TeaShark, a mobile browser like Opera Mini, let you access Airtel GPRS for FREE. Shockingly it has nothing to do with modifying any Airtel setting so I am clueless about how its working! I tested it personally throughout the week but I haven’t been charged a single paisa. Here is how I used this….
- Download TeaShark browser. Its free and being JAR file it can be installed on most handsets.
- Open it from your mobile and select AirTel Live as access point.
- Thats it! Open any site from TeaShark and you won’t be charged anything.
Note for the first time, when TeaShark starts, it may take more than one minute to initialize. Also this one time initialization may fail many times. But don’t loose your heart!
Here are some mobile sites…
- Gmail: m.gmail.com
- Orkut: m.orkut.com
- Facebook: m.facebook.com
- Twitter: m.twitter.com
The whole thing seems a fortunate coincidence for mobile users and unfortunate one for network operators. This trick cannot be termed illegal as you are not cracking any software or modifying any configuration. For the same reason, I think this will take longer to get rectified.
Please keep in mind that AirTel or any mobile operator can calculate all unbilled/free usage anytime in future thus may charge you all of a sudden. So please use it at your own risk!