Always wondering where your nearest and dearest is? Eager to locate a friend (in a way that doesn’t violate their privacy)? Yes! AIRCEL’s exciting new Value Added Service Dubbed as 3G Pocket Finder, your ‘liked’ or loved one is always just few clicks away!
The service is just similar to another MTNL’s Friend Finder Service, However Aircel added some more features and social networking (FaceBook / Twitter) integration.
The AIRCEL Pocket Finder service is only for 3G circles only or where Aircel launched its 3G service and cost Rs.10 per month + SMS and 3G Data charges.
Aircel Pocket Finder can serve following way:
Find Me: It will let you know your current position & you can share your position with Facebook/Twitter.
Local Serach: This helps you to search for information on petrol pumps, ATMs, hospitals, restaurants etc. You can get driving directions to them, look for their location on the map, or simply get their contact information.
Friend Finder: The most useful tool in this service. Using this application you can get the current positions of your friends. You can directly call/SMS them according to your requirement.According to Aircel the location is accurate to between about 400 to 500 meters.
To subscribe this service one have to send a SMS by typing “FM” to 54654. After subscribing there is 4 ways to use this service:
(i)Via WAP: Goto 3g.pocketinternet.in and choose “Services” and after that “Pocket Finder”.
(ii). Via USSD: Simply dial the *567# and get the pocket finder menu. On the menu you can then opt for the service as per the format stated in the return string. All services are available on the return string.
1.To find a friend, SMS in the format ‘FF 10 digit mobile number of friend’ to 54654.
2.The recipient mobile number will get a SMS from 54654 with the text “Your friend your 10 digit mobile number wants to add you as a friend. SMS “Yes” to accept and “No” to reject.”
3.If your friend accepts, you can then track their location.
4.For local search SMS in the format ‘FIND’ Name to 54654 where ‘Name’ is what you are looking for e.g. Bank, ATM etc.
Via Mobile Application: Simply SMS “Finder” to 54654 or 5800000 and you will receive an SMS with a link to download the application. On clicking the link the application downloads to the phone and you can access all of the services.
CHARGES: Rs.10/Month and usage (SMS/DATA charges extra as applicable )
For unsubscribe SMS “Unsub” to 54654. For more details contact Aircel Customer Care: @121(toll-free)
Anirban hails from Kolkata and works as an IT Consultant for a MNC. He is currently based out of Gurgaon now. He loves to write codes and blogs both.