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Bangalore, Nov. 16

Hutch and Nokia announced an alliance to offer - INDISMS - local language SMS for Hutch customers who use Nokia phones.

This service will enable Hutch post and pre paid customers to send and receive SMS in Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu, on their Nokia phones. The customers can get this application by sending INDISMS as an SMS to 123 and downloading through the WAP link. The customer can also download the application by logging on to PlanetHutch and clicking on the INDISMS link.

The application itself is free of cost, though the customer will be charged Re 1 and paise 60 only for downloading the `INDISMS' application (regular GPRS charges of 10p/10 kb).

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated November 17, 2006)
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