RIM Blackberry / DOT India Encryption Tussle Hots...

RIM Blackberry / DOT India Encryption Tussle Hots...

It seems that the rough weather has been started for the very existence of Canada's patented smart phones maker RIM (Pearl) Blackberry in India.

As we know the DOT / Government of India has already locked horns with RIM Blackberry to provide encryption keys so that the emails from Blackberry to Blackberry servers too could be deciphered by the Indian security agencies on the lines of US Federal security agencies.

India argues if USA security agencies could encrypt the secured blackberry data than why could India not as India too is experiencing the terror. But Rim Blackberry says that they do not have the data encryption keys, but India denies this, saying absurd.

India now had issued an ultimatum to Canada's coveted Research in Motion - Blackberry to Come in Motion, that either do it now or pack your bag & baggage from the country of Taj Mahal & one billion population and say the final good bye, there is no compromise in there name of Nation's security and no more meetings please, this is final, Do or Die!

Research in Motion (RIM) can sense and is calculating the imminent absolute danger and is preparing its move as who could dare to leave Indian virgin mobile market / scene which still is hot and on the telescopic increase.

Also Apple iPone is coming by Bharati Airtel (Singapore’s Singtel partner in India) and Essar Vodafone in India so how could RIM afford to leave India, is a million dollar question. They may do not want to dilute their big business and presence in India.

…On the one hand RIM do not want to make angry its customer base over security, privacy or phone tapping like issues and on other hand it has to face the Indian government ire.

Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) suggested India that there exists "four other mobile email solutions in India that use comparable encryption levels", RIM says that Nokia, Motorola, Microsoft and Seven Network {Windows Mobile ActiveSync, Nokia Intellisync, Motorola Good and Seven Network} are too using the same standard encryption level like RIM Blackberry than why it is RIM alone in India this time?

Blackberry - RIM network works with 256 advanced encryption standard, DoT India wants the RIM to lower it to 40 bit encryption! Oh my God…. : ( (and we know that 128 bit standard is observed for all the online secured / banking etc transactions: protocol, https://).

RIM still is advocating its stand that the lowering to the encryption level will lead to insecurity, online frauds, theft like hacking, cracking of secured data and will ultimately shut down the business, commercial and personal transactions, which could be the death of the Information technology...would India be ready to face the situation?

But RIM perhaps is either forgotten, ignoring or has no replies to the Indian concern, why US Federal agencies are allowed to encrypt RIM secured data and why India could not??

The government of India knows one thing: Never be Smart, when & where SECURITY is always prime for a Nation : )

Everybody knows: When in Rome, do, what the Romans Do…

Ref.:

http://in.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idINDEL19088520080529

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/BlackBerry_saga_RIM_points_fingers_at_similar_services/articleshow/3088146.cms

Safaricom: Kenya Free Unlimited Calls


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safaricom

Nairobi / Kenya (Africa): Going this vacation to Africa for a Kenyan Safari? Ok, than do not forget to use the free local Kenya to Kenya calls there : ) by Safaricom Mobile telecom company and save some Sh. They are phone to phone free unlimited calls @ night unlike the VoIP free or cheap calling. 

Yep Kenya’s leading mobile telecommunications company, Safaricom (fully owned subsidiary of Telkom Kenya ), which operates in KENYA and provide many telecom products and services viz.: 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Fax & Data.

Safaricom is giving Kenya free on net calls at night for one month 9 pm to 6 am each day till June 26, 2008 this promo is in wake of Safaricom’s Sh19 billion profits : ) Free calls are for on Safaricom to Safaricom prepaid / post paid calls only.


Safaricom Flashback service / Free SMS: 


‘Flashback” (missed calls alert) is a unique mobile service, ‘invented’ by the guys with limited income or in the nations where income is not big…but it may lead some networks to get congested. Here the intended mobile user dials the desired number but disconnects it before it connects thus flashes / alerts his number on other’s mobile. It resembles somewhat like a Morse key signal to the desired guy as he understood the thing, the caller wished to convey to him, this is called flashing / flashback. This is always cost free to users but cost dearly to the network’s bandwidth.

To avoid this, safaricom in the past announced the flashback service and gave 5 free sms to its users, with a single pre-defined message stating "Please call me. Thank you". Useful for SOS or if somebody is in trouble and has zero balance / talktime.


Safaricom Electronic cash service


Safaricom has also developed mobile electronic cash service (electronic wallet) M-pesa with Vodafone to allow money / digital funds transfer with mobile phones SMS to Kenyans, no bank account needed. Similar to Western Union money transfer.


Ref.: 



http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=3&newsid=124248



http://allafrica.com/stories/200805290084.html



http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=621076

Tibet Free Phone Calls: Manifone

http://skypejournal.com/blog/2008/04/manifone_free_calls_to_tibet.html

http://net2mobile.blogspot.com/2008/04/free-calls-to-tibet.html

www.manifone.com

ING Telecom and Manifone the Fench worldwide discount / cheap calls service provider are offering Free Phone Calls to Tibet / Tibet and not only to Tibet but to free calls also to “Tibet's Government in exile”, residing at Dharamsala / Dharamshala, India.

According to Manifone they are providing the non-profit organization free calls to Tibet as on humanitarian grounds and to express their solidarity towards the people of Tibet and helping the work of organizations which are supporting Tibet on humanitarian grounds.

Manifone network works on mobiles and landlines too.

Contact:

www.manifone.com

Lounis Goudjil, General Manager

phone: +33 (0)6 13 63 08 17

email: l.goudjil@manifone.com

Cheers : )

Jajah Free International Calls: India, Pakistan, Gulf, Overseas, Worldwide

http://www.techpavan.com/2008/03/22/make-free-calls-with-jajah-a-new-hack/

Above featured link is Pavan's site and he writes with an authority on tech things. TechPavan says about Jajah's trick to call for free 5 minutes to any number and the phone calling number may be in India, UAE, Pakistan, Gulf or anywhere in the world.

So virtually it is a free calls for 5 minutes to any number in the world for one time at that number, not bad.

You have to use toktume + Jajah both to use this free calling trick. The free calls voice quality is good and remember this is a trick and Jajah may fix it any time : )

Cheers : )

Send Free SMS: UK, USA, Canada

http://sms.kengefalas.com/

Send free SMS from Internet using computer, it is fun to send a free SMS to USA, Canada or UK sitting in India, Russia, France or in any part of the world.

Thanks to the budding technology now we can send Free Unlimited text messages / free sms now to any part of the world from any part of the world.

The above is a nice link if you wish to send free SMS to UK, USA or Canada, it supports below listed telecom carriers:

Virgin Mobile
Verizon
T-Mobile
Sprint PCS
Qwest
O2 / Orange
Nextel
Metro PCS
Edge Wireless
Cingular
CellularOne
Boost
Bellsouth
Ameritech
Alltel

Cheers : )

TechPavan: The Labnol of Future!

http://www.techpavan.com/

TechPavan is a nice site by an Indian youngster in his early twenties. He is capable to understand the techy things so clearly and able to reproduce for his readers in the most crispy way, who are spread internationally. 

We know www.labnol.org (Digital Inspiration) from Amit Agarwal. Labnol is now and established authority for tech related things on the net / virtual world. I am fan of this site. 

Talkfree7 wishes TechPavan to go ahead and join the Labnol coveted tech club, we have many expectations from this budding young talent / technologist from India who is really a Mind tree!

Cheers Pavan : )

Free Calls: China, Myanmar (Burma): Rebtel

http://www.rebtel.com/en/landing/callforhelp/

Recently the world at large, witnessed the Nature's worst fury / disaster in China and Myanmar. Science-Technology / Human is always small to The Gods / Nature!

Talkfree7 is always with the people of China and Myanmar (Burma) in these sad times.

Rebtel is an International company which specializes in cheap / free International smart calls. Rebtel has some nice human options / help to call free China (2 hour free calls) and Myanmar in the worst disasters times till 28th May 2008.

Rebtel is giving a local calling number to call free China & Myanmar to each and help the victims of the disaster, just point your mobile number to Rebtel and get a local phone number for China, Burma (Myanmar) free calls.

Ref.:

http://www.usasianwire.com/release.php?id=1471488157

http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1884

Further If anybody wish to help people in Myanmar and China, visit these support organizations:

http://www.supportunicef.org


http://www.redcross.org



http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org


Sincerely,
Talkfree7

PC to Mobile: Free International SMS

http://freesms.smsix.net/

This is a nice site to send Free SMS worldwide, many many global carriers included, the best thing is it works when I checked it for India by sending a free SMS, I sent it on Airtel mobile number and it reached the destined mobile phone within seconds : )

You can send five free International SMS / Text messages a day to all countries, no signup required, no login

They say this as : It's not a trick, is real free SMS for you.

So send Free SMS from PC / Web to UAE, Qatar, Gulf, Pakistan, India, USA, UK, Norway, Saudi Arabia, China, Canada, Italy, Israel, Japan, worldwide and globally.

Cheers : )

Free SMS India: Web 2 Mobile Phones

http://www.160by2.com/send-sms.aspx

They have 1 million users in just one year : )

Send free SMS to India from Internet using computer, any mobile. Just register and accept contextual Ads within SMS messages. Send free 50 SMS per day but max 10 per do to a particular mobile number.

160by2 On GPRS Mobile - Even you can access your 160by2 account from your GPRS mobile. Visit http://www.160by2.com via GPRS cell phone.

This is a very high Alexa ranked site, means a very heavy traffic hits this each day : )

Cheers : )

Free SMS: Argentina, El Salvador, Uruguay, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay

http://www.ecuacel.net/sms/argentina/

The above featured site is helpful to you for sending unlimited web 2 cell phone free SMS / Text messages to Argentina, El Salvador, Uruguay, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay. No registration is required.

Cheers : )

Ref.:

http://www.textmefree.com/detailed/521.html

Free SMS: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Poland

Send Free SMS from Internet:

http://sms-text.at/

http://www.0815sms.com/freesms.php

Send Net 2 Text / SMS for free to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Poland.

Cheers : )

IndiaTimes Free Fun Mobile GPRS: Imobizo

http://in.mobile.indiatimes.com/mobile/mobizo/index.html

India's leading newspaper Times of India's fun on mobile via GPRS for free. Read News, from The Times of India, Cricket Station, Lifestyle, Astrology, Movies, Spiritual, Hot Desi Babes wallpapers, ringtones, mobile games, Themes...buy swimsuits calendars, wallpapers, latest Bollywood videos and much more all on your GPRS via above featured WAP site.

I am using Times Imobizo on my Nokia 3230 and life is a fun with this free mobile application, you need a GPRS connection though.

Cheers : )

Free SMS and quotes for a best friend

Surprise and make your Best Friend by sending Free Best Friend SMS / quotes / one liners on his or her mobile phones.

My Best Friend / Best Friend Day SMS:

http://www.funsms.net/best_friend_messages.htm

http://www.humorsphere.com/sms/best_friend_quotes.htm

http://www.whereincity.com/contributions/sms/best-friend-sms.htm

http://mobileinbox.forumgogo.com/redirect.php?tid=100&goto=lastpost

http://bestofsms.blogspot.com/2007/04/best-sms-to-ur-best-friend.html

Cheers : )

Call Father's Day with Free Text Messages

Salute Your loving Father on Father’s Day with nice free sms. Here is Father's Day Free SMS Collection:

http://www.atrochatro.com/sms_fathers_day.html

http://www.sms-love-sms.com/fathers-day/fathers_day_sms.html

http://www.efreesms.com/free-sms/Fathers-Day-sms/

http://www.allbestmessages.com/sms-text-messages/Fathers-Day-Sms.php

http://www.pakbanners.com/free-sms-messages/occasions-sms.html

Pingo Calling Cards has free calls offer to call your Father on Father’s Day, pl check it now. Pingo is offering $10 for free calls for Fathers Day, 2008, they have some offer each year!

Free Calls on Father’s Day by Free Pingo Calling Cards:


http://fancy-shoppe.com/item/%252410%2Bin%2Bfree%2Bcalls%2Bfor%2BFathers%2BDay/1148.html 


If somebody knows more Father’s Day Free phone / VoIP Calls (anywhere to anywhere) site / tip / promo on Father's day, pl send me a mail, I will publish for the benefit of all with your name if you wish.

Thanks,

Cheers : )

Cheap Calls India, Pakistan, UAE, UK, USA, International

Make low cost calls to India, Pakistan, UAE, UK, USA, International

http://www.youcall.com/en/call/index


http://www.goobercall.com 


A new cheap / limited free International calling stream from Germany is emerging and is known as youcall.com / goobercall.com

It is an emerging company re cheap global calls; they provide a phone to phone solution too for your free / cheap International calling.

You can test a free international call for five minutes, even without a registration here. After registration and confirming your mobile number this company says to give ‘UPTO’ 60 minutes of free calling a month (any catch is not visible and Talkfree7 has not checked this).

Youcall is linked with Goober a cheap / free calling company

Goober says: “…Calls from your cell phone are even cheaper if you are located in one of the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Great Britain…”

Cheers : )

Generate Free Mobile QR Codes: SMS, URL, Phone Numbers...



http://networks.silicon.com/mobile/0,39024665,39232188,00.htm

Wikipedia explains about QR (Quick Response) codes of mobile phones in detail. QR Code is a two dimensional (2D) matrix code designed and developed by Japan's Denso-Wave.

The QR Code was invented for the purposes that the QR code will allow its contents to be decoded with a better and high speed.

QR Code is a popular technology in Japan and especially for mobile phones, QR Codes could be scanned by a camera mobile phone having QR Code scan software.

If you want to generate a QR Code for your mobile number, SMS, any URL etc, than go to the above featured site and generate free QR Codes for you in seconds.

Telstra Free Laptop: 3G Mobile Plan

http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,23739599-15306,00.html

Australian telecom operator Telstra is offering free laptops (costing $700) for subscribing 3G mobile data plans to it customers.

The free laptop bundled plan is available only to the customers with ABN number.

Cheers : )

Win a HP Laptop: Labnol.org : Contest

http://www.labnol.org/gadgets/computers/get-free-laptop-computer-hp-pavilion-notebook-giveaway/3084/

US Lifts Cuba Cell Phone Ban


BBC reports, that the USA has lifted the mobile phone gift / export ban from Cuba despite the US trade embargo since 1962.


"US President George W Bush has said Americans will soon be allowed to send mobile phones to relatives in Cuba." 


This is due to as Cuba has opened mobile phone use to its residents recently. Cuba has opened the computers and cell phone usage in Cuba as they say, that electricity position is better now and country has adopted TFLs.Gift Mobiles to Cubans now : )

RIM Blackberry Encryption & India: Security v/s Privacy Concerns

RIM Blackberry Encryption & India: Security v/s Privacy Concerns


Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian wireless communication specialist firm which developed the coveted Blackberry services on its mobiles (but next to Apple's iPhone in popularity) to the world is in tussle with Government of India and DOT India with security and privacy issues relating to the emails send over the Blackberry to Blackberry mobiles worldwide.

Blackberry is a patented service / smart phone devices and their mobiles / PDAs provides email facility on mobiles just like SMS / Text messaging.

Everything is possible to tap on RIM Blackberry except that of emails sent over Blackberry to Blackberry. The RIM's servers are located in Canada and Hong Kong.

The Blackberry-to-Blackberry emails are not being able to encrypt / intercept or are being untraceable by anybody in the world. The Indian government scare of security issues in present terror situation persists in Indian subcontinent. Various extremist groups are harnessing the technology to the full extent from many years, all over the world and the Blackberry emails could give them an edge over the Indian security agencies, it the sheer fear of the Indian government.

RIM's Blackberry are a cute handheld devices that enables email access, it is provided in India by Bharati Airtel, Vodafone Essar, BPL Mobile and Reliance Communication. It is generally used by high end segment as it is a costly affair. The tussle with Indian govt. starts when Tata teleservices ask for the permission to start its Blackberry services in India, Indian Govt. denied with the security reasons, though it is already being in use by these above operators by India did not reacted on the said operators’ present status and they still are providing the services to their consumers, than why the Tata Teleservices was denied is the question?

Indian stand is to make RIM, Blackberry Canada to set up theirs servers in India so that Indian security agencies could legally encrypt the blackberry-to-blackberry email messages. RIM already has servers in Hong Kong out of its parent country Canada.

RIM Blackberry operates in 130+ countries including that of India. RIM has near 1,14,000 subscribers in India and they are NOT enough to recover a cost to put RIM's server in India as it may increase Capex and Opex both.

The latest in the tussle between India and RIM Blackberry Canada is, the RIM has now agreed to monitor its Blackberry content but the condition is that India DoT (deptt. Of telecom) has to takes the responsibility for, if any, may be leakage, of the user info, from the mobile! Would India agreed? Is the question...

The 'Public key' & 'private keys' both are needed to Indian security agencies from RIM to intercept / encrypt / monitor Blackberry data. Time will tell...

Free Mobile VoIP Calls & Conference, IM, Chat…

Free Mobile VoIP International Calls, IM, Conference: Nimbuzz




Nimbuzz VoIP free International calls over mobile phones has now announced its India launch.

A new VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) free calls over Mobile applications has been born to challenge the stronghold of Skype (on PC) VoIP, Skype (on PC) who is still the unrivaled the King of VoIP over the web. (The Fring is another mobile VoIP solution provider). 

Nimbuzz is a unique all-round mobile VoIP application it has a solution for mobile free VoIP International calls, Mobile conference calling, IM, chat and group chat, photos and file sharing over many social networks & IMs like Skype, Google Talk, MSN, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Yahoo, Facebook, My Space etc. So your IM contacts are on always on the move with you with this Nimbuzz mobile VoIP application.

Nimbuzz supports 500+ mobile handsets. It is free to download mobile VoIP free application, but you have to pay the local network service provider’s charges. 

Nimbuzz offers free VoIP International calls; it is a new way of mobile social mobile networking on the move. Nimbuzz also has a service called BUZZ which alerts your offline contacts join you either online or for a voice call or a chat on mobile.

Nimbuzz operates internationally with Nokia Symbian Series 60 gadgets when it connects and uses a WI-FI or 3G networks. For EDGE, GPRS or Java mobiles Nimbuzz has HYBRID VOIP solution, which means International Calls over mobile phones at local dial up cost in 50+ countries.

Cheers : )

Ref.:


http://www.telecomtiger.com/fullstory.aspx?passfrom=newsletter&storyid=2256&ptct=S86&passcategory=VAS



http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2008/05/has_skype_met_i.html



http://voipguides.blogspot.com/2008/05/nimbuzz-mobile-voip-offers-free-calls.html

DVB-H Mobile TV: Swisscom, Switzerland


http://www.textually.org/picturephoning/archives/2008/05/020160.htm

Textually.org is an interesting Site for the mobile phone related stuff : ) It reports that Switzerland's leading telecom operator Swisscom has initiated its Bluewin mobile Digital Video Broadcast for Handheld (DVB-H) TV on handsets, thus Switzerland comes with the European nations who are among which are providing good quality mobile TV to their mobile customers quality comparable as to home TV.

Cheers : )

Apple iPhone 3G Launch By June 2008

http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2008/05/020171.htm

http://gizmodo.com/391960/iphone-3g-launch-date-confirmed

Textually.org reports (ref. Gizmodo) that it is for sure now that Apple iPhone's much awaited 3G version would be available to all this june 2008 means coming next month : ) Steve Jobs announced this breaking key news.

So it is coming sooner than expected, for India fingers are crossed whether it is an entry level Apple iPhone or a 3G version by Bharati Airtel & Essar Vodafone,

Cheers : )

Send Unlimited Free SMS2.0 India, Any Mobile

Unlimited Free SMS (Text Message) India, any Mobile from Internet / Web / Computer / PC:

http://www.youmint.com/network-Kartikshradh

As the name suggests, YouMint is a money minting machine for Indian mobile phone users' : ) How? Ok, read below and say Hello & Cheers : )

YouMint is a mobile users' social community in India which lets its registered users to send free SMS across whole of the India, to any mobile / cell phone. It also gives the opportunity to its users to get paid to receive free SMS & join a promotion in it, in India and also just for referring this free opportunity to friends and family.

One can send a free SMS up to 80 characters long. The remainder is used by YouMint's advertisers / sponsors to enable them making this service for Free. 

YouMint FAQ: 

http://www.youmint.com/corp/faqs/

YouMint has some cool mobile features too for mobile community like: 

Create and sell / download free ring tones (ring tones), free mobile themes, free mobile wallpapers, free mobile games, make money on mobile, mobile advertising, Nokia wallpaper, sony ericsson, motorola, Samsung, LG, logos, backgrounds, wap, imdb, polyphonic ringtones, free mp3 ringtones, real tones, midi ring tones, wav ringtones, nokia ringtones, true tones, free mobile screensavers, free mobile content etc...

YouMint has very high Alexa ranking (right now near 12,000), which means a very heavy traffic from India comes to it to enjoy sending free SMS on mobiles from web and for free mobile phone related content.

You could also be mobile phone creative here and get paid suitably for your creativity...and could create some cool Wallpapers / Themes / Screen savers etc in the Youmint Studio either for your own mobile Phone or for the YouMint community for absolutely FREE. Even you can sell them to the world here and can 'mint' money for your pockets. 

Singapore Airlines: iPhone, iPod Connect

Textually.org reports that Singapore Airlines now has flights featuring Apple iPhone / iPod connectivity on this airline’s business class Airbus A340-500 flights between Singapore to USA.

Nice to be with Steves Job, Apple iPhone / iPod on-board in the Air, thank you Singapore Airlines.

http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2008/05/020148.htm

Talkfree7

Ravishankar Art of Living: Mobile Alerts

http://www.vodafone.in/Vodafone/PnS/Pages/services_Valerts.aspx#3 

Great Indian Guru Shri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living programme provides a spiritual light, enlightenment, inner peace, and guidance to millions of his followers and devotees spread all over the world including India and West in more than 175 countries : )

Art of living preaches the best and the happiest ways to lead the life in this materialistic world via Meditation, Yoga, Spirituality, Rhythm of ‘Pran Vayu’ / Praanayam, Dhyan Yoga.

Guru Ravi Sankar’s Art of living could be viewed on Vodafone Essar India mobile phone in form of alerts and you could start your dawn with art of living quotes from Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar.

Charges Rs 30/- a month.

To Activate, Dial Vodafone Mobile = *123*91#

To De-activate, Dial Vodafone Mobile = *123*92#

Cheers,

IPL: Kolkata Riders Team Pictures at Mobile phones

http://www.telecomtiger.com/fullstory.aspx?passfrom=newsletter&storyid=2186&ptct=S86&passcategory=VAS 

DLF IPL T20 Cricket matches India:

Kolkata Knight Riders is a cricket team ‘owned’ by Indian / Bollywood film star Shahrukh Khan.

Mobshare, a mobile media sharing Co. announced that cricket fans could receive exclusive pictures of the team Kolkata Knight Riders on the GPRS enabled mobile phone handsets.

Cheers : )

Mobile Alerts: Olympic Games Scores Live

Essar Vodafone India has mobile phone alerts for coming China Olympic Games 2008, Live scores alerts, Olympic games news, updates, interesting facts, trivia etc. You will receive three alerts a day.

Charges Rs 30/- a month.

To Activate, Dial from Vodafone mobile= *123*49# 

To De-activate, Dial from Vodafone mobile= *123*50#

Cheers,

Vodafone India: STD Calls from Re.1 / Roaming National – Long Distance

http://www.vodafone.in/Vodafone/main.aspx 

http://www.vodafone.in/Vodafone/Rmg/Pages/Travel_Roaming_LP.aspx 

Now forget STD National long distance calls in India @ Rs1.30 via mobile : ) call STD @ Re. 1 with mobile across whole of India with Essar Vodafone.

It was Airtel few days back which ignite the STD Calls tariff war in India, they announced rs 1.50 STD and 1 Re incoming roaming, reliance followed immediately with unlimited free calls across India reliance to reliance for a flat per month basis, Essar Vodafone, Idea too reacted and cut the STD calls rate to the cheapest ever @ Rs 1.30, STD calling in India. State owned BSNL mobile is perhaps waiting for its turn as it has the most expensive network of India right now with Rs 2.40 STD calls.

…Price war and luring free unlimited bundled calling packages not new for mobile carriers all over the world including India.

India is now experiencing the one of the lowest mobile tariffs in the world, thanks to the booming density of mobile phone users here and still on increase and there are numerous telco(s) are present here.

STD / National Long Distance + National Roaming price cut is the latest industry buzz in India, now Essar Vodafone offered cheapest ever STD India for Re. 1 anywhere and yes incoming roaming is also re. 1, the local EssarVodafone calls are too Re. 1, it means all calls (local / STD)@ flat Re.1, it has started a new trend in India.

Re 1 STD calls are available for Essar Vodafone both prepaid and post paid users @ rs 31/- per month rental, it could be initiated by sending a SMS to toll free number 56565, writing: “ALL”.

We are in the telecom / mobile economy and the day is sure to come when we have all free unlimited calls on the same respective telecom networks, either it local calls or STD calls or roaming calls. Soon there would be only flat monthly charges for calling other networks bundled with mobile wi-max broadband, mobile VAS and ringtones etc. : )

India soon will witness the great grand launch of Tata Nano Car (cheapest ever car to be said @ $2500 = Rs 1 Lac only) and Apple iPhone roll out is going to have soon in India to be the biggest ever in the world history, even much bigger than that of USA, and who knows if it lands in form of 3G version Apple iPhone in India (the country of Taj Mahal & Mahatma Gandhi) for the first in the world?? with Essar Vodafone and Bharati Airtel??

Guessing game and speculations are going on and industry specialists are fingered crossed and mute on Apples iPhone roll out countdown in India. With Apple iPhone coming with 2 mobile carriers in India, Essar Vodafone & Bharati Airtel and the consumer would be the choice to switch in between the said two telco(s)….so the signal is a fierce competition is set to grow and fresh price war may ignite the land of India : ) Consumer is the King like ever.

If Government of India’s sixth pay commission report becomes official now than Apple iPhone could be launched right now and if not than it would come by festive season like Diwali in India.

Rich Indians will pocket Apple iPhone this Diwali and middle class segment will look forward for the one lac rupees ‘hope’ car of the year, Tata’s Nano (or Naino), the year is surely for Indians with a smile : )

So enjoy Indians, now make Re. 1 cheap STD calls and call the India. Good Luck…

Cheers : )

Talkfree7

Ref.:

http://news.oneindia.in/2008/05/15/vodafone-offers-std-and-local-calls-at-just-re-1-per-minute-1210844018.html

http://www.techshout.com/telecom/2008/15/vodafone-offers-std-and-local-calls-at-just-re-1minute-in-india/

AOL India: Unlimited Free SMS, IM

http://www.aol.in/promos/freesms 

AOL (America OnLine) {India} e mail users, here is a great free gift for you, now send unlimited free text messages /SMS using AOL or {AIM} Instant messages to mostly all cell phones carriers in India. The recipient of free AOL sms can reply it too instantly it is supported in India by big telcos like Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Spice, Aircel, MTNL etc currently.

It is said that AOL was the initiator of instant messaging via AOL IM {AIM} and AOL is very popular in USA and now had spread wings in many countries including India.


Ref. :

http://www.techtree.com/India/News/AOL_Intros_Free_IM_SMS_for_Mail_Messenger_Users/551-89357-643.html

http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/izone1/izone_fullstory.asp?section_id=4&news_id=30935&tag=25843&pict=10

Nokia Mobile: Maps, GPS Navigation

http://nokianavigation.co.in/

If you want to experience online Nokia Mobile Maps, GPS Navigation, Tracking, Locater, City Guides etc. than this above site is surely for you. This site shows currently GPS navigational maps of Indian cities Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi - NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune.

Here is also a Navigation Community where you could exchange thoughts with other fellow Nokia GPS navigators. This really looks a cool site.

So start searching local points like fuel pump, railway station, schools, hospitals, Bank, ATMs, Picture halls and all this only with GPS Navigation through Nokia Mobiles : )

Nokia Navigator: Compass GPS Navigation, World's First Compass Phone

Nokia Navigator: Compass GPS Navigation, World's First Compass Phone

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3929836.ece

Timesonline.co.uk reports the flashing news, for the first time in world's mobile history, Finnish Mobile handset giant Nokia has unveiled a mobile / cell phone which has the capability of in built magnetic COMPASS (accelerometer) with GPS Navigation.

Now you can map / track geo magnetic directions / longitudes & latitudes with help of this navigator mobile, Global Positioning System GPS maps, hybrid, using satellite images with the help of Compass and GPS navigation through cell phone. Perhaps it will also help in Drive Directions, besides the pedestrians directions.

The Wireless, PDA and Mobile technology is growing eccentrically with bullet speed now and 3G / 4G networks are coming that too on the move. Nokia is one of the brand leaders in mobile handset sales and especially in Indian subcontinent.

The location-based services / geo-tracking / GPS navigation / GPS Sensors on mobile phones is the latest new arena for mobile phone companies / service providers in this cut throat competition to earn some fresh streams of revenues.

Nokia has the collection of Nokia Maps 2.0 for 170+ countries maps to its database and for a price Maps could be used on its GPS enabled cell phones and could be used to browse LIVE streaming GPS navigation on mobiles and than who need a TOM TOM or such GPS devices when it is a Nokia (connecting people) in their hands : )

Additional:


Now use your mobile as compass:



http://www.getjar.com/products/1155/Compass



Nokia 6210 Navigator Europe:



http://www.symbian-review.com/nokia-6210-navigator-%E2%80%93-your-mobile-compass.html


Cheers : )

Unlimited Free Calls India: Hack

Featured Link:


"1000 Minutes free call to India"


http://vikas-ke-funde.blogspot.com/2007/09/1000-minutes-free-call-to-india.html

http://www.talkplus.com/products/longdistance/makeacall.html 

The communication and Internet has really shrunk this globe, though they may not be the physical distances!

A few months ago the above featured Blog's owner Vikas Singh and I was in touch for some "free calls to India hack" but the 'deal' could not go ahead as Vikas told me that time, that the so called 'hack' no more works to call free India, Ooops, anyways.... 

But now today I while Googling / searching I found the blog of this guy on the net, he has some excellent posts and hacks to call India free and unlimited and also to call Internationally for free. 

Talkfree7 wishes him a very bright future and a Big success ahead, he is doing excellent. 

The above URL is from his Blog which claims to give 1000 Minutes free call to India via / using talkplus as a free calling hack. You may also like to try this free INDIA CALL hack for India to India (within India) Free STD / Long distance and local calls?

Our Advise: 

We at Telephoon blog did not have tried / tested this free calls hack to India and do not have any commercial or any other kind of interest in this, so Talkfree7 users are advised to use it or not on their own peril. 

Cheers : )

Ref.:

http://blogs.ibibo.com/youmint/talk-plus-hacked--free-world-wide-calls.html

T-Mobile: Voice GSM / EDGE Network

http://www.telecomtiger.com/fullstory.aspx?passfrom=newsletter&storyid=2123&ptct=S86&passcategory=Enterprise

Telecom Tiger reports that T-Mobile claims to be having the world's most modern and advanced addition of its GSM/EDGE network. It improves voice quality and cost reductions.

T-Mobile's EDGE network is better to handle mobile / PDA gadgets iPhone, Notebooks and computers (having web & walk card, enabling fast internet on move) etc.

They are also enhancing the UMTS and W-LAN network technology.

Cheers : )

O2: Free Overseas Calls / SMS: Pay & Go (New)


O2 has launched the 'Your Country Pay & Go Service” which is aimed to target unlimited cheap international / overseas phone calls. They are not VoIP calls, but regular Phone to Phone calls : )

It is a SIM only package bundled pre paid offer which bundles free overseas / international phone calls for the regular top ups on per month basis.

Good for frequent phone callers from UK who calls International / overseas for a long and on a continuous basis.


What You Get: 


For £10 a month: receive 50 free international minutes to any international / overseas phone or cell phone.

For £30 a month: receive 200 international minutes to any overseas / international phone including mobile phones.

Than thereafter, low / cheap calling rates to most of the Europe are 7p a minute to land line phones and 30p to a mobile phone.

To note: the standard O2 Pay & Go Talkalot pre paid calling charges would be applied for UK local calls and SMS / Text messages. The existing O2 customers can choose the O2 Your Country Pay and Go bundled plan by sending a SMS, “YOUR COUNTRY” to the number 21300.


Ref.: 


http://freesim.o2.co.uk/messages.php?f=vAo4PEhRE&p=&cm_re=BluePromo-_-Favourites-_-Unlimited

http://www.o2.co.uk/mobilestariffs/tariffs/paygo/o2unlimited?cm_re=ConsumerArea-_-rightbox-_-O2Unlimited

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/5046/o2_gives_free_international_calls_in_new_pay_go_deals.html

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/saving-and-banking/polski/article.html?in_article_id=441373&in_page_id=53517&position=moretopstories

iPhone India: Airtel + Singtel + Vodafone, Who is The 'Official' Carrier?

iPhone India: Airtel, Singtel, Vodafone, Who is The 'Official' Carrier?

First it was Vodafone who claimed to bring 'official' Apple iPhone to India including 10 countries, now Singapore's leading telecom carrier Singtel says that it is the official partner and host to bring Apple iPhone to India, Singapore, Australia, & Philippines.

Also Airtel claims that iPhone to Indians would be done by its carrier. We know Singapore's SingTel has some stakes in Bharti’s Airtel ('Tel' in Airtel comes from Singtel) than would it means that apple's iPhone through SingTel network = Airtel network in India?

Its an interesting debatable question until apple grows officially in India who is the official carrier or there may be some multiple carriers to the Apple iphone including of Vodafone as it says earlier? Apple iphone journey is not being exclusive or limited to any single telecom partner in many countries, like Italy etc.


BBC Clearly Reports: "... SingTel will sell the gadget in Singapore, while Bharti Airtel will introduce it in India. Globe Telecom has the rights to the iPhone in the Philippines, and Optus will offer it in Australia. .." 


…But I am sorry China you still are not in the iPhone queue for Asia and pacific, stay tuned, apple are sweet and will come a day: )

Cheers : )

Ref.:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7396047.stm 

Chinese Hacked BSNL Telecom Website, Now Back : )

http://www.telecomtiger.com/fullstory.aspx?storyid=1926 


http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=133890


Telecom Tiger reports the hacking attack on State owned Telco BSNL Gujarat website www.gujarat.bsnl.co.in by Chinese hackers (IP Internet Protocol addresses of Chinese hackers were traced). It is Governmental website and is being hacked.

We know India versus China / Pakistan hacking attacks on Governmental sites is not new and some news stories & rumors says that even the governments of the respective countries have some secret (ethical / non ethical) hackers' group formed for these purposes and the virtual world had witnessed the mute hacking war many times : ) Though no government will officially accept these 'charges' " )

Nothing to Cheers : (

IPL-Vodafone Free Mobile Contest, Win Prizes Daily

http://www.maxtelevision.com/ipl2008/ipl_contest.php 

Max Television is the official broadcaster to the DLF Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket matches fever sweeping whole of the India.

Max TV has some freebies / sweepstakes and "Life Bana De contest" for its IPL Cricket viewers at above featured site, here you could predict and win daily tons of prizes like 70 Vodafone Magic Boxes, Godrej Bright Home (furnished by Godrej Interio & Ion) worth Rs. 1 Crore as Bumper Prize.


What is in the Vodafone’s Mobile Magic Box?



http://www.telegyaan.com/2007/10/13/whats-in-the-magic-box 


It’s free to take part, just call or SMS to answer at the phone numbers mentioned on the site.

Sweep the Max DLF IPL Cricket fever and win some COOL Vodafone mobile magic boxes daily. 

I wish I too could have some time to watch DLF IPL Cricket matches and may win Vodafone mobile magic boxes : (

Cheers : )

Rate: Free VoIP Communication Service Providers

Rate: Free VoIP Communication Service Providers

http://www.rateitall.com/t-26054-voip-communication--free-services.aspx

VoIP (Free Calls from PC / Computer) or  Make monthly-unlimited cheap VoIP calls to more than 60 countries, mobile or landline, just for flat monthly rates USD19.95 per month. (broadband is better). In VoIP, when one makes voice calls to another user within same VoIP calling network, the 100% VoIP calls are free.

skype, gizmo, icall, jangl, jaxtr, jajah, globe7, raketu, google talk, internet talks etc are some of the big names in VoIP communications, and daily we can see he emergence of new and start up VoIP players, many of them just useless and many could be useful too. How to find, how to rate???

The above featured site helps you to find / rate the usefulness of VoIP: quality, popularity, rates etc etc.

Cheers :)

Call Freely on Cuba Cell Phones Now; But Why Was The Mobile 'Ban'?

Cell (Mobile) Phone ‘Ban’ Lifted in Cuba, Why? Do You Know? ... I know... : )

Featured News Analysis:

http://www.atelier-us.com/mobility/cuba,lifts,cell,phone,ban-429-2.html


http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gjy8yZjevPRu21Hg6EDXyOHAZ77AD901VF080


Havana: All Cubans now can use mobiles legally. The official 'ban' has been lifted by President Raul's Castro's government. It is a big deal after Fidel Castro's government.

Cuba was still having the mobile phones uses, but only in a strict restrictive ways since back 1991, cell phones were only for foreign executives working with foreign entities and / or high level communist party guys & officials.

But why was the ban and why it is being lifted now. Interesting theory and reason put by Mr. Ramos, heading Cuban delegation (Cuba Envoy) which is on its way to talk business with Indian government re purchase of cell phones, refrigerators, computers etc.

Cuban envoy says, "as biased to imagination of western media, the ban on these electric gadgets were only to save the nation running from the POWER CRISIS, which is now over as Cuba is now being converted to CFLs”, the power crisis is diluted… : )

Nice theory, I understand… : )

Unlimited Free VoIP Calls: India, Pakistan, USA, Italy, Norway, USA, Worldwide

Featured Site :


Monthly Unlimited free calls to 60 countries – only USD19.95 recurring per month.

Free unlimited phone calls also can be made even while zero funds in your account. What you need is a high-speed Internet connection and an IP Phone and of course a cup of coffee and good mood to talk unlimited to family and friends.

If you wish to connect without Internet, than they have local access number for few select cities to connect to their network via SipBroker Worldwide PSTN Access.

http://yupeephone.com/local_access.htm

Make monthly-unlimited cheap VoIP calls to more than 60 countries, mobile or landline, just for flat monthly rates USD19.95 per month. USA, India, Pakistan included and calls could be made directly either to landlines or mobiles.

No contract is required and they also have plan for pay as you go, i.e. you have to pay only for the minutes you had actually consumed: )

I checked the Alexa ranking (how much traffic comes here) for this site, which is terribly low right now, but stats show that it is showing improvement in the traffic in last few days / months, and most of the traffic comes from UAE, Gulf, Dubai, Pakistan etc. It seems to be a startup site right now, Talkfree7 wishes a nice future ahead to this VoIP free unlimited calling site : )

Ref.:

http://voipguides.blogspot.com/2008/05/yupeephone-offers-unlimited-calls-to.html

3G Apple iPhone for Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Spain

It seems Apple's (AAPL) iPhone is getting crazy and setting its own tunes : ), The iPhone is keeping to march & sweeping the globe like the army of once Alexander the Grate : ) and aiming high to touch the all international borders.

Telecom Italia already announced to sell iPhone phone in Italy, and after Apple iPhone with Vodafone to launch iPhone in 10 countries including India, this is now turn for more of the Europe: Poland, Switzerland (3G iPhone this summers with Swisscom the largest Telecom operator of Switzerland), Spain.

America Movil also signed a deal to land Apple iPhone to Latin American & Caribbean 16 countries. America Movil, is a telecom operator in Mexicoa, it is managed by one of the billionaires Carlos Slim, and posses till date approx. 160 million subscribers. So there is no limit for iPhone users in this world.

China has to still wait for an unknown period to have an official Apple iPhone in their pockets and to surf the net or download YouTube on iPhone : ( iPhone

There would soon be a day in Apple’s iPhone / iPod history where an International addition of Apple iPhone cum iPod would be available which could be roamed worldwide and sans the geographical longitudes and latitudes : )

Cheers : )

Ref.:

NASA: Your Name on Moon, Free, Get NASA Certificate

Featured Site:


We always wish that we could too join in 1969 the Apollo XI crew to Moon with Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin or Michael Collins, no problem here is a time machine for you to send your name to the moon, at least. Make your MOON dreams cherished and make a wish...

Do free sign up via Internet and send your name to the NASA lunar / moon mission. All the names will be placed on board the LRO spacecraft {Lunar Reconnaissance is an unmanned spacecraft} on its mission moon by NASA and will be docked to the Moon's gravity.

A participation certificate in *.pdf will be available to all signups. The last date for this mission moon is June 27, 2008.

Remember the golden Moon saying: “Small step of man, giant leap for mankind” : ) So C. U. on the moon : )

Related:

http://www.labnol.org/internet/favorites/send-your-name-to-the-moon-in-a-nasa-spacecraft/3231/

Mother's Day: Free International Calls

Featured Site:


http://journals.aol.com/iiagavin/aolvoices/entries/2008/05/07/free-calls-for-mothers-day/641

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM_Call_Out

Mother's Day (this falls each year on the second Sunday of the month of May) and is the day dedicated to honour our kind and respected mothers : )

History of Mother's Day:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother's_Day

May11th, 2008: Mother's Day Gift: Free Worldwide Calls starting Mother's Day Weekend ON ANY PHONE: Using AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) Call out, Free International Calls can be done on May 10th & 11th for more than 200 countries.

________________________________________

In 2007 too: It was given away free calls on Mother's Day

Mother's Day: Free Calls US, Canada: Skype / Intel

Featured News:

http://www.skype.com/campaigns/giftofgab/

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=16359

On May 11th, 2007 The Mother's Day, Luxembourg based the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) brand leader Skype and Intel launched a promotion to call your loving Moms worldwide for free but for the guys who were located within USA / Canada. Yeah they gave up the FREE CALLS on either landline phones or / and cell (mobile) phones... Internationally. No catch at all : )...there is a catch in favour of Skype users, that even you can use these free calls to talk your family or friends in case you have chatted much to the Mom : )

Though always, Globally Skype users can call each other for free, but if you want to call for free on landlines, fix phones or mobile phones and you are a skype user than you have to pay a bit for the “SkypeOut” service, as it is a per minute calling charge service and incur charges as of a location.

The computer processing Chip maker Intel sponsored the outbound calls.

http://www.macworld.com/article/57636/2007/05/skype.html

Cheers : )

India, Goa: BSNL Wi-Max Coming

Featured Telecom News:

http://www.telecomtiger.com/fullstory.aspx?passfrom=newsletter&storyid=2057&ptct=S86&passcategory=Enterprise

India: Goa: Telecom Tiger reports that State owned BSNL will start Wi-Max service in State of Goa, which is famous for its foreign / western / Russian tourists and lovely sandy sea beaches.

Wi-Max will be rather a new and unique service by BSNL to be offered in any Indian State and that is why BSNL proudly says Wi-Max will change the habits to use Internet in Goa : ) We think Wi-Max will also open the gates for Mobile phone Broadband Internet in Goa...

Cheers : )

Vodafone-IPL: Man of Match, Predict and Win

Featured News:

http://www.telecomtiger.com/fullstory.aspx?passfrom=newsletter&storyid=2061&ptct=S86&passcategory=Corporate

IPL & Vodafone will be the official telecom partner for coming next five years for IPL (DLF Premiere League Cricket Matches).

One can buy IPL matches tickets on Vodafone Live and Vodafone consumers can take part in contest where they have to predict the man of the match to win some bounty from Vodafone.

Cheers : )

Vodafone India: Apple iPhone, Launching

Finally there will be an Apple for the Indians too : )

The Gadget / Mobile of the century, The Apple's iPhone finally will land India and 9 other countries soon. It is one of the happy and most awaiting & breaking news for crazy Mobile phone Indians.

In India Apple’s iPhone 8GB version, costing Rs. 28,000 (=USD700), is expected to get grounded by early September 2008.

Thanks to Vodfone which has signed and WILL be the official host and India partner for the software major Apple iPhone India : ) also Vodafone will sell Apple’s (iPhone) in 9 other countries (Czech Republic, Australia, Greece, Egypt, India, Portugal, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey, and South Africa).

After Failed to launch in China this could be the most successful Asian platform for iPhone India, as India outnumbered the US in mobile phone users density and the second biggest market after China, still untapped, nascent & virgin and increasing, so there is no dearth of mobile revenue here for the Telcos who could provide VAS and other mobile thingies to Indians, a value for their money!

Cheers : )

Ref.:

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200805061323.htm

http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Its_Vodafone_Bringing_Apple_iPhone_to_India/551-89078-615.html

Talkfree7: Google Custom Search Engine

Good News, now Talkfree7 has its own Google Powered Custom Search Engine. Means now you can search more pinpointed searches for free VOIP international calls, free sms resources within Talkfree7.


Also:

http://www.google.co.in/ig/adde?hl=hi&moduleurl=feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/vFOA&source=imag

Cheers : )

Ref.:

Inside AdSense: AdSense for search now powered by Custom Search

http://adsense.blogspot.com/2008/05/adsense-for-search-now-powered-by.html

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