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News Digest: Tata Indicom, Airtel, Nokia GPS, Vodafone & LIC-UID

Tata Indicom Launches New Tariff Plan; Tata Tele Adds 0.3M Subscribers

Tata Indicom has announced the launch of ‘Pay Per Call Flexi Plan’. Under the plan users can make local or STD calls at Re 1 and Rs 2 respectively for a call of 5 minutes. If the call is less than 5 minutes then the user will be charged 25 paise per minute for STD or local.

Tata Tele has added 3 lakh subscribers in December 2009, emerging as the number one operator in terms of subscriber additions for the fifth consecutive month. (More at TMCNet)

Government Lifts Ban On Prepaid Mobile Phones In J&K

The Government has lifted the ban on prepaid mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir. The DoT however has said that there will be strict identity and address checks for all subscribers. One of the new regulation is that no family can have more than six mobile connections. (Read more at Kashmirlive.com)

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Nokia GPS Navigation Free For All Nokia Users

Nokia has announced free GPS based navigation access with all Nokia smartphones in India. At present the new version of Ovi Maps is available on 10 mobile phones and more existing models to be added soon. With the application users can get directions in 84  cities across India and over a million landmarks can be viewed in 3D. (Read more at Telecom Talk)

Vodafone Introduces Per Second Plan For ISD Calls

Vodafone has announced the pay per second tariff structure to its World Calling Cards. Users can now make ISD calls on a per second basis. Calls to USA and Canada will cost 4 paisa per second and to Gulf countries will cost 12 paisa per second. 4 paisa and 12 paisa per second to UK and Europe’s fixed phone line and mobile respectively. (Read more at MobiGyaan)

LIC & UID

Life Insurance Corporation of India is in talks with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to issue unique ids to its 25.7 crore policy-holders.  (More on Economic Times)

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