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Tata Indicom launches an online store for mobile connections; builds on Vas offerings

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MUMBAI: Telecom service provider Tata Indicom has launched an online store I-choose for mobile connections. Customers can buy postpaid connections at the click of a mouse with a commitment of activation and delivery of the handset within three days. The store is located at www.ichoose.com and can be accessed from over 400 cities across the country.

The store allows consumers to choose froma range of Tata Indicom handsets, tariff plans and value added services (Vas). Customers can compare and select the appropriate tariff plan. Tata Indicom CEO Darryl Green says that the aim is to break away from the clutter of mobile offers by empowering customers to make an informed decision.

"We are committed to introducing services which are in line with the changing lifestyles and needs of our discerning customers. I-choose will ehlp us extend our reach across different segments. It will also allow us to create awareness about our Vas which we have expanded during the course of last year."

Tata Indicom offers a library of 50 video games for download. One of its latest offerings was a Krrishh themed game. It also offers 3D sports games like motor racing. The games cost between Rs. 20- Rs. 100 a month. One can also access email and the Internet using a phone.

That is because the firm provides high wireless speeds for the net. Tata Indicom also has a voice station where the user can listen to film songs, devotional hymns etc. Right now around five per cent of its revenues come from Vas but this is expected top grow.

In terms of promotional activities for the i-choose store the company will use a lot of Internet banner advertising as well as outdoor hoardings. It also sponsors high profile events like the recent broadband convergence conference in Delhi.

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