Thursday, January 7, 2010 S Tel Prepaid Mobile Service Review

S Tel Private Limited (S Tel), a new GSM telecom operator in the Indian marketplace, is a joint venture between Siva Group (formerly Sterling Infotech Group) and Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco). STel has got Unified Access Services Licenses (UASL) to operate in six Category C circles of India – Orissa, Bihar, Himanchal Pradesh, North East, Assam and Jammu & Kashmir. Company has plans to provide Mobile service, wireless broadband and Value Added Service(VAS).

In recent past we have seen successful launches of TATA Docomo and Uninor. STel is also a new service provider which has started its services with Prepaid mobile segment. Although they have a limited presence in terms of network but still you can choose STel Because of few unbeatable offers. Here is the detailed review for STel --

Network Coverage
STel has license to operate in Orissa, Bihar, Himanchal Pradesh, North East, Assam and Jammu & Kashmir. They have already launch there services in Orissa, Bihar, Himanchal Pradesh and Jharkhand. So users will have a limited STel Coverage but they have contract with other operators to provide seamless roaming in all parts of INDIA.

Call Management Services
All basic call features(Call Hold, Call Conference, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding) are provides without any subscription charge.

Tariff Plans
STel is offering both Pay per Minute and Pay per Second plans to its prepaid subscribers. Standard Call rates are

Per second Based --
Local Calls - 1paisa/sec
STD calls - 1paisa/sec

Per Minute Based --
Local Calls - 50paisa/min
STD calls - 50paisa/min

SMS charges
Local and National 50 Paisa/SMS
International Rs. 5/SMS

All the packs are of lifetime validity but Minimum recharge of Rs 100 is required in every 186 days for maintaining the Life Time validity (exclusive of FRC & Start Up Kit Value).

Special Tariff Vouchers and STel Promotions
STel have rate cutters for Local mobile calls. First one is Rs.9 only which is valid for 1 day and it will give you 1 hour of free local calls to any local number. Similar packs are available on monthly and yearly basis on the cost of Rs 149 and Rs 1499 respectively.
Dont be confused with the promotion banner which says Full Month free to any local number in Rs 149.. you will only get 60 minutes per day.

Value Added Services
They have just launched there services and probably they will launch VAS soon. As of now only Caller tunes, SMS information and voice station services have been launched on standard rates. We still have to wait for GPRS and Mobile internet and Missed call alert.

Customer Care Service
They are new in the market, so as of now they are maintaining a good back end support team to impress customers. Customer Care no is 1212.

Final Words
One word is "Nothing Special". Indian Telecom market is very competitive and there is hardly any space for any new provider until unless new company sacrifices more on there profit margins. I think mobile is more than just a call, so it will be interesting to see about the VAS service like GPRS.


  1. Any one who care STEL cal me 9234372073 i m a retailer

  2. stel provides good networking coveraj

  3. Hum Rs25/- ka recharge kiye the wo amount (without sufficient call)kaise gayab ho geya pata nehi chala aur customer care ko contact karna chahte hai lekin zero balance se contact nehi karpa rehe hai.Aur roming(Kolkata) me hum Stel se bilkul contact nehi karpaye


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