11 Telecom Service Providers (India)

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(1) Aircel
iPhone 4G is coming in India and Aircel is one of two who has ti-up with Apple. Aircel is a popular service provider in UP side now it is available in Ahmedabad too, and now this service is available in many cities of India. You can buy Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy tab and iPhone 4G.

Videocon, Uninor and MTS India does not have 3G license yet.

The Aircel Group is a result of alliance between Maxis Communications Berhad of Malaysia (74% equity) and Sindya Securities & Investments Private Limited (26% equity).

(2) BSNL
BSNL is known by its sort name BSNL but it stand for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. It is a government-owned company and you can feel the difference between government-owned and a private company. If you want a BSNL connection you will visit BSNL office and if you want that connection from a private company the company person will come to your door step. To get your work done you must need a relation with one of the employees on BSNL.

(3) Airtel
Airtel is most successful private company in India or which is not owned by government. There was a time when telecom service providers were providing cell phone services but now they provide 2G, 3G, internet connection, landline phone, DTH services and more have to come. Shahrukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar are the brand ambassador of Airtel. Airtel provides services in 19 countries.

(4) TATATeleservices
TATATeleservices is owned by Indian business group TATA. TATA is involved in many industries and telecoms services is one of them. Tata Indicom, TATA Photon, TATA Walky, Virgin Mobile and TATA Docomo are part of TATA Tele services. On this website you will find links for all the websites that are part of TATA Tele Services.

(5) Ideacellular
Idea cellular is a small company comparing to above companies. It is also years old. It is popular among teenagers and collegians. A popular quote from idea is “An idea can change your life.”, Abhishek Bachchan is brand Ambassador of Idea. This is a company of Aditya Birla Group.

(6) Vodafone
Before Vodafone the company was known as Hutch, but Vodafone purchased more than 50% shares of this company and was merged in Vodafone. After Airtel it is Vodafone that is popular in India.

(7) Rcom (Reliance Communications)
Rcom claims itself No. 1 network in India. It is a part of ADAG (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group). It was started as a CDMA mobile service but now it provides both CDMA and GSM services.

(8) MTNL
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited or MTNL. It is most popular in Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL has 10 mobile operators in 10 Asian countries. MTNL is 23 year old company.

(9) Uninor
Uninor is a Telenor group company, in India it is launched as Uninor. It is a Norway based company. Uninor provides services in 13 countries. Now it is a 6th largest mobile operator in India.

(10) Videocon
Videocon is very popular and well known company for its products as TV, Freeze, DVD player and many more home products, it also decided to get in to DTH and mobile business. DTH is a very successful business for Videocon. But sadly it is not successful in Mobile handset or mobile operator service.

(11) MTS_India
MTS is very popular service in Russia. Recently it is launched in India. In India is most popular in Rajasthan.

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  1. I am senior citizen and at the age of 67, mobiles are difficult to operate but its amazing the way Aircel is taking care of my connection. I am extremely happy with the priority assistance that I get and the executives are also very helpful and understanding.

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