S Tel Mobile Service Goes Down In Various Part of India, Customers Irked

S Tel Mobile Service Goes Down In Various Part of India, Customers IrkedAfter Cheers Mobile (Etisalat DB) Outage its now the turn of another small GSM operator – S Tel which is down in Orissa, Bihar-Jharkhand and in other circles from last  12 days.

We were getting constant complaints from STel subscribers in Orissa and Jharkhand and one of reader Sonu alerted us regarding the same.

Same as Cheers Mobile, STel has passive infrastructure sharing agreement with Reliance Communications for the 4 telecom circles, and according to our exclusive sources Rcom has disconnected the service of STel from more than 700 BTS (Mobile Tower) across 4 circles.

While contacting the customer care officials of STel (Orissa) we have been told that the network problem which the Customers are facing now is a temporary one, and we are expecting the same to get resolved soon.

We have also been told that the experts are working 24 hours to restore the network which is taking slight more time than the expected one assuring that, we are putting all possible effort to restore the network as soon as possible.

This is very surprising to see Operators like S Tel who dint even come forward to alert its customer even after more than 12 days of downtime where as in case of Cheers Mobile the very next day they altered the customers and apologized for the inconvenience.

We hope at least after reading this S Tel officials will come forward and alert the customers and public what is happening and when things would be fixed.

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  • Pawan February 13, 2012 12:24 pm

    HOW CAN I PORT MY NO. FROM S TEL

    That is all i want to know!!!!

  • Nand kishore February 13, 2012 9:45 am

    I am also highly irked due to Zero signalhere.Most of the times the signal shows emergency.I still have Rs. 45 balance in my mobile sim of S TEL company.But I learn that the comapany is going to be closed.I am worried about my balance.
    A good company like S Tel must either refund the balance or restart the services so that the hard earned money of the customers is not wasted.

  • Raj Kumar February 12, 2012 9:06 am

    I am also highly irked due to Zero signalhere.Most of the times the signal shows emergency.I still have Rs.400 balance in my mobile sim of S TEL company.But I learn that the comapany is going to be closed.I am worried about my balance.
    A good company like S Tel must either refund the balance or restart the services so that the hard earned money of the customers is not wasted.

  • JULIE February 10, 2012 4:57 pm

    the official of stel should take full responsibility & give the customers at least network for emergency call

  • JULIE February 10, 2012 4:54 pm

    stel tower is not available in our locality

  • Kaushik Roy February 4, 2012 8:26 pm

    @Fahad
    thanks for the update
    probably STEL network we may not see in India again

  • Fahad February 1, 2012 12:06 am

    Kaushik Roy :
    any update regarding STEL and ETISALAT outage ?

    @Kaushik Roy
    As far as etisalat aka cheers is concerned , I’m getting its operator code by doing manual network search from yesterday…
    From past few days their operator code was not getting displayed …
    Rest users know better…

  • Kaushik Roy January 31, 2012 10:12 pm

    any update regarding STEL and ETISALAT outage ?

  • arifhasmi January 31, 2012 5:42 pm

    hi i am from bihar S tel netwok has been down before 1 month .when re Strat agen tell me date.

  • PD January 27, 2012 7:36 pm

    @dskushwaha
    Agreed in toto. But the very management lacks conviction and prefer to toe in line with their Masters in Power. No firms, be it private or a PSU, will recruit incompetent ones for a job but as you said, the work culture and (top) management make the mess !,

  • dskushwaha January 27, 2012 7:14 pm

    PD :

    dskushwaha :

    Abhijith :
    @dskushwaha
    see private firms how many aged experience with staying after 50years of age. . Dont they gaining ? ? ? See psu is they gaining lot? ? ? even private not giving pension fund monthly. . . But psu giving monthly pension fund

    In private sector you see younger workers at the lower level only (it is just a showcase), at the higher level you will find the experienced lot (older ones) and some of them VRSed from PSUs & Govt. sector.

    Very correct points! However in pvt sectors the youngsters too are accountable and are fired there and then, when found counter-productive ! In fact PSUs serve as Training Centres for Techies. New recruits get enough opportunity/avenues to experiment with “Truths” and “Untruths” at the cost of the exchequer ! In the end some opt VRS when the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get TOUGH and still others find “greener pastures” across. But idlers have no choice nor takers !

    Yes! It is the vary nature (or work culture & management) of the Govt./PSU organisation that is to be blamed for incompetency not the older staff. If BSNL recruits the younger lot and makes a new telephone exchange for them, over a period of time (when they gain the experience of truancy) they will start behaving like the older staff in other exchanges.

  • PD January 27, 2012 12:56 pm

    dskushwaha :

    Abhijith :
    @dskushwaha
    see private firms how many aged experience with staying after 50years of age. . Dont they gaining ? ? ? See psu is they gaining lot? ? ? even private not giving pension fund monthly. . . But psu giving monthly pension fund

    In private sector you see younger workers at the lower level only (it is just a showcase), at the higher level you will find the experienced lot (older ones) and some of them VRSed from PSUs & Govt. sector.

    Very correct points! However in pvt sectors the youngsters too are accountable and are fired there and then, when found counter-productive ! In fact PSUs serve as Training Centres for Techies. New recruits get enough opportunity/avenues to experiment with “Truths” and “Untruths” at the cost of the exchequer ! In the end some opt VRS when the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get TOUGH and still others find “greener pastures” across. But idlers have no choice nor takers !

  • Rahul January 27, 2012 10:48 am

    @prem
    S tel is down in jharkhand from 2nd january.
    They planed to launch 3g at the end of february 2012 in whole jharkhand.

  • dskushwaha January 27, 2012 7:00 am

    Abhijith :
    @dskushwaha
    see private firms how many aged experience with staying after 50years of age. . Dont they gaining ? ? ? See psu is they gaining lot? ? ? even private not giving pension fund monthly. . . But psu giving monthly pension fund

    In private sector you see younger workers at the lower level only (it is just a showcase), at the higher level you will find the experienced lot (older ones) and some of them VRSed from PSUs & Govt. sector.

  • prem January 26, 2012 10:26 pm

    hi this information given to you was wrong .in orissa STEL CONNECTION WAS CLOSED SINCE 1 MONTH.. ON DECEMBER 23 ITS STOPS WORKING…….WE WANT TO PUT A CONSUMER CASE AGAINST IT …WE NEED SUPPORT OF TELECOMTALK AND ITS READER

  • Arjun Chandrashekar January 26, 2012 2:46 pm

    First Of All S Tel Network Has Not Paid Money For Reliance and If It Shares Towers With AirTel Or Other Operators and If They Didn’t Pay Money. Then What’s The Use? So I Think Some People Have to Think Twice Before They Have To Comment. I.E. One Person Told That STel Will Resume Shortly With Aircel Network, If They Didn’t Pay Money For Aircel, Will Aircel Provides The Service For STel?. No Way

  • SD January 26, 2012 12:29 pm

    Abhijith :
    @PD
    @SD
    because of my experience worry i used some angry reply . . . Real happening to me visited in govt controlled offices . . So if thinking About them i ill get anger . . Bsnl, Sbi,canara bank,employment office, police station etc i went and got worry because of their attitude . . So always i got anger with them . . But in psu i liked Bsnl kerala circle trivandrum office . . They behaviour is better than private company . . . Just i went to ask About can i get connection with my tamilnadu proof . . I seen amazing they behaved cool reply also satisfied . . I went in our area Telecom office for my land line connection,sim replacement etc none of them minded me make me to stand more than hours . . Even they not ready to talk looking face of a customer . . In their mind they feel customers are like enemy . . many experience is there for me . . oh god what to say ? ? ? ? Nothing can do with this . . .

    All of us are on the same page bro. We all have suffer, are suffering & will suffer from the same thing. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY CHANGE IN THESE PSUS. Needless to say, numerous unions, lazy officers & bullshit Govt policy to make private firms gain profit — these are the reasons. There is no difference between a guy working in a psu & another working at a private firm. You take one guy each from private sector & psu and alter their place, their behaviour will also alter. You will see the lazy, bald, fat psu guy work as fast as he can & the fit, smart, polite guy from private sector will become lazy, arrogant, fat, bald within a year or so.
    THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE WORK-CULTURE. THE POISON IS IN THE SYSTEM.
    I should be optimistic about a change in this matter, but I am very sorry to say that THIS SCENERIO WILL NOT CHANGE, NEVER.
    Crores of Anna hazares can’t change it. You know why? Because we humans are always fond of the easy way, not the hard way.You, I are all protesting against the arrogantness, worthlessness of psus because WE ARE SUFFERING NOW. If I/you/anybody gets appointment in a psu today, tomorrow will behave with the aam admi in the same way.
    You can debate with me, you can humiliate me by harsh comments, you can say “how can you defame your own countrymen?”…..but the truth is this. And by the way, I am proud of my country & countrymen. I hate the bloody system.
    Thank you, no hard feelings to anyone, regards.

  • Abhijith January 26, 2012 11:36 am

    @PD

    @SD
    because of my experience worry i used some angry reply . . . Real happening to me visited in govt controlled offices . . So if thinking About them i ill get anger . . Bsnl, Sbi,canara bank,employment office, police station etc i went and got worry because of their attitude . . So always i got anger with them . . But in psu i liked Bsnl kerala circle trivandrum office . . They behaviour is better than private company . . . Just i went to ask About can i get connection with my tamilnadu proof . . I seen amazing they behaved cool reply also satisfied . . I went in our area Telecom office for my land line connection,sim replacement etc none of them minded me make me to stand more than hours . . Even they not ready to talk looking face of a customer . . In their mind they feel customers are like enemy . . many experience is there for me . . oh god what to say ? ? ? ? Nothing can do with this . . .

  • SD January 25, 2012 11:01 pm

    PD :

    Abhijith :
    Sorry brother . . . If i use any hash word in my comments . . . . . @PD

    Nice of you and Khushwaha, too ! Humility pays ! Muster to Master Self ! Let us use anvenue provided by TT to share ethos and pathos without rancor ! I can not desist from quoting a southern adage – “With patience, you can even chew thorns” !

    Agreed 100%. Say NO to humiliation of anybody(if he/she has mistakenly posted any wrong info), harsh reply to anyone(if anybody’s comment seems irritating to others) etc. Share all of the good knowledge(& nothing else) in a friendly way. Thanks to all & long live TT. :-)

  • PD January 25, 2012 10:13 pm

    Abhijith :
    Sorry brother . . . If i use any hash word in my comments . . . . . @PD

    Nice of you and Khushwaha, too ! Humility pays ! Muster to Master Self ! Let us use anvenue provided by TT to share ethos and pathos without rancor ! I can not desist from quoting a southern adage – “With patience, you can even chew thorns” !

  • Abhijith January 25, 2012 8:51 pm

    Sorry brother . . . If i use any hash word in my comments . . . . . @PD

  • PD January 25, 2012 8:35 pm

    dskushwaha :

    Abhijith :
    @Firstonnet
    if excess of employees were thrown out there is employees union . . They ill start strike . . . This should be an end all old aged more than 50years should be give forced pention . .

    What is your age?
    How did you come to conclusion that 50 (mot less nor more) be given forced pension?
    Do you mean only youngsters are required as a work force and there is no place of experience?
    Will it be the economical beneficial to give early retirement with pension and induct new inexperienced employees and impart training?

    dskushwaha :

    Abhijith :
    @Firstonnet
    if excess of employees were thrown out there is employees union . . They ill start strike . . . This should be an end all old aged more than 50years should be give forced pention . .

    Anna Hazare (aged about 74) is more energetic/honest than most of the youngs

    Sir, with no malice, I agree and disagree too ! Agree with experience to certain levels, but the results are far from satisfactory. Most of the govt depts/PSUs function under the complete control of the “aged and experienced” persons, then one may ask “Why this …..?” I have seen in my 40 yrs of active service, “visions”, “missions”, “promises”, “projects”, etc etc.all planned by (experienced) persons nearing their retirement age and ensuring the target years fall well beyond their presence in chairs! Promises are made only to be broken! We have enough examples ! Those come into power with mouth-watering manifestos and ensure a “common minimum programs” to stay put. The bureaucrats too take the cue and “fell flat” even asked to bend on knees ! Further they stock cassettes/CDS containing “Arathis” (hymns) of different religions and of gods only to play as the case may be! The sycophants have field-days and please their masters till they leave the chairs ! When the new lot comes unearth “gottalas” (scams) and find more ingenious ways to perpetuate the same ! All in all PLANNERS and not subject to ACCOUNTABILITY and this could (?) change if youngsters are prodded to plan, implement and made accountable before they hop, stop or jump ! Also Excuse me, please. We can’t just continue to afford with (a+b)x(a-b) method. If not heeded to demands of time, the present youngsters will pay in same coins to their GenNext too !

    I strongly believe ageing as a phenomenon, in other words it does not ensure “experience” and/or “knowledge”. To quote Confucius- “The essence of knowledge, having it, to applying it ..”

    Annaji is an exception !

    Fortunately the posting in TT by Tarun on “S-Tel” has kindled a thought-provoking debate !

  • Abhijith January 25, 2012 7:13 pm

    @dskushwaha
    see private firms how many aged experience with staying after 50years of age. . Dont they gaining ? ? ? See psu is they gaining lot? ? ? even private not giving pension fund monthly. . . But psu giving monthly pension fund

  • Abhijith January 25, 2012 7:05 pm

    @dskushwaha
    ok ur louding About experience of Bsnl officials . . . Ok . . Did u ever think About loss of Bsnl . . With whose money they build network . . Ok these things are ok and neglect for sack of experience officials . . Am saying just visit Bsnl service centers for any query or go with a complaint About land line . . I visited there for my land line problem . . . Till its not ok for us. . Just thinking of psu we keeping Bsnl land line . . If its private we kick it out . . . experience is not enough dedication to work that is needed . . . .

  • Abhijith January 25, 2012 6:50 pm

    @dskushwaha
    did u seen present conditions of hazare ? ? ? Politics of his same aged plays over him . . .

  • Bibhudutaa Panda January 25, 2012 3:23 pm

    Stel…TALK TODAY…..STOP TOMORROW… :)

  • Kaushik Roy January 25, 2012 2:43 pm

    NEXT IS WHO ?
    WHOSE SERVICE WILL BE AFFECTED NEXT ?
    I THINK VIDEOCON AND LOOP WILL BE FAVORITE

  • avtarkaint January 25, 2012 2:37 pm

    Can we go to consumer forum against Stel service in orissa its more than 15-20 days no network in stel mobile ,nor we r getting any response from customer care. what is TRAI is doing now.

  • dskushwaha January 25, 2012 2:27 pm

    Abhijith :
    @Firstonnet
    if excess of employees were thrown out there is employees union . . They ill start strike . . . This should be an end all old aged more than 50years should be give forced pention . .

    Anna Hazare (aged about 74) is more energetic/honest than most of the youngs

  • dskushwaha January 25, 2012 2:24 pm

    Abhijith :
    @Firstonnet
    if excess of employees were thrown out there is employees union . . They ill start strike . . . This should be an end all old aged more than 50years should be give forced pention . .

    What is your age?

    How did you come to conclusion that 50 (mot less nor more) be given forced pension?

    Do you mean only youngsters are required as a work force and there is no place of experience?

    Will it be the economical beneficial to give early retirement with pension and induct new inexperienced employees and impart training?

  • PD January 25, 2012 12:21 pm

    Tremerin D’souza :
    @Abhijith
    dude,would you support your comment if your father were to work in BSNL and your whole family is only dependent on his income?
    I can understand your concern,but the real option to improve the situation is to make psu’s more efficient (if needed via outsourcing) like private sector,then not only bsnl will be in profit it also can overtake pvt operators.
    the psu workers must be encouraged to be professional like their pvt counterparts and must be made responsible for their duty regulation.

    I do understand the underlying fear-factors of your comments. But those at the helm of affairs themselves are responsible for the mess. In fact it seems it is purposely created ! And the staff too are not serious about it. The entire public wanted psu-controlled viable unified telecom entity and have been clamoring for the merger of BSNL and MTNL. The unions and top excs thwart every move only to ensure their own cozy existence. The planners and marketing personnel of both PSUs don’t bother for a unified tariffs, plans, services etc.

    There are many dedicated personnel and does not prefer to have s pitiable subsistence and try to initiate/offer corrective solutions to subscribers but are bluntly discouraged by their superiors with terse reply like “Do what is told, and don’t try to be a Smart Alec ! (sic)”

    As for your suggestion of “outsourcing”, please remember even men the top level too want the same obvious reasons ! And if implemented only lower and medium level staff will be shown the door. The system is running anti-clockwise and only the unions/associations of employees/officers themselves can find a way out ! Other wise many in the PSUs will have imitate the funky faced TV ads of Yuvraj and say - “Jab tak balla chalthan hai, …..”(so far…, well and good …..)!

  • Abhijith January 25, 2012 12:00 pm

    Hey brother . . See my command forced PENTION Above 50years not to suspend or dismiss ok . . Do you know government pention policy ? ? Think and reply ok @Tremerin D’souza

  • K.P. Gupta January 25, 2012 11:53 am

    Stel Mobile service is not available since one month in Bihar circle
    Do something ??? Govt. is sleeping, and public is wasting their money.

  • SD January 25, 2012 11:29 am

    Lohit :
    @SD
    according to telecom policy no company can have shares in two mobile operators working in the same circles. can u show us how much tata holds in idea and aircel

    Though you may doubt on the point of Tata’s share in Aircel, and I am not also shouting over that, but there is a remarkable link between Tata & Aircel. Tata DID hold shares of Aircel previously, NOT NOW. But the connection is present now also.
    You may like to refer to this —
    tehelka.com/story_main49.asp?filename=Ne050311IMARAN.asp
    Read this for now, and soon I will post more proofs.

    Now coming to second one, Tata’s share in Idea. Tata DID hold a remarkable share in Idea when it was BATATA(BTAL), a jv between Birla, AT&T & Tata. Later in 2002 they sold it to Birla & !dea was born.

    So, all in all, I made a mistake in tense, it should have been past tense, not present tense. I accept my mistake & thank you for correcting me, nobody here knows everything, that’s why wew are here to gain knowledge & correct our facts by discussions.

  • Lohit January 25, 2012 10:14 am

    @SD
    according to telecom policy no company can have shares in two mobile operators working in the same circles. can u show us how much tata holds in idea and aircel

  • dskushwaha January 25, 2012 6:42 am

    @SD
    TATAs used to be Promoters of Idea Cellular when the company was formed, but on 10 April 2006, the Aditya Birla Group announced its acquisition of the 48.18% stake held by the Tatas at Rs. 40.51 a share amounting to Rs. 44.06 billion. You may check the shareholding pattern on NSE or Idea’s website.
    Aircel being a non-public company shareholding pattern is not available. But as per DOT’s present license norms which caused TATAs to exit idea, one promoter could not have more than 10% stake in two companies operating in the same circle.

  • WiMAX January 25, 2012 1:03 am

    @Himangshu
    r u crazy man?????? did u know vodafoneIN is never interest to tie up with this type low level company,, he is the boss of all. so vodafone never wants to down their reputation for tie up with stel ..

  • Himangshu January 25, 2012 12:32 am

    Now stel is tie up with VodafoneIN

  • Himangshu January 25, 2012 12:31 am

    @sayan
    Yaa you are true.. now stel is also tie up with Vodafone IN

  • Himangshu January 25, 2012 12:28 am

    This network problem is may be a minority, but i know that east or west STEL is best in there tariff plan, mostly the Bar miya and the chotai miya….
    Most of the stel customers are there for these two type of packs only…

  • Tremerin D'souza January 24, 2012 11:56 pm

    @Abhijith
    dude,would you support your comment if your father were to work in BSNL and your whole family is only dependent on his income?

    I can understand your concern,but the real option to improve the situation is to make psu’s more efficient (if needed via outsourcing) like private sector,then not only bsnl will be in profit it also can overtake pvt operators.

    the psu workers must be encouraged to be professional like their pvt counterparts and must be made responsible for their duty regulation.

  • SD January 24, 2012 11:39 pm

    sayan :
    reliance has gone mad.. Stel will resume shortly with AIRCEL network..

    Who told you this?
    Anyway, rightly told by many other friends here, Videocon,Stel,Etisalat WILL leave by selling/merger. Only uninor is a dark horse among the 7-8 cos given license by Raja. But the friend who said about a possibility of Docomo-Aircel breakup, its not possible. Our country’s telecom story is twisted. Tata has share in both Aircel & Idea, though they have own Tata Docomo. Tata Indicom has become Tata Docomo, with Docomo’s importance increasing. Similarly Maxis’s importance & control has increased in Aircel, several restructuring has been done there with the ceo thrown out & coo becoming most powerful person. Reliance Infotel is looking for a second-hand voice operator, it may take Aircel(Maxis’s restructuring is itself hinting at merger) or Uninor(lot’s of hitch between Unitech & Telenor, Telenor wants to keep away itself away from Unitech’s 2g controversy whereas Unitech doesn’t want to sell rights & is questioning security concerns about Telenor’s Pakistan ops). There is another possibility, if Ambani bhais come together, R-Gsm is a looser & wants to sell tower unit but has failed; still has a pan-india presence. But Videcon/Stel/Etisalat are most prone to surrender & exit.
    Well well well, much of talk-talk. We have to wait & watch, PICTURE ABHI BAKI HAI MERE DOST! ;-)

  • WiMAX January 24, 2012 11:26 pm

    at least most valuable spectrum may be free for that,, it will be very helpful for new entrance like tata docomo, and uninor,, those have no 2g spectrum in many circle.. now they can provide service in their own network,,,,,,

  • Raghu January 24, 2012 11:20 pm

    @Firstonnet
    yes u are right. BSNL/MTNL most of the CSC are not knowledgable at all. they should be given VRS and take fresh Youth . Then only BSNL/MTNL Can compete with Pvt Operators. I can say BSNL and MTNL are the best in broadband. they can be the best in mobile also but as far as BSNL mobile is concerned they have very bad network as far as AP is concerned.

  • ravi shekhar January 24, 2012 11:05 pm

    sayan :
    reliance has gone mad.. Stel will resume shortly with AIRCEL network..

    Reliance did well.No body provides services for free. STel must clear it’s due amount.

  • ravi shekhar January 24, 2012 10:59 pm

    @firstonnet
    You are right. BSNL has thousands of useless staffs.

  • PD January 24, 2012 10:59 pm

    sonu :
    @PD

    PD :
    Quite evident ! Those unwary subscribers who thought of make the most only feel the heat now! But quite numbers also enjoyed the freebies and bonanzas – Enjoyed yesterdays, feeling sorry today ready to face tomorrow and days after !
    Well, the impact will not be that serious for many have either used/thrown sims after making ‘hay’ when it shined ! Most of the subscribers have dual sim-phones and as such sims cards of more than one service providers !

    i think telecom liacence of such operator should be terminated

    Firstonnet :

    Sourav :Telecom field is now under recession. STel and Etisalat both want to sell their network to other operator. But what about the future of the employees of these companies. Nobody is looking in this matter. NSN already told of termination 17000 employee through out the world. ZTE and HUAWEI also did the same. After entering the market UNINOR also put its employees in third party vendor. Reliance Communication also done this thing. To show the quarter profit it terminates lots of BSS, NSS, Area mangers, even if CTO from whole India. Other operators are doing same thing, transfer its Payroll employee to third party vendor for maximizing the profit.

    Afte reading your comment I am start thinking about both PSU operators i.e. MTNL & BSNL who have already excess useless manpower since long back. Mr. Pitroda’s report clearly mentioned that unused, useless 1Lac staff need to throw out immediately or opt VRS or CRS but only because of dirty politics still its not implemented. Shame Shame shame. Always seen in MTNL exchanges useless staff who not having any work & always in cafeteria, chatting on useless topics comparing about pvt & own company. PM Need to save our public money & throw out them from both the psu co which are currently in bad debt.
    Save our public money & save to both PSU telecom companies to compete with pvt operators MNC firm.

    YES, quite evident.The private players are there for a cut (profit) and won’t hesitate to give “pink-slips” to non-performers forthwith and also take any opportunity (read- recession) to clean-up. But with the PSUs, on the other hand, the situation is just opposite ! The honest/intelligent/experts/hard working personnel (includes officers too) are hunted, hooted and shunted. They ultimately ask for “pink slips” only to find cozy placements in the rival camps. Those left behave like the proverbial Three Wise Monkey ! Sorry state of affairs, what else one can say. Can’t they “follow” if not, “lead” ?

  • Abhijith January 24, 2012 10:40 pm

    @Firstonnet
    if excess of employees were thrown out there is employees union . . They ill start strike . . . This should be an end all old aged more than 50years should be give forced pention . .

  • gaurav January 24, 2012 10:33 pm

    its customer care is not getting connected for last 2 months.

  • Abhijith January 24, 2012 10:32 pm

    Even videocon network in kanyakumari district locked none can do recharge it i heard it before 6months back . . They had some problem with Tata Docomo network

  • Jagannath January 24, 2012 10:25 pm

    STEL Network is fine here in Orissa, my Sim is still working & i m able 2 make & receive calls as well.

  • Sudhakar January 24, 2012 10:17 pm

    The same thing may happen to DOCOMO GSM subscribers since it is sharing with Aircel. Just think if Aircel also suspends DOCOMO GSM tie-up !!!!!!!!.

  • anil January 24, 2012 10:03 pm

    stop in orissa from many months.

  • Sudhakar January 24, 2012 9:48 pm

    To all :

    Cool down guys. Change to some other operator using MNP. But if the parent operator shuts down, it will be doubt whether the current number will work (after porting out) in the operator which you have ported in.

  • Debasish Mitra January 24, 2012 9:16 pm

    Stel has also not able to pay its pending dues towards its vendors ZTE and VIOM networks…and of course RCOM.It was being switched off in orissa 4 last 1 month.
    There is no hope for these operators…New Telecom exit policy is going to b announced in june… After that this type of operator…say bye bye to telecom world….

  • sayan January 24, 2012 9:01 pm

    reliance has gone mad.. Stel will resume shortly with AIRCEL network..

  • Firstonnet January 24, 2012 7:19 pm

    Sourav :Telecom field is now under recession. STel and Etisalat both want to sell their network to other operator. But what about the future of the employees of these companies. Nobody is looking in this matter. NSN already told of termination 17000 employee through out the world. ZTE and HUAWEI also did the same. After entering the market UNINOR also put its employees in third party vendor. Reliance Communication also done this thing. To show the quarter profit it terminates lots of BSS, NSS, Area mangers, even if CTO from whole India. Other operators are doing same thing, transfer its Payroll employee to third party vendor for maximizing the profit.

    Afte reading your comment I am start thinking about both PSU operators i.e. MTNL & BSNL who have already excess useless manpower since long back. Mr. Pitroda’s report clearly mentioned that unused, useless 1Lac staff need to throw out immediately or opt VRS or CRS but only because of dirty politics still its not implemented. Shame Shame shame. Always seen in MTNL exchanges useless staff who not having any work & always in cafeteria, chatting on useless topics comparing about pvt & own company. PM Need to save our public money & throw out them from both the psu co which are currently in bad debt.
    Save our public money & save to both PSU telecom companies to compete with pvt operators MNC firm.

  • atanu January 24, 2012 7:08 pm

    stel is now closed from 27dec no network till now ……stel is now closed thats sure

  • sonu January 24, 2012 7:07 pm

    @PD

    PD :
    Quite evident ! Those unwary subscribers who thought of make the most only feel the heat now! But quite numbers also enjoyed the freebies and bonanzas – Enjoyed yesterdays, feeling sorry today ready to face tomorrow and days after !
    Well, the impact will not be that serious for many have either used/thrown sims after making ‘hay’ when it shined ! Most of the subscribers have dual sim-phones and as such sims cards of more than one service providers !

    i think telecom liacence of such operator should be terminated

  • Sonu January 24, 2012 6:43 pm

    Thanx to TT team for bringing this article. Here i want to say that in odisha it nearly 27days. Isnt it a big issue?

  • Sourav January 24, 2012 6:42 pm

    Telecom field is now under recession. STel and Etisalat both want to sell their network to other operator. But what about the future of the employees of these companies. Nobody is looking in this matter. NSN already told of termination 17000 employee through out the world. ZTE and HUAWEI also did the same. After entering the market UNINOR also put its employees in third party vendor. Reliance Communication also done this thing. To show the quarter profit it terminates lots of BSS, NSS, Area mangers, even if CTO from whole India. Other operators are doing same thing, transfer its Payroll employee to third party vendor for maximizing the profit.

  • PD January 24, 2012 6:32 pm

    Quite evident ! Those unwary subscribers who thought of make the most only feel the heat now! But quite numbers also enjoyed the freebies and bonanzas – Enjoyed yesterdays, feeling sorry today ready to face tomorrow and days after !

    Well, the impact will not be that serious for many have either used/thrown sims after making ‘hay’ when it shined ! Most of the subscribers have dual sim-phones and as such sims cards of more than one service providers !

  • Kanaga Deepan N January 24, 2012 6:16 pm

    STel is also having 3G spectrum in some circles… Guess how their 3G service will be (if they start really)…

    There is NO news of them launching their 3G services, afaik…