MTS Launches MTag 351, MTag 352 And MTag 281 Smartphones

MTS recently launched 3 new entry-level CDMA smartphones in India, the MTag 351, MTag 352 And MTag 281. These devices run on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and come bundled with unlimited data plans. The pre-loaded MTS TV application allows you to access Live TV with more than 100 channels. You can also access more than 450,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store.

Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, MTS India, said:
“With the launch of these three Smartphones, we have now brought four new Android Smartphones in less than two months. MTS now offers a comprehensive range of Android Smartphones for discerning, on the move, tech savvy youth. MTS MTag 351, MTS MTag 352 and MTS MTag 281 are powered by best in class Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 Processor, running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and come bundled with unlimited ‘All You Can Use’ High Speed Data plans and local MTS to MTS Calls.”

MTS MTag 351:

MTS MTag 351 features a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 × 480 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, internet access up to 3.1 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Mobile HotSpot, GPS, Bluetooth, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, Live MTS TV, up to 300 mins of talk-time, up to 200 hrs of stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

MTS MTag 352:

MTS MTag 352 comes with a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display with 320 × 480 pixels resolution, 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7625A processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 3 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, up to 200 hrs of stand-by time, up to 240 mins of talk-time and a 1400 mAh battery.

MTS MTag 281:

MTS MTag 281 features a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, 3 megapixel rear camera, GPS, Bluetooth, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Live MTS TV, 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Mobile HotSpot and a 1200 mAh battery.

MTS MTag 351, MTag 352 and MTag 281 comes with a price tag of Rs.7499, Rs.6499 and Rs.5499 respectively. MTag 351 and MTag 352 owners will get unlimited local MTS to MTS calls for 3 months, while the MTag 281 owners will get the benefit of calling all local numbers at 1p/2sec for 3 months.

MTS Launches Color Handset And Free MTS To MTS Calling For Just Rs.699

Most of the people in India can’t afford a Samsung Galaxy S II or the Google Nexus S. They just need a basic phone with voice calling capabilities to stay connected with their friends and families. To solve their problem, MTS, a part of the Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), recently launched a new color handset for just Rs.699. The specs and features of this handset was not mentioned in the press release, but it is expected to come with basic features such as Calendar, Alarm and Games.

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For Rs.699, you will not only get a color handset, but you will also get free MTS to MTS local calling with a validity of 365 days. You heard it right! You can stay connected with your friends and families for a year, without burning a hole in your pocket. This offer is currently available only in Maharashtra and Goa circle, but the company is expected to roll out this amazing offer in other telecom circles as well.

According to Sandeep Marwaha, Chief Operating Officer, Maharashtra Circle, MTS India “In our endeavor to stay a step ahead in delighting our customers, we are launching free MTS to MTS local calling. This initiative has been designed to provide our customers with the freedom of staying in constant touch with their loved ones without having to worry about talk time. I am confident that all our customers across Maharashtra & Goa will find this proposition extremely appealing.”

MTS has also launched a new data offer for the customers buying an MBlaze connection. You will just need to recharge your data account with Rs 498 to get 5GB usage for a month. The company has launched a special student offer. Students in Maharashtra and Goa circle will need to buy an MBlaze connection and get a recharge of Rs.1002 to get 10 GB of data usage for a month. You can easily get these offers in Maharashtra & Goa (except Mumbai) at 14000 retail outlets and 85 branded retail outlets.

MTS Offers ½ Paisa Per Second On Local And STD Calls For Lifetime

MTS recently launched a unique lifetime tariff for its new and existing customers, which allows them to call any local and STD number for just ½ paisa per second for lifetime. It means that, MTS customers will have to pay just 30 paisa per minute on all local and STD outgoing calls. The MTS brand is nationally operated by the Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) with over 11 million wireless customers.

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According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, MTS India We are constantly looking at opportunities to engage and excite our customers. As a part of this endeavour, we have now taken our ½ paisa per second proposition to the next level. This would enable our existing and new customers to stay connected with their loved ones no matter where they live in the country. I am confident that all our customers will find this proposition extremely appealing.

To get this amazing tariff for lifetime, existing MTS mobile customers will need to recharge with Rs.191. You will also get a talk-time of Rs.50 along with lifetime validity. On the other hand, new MTS mobile customers will need to pay Rs.203 and get the ½ paisa per second tariff for lifetime with a talk-time of Rs.50.

MTS has also introduced an Auto Renewal Process through which MTS customers can continue using this tariff benefit for lifetime by doing a cumulative usage/recharge of just Rs. 900 over a period of six months. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below.

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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Meru Cabs To Provide Free Internet To Travellers In Association With MTS

We have heard about in-flight wi-fi services and internet earlier. Also there was some news about Indian Railways getting free internet connection to all passengers on all it’s express trains. However what Meru Cabs (a private cab service in the various metros of India) has announced simply sounds to be an icing on the cake. Meru Cabs has partnered with MTS Telecom to provide free internet services to all travellers using it’s cab services.

As of now the service has been launched only in New Delhi and Mumbai. However Meru Cabs plans to launch this in other major cities soon – Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

How does it Work?

If you are travelling in a Meru Cab in one of the above mentioned cities in India then all you need to do in order to get free internet service in the cab is just ask the cab driver for an MBlaze dongle.   Just plug in the data card dongle into your laptop / netbook and you will be instantly connected to the Internet with unlimited data download.

But, Will this Work?

Today most of the users in India who carry a laptop / netbook along with them have a mobile internet solution, be it the 3G or the USB internet dongles from various Internet Service Providers in India. So, when an user is already using one, installing the MTS MBlaze may be a problem on their laptops. The unlimited data plan may lure users, but then on an average travelers do not take cab rides of duration more than 1 – 1.5 hours. So, only time will tell if this initiative from MTS will really work.

MTS Expands Its Services In UP East And UP West


MTS, the mobile telephony services brand of Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL), expanded its mobile services across UP East and UP West circles. MTS currently has 8 million voice and over 400,000 mobile broadband customers. Recently, the Russian Government picked up approximately 17% stake in SSTL for US $600 million.

The launch of telephony services by MTS in UP East and UP West has further expanded our national footprint. MTS would now be able to address the telecom needs of over 80% of India’s population and about 92% of the data market potential in the country. This truly represents a very exciting opportunity for MTS,said Sergey Savchenko, Chief Financial Officer, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL).

MTS is ranked amongst the top 100 most valuable brands in the world. MTS will also address the telecom needs of over 80% of India’s population and about 92% of the data market potential in the country. The company will soon launch MBlaze, its high-speed mobile broadband service in UP East and UP West. Currently, MBlaze is available across 96 cities including all five metros.

MTS Launches “Unlimited MBlazer” Mobile Broadband Service

MTS-Mobile-Broadband MTS has achieved 5 million subscribers in India, and it is marking the occasion by launching a new mobile broadband plan dubbed the “Unlimited MBlazer”. Speaking on the occasion, Vsevolod Rozanov, the President and CEO of MTS’s parent company Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited said, Five million subscribers have given us a special place in Indian telecom sector and we are determined to offer them new voice and data products, further enriching their telecom experience.

The Unlimited MBlazer offer is available to existing and new MTS customers and provides unlimited high-speed mobile broadband connectivity. Of course, like most broadband plans in India, there is a catch. If you happen to use more than 15 GB of bandwidth, your connection will be downgraded to CDMA 1x. In other words, your connection speed will be reduced to 144 Kbps (from 3.1 Mbps) for the rest of the month.

In case you don’t mind opting for a high speed broadband connection, which can’t be used for downloading large files, you will have to shell out Rs. 999 per month (in form of an e-recharge).

MTS India launches 3 amazing SMS packs in Kolkata-West Bengal circle

MTS is constantly making efforts to satisfy its customers. To promote its telecom services, MTS India has introduced few SMS packs for Kolkata and West Bengal circle. The prices of the SMS packs vary from Rs 9 to Rs 32.

The details of the SMS packs offered can be seen below.

SMS Packs Only for Kolkata & West Bengal circle

1) Price Rs. 32

Benefits: Free 600 local and national SMS for 30 days.
2) Price Rs. 9
Benefits: Free 100 local and national SMS for 30 days.
3) Price Rs. 16
Benefits: Free 150 local and national SMS per day valid for 30 days (Re1 will be charged per day as well)

Via: Telecomtalk

MTS launches Win-WIN packs

MTS India has introduced a special bunch of Special Tariff Vouchers (Win Win Packs) for its customers that include a STD voucher, a local voucher, 2 caller tune cards and 3 SMS packs.

The details of the Win Win packs are as follows:-

1) Price: Rs 58, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Free 120 STD mins
2) Price: Rs 94, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Free 6 local hours daily
3) Price: Rs 150, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Provides Talktime of Rs 200
4) Price: Rs 46, Validity: 90 days, Benefits: Rs. 3/min Callertune rental and 1 song free download
5) Price: Rs 23, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: Rs. 3/min Callertune rental and 1 song free download
6) Price: Rs 32, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: 600 SMS (Local or National)
7) Price: Rs 16, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: 150 SMS/day (Local or National) Daily
8) Price: Rs 9, Validity: 30 days, Benefits: 100 SMS (Local or National)

Via: Telecomtalk

MTS India named in top 100 brands

MTS India has been named in Top 100 Most Powerful Brands, a ranking published by the Financial Times and Millward Brown, a leading global market research and consulting firm.

Speaking on the announcement, Mr.Vsevolod Rozanov, CEO, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd, said,

We are delighted to be among the top 100 brands in the world and are confident that the ranking will boost our presence in Indian market.He further added, Our recognition among the league top 100 brands will further strengthen our association with our customers.

Mikhail Gerchuk, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of MTS commented,

Since the launch of the new MTS brand in 2006 we have focused on developing it to become the strongest brand in our markets to reflect our position as the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia,

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