Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) that operates under the brand name of MTS has launched two new budget smartphones – MTS Livewire and MTS Mtag 3.1. Both these smartphones run on Android operating system and are priced below Rs. 5,000. The new MTS phones are locked, which means users cannot use SIMs of other telecom operators.
The MTS Livewire is available at Rs. 2,999, while the Mtag 3.1 comes for Rs. 3,499, both with one year contracts (for postpaid customers). For prepaid customers, the phones come at Rs. 4,999 and Rs. 5,499 respectively. The prepaid customers are offered 150 minutes of calls, 150 SMS and 150 MB data free for 12 months, without any limitation of minimum recharge.
On other hand, the postpaid customers will have to shell out Rs. 250 monthly rental during the 12 month contract period. However, they will get 250 MB of data, 250 minutes calls and 250 SMSes free every month for 12 months.
Talking about specs, the MTS Livewire comes with Android 2.2 Froyo OS and CDMA EV-DO network. The phone is preloaded with various Google apps such as Google Mail, Google Talk and Google Maps. The MTS Livewire has a smart Voice Search functionality which enables users to find information without needing to type any text.
The MTS Mtag 3.1 has a 2.8-inch capacitive touch-screen with 240x320 pixels display. The Mtag 3.1 also runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS. The device has a 3.2 MP camera and supports Multi-format Audio/Video player with 3.5mm jack. The MTS Mtag 3.1 comes preloaded with MTS TV app that enables users to access Live TV and On demand video playback. You can check out more details of the phones here.