Well Kolkatans it's great time to enjoy mobile telephony, as Mobile Number Portability is coming around September, 2009 in kolkata.
And we will see another GSM operator, Idea launching its services before durga puja! as Kolkata GSM market is already condensed by Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, Aircel, Reliance Smart we can expect some more attractive tariff plans from Aditya Birla's !dea. Get ready to show "!"
and CDMA market of kolkata, dominated by Reliance mainly, will see MTS India. Tata and Virgin are also here.
Both the operators have already booked space at PS-Srijan Tech Park. Idea Cellular has purchased 50,000 sq ft, Shyam-Sistema has taken 30,000 sq ft on long-term lease. Unitech, which has also got GSM frequencies for West Bengal and Kolkata circles, is yet to set up base.
But I didn't find any MTS ad in kolkata still, but all source are saying it is coming in next couple of weeks. I am excited to watch tariff war also at CDMA sector, as Tata is always loser to R-Com.
But !dea will be here during Sep-Nov. "We are keen on catching the Pujas this year, both in Kolkata and West Bengal circles. True, Vodafone Essar and Airtel have the first-mover advantage with 900 MHz spectrum that is a lot better than the 1800 MHz," an Idea official said. You can expect IDEA's mega launching before puja!
FYI, US-based Telcordia Technologies is to introduce MNP in Kolkata, and according to their sources - WB will get MNP in April of next year.
so lower tariffs, new service providers and option to change the service provider
without changing the number - this is the mobile excitement for Kolkata, just wait for our fav Durga Puja.
JUST AN UPDATE
A good no. of people is searching for MTS office Addresses :
Kolkata Office :
Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited.
PS Srijan Tech Park, DN-52,
Sector-V, Salt Lake Green,
Kolkata - 700091
Registered Office :
Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited
B-2-D, Shiv Marg, Bani Park
Jaipur - 302016
Corporate Office: HR Manager (for Careers in MTS India)
Sistema Shyam TeleServices Pvt. Ltd.
334, Udyog Vihar, Phase-IV,
Gurgaon - 122001
Haryana ; Phone:+91 124 4615899
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit MTS INDIA Site - www.mtsindia.in