MTNL launches multi-lingual SMS services in 11 laungages

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New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today launched multi-lingual short message service (SMS) that will enable its GSM subscribers to send messages in 11 Indian languages, besides English.

''With the introduction of this service, we are aiming at 10 per cent increase in the number of SMS sent through our network.

Presently, we have five lakh SMS every month,'' company's Executive Director A K Arora told reporters here.

This value-added service, developed by Geneva Software Technology Ltd, is only for postpaid and prepaid customers of Dolphin and Trump, he said.

The service will be available in 11 languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Rajasthani, Tamil, Telugu, beside English in which the company presently provide this service.

The service will cost rupee one per SMS (local and STD) for the postpaid connections, namely Dolphin customers, and pre-paid users, particularly Trump subscriber have to pay rupees two for per SMS.

The service can be activated by downloading the language specific application on the handset which requires a GPRS enabled handsets or a handset with Bluetooth, IR or cable facility.


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