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.

How to get an unpaid mobile connection from T24t24-mobile

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?

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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!