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Good news for Telenor subscribers in Pakistan now they can easily sign in, send tweets, and receive tweets to their Twitter accounts with the help of SMS (Short Text Messages). Read details after the break.
With the advent of digital cellular technology, CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and GSM (Global System for Mobile) by far have been the core standards for providing voice services. These two technologies have stood adjacent to each other competing for several years. Opting between the two isn’t a difficult task as both technologies have their own pros and cons.
You might remember Telenor‘s Teaser requiring you to guess what ep stands for. Well now we know what it is. It stands for easypaisa. Telenor easypaisa attempts to bring an end to the painful utility bill payment experience that we have become accustomed to. You have gone through it, I have gone through it: Having to wake up early in the morning and waiting in the long queue just to get our bills paid. Well with Telenor EP, all this is set to come to an end.
What do you do if you receive an SMS in a language you don’t understand. Your answer would be I translate it into the native language I understand. What if your mobile performs the translation for you. I dont know about others but Telenor has just announced SMS Translator that does just that.
Telenor SMS Translator comes out as a service that translates phrase between supported languages. Currently Telenor SMS Translator supports 14 languages. The translation for Chinese language comes free of cost, may be because China is a very close friend of ours. The code for each language is based on the first two characters of the name of each supported language For e.g. Ar for Arabic, Ch for China.
SMS Translator supported languages
The supported languages and their respective charges are provided below:
SMS Translator Format
Write the SMS observing the format provided below and send it to 808
Format: ‘Destination Language Code<space>Sentence to be translated’
For e.g send ‘Ar Hello’ to 808 to get the translation in Arabic
SMS Translator translates the sentence into your desired language and also gives its Roman character representation
You will be charged Rs 3+tax for each SMS sent.
Telenor continues its trend of bringing reduced international call rates for its valued subscribers and users. Telenor really values enabling its users to stay connected with their users based in foreign countries and has proved it once again. This time around it has brought a discount of 25% for calls and SMS sent to people based in Gulf countries which includes Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Iraq.
The 25% discount applies on your all voice calls after the first three minutes. Similarly 25% discount applies on all SMS sent to either mobile numbers or land numbers belonging to Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar.
You know what the good part is, no subscription is required to utilize this offer and is available for all post-paid or pre-paid subscribers.
Here is a detailed description from Telenor regarding this discount offer
- For first 3 minutes, regular call charges will be applicable for all destinations.
- 25% discount will be applied on call rate after first 3 mins.
- 25% discount will also be available on all SMS sent to above destinations.
- New SMS Price = Rs. 3.75 + Tax
- This offer will be available to subscribers on all price plans (pre-paid + Post paid) by default, no subscription is required.
- TalkShawk 30 Sec, TalkShawk 63, TalkShawk Har Sec, Djuice, Djuice Jaagtay Raho, Djuice Din Raat and all Postpaid subscribers will be charged as per 30 Seconds.
- TalkShawk Har min and TalkShawk A1 subscribers will be charged as per 30 Seconds.
Word of Caution
This is a limited time offer, so take advantage of it as soon as possible.
Everybody is watching cricket these days. And why shouldn’t they. ICC Champions Trophy is running in full flow and has reached the semi-final stage. And you will agree with me over the fact that the tournament uptil now has been nothing short of maximum entertainment and excitement.
Cricket analysts and commentators are normally the entities who predict the outcome of various matches. So why should they be the only one who do the prediction. Why shouldn’t you go ahead and make your predictions. To add more fun to it, what if you get an exciting prize if most of your predictions turn out to be true.
Predict the team and win exciting prizes
Enter Telenor Cricket Challenge, a Facebook app that allows you to make predictions regarding the outcome of each match. If you get your predictions right you get awarded with points. And if you manage to get the top rank you might end up having your very own Blackberry or a cool iPod.
The Facebook cricket challenge application has picked up steam by attracting cricket fans across the globe. The application engages the user in predicting the outcome of the tournament, by selecting winners for each match. Telenor is currently offering the option to select the winners for each of the cricket match.
This allows the Facebook user to select the winner of each game in every stage of the tournament. This concept was first implemented for the 2nd edition of the World T20 championship, and now again has emerged with the same platform for the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy played between the top eight cricketing nations of the world.
How the application works
The application initially prompts the first time user to predict the matches, from the closest approaching match-up to the final game of the tournament. If group stages are involved then the application lets the user predict the outcome of the top teams in each subsequent group leading up to the grand finale.
Invite and Play with your Facebook Friends
Facebook users can invite their facebook buddies to play the Telenor cricket challenge on facebook to make this app all the more interesting and competitive.
How to get more points
The scoring is based on a point system which for each correct prediction has a certain associated value. You can score even higher by selecting the outcome of the following stage in an early stage. Notifications are sent after the outcome of every game, as soon as a result is achieved.
So what are you waiting for?. Go ahead and be a part of Telenor Cricket Challenge and get yourself in contention for Blackberry and other incentives.
Do you use Telenor? Have you tried renewing your subscription to the Telenor SMS Bundles offer. I know you tried but was unsuccessful in getting your SMS Bundles subscription renewed. You might have heard the following message Service not available. So what’s going on. This news might not please you. But anyways here it goes: Telenor has suspended SMS Bundles offer on the account of Eid. They have taken this rather unwelcome decision with the view of ensuring that the quality is not affected during the Eid-ul-Fitr. However I suspect that it’s the only reason behind this decision.
You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. We send a lot of SMS during eid to our family and friends to congratulate them on the holy occasion of Eid and related stuff. So what better way for Telenor to earn a few extra during Eid than suspending the SMS bundle offer and charging the users for each SMS they send.
ProPakistani reports that SMS Bundles will remain suspended till 24th September. SMS Bundles will be restored after 2 pm on 24th September. This is what Telenor had to say:
Dear Customers, SMS Bundles have been suspended till 24th September 09 to provide you better service during EID. Please subscribe again on 24th September after 2pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
There is no doubt in the fact that you will be aware of the latest move taken by mobile operators in Pakistan. Yes I am talking about their decision to charge for balance inquiry and other similar inquiry services. Well they might be imposing limitations. But even in these circumstance people manage to find an alternative way. In this post we will be sharing with you the codes that will provide you codes that will result in free balance inquiry.As of now, I only have the codes for Telenor and Zong users. So if you don’t have either of these, you might still share this news with you friends and family members who could benefit from this.
- Telenor – For free balance inquiry, dial **444## instead of *444#.
- Zong users – For free balance inquiry, dial *100# and *310#
Do your loved ones live in America, Canada or UK? Do you have a Telenor number. If the answer to both of these questions is Yes, then you will be happy to hear this news. If the answer to both the questions is no, you may still want to read this part after it wouldn’t hurt you to get a little knowledge, would it. So here it goes Telenor has reduced the call rates as well as the SMS rates for communicating with your loved ones who are based in USA, Canada and UK.
Telenor will charge you 99 paisas per second when you call your loved ones in US,UK and Canada. Similarly 99 paisas will be charged by Telenor when you send a SMS to your contacts residing in USA,UK and Canada
Details of the packages that come under this scheme is given below:
- Per 30 seconds charging applies on the following price plans:
- Persona Postpaid
- Talkshawk 30 seconds
- Talkshawk Har second
- Talkshawk 63
- Djuice Jaagtay Raho
- Djuice Din Raat
And per minute charging applies on the following:
- Talkshawk Har Minute
- Talkshawk A1
You might be aware of the fact that Telenor was planning and seemed poised to bringing the 3G technology and deploying it in Pakistan. Well there has been a development in that regard. You will be happy to know that Telenor has actually started the swapping process of (2G with 3G) in the Punjab region.
Telenor has assigned this project to a third party operator who is currently busy in carrying out analysis and deployment process these days. The project is scheduled for a duration of 2 years.
Telenor is currently waiting for acquiring the 3G license and is taking advantage of the time by analysing and doing other benefitial things.
You might remember the fact that the auction of 3G license was scheduled in March 2009, but for certain reasons the much awaited action has been delayed.
Let us hope that it takes place as soon as possible.