BlackBerry Torch Available On Aircel With Unlimited Free Data Plan

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Earlier this month, RIM (Research In Motion) launched its latest BlackBerry smartphone in India, the BlackBerry Torch 9800. This is the first handset which runs on the new BlackBerry 6 operating system. Aircel is currently offering BlackBerry Torch with free unlimited Email and Internet Data Bundle offer to its postpaid customer.

BlackBerry Torch features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 inch touch screen display, 5 megapixel camera with 2X digital zoom, optical trackpad, 4 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, up to 18 days Standby Time, up to 5.5 hours talk-time, 1300 mAHr lithium-ion battery and more.

Aircel offers its Blackberry services in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, Bangaluru, Kolkata & Orissa telecom circles. Aircel offers free unlimited free data plan for 12 months from the date of activation. This offer is not available for prepaid customers. BlackBerry Torch was launched in India for Rs.35,000, but you can get this handset from Aircel Stores at just Rs.32,000.

Are you planning to buy this handset? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Aircel Launches Mobile HealthCare Services

With everything that we use in our day – to – day lives, going online – why should health care stay back? Aircel has launched a first of it’s kind tele-healthcare delivery service for mobile phones in association with the Apollo Hospitals Group. Aimed at addressing the healthcare needs of the masses through tele-medicine, this service provides online interactive healthcare in real-time basis by utilising modern technology and telecommunications.

According to Aircel’s Chief Operating Officer, this new service will allow patients to consult physicians and specialists over video for immediate health care. These services will gradually go pan-India and even people living in remote areas, villages and small towns will be most benefited from it. This sounds nice, but the question is in rural areas people are reluctant to spend money for even basic health, so will they go for this all new mobile health care service?

The Aircel Apollo Mobile HealthCare’ service will be available at Rs.45 per month. The service is slated to launch during this Diwali and will be available in Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles.

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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.

Aircel Launches Facebook Updates On SMS For 50 Paise

Social Networking on sites like and has taken off in a huge way in the Indian market, with dedicated phones for social networking and tight integration with them through several apps like Nimbuzz and more.

Aircel Facebook on SMS

However, the smartphone penetration in India is not that high and several users still have phones which do not have web browsing capabilities or the capability to use apps. To tackle the issue, Aircel has now launched a new social networking service using which users can send and receive Facebook updates through SMS on a new short number 51555.

Aircel Facebook on SMS service will allow users to view and post updates, comments, likes, pokes and more with a simple SMS. Each SMS sent to the short number 51555 will be charged 50 paise.

In order to activate and use the service with your Facebook account, follow the steps given below:

  • Sign in on Facebook and access your ‘Account Settings’
  • Under the ‘Mobile’ tab, select ‘Register for Facebook Text Messages’
  • Select ‘Aircel India’ as your mobile provider and send ‘f’ to 51555 via SMS to confirm your number (SMS charges at 50 paisa)
  • Enter the confirmation code received via SMS, and You’re done!

More information on the service can be found at the official Aircel for Facebook SMS page.


Aircel Offers Night Calling At Rs.1/30min In All Telecom Circles

We recently posted a new Rate Cutter plan from Aircel that allows you to call your friends at Rs.1 for 30 minutes at night. But this plan was limited only to Aircel subscribers in Orissa Circle. If you are an Aircel subscriber from other telecom circle, then you have a reason to cheer since this pack has been launched by Aircel in all the telecom circles.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.39
Validity: 30 days
Circle: All Telecom Circles
Time: 11 pm to 7 am
Benefits: Local calling to any mobile at Rs.1 for 30 minutes

This Rate Cutter plan is offered only for Rs.39 which has a validity of 30 days. You can avail the benefits only at night between 11 pm and 7 am. If you have any queries, please ask us in the comments or you can also contact Aircel Customer Care by dialing 121 from your Aircel number.

Aircel Offers Night Calling At Rs.1/30min In Assam Circle

If you love to talk at night, there we have a good news for you since Aircel is currently offering night calling at Rs.1 for 30 mins with a Rate Cutter Pack. It means that you can talk your friends for hours at a very low cost. This offer is currently available only in Assam circle.

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Plan Details:

Price: Rs.39
Validity: 30 days
Circle: Assam
Time: 11 pm to 7 am
Benefits: Local calling to any mobile at Rs.1 for 30 minutes

To avail this benefits, you have to recharge with a special Rate Cutter Pack of Rs.39. It comes with a validity of 30 days. This offer is available only between 11pm to 7am. If you have any queries, please ask us in the comments.

Aircel introduces unlimited messaging in Maharashtra and Goa

Aircel has introduced its new Rs 61 SMS pack in Maharashtra- Goa circle. This will allow you to send up to 500 SMS (Local or National) per day, valid up to 30 days from the date of recharge.

Until now, it seemed that Aircel was lagging behind in the completion of telecom service providers in India. While all other telecom service providers were launching their bundle of schemes, we hardly saw Aircel`s offerings. Thankfully, Aircel now has come up with a SMS pack in Maharashtra. With this, Maharashtra-Goa circle is enriched with SMS services of all major telecom service providers apart from Idea.

Let us have a close look at SMS packs launched by various providers in Maharashtra- Goa region.

1) Aircel: Rs 61
2) Airtel: Rs.67
3) Reliance: Rs.25
4) Tata Docomo: Rs 60
5) Virgin: Rs.69
6) Vodafone: Rs.66

Via: Mobigyan

Indian Cricket Team captain MS Dhoni dropped from endorsing Aircel’s INQ handsets

Indian Cricket Team Captain MS Dhoni will no longer be seen endorsing Aircel’s latest social networking handset INQ. Aircel is now running a new INQ advertisement which does not feature MS Dhoni .

Aircel was forced to take this step by Maxx Mobile Communications as Maxx had signed MS Dhoni for its advertisement. Mumbai-based company Maxx Mobile Communications, which owns Maxx Mobile brand, immediately took note of the INQ ads and asked telecom service provider Aircel to pull the commercial off air.

According to Mr K Rasool, head, marketing, Maxx mobile,

We have communicated our stand to Mindscapes Maestros, the agency that manages Dhoni, asking them to discontinue the advertisement which has Dhoni endorsing INQ handset as it breaches category exclusivity in the handsets space

In response to the action taken by Maxx Mobiles, an Aircel spokesperson said,

MS Dhoni is our brand ambassador for Aircel. Therefore, he endorses all products and services for Aircel. However, when we were informed by MS Dhoni’s agent that he is endorsing Maxx for IPL, keeping the sensitivity and his honour in mind, we withdrew him from this particular advertisement

Via: Economic Times

Aircel "Peek", A Qwerty Email Handset For Rs 2,999

Aircel India has taken a huge gamble by introducing a new device called "Peek" which is a Qwerty device similar to those provided by RIM’s Blackberry.

Aircel PEEK

The device which is targeted at email users, has a Qwerty keyboard and is specifically for emails. Aircel boasts that Peek is the thinnest email device ever created. Peek in itself is not a pricey device, and at Rs. 2,999 it is almost a steal, but would Indian consumers really buy a device just for emails?

Consider this, most of the smartphones available today have email capability along with video, camera, voice and more, so would users buy a device just for the sake of email?

The marketing strategy of Aircel may not be wrong, but they are basically targeting a small niche of users who want dedicated devices to check their email and not the entire package which a smartphone offers. Whether a device with only email capabilities succeeds or not is a feat we will be watching.

Specifications: Aircel Peek is available in the two colors, black and red and comes with a Qwerty keyboard. Users can currently configure only 3 email accounts, which makes no sense to me and will have PUSH email capability.

Battery life is supposedly 2-3 days, but expect it to be much lower if you are a heavy email user. To top it you can only store up-to 5000 email message right now and about 1000 contacts.

Charges: Users will have to pay an initial amount of Rs. 897 for email access for 90 days and then have to shell out a monthly charge of Rs. 299 every month to download their emails.

Verdict: This device will definitely not take off as much as Aircel expects, considering that it restricts users to only 3 email accounts and also has a charge of Rs. 299 per month which is almost equivalent to a GPRS connection price one pays on mobile smartphones. In addition to that, this device is practically useless without a Internet connection and does not even allow you to make phone calls. All in all, my prediction is that, this device will be a big failure.

If you are interested in the Aircel Peek, you can find more information and purchasing details at the Official Aircel site.

iPhone 3GS Coming To India?

Apple has not done well with their family of devices outside the United States, specially in India, where cheap devices from Nokia rule the roost. This is one of the reasons why Apple has not released iPhone 3GS in India yet.

iPhone 3GS India

However, according to some rumors from Fone Arena, the iPhone 3GS is most likely to make a debut in India on Monday, March 15th, 2010. The device may be available for pre-orders through Apple on 4 networks, including Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel and Reliance.

However, this is definitely a game ploy on part of Apple to offload devices to other areas where they have not been doing well, considering that the iPhone 4G will hit markets soon in the United States. iPhone 3GS has been in circulation for quite sometime now, and a late entry into India suggests my above thoughts.

To top it iPhone has had less than a lukewarm response in India, considering the high cost and lack of 3G, without which the iPhone is just another device.

Please note, this is not confirmed news and is rumored, so don’t set high expectations about this just yet, we will keep you posted when confirmed news becomes available to us.