Cricket World cup has just begun! The fever is slowly catching on..For people on the go, For working professionals and For people who cannot watch or browse cricket commentary live Mobile operators are coming to the rescue. Being the one and only gadget that is with everyone at all the time, Mobile phone is a perfect medium to catchup with live cricket scores. Checkout some of the offers that Indian Mobile Operators are offering. Before we proceed, let us also remember that ESPN Star sports has put up a page in youtube to showcase the video highlights, press-meets videos on this page http://www.youtube.com/espnstar. If you have 3G Connection, you can check out this videos on your mobile phone.
Reliance live streaming of World cup
Reliance kicked off the world cup campaign among the Indian operators with the announcement of live streaming of cricket matches through ICC Zone and Reliance World VAS Platform.
Cricket Unlimited from Uninor
Uninor has unveiled a plan called "Cricket Unlimited". Cricket Unlimited is a voice based service. To subscribe to this service, Uninor customers should simply dial 52255 and request for this service. The service comes in two flavours. Daily pack and Monthly pack. Match-day packs are available for Rs. 3 per day. Monthly pack is available for Rs. 30 valid for 30 days. This service allows subscribers to listen to live cricket coverage. Customers can browse through 'Live Match Coverage', participate in 'Cricket poll', download 'Ring tones'.
Tata Docomo Stay 'Not out'
Tata Docomo has launched a Value added service pack called 57 not out and 103 not out. With this one month subscription, users to can listen to live scores everytime he/she calls another Tata Docomo user, user can get world cup updates and news, participate in contests etc., 57 not out has a talk time of Rs. 28 and 103 not out has a talk-time worth Rs. 51
MTNL Cricket world cup updates on Voice
MTNL not wanting to be left behind the race has come up with a voice-based plan. Subscribers can just call local number 2401-2401 prefixed by the STD code to get live cricket scores and updates. This service will be available from 19th February 2011 to 2nd April 2011. The service will be available for all the matches that India plays and for all the matches from Quarter finals leading to Finals. This service is available in two cities Delhi and Mumbai. The local call charges will apply which is 80 paise per call and the MTNL 3g customers can enjoy this service at half paise per second.
Vodafone Streams cricket matches live to mobile phones
Vodafone announced the availability of "ICC Cricket world cup Live streaming service" for mobile phones. Both post-paid and pre-paid subscribers of Vodafone will be able to watch all cricket matches live for a charge of Rs. 7 per day. The data charges are separately applicable according to the plans. Vodafone is taking this service one step ahead and offering customers to watch all Television channels on the mobile phone for a charge of Rs. 150/day. To watch cricket matches, Vodafone subscribers should download and install Vodafone TV application. So, atleast a GPRS capable cellphone is required to download the application. To download, you need to send an SMS to 111 with message 'TV'. Some of the salient features of this plan are as follows:
- Enjoy live coverage
- Quick highlights: Watch highlights of previous matches.
- Cricket News
- Group Table
- Fast channel switching - Allows to quickly switch across multiple channels.
- Electronic program guide.
Loop Mobile is offering a VAS app called Cricket on Voice - that brings on live ball-by-ball commentary, match summary, match schedules etc.
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