I have been using the Hello Tunes feature in Airtel, for the past one year. Its very nice idea to let your callers listen to some sweet/interesting music (one of my friends always have very funny songs as his Hello Tune), but the process to select song in AirTel isn't so smooth...REASON 1:
Here is how the AirTel charge for this feature:
Monthly Subscirption : Rs. 30.00
Download Charge/Song : Rs. 15.00
AirTime Charge/min : Rs. 6.00 (Rs.3.00 in North East Assam Circles)
Monthly subscription and the download charges are OK, but that Rs.6/min Call charge for selecting a song is expensive.
To select a song, one will have to call 678 from a AirTel mobile. Selecting a particular song through an IVR from the 20k+ songs they have, would definitely take a considerable amount of time and so is the call charge. I feel AirTel should provide this free of cost [;)]REASON 2:
Now very recently they added two new options to select a song:
- By sending a sms, SET SMS_SONG_CODE to 678
- By Direct Dialling, you can skip the IVR and reach the song direcly.
You can find the songs list and the corresponding Code at the AirTel website HERE
Shouldn't this feature have a powerful search option and clear display view????
If I search for Tamil Songs - all language songs are being listed!
Even the most common searches (combinations) list Empty Results!!
Only 5 songs are listed in a view with a very poor page Navigator!!!
I m sorry AirTel, this page is really toooooo bad. (that too in such a Web 2.0 era)
Plz.. Plz.. Plz.. make this portal more efficient!!!
I was searching for the "Athiradiyai
" song from the movie Sivaji, but couldn't find it. However in that search process I ended up with another popular old tamil song - "Adi Ennadi
" from the movie "Patikada Patanama".
For folks who would like to have that song, here are the codes:
Direct Dialling - 678678051445
SMS Code - PB445