Telcos Launch Value-added Services

New Delhi: | Updated: May 28 2004, 05:30am hrs
It was a day of launching new services in the telecom sector. Tata Indicom launched Push-To-Talk (PTT) services in Bangalore on Thursday. Hutch also launched PTT service, apart from a new Hindi voice response service for its subscribers in Delhi.

Bharti Broadband & Data Group, a Bharti group company also launched its GSM-GPS (Global Positioning System based on Global System for Mobile Communication) based Fleet Tracking Solution. The service is targeted at corporates and fleet owners to keep a track on their vehicle movements. The voice-activated information service of Hutch will enable users to give voice commands for availing services like accessing jokes, downloading ringtones or seeking news. The system will respond with a joke or choice of ringtones. The service will cost Rs 6 per minute.

Push-To-Talk (PTT) services launched by Tata Indicom and Hutch allows customers to connect directly with other PTT users by simply pressing a button on their PTT capable handsets. The service also enables person-to-person and person-to-group communication between users at the push of a button like a walkie-talkie.