In countries like USA, etc mobile service providers and handset manufacturer’s usually tie up and provide various offers to the handset buyer’s (or Sim Contracts). In India too, Airtel has launched a special offer for Nokia users in which they are offering services of Internet on mobile at half the price. Generally Mobile Office costs Rs. 98 for one month and allows data transfer of 2 gb. However under this scheme, run exclusively for Nokia users, the Mobile Office can be used at Rs. 49 per month (for 2 months) with the same data transfer of 2 gb. In order to avail this offer, you need to satisfy following mentioned conditions:
- Offer is available to those who have bought above Nokia handsets after 1st March, 2010.
- This offer can be availed only once by the same handset.
- To avail this offer, you need to use Mobile Office APN.
- This offer is available for the following handset users : e71 e72, e63, n97, n97 mini, n79, n86, 5523, 5530, 5800,X3, X6-16GB, N97 Mini, 5130, 5530, 5235, 6700, 2690, 2220, 7230, 7210, 6303,2730.
In case you satisfy the conditions mentioned above, the second thing you need to do in order to avail this offer is to send an sms containing text “DATA” (without quotes) to 543210. Once you send the sms, you will receive an sms confirming the receipt and stating the activation period (as seen in image on the right ->).
For complete details regarding this offer, please visit the official Airtel Portal providing details regarding this offer.
NOTE: Many forums/sites/blogs have been mentioning this as a trick to get GPRS service for half the price. However, this is NOT a trick instead it is an initiative by Airtel-Nokia to provide benefit of Internet at reduced rates. And you will be charged Rs. 49 per month for 2 months, beyond that (in case you continue) you will be charged the normal rate of Rs. 98 per month.