MTS Launches The HTC Pulse In India For Free On Contract

Most of the smartphones sold in the US and the UK comes with a 24 months service agreement. Sadly, in India, the customer has to pay the full amount before purchasing a smartphone. Because of this problem, most of the Indians are not able to purchase hi-end smartphones. To solve this problem, MTS recently launched the HTC Pulse smartphone in India. HTC Pulse is already available in the US on the airwaves of Verizon Wireless. This handset is originally called as “HTC Droid Eris”. It runs on the old Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system. Customers in India can get this handset for free on contract. Check out the complete specs after the break.

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According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing Officer, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd., We are excited to unveil the new MTS brand, in line with MTS’ global strategy. MTS has recently been ranked as the 72nd most powerful brand in the world by Millward Brown. In keeping with our endeavor to delight our customers, we have adopted a disruptive approach to marketing that would redefine the way Smartphones are sold in India. The latest in our range of Smartphones is MTS Pulse from HTC. Powered by Android 2.1, it is a great combination of style and technology bundled with free calls, data usage and SMSs

HTC Pulse comes with a 3.2 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7600TM processor, Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, 5 megapixel with auto focus, 512 MB flash ROM, 288 MB RAM, Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP, Internal GPS antenna, 32 GB expandable memory, 8GB MicroSD card included, up to 373 hours stand-by time, up to 214 minutes of talktime and a 1300 mAh battery. This handset measures 11.3 x 5.55 x 1.3 cm and weighs 120 grams.

You can easily get the HTC Pulse smartphone for free with a 12 months service agreement. You will need to pay Rs.1500 every month, for the next 12 months. You will also get 1500 mins talktime (Local + National), 1500 SMS (Local + National) and 1500 MB data usage every month. If you are not willing to pay the amount every month, then you can directly purchase this handset for Rs.16,000 and choose the MTS plans, that suits your needs. We hope more operators will join the bandwagon soon and offer hi-end smartphones and tablets in India on contract.

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  • nawal kishore

    MTS has put a condition that if u r salaried then it should be 50000 and self employed it should be 5 lac turnover. then u will be able to get it…

  • Udayakumar D

    I was bought on the MTS PULSE 1500 Plan for 2 month before. Day 1st itself I was facing the battery backup problem. It was hardly 2 to 2.30 hours talk time maximum. But the sales peoples saying 4 hours talk time totally unacceptable. Battery backup is not supporting to use handset features in proper manner. I was escalated to the sales manager on time. But the result was very bad experience. MTS sales peoples initially talking with agreement copy will provided to customer on time but so for the agreement copy was given to me. MTS not issued the Bill Copy for the phone initially. Service aspects were not in htc service Center. Actually I was totally disappointed the MTS HTC pulse Phone. Please anybody having the same problem plz. Call me. My phone is 8122992299. I am hardly trying to come out of the issue. But the MTS is forcing me to use the phone. What to do? How to pay without using the phone. At present my phone was MTS HTC Pulse service centre.

  • Udayakumar D

    My worst experience began with MTS when I firstly activated MTS PULSE 1500 mobile connection July 2011. After making a request to activate it very first day itself I realized it’s having Battery Backup problem and too costly failure model as compared to the other branded CDMA EVDO mobile phones in the market. So, I wanted to deactivate it. But the MTS sales manager saying there is no option to deactivate. Their having my cheque leaf and ECS Confirmation copy so that their forcing me to use mobile phone. There are so many peoples observed the same problem and their also posted to the web forum. MTS Pulse Battery talk time was only 2 to 2.30 hours only. Per day I use to charge 3 to 4 times charging time is also more than 3 hours. Then I called customer care to deactivate CUSTOMER CARE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS AND THEY WILL NOT TAKE ANY COMPLAINT ON THIS ISSUE. My bad Experiences with MTS underlines:

    1) I have repeatedly escalated the above issue with MTS, but yet to resolve the problem or they are not even responding
    2) Now I would like to cancel the service, but they are forcefully asking me to continue in using the service.


    4) Sale Manager promised at the time of delivery the handset purchase bill and one year contract copy will give to customer within week time. But after full 2 months I have nothing received from MTS.

  • aamol

    DataSpeed is really good but they are fooling you.
    They say you have 1500 Minut, sms, and MB free but you can’t use it. because you’ll get only 2000Rs credit limit. So you have to pay 6500 Rs each month in advance to use it fully.
    Also i have seen that my friend is getting charged many more times of commitment. You can’t check balance minuts and sms also. Its just cheating. Similar phone is available in market with only 8000Rs and nearby. So dont go for it. Because they take cancelled checque from you and keep sending ECS without informing you, even if you have paid the bill. :(