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Airtel launches its 3G services in Durgapur , West Bengal

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Airtel has launched its 3G services in Durgapur – West Bengal. Recently they have launched their 3G services in Hyderabad and also announced Mobile TV and HD Gaming. They have also launched new
services on 3G like Mobile Comics, Video Talkies
and IPL on Mobile TV. To read comics customers
need to send ‘ 3G’ to get the WAP link for 3G Zone and can subscribe to read wide range of comics. Video talkies offers Bollywood and regional movies
for Rs. 25 (per view) and Rs. 15 per week that is
available through 3G Zone. 3G subscribers can also
enjoy live IPL matches on Mobile TV powered by
Apalya. Press release below Durgapur/Kolkata, 12th April 2011: Bharti Airtel,
leading global
telecommunications company with operations in
19 countries across Asia
and Africa, today announced the availability of its
3G services in West Bengal’s Steel City – Durgapur. Airtel also launched its Mobile
Comics Portal, Video Talkies and IPL live on Mobile
TV on its 3G
service. These, along with Video Calls, HD gaming,
promise a host of
innovative services for customers riding on Airtel internet on 3G. Launching Airtel 3G in Durgapur, Raghunath
Mandava, Operations
Director – East, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of 3G in
Bengal telecom
circle at Durgapur. Recognized as India’s eastern development centre,
Durgapur is currently undergoing rapid growth
across the areas of
industrialization, IT, health and education. We are
today delighted to
announce the launch of Comics, Video Talkies and IPL on Mobile TV – thereby bringing in the complete power of 3G to
our customers. Our
innovative products are being enjoyed by over 2
million customers on
Airtel 3G. Today we welcome customers in
Durgapur to join in and leverage Airtel’s world class 3G network experience.” Airtel 3G customers can now pay Rs. 5 per day and
start receiving
unlimited comics from a wide collection of famous
titles, including
regional content. To subscribe, Airtel mobile
customers can send ‘3G’ to 54321. Upon receiving a WAP link for 3G Zone,
customers can select
the comics link and will further be directed to the
comics section
main page – where they can accept the the price subscription and can
start reading their favorite comics, including
regional content like
Tinkle, Archies and Tales of Durga by Amar Chitra
Katha. Video Talkies portal on Airtel 3G allows customers
to watch popular
Bollywood and regional movies (including Bengali)
in high quality. The
movies are compressed into 15 minute capsules
comprising of the best scenes and songs with background story
narration. To subscribe,
customers can send ‘3G’ to 54321, receive a WAP link for Airtel 3G
Zone, select Video Talkies and choose from a wide
range of top films
and regional language categories. The service is
available for Rs. 25
(per view) and Rs. 15 per week for 1 movie on a subscription basis. Customers can now watch IPL live matches through
Mobile TV – anytime, anywhere – powered by Apalya. This new service will enable easy
viewing of the ongoing cricket tournament by
millions of eager
viewers. Mobile TV also brings in other exciting
viewing options
suitable for the entire family. Airtel customers can enjoy 3G connectivity on the
device of their
choice – be it their mobile handsets or tablets. Airtel 3G dongles are
also available to offer fast internet connectivity for
laptop users.