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Vodafone International Format Store launched in Kandivli West

Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading cellular service providers, today announced the launch of its new format Vodafone store in Kandivli. Located at Raghuleela Mall, the new international format Vodafone Store aims to deliver a complete Vodafone experience to its customers. This takes the strength of Vodafone Stores in Mumbai to 36 along with 76 self-service kiosks.

Apart from new connections, Vodafone handsets and various value added services, the store offers a dedicated area for customer queries and bill payments. Vodafone customers can now look forward to even faster service as all the Vodafone Stores are linked with high-speed intranet connection.

Speaking at the launch Naveen Chopra, Chief Executive, Vodafone Essar, Mumbai, said, “The new international format store is designed to fulfill the growing requirements of our customers for all mobile related information and services. We are delighted that the new store in Kandivli West is centrally located and offers a complete experience to our customers in that area.”

Key elements of the New Store Format include:
A dedicated help desk at the rear of the store offering product support and advice
An interactive ‘Red Hot bar’ ‘ where customers can try out new handsets and content via live handsets
A new touch screen Q-management system at the store entrance, designed to help identify a customer’s enquiry quickly, and direct her to the relevant area of the store for more effective service
New lifestyle imagery and clearly-defined areas
An express cash desk where customers can directly purchase and pay across the counter

About Vodafone Essar

Vodafone Essar in India is a subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai.  Vodafone Essar now has operations in 22 circles with over 65.92 million customers**. Over the years, Vodafone Essar, under the Hutch brand, has been named the ‘Most Respected Telecom Company’, the ‘Best Mobile Service in the country’ and the ‘Most Creative and Most Effective Advertiser of the Year’.

Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile communications company. It currently has equity interests in 27 countries across 5 continents and 40 partner networks with over 289 million proportionate customers worldwide. Vodafone has partnered with the Essar Group as its principal joint venture partner for the Indian market.

Essar Global Limited (EGL) is a diversified business group spanning the manufacturing and services sectors of Steel, Energy, Power, Communications, Shipping & Logistics, and Projects. The group has operations and investments in India, Canada, USA, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and South East Asia and employs 30,000 people worldwide.

  • *Figures from Cellular Operators Association of India, February 28, 2009

For more information, contact:

Umesh Nair / Samridhi sharma
Genesis Burson-Marsteller
Vodafone mobile no.: +91 9819423875 / + 91 9820211064
email : umesh.nair@bm.com  / samridhi.sharma@bm.com

Press Release from Vodafone India

Skype for iPhone coming tomorrow, says CNET

The official news states that the Skype application for iPhone and iPod touch should be available tomorrow on the App Store. As expected, the voice-over-IP app will require a WiFi connection to place and receive calls; it will also handle conference calling as a participant, not an initiator, and the first version leaves out SMS, call waiting and an integrated voicemail tool. Skype text chat, unlike voice traffic, will work fine over an EDGE or 3G connection.

How does 130 billion dollars look in your hand ?

Nokia E70-Brings style in business!!

Today whole world is thinking fo bringing style in life; It may be business, education,career, personal life, entertainment. The fact is mainly these style is coming through mobiles and widgets. Strange?? No, just have a look at the  latest portfolio of all manufacturers, either its Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson or Apple. World is talking about style and only style. 

nokia-e70-01

The Nokia E70 is a candybar/fold keyboard type smartphone from the Eseries range, announced in October 2005 and released in May 2006 at a cost of approximately $500 with prices in July 2007 around $345. There are two models of this phone, the E70-1 for the world market with tri-band (900, 1800, 1900MHz) GSM and UMTS, and the E70-2 for the Americas with tri-band (850, 1800, 1900MHz) GSM and EDGE packet data capability. Both models use the S60 platform 3rd Edition on top of Symbian OS version 9.1. The E70 is the successor to the 6810/6822/6820, and previously the 6800.

Telenor Buys 60% Stake of Unitech Wireless

­Telenor has confirmed that it is to take a 60% controlling stake in Indian green-field mobile operator, Unitech Wireless for US$1,070 million. In a latest Press Release, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor sated:

“Gaining access to the world’s second largest mobile market is a major achievement for Telenor. Entering the Indian mobile market gives Telenor a unique possibility to further enhance the Telenor Group’s position as one of the leading emerging markets operators, and enables us to take part in the development and growth opportunities in one of the fastest growing telecom market in the world”.

Unitech Wireless has telecommunication licenses in all 22 telecomm circles and is planning to launch its services in mid 2009. Sanjay Chandra, Managing Director, Unitech Ltd is happy with the deal and stated:

“We highly appreciate this partnership with Telenor, and believe that Unitech Group’s local position and strengths coupled with Telenor’s technical, operational and marketing expertise will form a winning team. Telenor’s experience from growth markets in Asia are also a great benefit for the partnership”.

palringo for Android

Ed Baig giving iphone review!!