Independence day gift from MTNL for 3G users

Great news on the occasion of Independence day is that India’s First 3G Mobile Service provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) slashed its default 3G Data Charges (without any data pack) and also Regularized its UNLIMITED 3G Data Plans (Postpaid & Prepaid) for Delhi telecom circle.

MTNL’s 3G Subscribers in Limited 3G Data Plans as well as without any data pack can enjoy High Speed Mobile Broadband at Reduced data charges of 1 paisa/12 KB (less than Rs. 1 /MB) w.e.f 1st August 2011. The existing data charges was 1 paisa for 10 KB. MTNL is only 3G service provider in India offering Truly Unlimited 3G data Plans without any data or speed cap.

In January, 2011 the operator introduced “Advance Rental Unlimited 3G Data Plan” and with the Plan-4500 further extended till August. But now the operator has rationalized it. So now you can get the recharge done anytime. But take full advantage of it as you never know when the company may roll back this plan.

Source: TelecomTalk

The #N8 Experience! Part 1

Tweeting is what I live on. And a few days back a tweet caught my attention. It was from the @WOMWorldNokia to @aravindkumar. It was stating that they had read a tweet mentioning something about the N8, and they were happy to him try the device for 2 weeks Free Of Cost. Seeing this I thought of asking them for the same and Mr. ^PC who responded to my tweet asked me to mail him with a few details.

I got in touch with him and after filling in the N8 Trial Agreement, the Logistics at WOMWorldnokia got in touch with me and gave me the AWB number to track the device. The device reached me in 6 days, thanks to the delay at the Chennai Airports Customs Clearance Unit. But once I received the device I forgot everything and started exploring it.

In the box :
I received In-Ear headphones. Charger. Data cable. HDMI cable. Everything was fresh. Even the device was no less than new.

Symbian^3 or S^3 as its normally called of which N8 was the first device to run on is good. You don’t feel much of a difference after using the Symbian 60 Version 5 as almost everything over there you see is same. But the only thing which i felt good about S^3 was that it was a little better in feel and the response is better than S60.

The body of the N8 is made up of strong aluminium and is nice. The glass screen is scratch proof so you don’t have to worry about the scratches while using it. But if u drop it over road, you are sure of getting some marks. 😉

The black color handset was of no use without a network connection. So i got the 3G activated over my BSNL number and to tell you frankly, it was an awesome experience. You cant enjoy the N8 to the fullest until you are on the 3G network but with it the battery drains out too quickly. The battery of N8 is concealed inside the handset and is not removable. The 1200 mAh battery is not very much enough for a device like N8 which has so many features to use. We all know that 3G network eats up the battery too quickly but N8s battery drains in some 3 – 3 and 1/2 hours with the use 3G and the full featured app Gravity, by which you can use Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and many more other services. As Gravity makes use of GPS and that too over the 3G network, the battery is eaten up quickly. But over the 2G network it holds on for upto 10 – 11 hours. 🙂

Screen and Touch:
Nokia N8s gorilla glass screen, 360 x 640 pixels 3.5 inch touchscreen can really handle lots of pressure and mishandle. It is scratch -proof so its awesome.
As I started using the device, it was a little tough to get used to the touch interface as the touch in Nokia 5233 is too hard and here it is too sensitive. But after an hour it was nice to use. The only think not good about the screen is that while using it you could end up seeing your fingerprint over the screen.

So this the part 1 of the review and Part 2 of it will follow soon!

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Thanks. 🙂


Finally getting into blogging seriously. And I hope that I keep up the promise to myself this time around. And while you are reading this post, I am happy that at-least someone is actually reading it!

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