iPhone 4 HD in Airtel by Diwali

Country’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Monday revealed its plans to launch iPhone 4, the latest product from Apple Computers‘s stable, by October.

Price is expected to be around Rs 45000/- for 16GB model
Airtel already sells iPhone 3GS in India priced at Rs 35,500 for the 16GB model and Rs 41,500 for the 32GB model.

Complete List of Channels Available in Airtel DTH

Complete list of TV Channels available in Airtel Digital TV DTH.

Update:
For latest comparison of TV Channels with Numbers across all DTH see : DTH Channel Comparison
For Complete Comparison Chart of High Definition DTH including STB Ultimate HD DTH Comparison

Total Channels/Services = 206

Main SD TV channels(including Help) : 186
Main HD TV Channels : 1
Radio Channels : 10
Pay Per View Channels : 4
Interactive services : 5
Help Channel : 1

Channels Details with Channel Number:

Help :

100 What’s on Airtel

Hindi Entertainment: 16 Channels

101 Star plus
102 Zee TV
103 Sony
104 Star One
105 Sahara One
106 Imagine
107 9X
108 DD National
109 Sab TV
110 Zoom
111 Star Utsav
113 DD Bharati
114 Colors
115 UTV Bindass
124 HomeShop 18
125 Mahuaa TV

English Entertainment: 3 Channels

135 AXN
136 Star World
137 Zee Cafe

Movies – Hindi : 6 Channels

160 SET MAX
161 Zee Cinema
162 Star Gold
163 Sahara Filmy
165 UTV Movies
166 UTV Action

Movies – Pay per view : 4 Channels

180 Airtel Movies-1 (Pay per view channel)
181 Airtel Movies-2 (Pay per view channel)
182 Airtel Movies-3 (Pay per view channel)
183 Airtel Movies-4 (Pay per view channel)

Movies – English : 9 Channels

190 Star Movies
191 HBO
192 Pix
193 WB
194 UTV World Movies
195 MGM
196 Zee Studio

Sports : 9 Channels

224 ESPN HD/Star Sports HD
225 ESPN
226 Star Sports
227 Star Cricket
228 NEO Sports
229 NEO Cricket
230 Ten Sports
231 Zee Sports
232 DD Sports

Hindi News Channels : 18 Channels

275 Star News
276 Zee News
277 AAJTAK
278 India TV
279 NDTV India
280 DD News
281 IBN 7
282 News 24
283 DD Lok Sabha
284 DD Rajya Sabha
285 CNBC Awaaz
286 Zee Business
287 ETV Bihar
288 ETV Rajastan
289 ETV Uttar Pradesh
291 CNEB News
292 ETV Madhya Pradesh
294 TOTAL TV

English News Channels : 11 Channels

300 Times Now
301 NDTV 24X7
302 CNN IBN
303 Headlines Today
304 CNBC TV 18
305 NDTV Profit
306 Bloomerg UTV
307 BBC World
308 CNN
309 ET Now
311 Russia Today

Lifestyle : 4 Channels

325 Discovery Travel & Living
326 NDTV Good Times
327 Fashion TV
328 Zee Trendz

Infotainment : 6 Channels

340 Discovery
341 National Geographic Channel
342 Fox History & Entertainment
343 Animal Planet
344 Gyan Darshan
345 Topper

Kids : 7 Channels

355 Cartoon Network
356 Pogo
357 Hungama
358 Disney XD
359 Nick
360 Disney
361 Animax

Music : 6 Channels

380 MTV
381 Channel V
382 9XM Music
383 B4U Music
384 ETC Music
386 VH1 India

Radio Channels : 10 Channels

410 FM Gold
411 FM Rainbow
412 AIR Punjabi
413 FM Rainbow Bangalore
414 AIR Tamil
415 AIR Ragam
416 AIR Telugu
417 AIR Bangla
418 AIR Gujarati
419 AIR Urdu

Tamil : 18 Channels

500 Sun TV
501 KTV
502 Star Vijay
503 Kalaignar TV
504 Jaya TV
505 Sun Music
506 Chutti TV
507 Raj TV
508 SUN News
509 JAYA Plus
510 Isai Aruvi
511 DD Podhigai
512 SIRIPPOLI
513 Makkal TV
514 Angel Tv
515 Jaya Max
516 Polimer TV
517 Adithya TV

Telugu: 14 Channels

520 Gemini TV
521 Eenadu TV
522 Teja TV
523 Maa TV
524 Zee Telugu
525 Etv 2 Telugu
526 TV 9 Telugu
527 Gemini Music
528 NTV News
529 ABN Andhra Jyoti
530 SVBC
531 Subhavaartha
532 Gemini News
533 Navullu TV

Bengali: 9 Channels

540 Zee Bangla
541 ETV Bangla
542 Aakash Bangla
543 Star Ananda
544 24 Ghanta
545 Star Jalsha
546 DD Bangla
547 Sony Aath
548 Rupashi Bangla

Marathi : 8 Channels

550 Zee Marathi
551 ETV Marathi
552 Star Majha
553 Zee Talkies
554 DD Sahyadri
555 Star Pravah
556 Mi Marathi
557 IBN Lokmat

Kannada : 10 Channels

560 Udaya TV
561 ETV Kannada
562 Udaya Movie
563 Zee Kannada
564 TV 9 Kannada
565 Asianet Suvarna
566 UDAYA 2
567 DD Chandana
568 Kasturi TV
569 Udaya Varthegalu

Malayalam: 10 Channels

570 Asianet
571 Surya TV
572 Kiran TV
573 Manorama news
574 Kairali TV
575 Asianet Plus
576 Amrita tv
577 Asianet News
578 Indiavision
579 Kairali We

Punjabi: 7 Channels

580 ETC Punjabi
581 MH1 Music
582 Zee Punjabi
583 PTC Punjabi
584 PTC News
585 DD Punjabi
586 Chardikla Time TV

Gujarati : 3 Channels

590 ETV Gujarati
591 DD Gujarati
592 TV9 Gujarati

Oriya : 3 Channels

600 ETV Oriya
601 Oriya TV (OTV)
602 DD Oriya

Urdu : 3 Channels

610 ETV Urdu
611 DD Urdu
612 DD Kashir

Other Regional Channels : 4 Channels

620 NE TV
621 News Live
622 Nepal- 1
623 DD North East

Devotional/Religious Channels : 4 Channels

690 Aastha
691 Sanskar
693 Mh1 Shraddha
694 Shalom TV

Interactive Services : 5 Channels

iAstro
iLearn
iNet (Only Widgets and basic information of Airtel.in website)
iNews
iGames (6 Games are provided as of now which are Refreshed every 6 weeks) :-
1) 8 Off
2) Cricket (Paid one at Rs 17 incl Taxes)
3) Free Kick (Football game). (Paid one at Rs 17 incl Taxes)
4) Getris (Paid one at Rs 17 incl Taxes)
5) Lonely Traveller
6) Rock A Bot

Other DTH Channel List: TataSky, SunDirect, Dish TV,BIG TV, Videocon D2H, Airtel Digital TV DTH

Airtel DTH Digital TV

Airtel brings Digital TV DTH. It uses MPEG-4 Technology. They offer Universal Remote as well.

Website: Airtel Digital TV


Number of Channels:

Total Channels/Services = 206

Main SD TV channels : 186
Main HD TV Channels : 1
Radio Channels : 10
Pay Per View Channels : 4
Interactive services : 5
Help Channel : 1

Minimal Entry Cost: Rs 1500/-

New Value Pack : 105 Channels + 2 Interactive Services
Internet Price – Rs.1490 , Market Price – Rs.1590 Includes 2 Months Subscription

Technology:

It uses MPEG4-DVBS2.

Universal Remote

Customer Care:

Toll Free Number: 1800-102-8080

From Airtel mobile 12150

Other Number: 020-40181400

Email: digitalTV@irtel.in

Bottom line: Good number of quality channels . Universal remote is an added advantage. Lot better than other DTH services.

Tata Sky DTH

Incorporated in 2004, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. Tata Sky DTH endeavours to offer Indian viewers a world-class television viewing experience through its satellite television service.

TATA GroupThe TATA Group is one of India’s largest and most respected business conglomerates. It comprises diversified businesses in sectors such as materials, engineering, services, energy, information systems & communications, consumer products and chemicals.

The Group and its enterprises have been steadfast and distinctive in their adherence to business ethics and their commitment to corporate social responsibility. This is a legacy that has earned the Group the trust of many millions of stakeholders in measure few business houses anywhere in the world can match.

Home Page: http://www.tatasky.com

Number of Channels: 183+ interactive services. Find the complete list of TV channels and packages

Entry cost: Rs1599/- if you choose online buying.

For free home delivery, call:

From MTNL/BSNL lines:
From other lines:

SMS:

1860 425 6633
Western India: 020 6600 6633
Northern India: 0172 6600 6633
Southern & Eastern India: 040 6600 6633
BUY to 56633

TataSky Customer care Numbers:

From MTNL/BSNL lines: 1860 425 6633
From other lines: Western India: 020 6600 6633
Northern India: 0172 6600 663
Southern & Eastern India: 040 6600 6633

Delhi: 011 6000 6633
Mumbai: 022 6000 6633
Kolkatta: 033 6000 6633
Chennai: 044 6000 6633
Bangalore: 080 6000 6633

To become dealer/business Partner:  Use this page.

Bottom line: Good customer care compared to other DTH services. Bit costly. Many interactive services. Good picture quality.

Other Services: TataSky HD, TataSky Plus

Nokia’s cheapert 3G phone :Nokia 2730 classic Mobile

Nokia has launched cheapest 3G mobile 2730 Classic in Indian market.

Nokia 2730 Classic Phone

Price expected to be around Rs5000/-

Still India has not got proper 3G services. I am not sure how this is going to help the consumers.

Full spec of the phone:

Physical features, power and memory
Physical features, power and memory
Size

* Form: Classic
* Dimensions: 109.6 x 46.9 x 14.4 mm
* Weight: 87.7 g (with battery)
* Volume: 65 cc

Display and 3D

* Size: 2.0″
* Resolution: 320 x 240 pixel (QVGA)
* Up to 262,144 colours

Keys and input method

* Numeric keypad

Colours and covers

* Available in-box colours (Available colours may vary per region):
– Black
– Dark Magenta

Connectors

* MicroUSB connector, USB 2.0
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector

Memory

* microSD memory card slot with hot swap, max. 2 GB
* 30 MB internal dynamic memory

Power

* BL-5C 1020 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
* Talk time (maximum)
– GSM 7 h
– WCDMA 3 h
* Standby time (maximum)
– GSM 360 h
– WCDMA 400 h (Ectel)

Communication and navigation
Communication and navigation
Operating frequency

* Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 900/2100 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 850/1900 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* Automatic switching between GSM bands

Data network

* CSD
* GPRS class B, multislot class 32
* EDGE class B, multislot class 32
* WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 128/384 kbps (UL/DL), CS 12.2 kbps
* TCP/IP support
* Capability to serve as data modem
* Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Local connectivity and synchronisation

* Bluetooth version 2.0
* Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia PC Suite
* Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation

Call features

* Built-in hands-free speaker phone
* Number screening for messaging and calls
* Automatic answer with headset or car kit
* Any key answer
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
* Automatic redial
* Speed dialling
* Voice dialling
* Fixed dialling number support
* Vibrating alert (internal)
* Mute/unmute
* Contacts with images
* Conference calling

Messaging

* SMS
* Speed dialling for SMS sending
* List of recently used numbers in message editor
* Multiple SMS deletion
* EMS picture messaging (send and receive)
* MMS version 1.3, message size up to 300 kb
* Automatic resizing of images for MMS
* Nokia Xpress audio messaging
* Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Cell broadcast

E-mail

* Email client ( native): IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Web browsing

* Supported mark-up languages: HTML, XHTML
* Supported protocols: WAP 2.0
* TCP/IP support
* Opera mini browser
* Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

* Nokia Maps application

Image and sound
Image and sound
Photography

* 2 megapixel camera
* 4x digital zoom
* White balance modes: automatic, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Light sensitivity modes: automatic
* Landscape (horizontal) orientation

Video

* Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels (CIF) and up to 10 fps
– Up to 4x digital video zoom
* Video recording file formats: .3gp
* Audio recording formats: AMR, .3gp
* Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Video player
* Video playback file formats: .3gp
* Video streaming: .3gp
* Landscape mode video playback

Music and audio playback

* Music player
* Music playback file formats: AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MXMF, MP3, AAC, MP4/M4A/3GP/3GA(AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, AMR-WB), X-Tone, WAV(PCM, a-law, mu-law, ADPCM), WMA(WMA9, WMA10)
* FM stereo radio with RDS support
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)

Voice and audio recording

* Voice recorder
* Audio recording formats: AMR
* FR, EFR, HR, and AMR
* Digital stereo microphone

Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones

* Customizable profiles
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)
* Themes
– wallpapers
– animated wallpapers
– organic wallpapers
– full-screen wallpapers
– screensavers
– animated colour screensavers
– colour schemes
– ring tones
– icons
– logos
– pre-installed themes
– changeable colour themes
– user defined themes