Unpaid Mobile service from Talk 24 – Some food for thought for customers

There was Prepaid and Postpaid, and now T24 has launched a new concept mobile connection – ‘Unpaid’ which is launched by Future Group in association with Tata tele services India.

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Getting a mobile connection from T24 is similar to that of other networks, and the procedure is same for this one too. You fill up a mobile connection application form and submit it along with your passport size photograph, ID Proof, and address proof at any of the Future Group outlets.

A  T24 connection is lifetime UNPAID, is what the company claims.

T24 (Talk 24) Unpaid Mobile service – is that totally a free mobile service?

Well, the concept says it as an unpaid mobile connection, you earn the airtime credits by virtue of your shopping spend on the retail and consumer network of Future Group such as Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Pantaloons, Brands Factory etc.

As per the current plans offered, if you spend a total of upto 351 Rs to 500 Rs at Big Bazaar or Food Bazaar, you can get a talk time of Rs 10. The company is offering a 20% extra talk time as an introductory offer.

At Food Bazaar or Big Bazaar, you can ear a talk time credit of Rs 150 with a spend amount of 4,001 and above. Does that interest you?

T24 Talk time credits, is that enough for you?

Suppose you would like to use T24 mobile connection alone and would like to use only the earned talk time credits alone, then conclude that you have to spend a lot of money for shopping in Future Group outlets.

The maximum talk time credit of 350 Rs comes to you if you spend 30,001 or more at Hoem Town or EZone! With the introductory extra credit of 20%, you can earn 420 Rs talk time credit for now.

Will you take a new T24 connection?

We are interested to know your thoughts about Talk 24 unpaid connection. Use the comment form below to post your thoughts.

Tata Nano is now available at 874 sales outlets, but will you buy one?

Tata Nano, world’s cheapest car is now available at Tata’s sales network comprising of 874 showrooms and there will not be much waiting period if you are looking forward to get a Tata Nano.

Tata Nano was launched a couple of years back and company opened the options to pre book the vehicles. There was a flood of applications for the limited Nanos available for Pre booking.

The car was expected to attract many customers, but things didn’t quite work for Tata NanTata-Nano-Redo as there were reported incidents of Tata Nanos catching fire. It certainly looked like there were engineering flaws on this low cost vehicle. The attitude of people towards Tata Nano changed.

Tata want to regain the the high demand of Tata Nano and have come up with a lot of ads, campaigns. Tata also decided to look deep into the root causes of fires on Tata Nano and we should assume that they are working towards it.

Tata Nanos do not have a waiting period now, and in order to increase the sales, Tata Nanos are available across 874 showrooms and without any Pre Booking. You can also get 100% finance on Tata Nano cars through Tata’s own TataMotorFinance.

Tata is also offering a comprehensive maintenance contract for Tata Nanos for a mere 99 Rs per month.

Will you buy a Tata Nano?

Cheap car cannot be a great car, you get what you pay for. Indians might have already revisited these basics after seeing the fire incidents on Tata Nano. The lesser demand for Tata Nano is a proof of this.

Will you buy a Tata Nano? What must be running in your mind while considering Tata Nano as your next car? Is it just the price?

Mobile Number portability is here, in India!

Mobile number portability is launched in India and it will be available in all the telecom sectors soon. Haryana became the first telecom sector to have mobile number portability and other sectors will be followed. The pan india mobile portability availability is expected to be ready by Jan 20th 2011.

What is mobile number portability

Probably you might have been with a telecom operator for some time, but you weren’t satisfied with the service, network availability, tariff plans. You might have been attracted towards another network operator for the same reasons. You didn’t want to change to another operator because the mobile number you were using is familiar for your contacts and you didn’t want to invite trouble by changing your mobile number. Your mobile number was dear for you.

With mobile number portability, you can retain the same mobile number and still switch operator. That’s in simple terms.

Limitations of Mobile number portability

Suppose you are having your mobile connection in Karnataka, you can only port your number to another operator in Karnataka, you cannot port your number to an operator in a different state, different telecom circle.

How to port your number

Upon the availability of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in your telecom circle, all you need to do is send an sms “PORT” to 1900. You will receive Universal Product Code (UPC) as a reply. You will need to submit the MNP form with the UPC to the new operator. Operators can charge a nominal fee of 19 Rs to process the MNP request and provide you a new SIM. Your number will continue to be the same. Upon activation of your new SIM, you will be fully ported to the new operator.

MNP Policies you should be aware of

  • You can port to a new operator only after clearing any dues at the current operator. Make sure you clear your postpaid bills.
  • New connections can be ported only after 90 days at the current operator. Subsequent porting requests can be submitted only after 90 days. For Eg if you port from BSNL to Airtel now, you can port to another operator after 90 days only.
  • There should not be any leagl proceedings pending on the mobile number you are trying to port.

We will be updating you on MNP availabilities at different circles. Stay tuned!

Intel launches 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors in India

Intel India today launched the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family in India which adds more power to a PC using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and adds more multitasking power to the PCs using these processors. Using the new multitasking feature, each core of the processor can indulge in two separate tasks at the same time which reduces the lag between tasks.

Key features of 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

  • Intel® Quick Sync Video : Helps you edit and share videos in quick time. Intel
  • Intel® Wireless Display : Now you can enjoy TV on PC using this new feature on the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Intel® Insider™ : Allows you to play HD movies and entertainment on your PC.
  • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology : Helps you experience 3D on your PC.
  • Intel® HD Graphics : You will never need an additional graphics hardware to experience games which are built to consume heavy graphic resources.
  • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology : Provides you the sharper, smoother and richer audio and video experience on your PC.

You will soon find PCs and laptop featuring these 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family in India.

Stay tuned!

HTC Mozart with Windows Phone OS 7 launched in India

If you are a hard core windows phone lover, here is a good news for you. HTC has released it’s new Windows Phone OS 7 based ‘Mozart’ in India and should be available on the stores nearer to you from any time soon.

The key features of the phone are the better audio experience through SRS WOW HD™, phone body crafted from a single piece of aluminium, apps from HTC Hub etc.

HTC Mozart is packed with most of the features you are looking on a smart phone. Let’s take a look on the specifications of HTC Mozart Windows Phone with OS version 7.

HTC 7 Mozart Windows Phone Specifications

Display

HTC Mozart is a touch screen phone with pinch to zoom capability, it features a 3.7” screen with a screen resolution of 480X800 WVGA.htc-mozart-phone

Processor

HTC 7 Mozart is powered by a 1GHz processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor).

Storage

HTC 7 Mozart has an internal storage of 8GB and the processor is supported by a 512MB ROM and 576 MB RAM.

Camera

HTC Mozart smartphone is equipped with an 8 MP color camera, supported by a Xenon flash and an auto focus feature. The phone is capable of recording HD movies of 720p. The camera also features built in scene modes such as candlelight, landscape, and portrait match the environment of your subject.

The phone does not feature a front facing camera.

Connectors

The phone features a standard 3.5mm audio jack, which can help you plug in your headsets directly into it. HTC Mozart also features a standard 5 pin micro USB 2.0 port.

Internet Connectivity

HTC Mozart Windows phone is equipped with 3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2 Mbps), GPRS (upto 114 kbps), EDGE ( upto 560 kbps), and WiFi b/g/n support. The phone is quite feature full in this department.

The phone is also featuring internal GPS antenna, Bing Maps, Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor etc.

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HTC Mozart Windows Phone with OS version 7 Price and Availability

HTC 7 Mozart is launched with a price tag of Rs 26490 in India, and will be available in the stores closer to you soon. HTC has also tied up with Tata Docomo to provide data access to HTC Mozart at attractive rates.