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  • Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of 'Airtel Messenger' that allows Airtel mobile users to text chat within a personalized community or set of communities.

    With this service, Airtel mobile customers can get a desktop chat experience on their mobiles, according to Bharti Airtel.

    A feature-rich service, 'Airtel Messenger' allows users send and receive messages in real time via their mobile phones without the need to be attached to a computer.

    The service comes with personalized features, including status tag options like online/offline, I am busy, or in a meeting.

    The service not only enables users convey multiple emoticons while in conversation, but also have multiple textual conversations at the same time. A presence-enabled address book helps senders know when their contacts are online.

    Launching the service, Sanjay Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer of Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel, said 'Airtel Messenger' is a convenient and value-added text-messaging service that will largely appeal to young professionals who want to be in constant touch with their friends, family, and business associates. It is an innovative service that combines the power of desktop chat with the mobility and convenience of an Airtel mobile.

    To download 'Airtel Messenger', Airtel mobile customers need to have a GPRS and Airtel Live-activated handset. They can register by sending an SMS to 57070 with the message 'IM'. Once registered, they can create their own messaging communities by adding friends from their phone book, or manually adding new contacts.

    Meanwhile, 'Airtel Messenger' is free-of-cost till August 31 this year, after which users would be liable to pay for the service.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 2:58 PM

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