DoT Is All Set To Finalize Policies For MVNO In India

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Mobile subscribers in India might soon enjoy cheaper tariffs, greater options to choose customized packages and more choices over the service providers. After 6 years since it was first proposed and after almost 3 years since the policy was cleared, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is about to finalize the policy for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) to start operations in the country.Mobile...
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Essar Seeking For New Foreign Partner to expand their Mobile Retail Arm

The Essar Group has plans to pump its mobile retail brand: The Mobile Store with a new foreign partner soon. In 2007, Essar had entered a tie up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Mobile to open The Mobile Store outlets across India, Selling cell phones and its accessories. On 30th April this year, the agreement came to an end and was not renewed.The Mobile Store, which is said to have a 50% market...
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NimBuzz Spreads Over 50 Million Users Worldwide In Less Than A Year

Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com), a Dutch company known for free messaging and mobile social entertainment application have crossed over 50 million registered users worldwide.In the year 2010, Nimbuzz added more than 28 million users with 100,000 new users everyday. In the past, Nimbuzz had also tied up with Spice mobile for a major distribution deal. It is now reported that users spend almost 3 hours communicating...
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BSNL App Store Coming Soon?

Appvolution rolls on! We just wrote about an Android App Store specifically for India.Well, BSNL is the fray as well. It had signed an agreement with Accenture to build an app store for its 2G and 3G subscribers. It seems to be 8-12 months too late to the party. But to be fair to them this was expected back in August. No word on what caused the delay for now. BSNL certainly seem to be in the news...
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‘Dual’ling SIM connections – Problem For Indian Telcos

While talking about mobile connections, there is a decent chance that you have had someone tell you that the only reason for not changing their connection is that a lot of people already have their existing number. That was a problem a few years back when an additional mobile phone meant a significant expenditure to set it rolling. With basic phones, now, under Rs. 2,000 and fancy QWERTY pad decked...
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After RCom, Virgin Mobile India Ties Up With GetJar – Appvolution

Virgin Mobile India has introduced many youth centric campaigns, with the most recent one being the ability for Virgin Mobile users to download free music thanks to its tie-up with Universal Music. Now, the company is at it again by tying up with GetJar, a cross platform mobile application store. The GetJar website says – GetJar – Appsolutely everything for Nokia, Blackberry, Android, Samsung,...
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Download Unlimited Music For Free On Your Mobile – Virgin Mobile Targets Youth Again

Virgin Mobile, who claim to be the only “youth centric” mobile service brand in the country, have launched yet another incentive to grab the youth of India by announcing unlimited and free music downloads to your mobile; an initiative called “Music Unlimited“. Virgin had earlier tied up with around 50 brands that are youth centric to increase their penetration into the Indian...
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TTSL To Pay Cellphone Subscribers For Network Errants

Tata Teleservices continues to introduce industry breaking initiatives and this time it has taken customer care services to next level. Tata Teleservices has decided to compensate its CDMA cellphone subscribers with monetary benefits for their unresolved complaints and falling service standards.Tata Teleservices has promised benefits of Rs. 25 for every additional day of unresolved complaints (after...
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Virgin GSM Comes To Mumbai (And Maharashtra) – New Features & Addons

After successful launching in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Orissa Virgin Mobile has finally launched their GSM services state-wide in Maharashtra including Mumbai. The tariff scheme of Virgin GSM is again something that takes call rates to a new low :P. As an introductory offer, all Virgin Mobile GSM consumers will be offered amazingly low tariffs of of 20p/min...
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WATFive: Google vs Newspapers, Telenor Launches Service, MTNL-Virgin Mobile, Mauj – Hungama Tieups

WATFive your dose of 5 news stories is back. Here are the 5 news stories of last week!Google vs Newspapers At the World Newspaper Congress in India it was Google vs Newspapers. Google senior vice president David Drummond was being targetted by participants at the World Newspaper Congress. Drummond stated that google had taken several steps which in the interest of the newspapers where as newspapers...
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