MTNL launches Express alerts for Dolphin

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Mumbai, May 8 (UNI) State-owned telecom operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and Contakt Tech Solutions India Pvt Ltd, a leading VAS Technology company, today announced the launch of USSD-based mobile value added services, Express alert, for its subscribers.

The new product from Contakt Tech will serve MTNL's 1.6 million Dolphin&Trump mobile subscribers, who need to dial *123 to get alerts. The telecom operator has 21 services on offer, which have become operational from today. The service list will be expanded to around 100 services in due course.

With this, MTNL's subscribers will get alerts on astrology, cricket score, news, stock and religious content. The frequency of alerts, sent in the day, depends upon the type of service subscribed.

Each service is priced at Rs 30 per month to MTNL subscribers. The combo pack is also available ranging from Rs 30 to Rs 50 per month.

The express alerts, unlike SMS alerts, are USSD based service. The USSD messages are menu-based and user-friendly. These messages do not have concept of store and forward and faster than conventional SMS. These messages do not get saved in mobile, therefore, the customer doesn't have the hassle of deleting the messages from the mobile Inbox. Customers can avail the service even while roaming.

Speaking on the occasion, MTNL Executive Director J Gopal said ''MTNL is always striving to provide best services to its customers. With ever-growing customer base, value added services are becoming an important feature and MTNL, being a leader in the space, continues to bring to its customers the best of services. We are really happy to partner with M/s Contakt Tech solutions, who are the leaders in providing such services in India.'' Contakt Tech managing director Paresh Shah said ''Our association with MTNL is a matter of pride for us. We will value our relation with MTNL and will strive to offer continuous innovation on this platform for MTNL's customers.'' UNI AR SSS SKB2054

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