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 offers free incoming calls on International Roaming in Singapore
Airtel’s strategic partnership with Singapore-based SingTel can prove a boon to Airtel users if they happen to visit Singapore this weekend. To commemorate the Inaugural of 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Grand Prix, Airtel users visiting Singapore from September 25 to September 29, 2008 will be able to enjoy free incoming calls in Singapore. Users need to manually set their roaming network to SingTel to avail this offer.
Currently the existing international roaming tariff for all incoming calls on the SingTel network is Rs. 52/- per minute for Postpaid customers and Rs. 50/- per minute for Prepaid customers.
Airtel updates SMS 2.0 application with integrated Search
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.
Customer Speak: One Bad Call with Tata Indicom
One of our reader mailed us to know what he went through when he tried reaching the customer care of Tata Indicom. A little background: Hemant Desai wanted to know about a new service about mobile blogging. Here is what he got.
- The person on the line did not have a clue about the service. I was asked to spell out the word Blogging.
- After spelling it out 3 times, the representative denied the fact of such a service existing.
- Later I was asked to provide details about the source of such information.
- And then came the worst moment, where I was GUIDING the representative through the Tata Indicom website and showing her where the service details appear.
- Finally, the conversation ended by the operator telling me that they haven’t been updated with the details of the service.
We truly salute such awesome service by Tata Indicom. We thought Airtel was worst at it, but competition seems to be emerging here too.
PS: By the way, here’s the link for Mobile Blogging on Tata Indicom
MTNL now lets you make your own Callertune
Ever thought if the current callertune is not ‘your types’. Then here is one way you can have your callertune recorded yourself. MTNL has started this service for its users and here is how to go about it.
- Call 56789 and record your callertune
- This would cost you Rs.4 per minute
- Set the recorded tune as your callertune
- Per recorded song would cost you Rs.5
- One can record 10 such songs
The catch here is the charges you pay when you record the tunes. Rs.4 a minute sounds OK, but to get that right recording, it might just dig a hole in your pocket. The service is available to both Trump and Dolphin users.
Airtel rolls out Mobile Campus Pack
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.
Vodafone can suggest the best plan for you…or not?
Vodafone users who have problems deciding which plan is best suited for them, have a reason to relax. Vodafone’s new service claims to suggest the best plan for you. Just to check if this could be possible, I sent BEST FIT as an SMS to 111 and waited for their response.
The only doubt I had was, how could a computer at the other end go through my previous bills, understand my usage pattern and suggest a best fit for me. And all of this in just under a minute. What followed was just what I was thinking. This is what I received:
Hello! We are sorry, we do not have a recommended plan for you at the moment. Please call us on 111 and we will be happy to suggest the tariff options available.
We would suggest our Vodafone readers to try this out and see what they receive.
PS: I must have got the reply possibly because I already have a truly awesome plan.