro)

FM Radio


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Valentines Day Contest Winners

If you remember well , we conducted a valentines day contest

We are announcing the winners of the contest today .

Sorry for the delay , mainly caused by so many entries and new handset launches @MWC 2009

We eliminated the entries and picked the lucky winners using a random number generator.

Some of ur comments were over 160 Characters and we could not consider them

Here are the winners !

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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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LG KF300 launched in India

Fonearena had covered the launch of the LG KF300 almost one year ago as it had hit global markets. Read the full coverage here.

The same handset has now been launched in the Indian market in the price band of Rs 8,500. The reason for the after-thought launch by LG is unknown.

While the specs of the handset, re-capsulated below remain the same, the only addition seems to be inclusion of the Mobile Tracker. Continue reading “LG KF300 launched in India”

BSNL 3G SIM Cards to be issued in April 2009

I just went to the local BSNL Mobile Counter and enquired about the availability of 3G SIM Cards..

I was a bit sad to hear when the person at the counter told me that , they are expecting the cards by April 20th 2009.

That’s nearly 2 months away from now

We have see the service beeing demoed by the ministers .. when will the common man get it ?

Please bring out the service soon guys ..

Japan is already using 4G and thinking of improving it ..

Come August, say Hello to Mobile Number Portability

As all of you have already read, Chennai said hello to some serious technology development, though not commercially available as of yet. Yes Chennai witnessed the launch of 3 G services yesterday . But we covered it yesterday.There is another technology the government has been promising to launch for a long time.

Yes you got it right, it’s about MNP or mobile number portability. Continue reading “Come August, say Hello to Mobile Number Portability”

Two new economy LG Radio handsets GB106 GB110

Well, considering the rising popularity of the radio, it is only but expected that radio enabled handsets are gaining popularity in the country.

Keeping the target audience of students and the youth in mind, LG recently launched two new handsets GB106 and GB110 with Radio capability and a new feature: The “Intenna” FM radio do away with the need to attach a headset to turn on the music. Both handsets are capable of accessing all radio stations without connecting the wired headset to be used as an antenna since they come with an integrated FM antenna.

LG GB 106
LG GB 106

Anil Arora, Business Group Marketing Head, Mobile Communication, LG Electronics Pvt Ltd. said, “We are happy to launch LG GB110 and LG GB106 which offer a completely new experience to its users. These powerful but affordable mobile sets offer mobile music on the move. At LG, we lay emphasis on understanding the customer needs and work towards meeting their expectations through our new offerings. This launch is in line with our philosophy of providing the best to our customers. I am positive that with the key feature of Intenna FM, these handsets will catch on everyone’s attention and be well accepted.”

Specs and features:

1.5-inch colour display

Extensive phonebook memory

Stylish leatherite carry pouch

Black and Gray colours

While the LG GB106 also features an anti theft mobile tracker, the LG GB110 comes up with additional features like a VGA camera, a micro SD card slot (expandable up to 2 GB and 1GB card included) and MP3 full song play back.

LG GB 110
LG GB 110


LG GB110 is priced at Rs. 3,100 and the GB106 is priced at Rs. 2,100.

Business emailing on Nokia just got easier with email@mobile

Access to real-time business e-mail on the MS-Exchange just got easier for mobile professionals with an easy-to-use, groundbreaking patent pending software solution “email@mobile” from Adroit Claretdene Infotech.

Users can now use their ordinary Nokia phone with WAP 2.0 mobile browser to wirelessly access their corporate e-mail when away from the desk through email@mobile without any monthly subscription.

email@mobile is a simple, affordable and easy-to-use solution that enables users to access their business e-mails on any ordinary Nokia phones like 5310 express, 6300, 3110c etc. (S40 series) while providing security and ease of maintenance for the IT department. Users can read text/ Word, PDF attachments, reply or compose new email, delete or send email, set up address book, View image and add image attachments from any basic Nokia mobile handset. Continue reading “Business emailing on Nokia just got easier with email@mobile”

BSNL 3G Tariffs / Plans Unleashed

Well BSNL Launched 3G Services in Chennai yesterday.

Now BSNL has announced the 3G Tariffs and plans .

The good news is that it will be available both on Prepaid and PostPaid.

You have to purchase a new 3G SIM card for Rs.300 and the website says that migration from 2G to 3G would not be possible.

We are not sure if it means just getting a new SIM card or getting a new number as well. Its most likely that it would be just the SIM.

Just in case if your wondering what kinds of speeds are possible on 3G

2.1 Tariff for 3G mobile service

2.2.4 Initial SIM Charges for both postpaid and prepaid service:



Cost of SIM (Inclusive of Service Tax) in Rs.


Talk Value in Rs.


Initial Validity in days


Migration from 2-G to 3-G

Not feasible at present

Applicable to

Voice & Data plan

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BSNL Launches 3G Services in Chennai, India.

Mobile telephony has entered the Third Generation in India with the launch of 3G services in Chennai, India. Today the 3G services were officiated by the first call being made by The Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nade, Shri M. Karunanidhi and the call was received by the IT & TELECOM Minister A. Raja.

“Considering the need for faster penetration of 3G, and the need for telecom access to rual areas, the Government policy will allow telecom infrastructure sharing between commercial telcos as well as infrastructure providers,” Mr.Raja said. DoT also plans enable mobile number portability (MNP) in major cities by August, and in other towns by end of this year. Bids have been invited of providing MNP switches

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LG Arena KM900 Official Product Video Rocks our Socks

LG Just sent us an email about the upcoming Arena phone also known as the KM900

The phone was launched at the Mobile World Congress yesterday.

This video which is in an Ad for The new LG Arena rocks our socks .

Its just an innovative ad showing the features of the phone with some great music.

Turn on your speakers for this one.