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GSM subscribers growing twice as fast in non-metros
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GSM subscribers growing twice as fast in non-metros

The trend clearly shows that metros and larger cities have reached a saturation point and maximum revenues for the telecom sector will come from smaller towns and rural areas in the coming times.

MTNL introduces prepaid broadband in Mumbai
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MTNL introduces prepaid broadband in Mumbai

The new service comes in three plans - Rs 499 with 1.3 GB free download, Rs 3999 with 15 GB free download and Rs 5999 with 25 GB free download.

New mobile service allows access to emails on SMS
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New mobile service allows access to emails on SMS

Mobee provides full access to emails via SMS and works with all mails such as Outlook, Gmail and Yahoo on all handsets.

Diamond Comics ties up with Rediff.com to go mobile
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Diamond Comics ties up with Rediff.com to go mobile

Diamond Comics, the publisher of comic books based on characters such as Chacha Chaudhary, Billoo, Pinky, Phantom and Shaktimaan, has entered into a special arrangement with Rediff.com to make available its content on mobile phones.

Geodesic launches IP telephony service, aims for a million users
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Geodesic launches IP telephony service, aims for a million users

Spokn will be a bridge between public telephone networks and VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services.

Idea to launch operations in Assam, North East in December
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Idea to launch operations in Assam, North East in December

The service provider will have a pan India presence by December 2009 after the commencement of its operations in these two circles.

BlackBerry app store now in India
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BlackBerry app store now in India

The virtual store will offer free applications for users, including the ones meant for the Indian market such as MyPlay, Moneycontrol, Mundu Radio and Arrowmatics.

BSNL enters 'pay per second' war
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BSNL enters 'pay per second' war

The state run telecom operator has finally joined the price war by offering two new low cost plans for voice and 3G. BSNL subscribers will be charged at one paisa per second for voice calls.

Tata Indicom offers money transfer service for the unbanked
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Tata Indicom offers money transfer service for the unbanked

The service provider has tied up with Corporation Bank and Paymate to launch 'Green Money Transfer', a person to person money transfer service via mobile phones.

Nokia ties up with ITC e-Choupals for content
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Nokia ties up with ITC e-Choupals for content

As per the partnership, Nokia will offer content available at ITC's e-Choupal network to Nokia Life Tools' customers. The content would initially be provided in UP, MP, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Bharti Airtel drops MMS rate
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Bharti Airtel drops MMS rate

The service provider has cut tariffs from Rs 5 to Re 1 per MMS for a limited period for Delhi and NCR subscribers.

Reliance Webstore to distribute Coolpad handsets
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Reliance Webstore to distribute Coolpad handsets

The Reliance Communications subsidiary has gained exclusive rights to market and distribute Coolpad dual mode smartphones in India.

Loop Mobile reintroduces pay per second plan
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Loop Mobile reintroduces pay per second plan

The service provider had earlier introduced this service in 2004 across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa and Pondicherry.

Telephone subscriber base in India crosses 500 million
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Telephone subscriber base in India crosses 500 million

According to TRAI, India reached 509 million telephone subscribers in September, up three per cent from August. The government has pre-achieved its target for 2010.

RCom launches pay per second plan
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RCom launches pay per second plan

The company has identified three call patterns based on duration. For short duration calls, it is offering a tariff of one paisa per second.

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