Samsung Launches The Galaxy Mega 5.8 In India For Rs.25,100

Along with the Galaxy Mega 6.3, Samsung has also launched the much-awaited Galaxy Mega 5.8 in India. This handset packs a disappointing 5.8 inch qHD display, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and more. Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is one of the world’s top performing Dual-SIM smartphones. This handset comes pre-loaded with Samsung WatchON which transforms the device into an IR remote controller for a great TV experience.

Mr. Vineet Taneja , Country Head , Samsung Mobile and Digital Imaging Business, said,
“Consumers in India as in other parts of the world are preferring the larger screen displays in their Smartphones owing to the time they spend doing more with their devices – staying connected with their work and friends/family, web browsing, extensive multimedia viewing and more. To meet the varying lifestyles of our consumers, we are very pleased to offer the Galaxy Mega which further enriches the product portfolio of our award-winning Galaxy series.”

samsung galaxy mega 5.8

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 features a 5.8 inch qHD TFT display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz 5.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, S Translator, Samsung ChatOn, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 1.5 GB RAM, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0 and a 2600 mAh battery. This handset measures 162.6 x 82.4 x 9.0 mm and weighs 182g.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 comes with a price-tag of Rs.25,100 (approx. $450) in India. Vodafone and Reliance subscribers will get 2 GB of data per month for 3 months with the purchase of this device. This handset will go on sale from next week in India.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Launched In India For Rs.31,490

Last month, Samsung unveiled the first two devices under the new Galaxy Mega family of smartphones. As the name suggest, these smartphones comes with an oversized touchscreen display. Today, Samsung launched the first smartphone under this new range, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 in India. It is also the company’s second device which runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 also feature software enhancements like the Air View, Multi Window, WatchON, S Translator, Story Album and much more.

samsung galaxy mega 6.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 features a 6.3 inch HD TFT display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz 5.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS + GLONASS, Air View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Samsung ChatON, Samsung WatchON, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Social Hub, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB/ 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory and a 3200 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with a price tag of Rs.31,490 (approx. $560) in India. Reliance subscribers will get 2 GB data per month for 3 months along with unlimited access to Big Movies Library, WhatsApp , Twitter and Facebook during this period. On the other hand, Vodafone subscribers will get 2 GB of 3G data per month for 3 months.

Vodafone India Launches New International Roaming Pack For Rs.2499

If you are a frequent international traveller, then I’m sure your mobile phone bill burns a hole in your pocket. Last year, Vodafone India launched an International Roaming Pack for just Rs.1499 that offered 60% discount on international roaming on voice, data and SMS. This packs was quite popular among Vodafone users who travelled abroad.

Today, Vodafone launched a new International Roaming Pack which offers over 90% discount on data and approximately 64% on outgoing local and international calls. This pack will be extremely beneficial for people travelling overseas during this vacation season. Vodafone India is offering the new international roaming pack for a rental of just Rs.2499. This pack comes with a validity of just 30 days.

The benefits mentioned above are offered across 45 countries including UK, USA, UAE, Singapore and Thailand in partnership with select network operator in each country. You will be charged at standard international roaming charges, if you are connected to any other international operator’s network in these countries. You should also note that it is a non-recurring packs, which basically means that the operator will not auto-renew this pack after 30 days of usage.

To activate the International Roaming Pack, Vodafone subscribers will need to dial 111 their mobile phone. To know the operator on which the pack benefit will be applicable, send Pack ‘space’ Country to 111 or head over to this page.

Vivek Mathur, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said,
“At Vodafone, we like to stay closely aligned with customer requirements and constantly work to add value for our customers. There is an increasing need of customers to remain connected while travelling abroad and our latest international roaming pack enables our customer to do that. It guarantees affordable connectivity for our customers travelling to countries like UK, USA, UAE, Singapore etc.”

Vodafone And Big Cinemas Announces ‘Birthday Surprise’ For Vodafone Customers

Last year, Vodafone launched the Vodafone Delights for its prepaid and postpaid subscribers in India. Vodafone Delights offers deals, special discount, birthday surprise and happy hours to its customers. Today, the wireless carrier joined hands with Big Cinemas and announced the new Birthday Surpise initiative to make its customers feel special.

Previously, the company offered birthday gift in form of telecom offerings, just by visiting any Vodafone Store on your birthday. However, the new initiative will let you watch any of the latest movie for free at select Big Cinemas across India. You heard it right! Just visit the Big Cinemas multiplex on your birthday and get a free ticket to watch the movie as well as a greeting card by Vodafone.

Additionally, select BIG Cinemas in Mumbai and Ahmedabad, will present the Vodafone birthday customer with a birthday cake. Apart from that, Vodafone will put up a slide on the screen with the customer’s name, while playing the birthday jingle in the background during the intermission.

Brajesh Bajpai, Business Head, Vodafone Gujarat, said:
“At Vodafone making every customer feel special is second nature and it is one of the key factors driving every thing we do. Birthdays are special to all and we wanted to contribute to the celebratory moments with a generous dose of ‘feel special’ elements, without being intrusive. We are happy that BIG Cinemas has partnered with us to make birthdays extra beautiful for Vodafone customers.”

The Vodafone Birthday Surprise initiative will be implemented across 41 cities, 55 multiplexes and 162 screens. It is expected to reach approximately 60000 cinema viewers each day. This offer is valid only till Aug 26, 2012. The complete list of Big Cinemas offering Vodafone Delights are posted below.

  • Mumbai – Imax Big Cinemas, Metro Big Cinemas, R-City Ghatkopar, Mulund Big Cinemas, Huma Big Cinemas, Vashi Big Cinemas, Little World Big Cinemas, Movie Star Big Cinemas and Sangam Big Cinemas.
  • Pune – Gold Big Cinemas and Premier Plaza Big Cinemas.
  • Nasik – Divya Big Cinemas.
  • Aurangabad – Anjali Big Cinemas.
  • Sangli – New Pride Big Cinemas.
  • Akola – Radha krishna BIG Cinemas.
  • Solapur – Bhagwat Big Cinemas.
  • Nagpur – Sangam Big Cinemas.
  • Chandrapur – Radhakrishna Big Cinemas.
  • Pen – Moreshwar Big Cinemas
  • Wardha – Rajkala Big Cinemas
  • Parbhani -Preeti Big Cinemas
  • Dhulia – Manohar Chitra Mandir Big Cinemas
  • Latur – Rama Chitra
  • Ahmedabad – Himalaya Big Cinema
  • Rajkot – BIG Cinemas Crystal Mall
  • Jamnagar – Mehul Big Cinemas
  • Palanpur – Surmandir Big Cinemas
  • Patan – City Point Big Cinemas
  • Vapi – Geet Gunjan Big Cinemas
  • Jaipur – Galaxy Big Cinemas
  • Bikaner – Cinemagic Big Cinemas
  • Kota – Natraj Big Cinemas
  • Gaziabad – Pacific Big Cinemas and Ansal Plaza Big Cinemas
  • Noida – TGIP Big Cinemas
  • Greater Noida – Ansal Mall Big Cinemas
  • Delhi – Odeon BIG Cinemas
  • Gurgaon – Palam Vihar Big Cinemas
  • Meerut – Rap Magnum Big Cinemas
  • Kanpur – Rave 3 Big Cinemas
  • Agra – TDI Big Cinemas
  • Aligarh – Vardha BIG Cinemas
  • Allahabad – Payal & Jhankar BIG Cinema
  • Mathura – Pacific Big Cinemas
  • Kolkatta – RDB Big Cinemas
  • Salem – Kailash Prakash Big Cinemas
  • Coimbtore – KG Big Cinemas
  • Vellure – Alankar Big Cinemas
  • Pondicherry – Jeeva Rukmani Big Cinemas
  • Madurai – Jazz & Arsh Big Cinemas.
  • Tanjavur – Rani Paradise Big Cinemas
  • Belgaum – Kapeel Big Cinemas
  • Hyderabad – Goldspot Big Cinemas

Vodafone Launches Special International Roaming Pack In India

Vodafone recently launched a special international roaming pack that will make international roaming affordable for post-paid subscribers in India. The international roaming pack offers 60% discount rate for voice, data and text messages in more than 40 countries on specific partner networks across the globe. To learn more about the available countries and other network details, head over to this page.

Sanjoy Mukerji – Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said:
“We, at Vodafone, have a customer first approach and always believe in providing differentiated and customized solutions to our customers. This latest offering addresses the latent needs of customers travelling to multiple countries with a single pack on one number and one-time rental, thus making international roaming a worry-free experience.”

The new international roaming pack is available for Rs.1,499 with a validity of 30 days. After the validity period, Vodafone subscribers will have to re-activate the pack. To activate the pack, just send a text to 111 with the keyword “ACT VROAM”. You can activate this pack even after arriving at your international destination. This pack offers unlimited usage and it will be available only till September 30, 2012.

To get the network name and its handset display name, you will need to send a simple text to 111 with the keyword “PACK country name”. Within seconds, you will receive the the network name and the handset display name. After arriving at you destination, you will need to select the applicable network manually. To learn more, call Vodafone Customer Care at 111.

Vodafone Launches New Affordable 3G Tariff Plans In India

Last month, Idea Cellular and Airtel reduced the price of their exciting 3G plans. Now, Vodafone has finally joined the bandwagon. The company has already reduced the price of its 3G plans for postpaid users. However, the Vodafone pre-paid users had to pay a huge amount to access their 3G services. Following the price drop by Idea and Airtel in India, Vodafone went ahead and reduced the 3G tariff plans by up to 80%. You heard it right! Vodafone recently announced new 3G plans which are applicable for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers across India.

vodafone 3g

Sanjoy Mukerji, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said:
“We, at Vodafone, believe in offering services that add value to the lives of our customers through constant focus on meeting their needs. With the introduction of these plans, we aim at establishing a foundation for providing a 3G data plan for everyone, making it affordable to the masses in the country. Also, users who shy away from trying 3G services due to prohibitive costs can now experience services without the fear of a bill shock. The 2p/10kb PAYG & no additional charges for roaming are the first of its kind in the Indian market. We expect this offer to be well received by the customers as it will act as a strong value proposition for data users.”

vodafone new 3g plans

The new data plans start from Rs.25 for 25 MB data usage and go up to Rs.1599 for 12 GB of data usage. For any usage beyond the mentioned data usage on each plan, the customers will be charged at the rate of 2p/10kb. Alternately, Vodafone users can subscribe the Pay As You Go (PAYG) plan which allows them to browse the web or download their favorite songs at just 2p/10kb. Vodafone now allow its customers to use data from their bundle package while on-net roaming across any location in India without any additional charge.

Vodafone Rolls Out New 3G Plans For Its Postpaid Users

Over the last one month or so, nearly all the major 3G operators in India slashed their 3G rates by a good margin. Vodafone had also slashed its 3G tariff rates but only for its prepaid customers.

However, beginning today, Vodafone has rolled out new 3G postpaid plans along with increasing the free data usage for its existing plans. The new 3G tariff rates are pretty well priced, and will definitely help in increasing the 3G adoption rate in India.

Below are the new 3G plans from Vodafone India for its postpaid customers -:

  • Rs 375 – 1.5GB free data usage
  • Rs 650 – 3GB of free data usage
  • Rs 750 – 4GB of free data usage
  • Rs 850 – 5GB of free data usage
  • Rs 1250 – 8GB of free data usage
Post the ‘free’ data usage, users will be charged at 2p/10KB.  These new postpaid plans come into effective immediately in most regions of India. Please keep in mind that these plans might not be available in all regions of India, so please confirm them from Vodafone customer care.

Vodafone Blue Facebook Phone Launched In India For Rs.4,950

Yesterday, we posted that, Vodafone India will soon launch the Vodafone Blue Facebook phone in India. Now, the company has finally launched this amazing handset, exclusively for the Vodafone subscribers in India. The Vodafone Blue is originally called as the Vodafone 555 Blue in the UK and other European countries. This handset comes with the unique Facebook button, similar to the popular HTC ChaCha smartphone.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kumar Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Essar said,

“The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives of millions of Vodafone customers, many of whom are avid Facebook users. Vodafone Blue is the answer to our youth’s mobile social networking needs. The phone has been designed to let everyone experience the fun of connecting with friends on the go, at a pocket friendly price. With our unique, fully integrated Facebook customization, the Vodafone Blue offers a compelling, out-of-the-box experience.”

vodafone blue

Vodafone Blue allows you to easily share and stay connected with your friends anytime, anywhere. The F (Facebook) button on the Vodafone Blue handset lets the user upload pictures, visit profiles and update status at a single click. You can also customize the Facebook ‘F’ button and assign a number of tasks, including instantly posting a status update with photos from the gallery or with links from the browser.

Vodafone Blue features a 2.4-inch (non-touch) QVGA display with 320 × 240 pixels resolution, 200 MHz MediaTek processor, QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth 2.1, GPRS/EDGE, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, email client with POP3 and IMAP support, music player, Opera Mini browser, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, FM radio, 40MB internal memory, microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a 1000 mAh battery.

The Vodafone Blue Facebook phone comes with a price tag of just Rs.4,950 (approx. $110). You will also get free unlimited access to Facebook for a year, with the purchase of this handset.

Vodafone 555 Blue Facebook Phone Arriving Tomorrow In India

Do you still remember the entry-level QWERTY phone, which was announced by Vodafone during the end of July? Yes, we are talking about the Vodafone 555 Blue phone, which comes with the Facebook button, similar to the HTC ChaCha smartphone. Vodafone 555 Blue is an entry-level phone, which comes with a 2.4 inch QVGA display, 200 MHz processor, QWERTY keypad and much more.

This handset is already available from July in the UK, but the wait is finally over for the customers in India. Vodafone India will finally launch the Vodafone 555 Blue Facebook phone tomorrow in India. We also got an invitation from Vodafone India, to attend the launch of this phone at an event tomorrow in Mumbai.

vodafone 555 blue

Vodafone 555 Blue features a 2.4-inch (non-touch) QVGA display with 320 × 240 pixels resolution, 200 MHz MediaTek processor, QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth 2.1, GPRS/EDGE, 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, email client with POP3 and IMAP support, music player, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, FM radio, 40MB internal memory, microUSB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a 1000 mAh battery.

This handset comes with a price tag of £60 in Europe. It is expected to be available in India for less than Rs.5,000. We cannot expect GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity options in this low-cost phone. But, this phone allows you to easily browse the web, thanks to the pre-loaded Opera Mini browser.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 Launched In India For Rs.33,900

Samsung recently launched the new Galaxy Tab 730 at an event in New Delhi, India. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 is basically the same Galaxy Tab 8.9, which was announced at the CTIA 2011. This tablet runs on the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Operating System. It comes with a 10.1 inch WXGA display, 1 GHz dual core processor, 3 megapixel rear camera and more.

Samsung will only sell the 16 GB WiFi + 3G variant of the Galaxy Tab 730 in the Indian market. Sadly, the Wi-Fi only variant of this tablet will not be available in India. Vodafone 3G subscribers will get special data package with this tablet. Check out the complete specs below.

samsung galaxy tab 730

Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 features a 8.9 inch WXGA display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz dual core application processor, Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UX, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Stereo Speaker, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, Social Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Samsung Mini Apps Tray and a 6000 mAh battery.

This tablet measures 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm and weighs 470g. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 comes with a price tag of Rs.33,990. This device will be available for purchase from mid-September. Vodafone offers 2 GB of monthly data for 6 months at just Rs.3000 exclusively for Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 owners.