MTNL Mumbai gives its users another reason to rejoice. With the biggest festival coming up, MTNL users will be able to send and receive unlimited free MMSes. This offer is applicable to all its prepaid as well as postpaid users and will last till October 31, 2008. To activate GPRS/MMS service, a user can dial 1503 or send a SMS by typing ACT GPRS to 444 (prepaid) or GPRS4 to 555 (postpaid).
Airtel’s SMS 2.0 application has been accepted widely which enables the users to send colourful messages, view ads, read news on the new interface. Now Airtel in collaboration with Affle have expanded the use of SMS 2.0 app. It offers integrated search which will allow Airtel users to Search in Airtel Live, Internet, Local search, Jobs and Property listings from their SMS screen.
The service is free as Airtel will compensate it from its advertisers. This is a smart move from Airtel as they can know what their users are searching and effectively target specific users for specific ads.
To download the application, Airtel users need to send SMS2 to 543210. There is no charge for downloading and for subsequent content delivery on this platform.
Since early days of Airtel, they have been targeting youths by rolling out cheap tariff based cards. First came the MTV, then Friendz and now it’s the Mobile Campus Pack. A user needs to buy a new SIM card if he wants to enjoy Night and weekend calling rates at 25 paise and SMS at 10 paise. But if he is sufficed with his tariff and still want to be a part of Airtel’s Mobile Campus community, he can send a SMS mcampus to 54321. The message will give him a link of Mobile Campus WAP site wherein he can do a lot of things like sending SMS to phone over WAP, upload photos and videos, blog and in return earn points for rewards.
Another good thing over here is users can surf the Campus WAP site free of charge with Airtel Live as their access point. Contact 121 for more details.
The Blackberry allows you to access your email when on the move. This would need an expensive phone and the connection which might dig a hole in your pocket. How about doing the same thing without GPRS or any other mode of connectivity. This has been made possible by India based software solutions company named NetCore Solutions. This company has announced the launch of its email services on mobile phones without activating GPRS service.
This service would be available to users at an annual subscription amount of Rs.250- Rs.1000 depending on the usage. The service can support GMail for the time being and the rest would be available soon. In simple words the user would recieve the email in the form of an SMS, i.e. the email would get converted to an SMS and the same would reach the user. How’s that for innovation??
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In this volatile market, one needs to be updated. To cater to such needs, MTNL has launched this application which would provide the following services:
- Latest stock prices through a personalised portfolio
- Market indices
- Financial market news
The service is being charged at Rs.20 per month. The application is easily downloadable from your GPRS enabled phone. A preview of the application is provided above. This is a step ahead of the SMS alerts that are provided to users, since this has a personalised porfolio and other added services too. Site.