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Idea is another GSM provider which has strong base in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarath, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh with a total market share of 8% and 14 million subscribers.

Aircel, Spice and MTNL

These three are regional base GSM operators. Aircel has strong presence in Tamil Nadu while Spice is major player In Karnataka and Punjab. MTNL is another state owned telecom operator which is operating in Delhi and Mumbai.

Features and Offers

Cellular Service providers are coming up with new offers and features every day to attract more subscribers like low airtime charges, extended validity, lifetime validity, extra talk time, free airtime, free night talk, free mobile to mobile calls, teen talk, double talk time, slashed internet charges and roaming charges, discount on national (STD) and international (ISD) calls, free ring tones, hello tones, background music, missed calls list, talk time packages, phone book backup, live TV channels, movie on demand, games on demand, SMS in local languages, exam results on mobile, train and air ticket booking and enquiry on mobile, free mobile banking, alerts and balance on mobile, insurance payment via mobile, get money for reading advertisement on mobile, festival offers etc

Handset Manufactures


Nokia is the leader in mobile handsets with wide variety of GSM and CDMA models. Recently Nokia launched its E and N series mobile phones. Some new releases from Nokia are E65, E61i, E50, N95, N93i, N76, N73 Music Edition, 5070 and 3110 classic. Some popular Nokia models are 6600, 7610,  6030, 1110, 3110, 5110 etc

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson also has many attractive mobile handsets. Some new releases are K790i, K550i, W610i, J110i, W580i, W660i, J120i and K220i.


Samsung has both CDMA and GSM phones. Some models are C140, X620, X820, C130, P310, X210, X650, E490, D840 and X530.


There are many other handset manufactures in India like LG, Alcatel, Motorola, Panasonic, Philips, Toshiba, Sony, Sharp, Sagem, i-mate etc

Handset Features

Handset manufactures are coming up with new features to increase their sales in India like 3G, Bluetooth, Dual Camera, Email, mega pixel camera, FM radio, MP3 Player, Real Player, GPRS, DVD quality video recording, expandable memory, slideshow builder, TV Out, Hands free speaker, MMS, Web Browser, Voice Dial, WiFi, Video Services, Internal Memory, Pen drive, Mobile Blogging, GPS apart from standard features like voice mail, sms, mms, call waiting, call conferencing, call forwarding, call diverting, lost phone blocking, extended security features etc.

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