Chandigarh, Oct 6: Ping Mobiles, a brand of HFCL Infotel Ltd, has launched coloured handsets at a rate of Rs 499 only in the Punjab market aiming at the urban, semi-urban and rural masses. Mr G D Singh, COO, HFCL Infotel Ltd, today said that communication was a major driver of economic growth and the company's aim was to make telephony available to people in all walks of life.
''The Rs 499 handset comes with a predefined activated mobile number which can be recharged with special tariff packs for Rs 151,Rs 201 or Rs 251,'' he said. ''The local call rate of one paisa per second and STD at Rs 1.50 per minute shall be available on these plans. The subscriber can also enjoy the validity of 30 days and STD call rate of rupee one per minute on the minimum recharge coupon of Rs 33,'' he added.