Tanla Solutions has announced the deployment video mail services for state owned telco Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, for its 3G subscribers, allowing users to leave a video message on any missed call. Video Mail is an an enhancement of Voice Mail, allowing users to leave a video message on any missed call. We checked the websites for MTNL – Mumbai, Delhi (pre-paid), Post-Paid, and there’s no mention of Video Mail anywhere, or the pricing.

A few questions come to mind: is the video mail facility available only from one MTNL 3G subscriber to another? Is it going to be available only to MTNL consumers – will there be interoperability?

Above all, we’d love to see video mail launched as a separate feature on the mobile, and with not the same format as a voice mail: there should be a webcam interface, and possible for users to email a video message recorded from a PC to a 3G subscriber.

Tanla has 3G deployments in the UK and Sri Lanka, and its platform enables Video IVR portals, Video Chat, Video SMS and alerts.

(By Anmol Pradhan & Nikhil Pahwa)

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