Virgin Mobile Launches vFLASH Pan India Mobile Broadband Service

By January 6th, 2010 AT 2:06 PM

Virgin Mobile India, the youth brand of Tata Teleservices introduces vFLASH, a high-speed Broadband-Internet access service with USB Modem (usable with both desktops & Laptops). The vFLASH USB device comes at Rs.3500 and the service will be available Pan India basis without any data roaming charges across India.

It also comes with the many on demand add-on services including vFLASH TV a new application that allows vFLASH,subscribers to watch live television channels on their laptops while on the move, and on their personal computers at home and in the office. The vFLASH TV service is exclusively available to vFLASH. The vFlash TV service which the company says is a Live streaming service ( a 7 second delay) offers 40 popular television channels.

According to the Virgin Mobile India, The new vFLASH high-speed wireless Broadband access service is 20 times faster than existing mobile wireless technology. The service allows customers to be connected—not only for mails, but also for downloads, large files uploads, photo sharing, etc. It also allows users to send and receive SMS and is compatible with both laptops and desktop PCs. The customer has an option to select his tariff plan based on his usage needs.

vFLASH Tariff and Device Specification In Details-:

Monthly RentalFree UsageAdditional usage charges
Rs.250NILRs. 1/min
Rs.9502GB(Day)+10GB (Night)

Day usage – 7 AM to 11 PM;

Night Usage – 11 PM – 7 AM

Rs.110010 GBRs.0.50/MB

vFLASH  Technical Specification-:
Main Operation ChipQSC-6085
CDMA StandardIS-856-A, TIA/EIA/IS-2000, IS-98E Backwards compatibility with IS-95 A/B
Frequency BandCellular 800 Single Band Support Band Class 0 TX: 824 ~ 849 MHz RX: 869 ~ 894 MHz
Transmit Power200mW
Download SpeedMax Up to 3.1 Mbps (depends on HSIA network availability, and other network conditions)
Upload SpeedMax Up to 3.1 Mbps (depends on HSIA network availability, and other network conditions)
Power supplyUSB Power
LEDs1 Multi-Color LED RSSI Level: Normal (Green) / Week (Orange) / No service (Red)
PRL/OTA supportIS-683C Roaming (PRL Support) and Over the Air Service Provisioning (OTASP)
AntennaInternal / Rx Diversity
Interface TypeUSB Connector / USB 1.1 (&2. 0 Compatible / Full Speed)
T-FlashSupported (Micro SD Slot up to 8GB) *Can used only after dialer installation only on Windows OS.
Voice JackSupported (Only for activation procedure)
DimensionW:25.4 D:77 H:10 (mm)
WeightNet (19g), Gift box (75g)
Operating Systems1.)Windows 2000,Windows XP(32 and 64 bit) and Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit),

2.) Mac 10.5 10.6. 3.) No dialer support for LINUX.

Mentioned versions for linux are supported as a standard dial up modem configuration

Redhat Enterprise Linux 3 & above

Fedora Core 5,6 & above

SUSE Desktop Linux 9,10 & above

Debian Linux 5,6 & above

Ubuntu Linux 5,6 & above



Operating temperature range -20C to +60C

Storage temperature range -30C to +65C

Humidity 5% to 95%(non-condensing)


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