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Omkar Dutta is a Mobile Enthusiast from Mumbai, India. He loves to check out latest software, mobile phones and web services. Currently, he writes for this awesome blog as well as Fone Arena. You can follow him on Twitter @0mkarr

Uninor Offers 60% Discounts On Per Second Billing

Uninor launched a new special recharge voucher that offers you upto 60% discount on local and STD calls to any operator in India. The Dynamic Pricing plan by Uninor helps you to get different discount rates at different places. Dynamic Pricing offers different discounts in call charges at different locations. Each and every cell phone tower of Uninor broadcasts a different discount.

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By choosing the time and place to make a call, you decide how much you want to pay. This has been the philosophy of our Dynamic Pricing concept power of tariffs in the customer’s hands and an end to the fixed tariffs raj. Now applicable on a 1-paisa per second billing, this is by far the most attractive tariff available in India today,said Ann Hofvander, Executive Vice President, Karnataka Hub.

DP is our anchor product. It’s not just about the best tariffs, but how we deliver these to our customers. Our way is a transparent and engaging way, as customers actively seek out and discover maximum discount zones on their mobile screens. We believe this will make an otherwise routine activity exciting and encourage our customer to keep and use our SIM card in their phones

Plan Details:

Price: Rs.26
Validity: 90 days
Benefits: Up to 60% discount on local and STD calls to any network

This is definitely a great pricing strategy from Uninor. A lot of youngsters will be attracted to this plan since Uninor offer discount throughout the day, unlike other operators who provides discount only at night. If you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.

Samsung Champ Now Available In India

Samsung Champ is the cheapest touchscreen phone from Samsung Electronics. This phone was announced in May and it is specially targeted for youngsters in India. This device looks much similar to Corby range of phones. It comes with a small 2.4 inch display, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1 and much more.

samsung champ

Some interesting features include 12 hours of talk-time and 600 hours of standby time, MicroSD card slot, 30 MB internal memory, 8GB expandable memory (not confirmed), 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, FM radio, audio and video player, dual speakers with 3D sound effects, GPRS/EDGE and much more.

This handset is available in 4 vibrant colors – black, white, brown and pink. At such a low cost, we cannot expect features like GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. This handset is finally available in retail outlets in India. Samsung Champ is available in India for around Rs.4000- Rs.4,100.

Nokia C3 How-To Videos

Nokia C3, the budget smartphone from Nokia will soon launch in many countries. This handset comes with a full QWERTY keypad, 8 GB expendable memory, Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Stereo FM Radio and so on. Check out some exclusive “How-To” videos of Nokia C3 below.

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Create and send a message with Nokia C3:

Set up shortcuts in Nokia C3:

Add your favourite contact to your home screen in Nokia C3:

Update software using Nokia Software Updater:

Update software using Firmware update On The Air:

Connect to WLAN with Nokia C3:

Aircel Offers Unlimited Call Plans In Maharashtra And Goa Circle

We have a good news for all the Aircel subscribers across Maharashtra and Goa. Aircel has recently launched 3 new unlimited calling packs that allows you to call any Aircel number in Maharashtra and Goa for free. These packs does not come with any FUP (Fair Usage Policy). These packs are priced at Rs.225, Rs.66 and Rs.12 with a validity of 30 days, 7 days and 1 day respectively. Check out the complete details below.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.225
Validity: 30 days
Benefits: Unlimited local Aircel to Aircel calling and unlimited SMS

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.66
Validity: 7 days
Benefits: Unlimited local Aircel to Aircel calling and 500 sms/day

Plan 3:

Price: Rs.12
Validity: 1 day
Benefits: Unlimited local Aircel to Aircel calling and 500 sms/day

All these packs also offers unlimited sms to any local Aircel number, but Rs.66 and Rs.12 packs comes with a FUP of 500 sms/day. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in th comments below.

Airtel Launches New GPRS Pack In Maharashtra

We recently posted that Vodafone is currently offering Mini Internet pack of Rs.9 with free data usage of 50 MB. But we have a great news for Airtel users in Maharashtra and Goa circle. Airtel has launched a new GPRS pack which offers 50 MB of free data usage at just Rs.5 with a validity of 1 day. You can even use this pack to connect internet to your PC unlike Vodafone which does not allow you to connect internet to the PC. This is definitely a great offer by Airtel. Check out the complete details below.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.5
Validity: 1 day
Circle: Maharashtra & Goa
Benefits: 50 MB of free data usage

To activate this pack, just dial *222# from your Airtel number and follow the on-screen procedure. To learn more, contact Airtel Customer Care by dialing 121 from your Airtel number. If you still have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Vodafone Offers Mini Internet Pack In Mumbai And Maharashtra Circle

Vodafone has launched a mini internet pack in Mumbai and Maharashtra circle. This internet pack offers 50MB of data usage for the price of just Rs.9. It comes with a validity of 1 day. You cannot use this mini internet pack to connect internet to your PC. You can get latest news, cricket updates, or you can even watch videos on your handset on the go. Check out the complete details below.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.9
Validity: 1 Day
Circle: Mumbai and Maharashtra
Benefits: 50MB of data usage (Vodafone Live!)

To activate this pack, you have to just E-recharge with Rs.9 at your nearest retailer or you can even recharge at Vodafone Store. To know more, you can contact Vodafone Customer Care by dialing 111 from your Vodafone number. You will be charged 50p/3 mins for calling Customer Care. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments.

Spice Mobile Launches M-6 Sports Phone In India

Spice Mobiles recently launched a dual SIM mobile phone in India, Spice M-6. This phone is targeted at youth and sports enthusiast who would like to get latest news updates, cricket scores or would like to connect with their online as well as offline friends on the go. This handset comes with 1.3 megapixel camera and 4GB expandable memory.

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Specs:

  • 2.2 inch QVGA TFT display
  • 128 X 160 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Video recording
  • Audio and video player
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • T-Flash support
  • 4GB expandable memory
  • Hindi language support
  • FM Radio
  • Scheduled FM Recording
  • WAP/GPRS
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Currency/Unit Convertor
  • Incoming Call Guard
  • Webcam
  • Java
  • 1000 mAh battery

This handset is available in Orange & Green color. It comes with a price tag of Rs.4,499.

HTC Smart Now Available For Just Rs.7990

Do you still remember the Brew OS powered budget smartphone from HTC? Yes, we are talking about the HTC Smart. This handset was launched in India during Q1 2010 with a price tag of Rs.9,990. But this handset was not successful in Indian markets. HTC has finally dropped the price of this handset and it is currently available only for Rs.7,990. Check out the specs below.

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Specs:

  • 2.8 inches TFT touchscreen display
  • Brew OS
  • Sense UI
  • 3.15 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • USB
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G Connectivity
  • 16 GB expandable memory
  • 256MB RAM
  • 256MB ROM
  • audio and video player
  • stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 1100 mAh battery
  • up to 450 hours stand-by time
  • up to 7 hours talk-time

We have confirmed the price and availability of this device in Mumbai. You can get this handset from Airtel retail outlets and at all the authorized HTC resellers.

Nokia E66 Firmware Updated To Version 500.21.009

Earlier this month, Nokia released a new firmware update for its popular handset, Nokia E66. The new version 500.21.009 can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Update (NSU) or via. Over-The-Air. It is advised to backup all your data before updating your device, since this handset does not have UDP (User Data Preservation). The new firmware update comes with a wide range of fixes and improvements. Check out the complete changelog below.

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NEW FUNTIONALITIES:
Following baselines/functionalities have been upgraded.
• Maps 3.03 Lite which has Free Navigation support
• Music Player upgrade
• Quick Office v6.2 which has Office 2007 support
• Ovi Store upgraded to 1.6.0.18 and Download! removed
• Lotus Notes traveler v8.5.1 -> Localization support is present only for 10 languages.

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS:
• Windows Live removed from the memory card
• Ovi Suite included in Memory card
• CS Helps baseline upgraded to fix localization issues
• Start Up settings baseline upgraded
• Ovi Store Link provided in Set Up Internet Telephony
• Download! removed

CALL HANDLING:
• Emergency call termination with RSK key corrected
• Corrected Bluetooth link drop when an outgoing call is made in a carkit

CALENDAR/CLOCK:
• Fix for Israel written instead of Jerusalem
• Corrected Argentina names issue in World Clock
• Corrected localization issues in world clock

BROWSER:
• CMCC Java application download corrected
• Fix provided for accessing a link that has appended space characters

EMAIL:
• Fix provided for selecting desired mailbox when multiple mailboxes are configured

Idea Cellular Offers New Full Talktime Vouchers In Mumbai

Idea Cellular has launched 2 new full value recharge vouchers in Mumbai circle. These vouchers are priced at Rs.9 and Rs.111 and both the vouchers offers full talktime of Rs.9 and Rs.111 respectively. With Rs.9 recharge voucher, you will get Rs.9 for local and STD calling with a validity of 2 days. With Rs.111 voucher, you will get Rs.111 talktime and it comes with life-time validity.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.9
Validity: 2 Days
Circle: Mumbai
Benefits: Rs.9 talktime for local and STD calling

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.111
Validity: Lifetime
Circle: Mumbai
Benefits: Rs.111 talktime

These offers are expected to be available in Maharashtra and Goa Circle as well. We will update you as soon as we find any related information regarding these offers. You can get these offer only via E-recharge. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below or call !dea customer care at 9702012345.

Tata Docomo Offers ISD Calls To US And Canada At 1p/sec

Tata Docomo went one step ahead in the price war and announced that all ISD calls made to US and Canada will be charged at 1 paisa per second. You might have been surprised by this excellent move by Tata Docomo. Now you can call your near and dear ones living in US and Canada for the price of a local call.

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Plan 1:

Price: Rs.59
Circle: Punjab
Validity: 30 Days
Benefits: ISD calls to US and Canada at 1p/sec

Plan 2:

Price: Rs.205
Circle: Punjab
Validity: 30 Days
Benefits: ISD calls to US and Canada at 1p/sec with Rs.145 talk-time

The people of Punjab have always been the true representatives of the Indian spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation—and most people in the state of Punjab have near and dear ones living abroad. Our new packs surely are cost-effective proposition for these people, allowing them the convenience of affordable calling to these countries. This is our way of thanking our loyal customers, and we are sure this will delight them and bridge all communication gaps between family members and friends,” said Mr Rajeev Narayan, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Tata Teleservices Limited.

This offer is currently available only in Punjab circle and it is expected to be available in other circle soon. Tata Docomo is the only company that provides local, STD and ISD call at only 1p/sec. If you have any queries, contact customer care by dialing 121 from your Tata Docomo number.

Motorola Milestone XT720 Now Available For Rs.29,990

The much awaited Motorola Milestone XT720 is finally available in India. If you don’t want to miss this amazing phone, then you can grab this powerful Android powered smartphone at just Rs.29,990. Motorola has silently launched this powerful device in India and it is currently available at all major retailers across India. Check out the specs below.

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Motorola Milestone XT720 Specs:

  • Android 2.1 operating system
  • 720 MHz ARM processor
  • 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 480 x 854 pixels resolution
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and Xenon flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • MicroUSB
  • A-GPS
  • 150 MB internal storage
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • TV-out
  • 1390 mAh battery
  • Up to 8hrs 40min talktime
  • Up to 200 hrs stand-by time

We have confirmed the availability of this handset in Mumbai and guys living in other state can also get this handset at your nearest retailer. This is definitely and amazing phone, but would you like to buy this handset instead of HTC Desire? Or you guys are waiting for other smartphones to launch in India? Let us know all you views in the comments below.

Nokia X6 8GB Now Available In India For Rs.14,499

Nokia has finally launched the 8GB variant of its popular X-series music phone, the Nokia X6. This phone is already quite popular in India and most of us were waiting for the 8GB version. But there is no relief, since the price was expected to be much lower than the 16GB variant, but the difference in the price is just Rs.2000. The 16GB version is available for Rs.16,499 while the 8GB version costs 14,499.

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This phone has a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with 360 x 640 pixels resolution and it runs on Symbian S60 v5 operating system. Some interesting features of this phone include 434 MHz ARM processor, 8GB internal storage, 32GB expandable storage, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and Dual LED flash, Java, Radio, TV-out, photo editor, audio and video player, document viewer and much more.

Considering the price of this handset, we think that 16GB variant of X6 is a better deal. Which version of Nokia X6 would you like to buy, 16GB or 8GB? Or would you wait for the powerful Nokia N8? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Uninor Launches Yaari Dosti Pack In UP Circle

Uninor recently launched the new Yaari dosti Pack in UP Circle at a nominal price of Rs.169. The complete benefit of this pack can be enjoyed only if your friends are on the Uninor network. This pack offers 60 mins/day of free calls and 3000 free sms/day to any local Uninor number. Other local and STD calls will be charged at 49p/min. Local and national SMS will be charged at 11p.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.169
Validity: 30 Days
Circle: Uttar Pradesh
Benefits:

  • 60mins/day Uninor to Uninor Calls
  • 3000sms/day to local Uninor numbers
  • Local and STD calls at 49p/min
  • Local and STD SMS at 11p/sms

SMS for local Uninor numbers will be charged at 1p/SMS after the limit. To know more contact Uninor Customer Care by dialing 121 from your Uninor number or feel free to ask us below in the comments.

Tata Docomo Offers Extra Benefits On Full Talktime Vouchers

Tata Docomo is currently offering extra benefits on full talktime vouchers of Rs.333, Rs.444 and Rs.555. The company is offering extra talktime to call local numbers as well as discount on local calling from a period of 30 days to 60 days. Check out the complete benefits below.

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Plan 1 :
Price: Rs.333
Talktime: Rs.333
Benefits: 6660 sec (111 min) for Local Calls
Validity: 30 Days

Plan 2 :
Price: Rs.444
Talktime: Rs.444
Benefits: Local calls at 1p/2sec (30p/min)
Validity: 45 Days

Plan 3 :
Price: Rs.555
Talktime: Rs.555
Benefits: Local calls at 1p/2sec (30p/min)
Validity: 60 Days

This offer is currently available only in Maharashtra and Mumbai Circle. Local minutes can be used to call any local number within your circle. To know more you can call customer care by dialing 121 from your Tata Docomo number or feel free to ask us in the comments below.