MTS offers free Internet on Meru Cabs in Mumbai and New Delhi

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 11:20 by Tech Correspondent

If you are traveling by Meru Cabs in New Delhi or Mumbai, you will be able access high-speed Internet inside the cab.

MTS, the mobile telephony brand of Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL), has announced the launch of high-speed Internet access on Meru Cabs.

To avail this service, the customers just need to ask the cab driver for a MBlaze dongle to enjoy free Internet surfing along with an unlimited data download. MTS MBlaze is a USB modem for accessing internet from a laptop or a desktop, and offers 3.1 mbps download speed and 1.8 mbps upload speed.

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Photo: Meru Cabs offering free Internet by MTS

MTS plans to launch similar services in other major Indian cities including Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Speaking at the launch of MBlaze powered Meru Cabs, Leonid Musatov, SSTL’s chief marketing officer, said, “At MTS, our endeavor is to constantly excite and delight data users. Our partnership with Meru Cabs has been specially designed to offer seamless data connectivity to users on the go, both in Delhi and in Mumbai.”

Meru Cabs has gained great popularity in metro cities. Mainly business people hire Meru Cabs to travel to and from airports and railway stations, and within the city. The launch of this Internet facility inside the cab will be a boon to business people as they can utilize their time for checking e-mails and do other online work.

Also, with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 around the corner, this initiative from MTS will allow cricket enthusiasts to check the latest match scores and updates when they are traveling in Meru Cabs. Related: Indiatimes Cricket World Cup alerts

MNP initiatives by MTS

Recently, as Mobile Number Portability went live across India, MTS announced a range of innovative offerings for GSM and CDMA customers. MTS has partnered with the leading banks to offer the latest range of smartphones through Easy Monthly Instalment (EMI) options. It will also offer benefits to customers such as free MTS to MTS local calls, free data and free local SMS. Moreover, customers can also enjoy the popular tariff of MTS at Half paisa. Read more: MNP plans by MTS for prepaid and postpaid customers

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