Devaraj Urs Road,
Mysore - 570001
What you see – Mobile sets' store UniverCell, on Devaraj Urs Road near the Bata showroom, is a known entity to all mobile phone users in Mysore. The store, with a glass façade, is centrally air-conditioned, well stocked, well maintained and filled with customers. The range of mobiles displayed in glass shelves is large and multi-branded. There is also a seating facility for customers.
What you get – UniverCell is one of the leading mobile phone retailers in India. Founded by D Satish Babu in 1997 in Chennai, today UniverCell has stores all over India. The franchise store in Mysore sells six brands, which include Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson and HTC. The store also has mobile phone accessories. The brands are placed at separate counters and are manned by separate sales personnel who have sound knowledge about the brands at their counters.
UniverCell has mobile phones ranging from the reasonably priced and higher-end sets to the easy-to-operate and sophisticated ones. We check out the range of Nokia which goes from basic models like Nokia 1200 (Rs. 1,279) and Nokia 1208 (Rs. 1,490) to budget models like Nokia 2626 (Rs. 2,019) and Nokia 2630 (Rs. 3,462). Amongst the higher end range, we see the Nokia 5610 (Rs. 11,058), which has fantastic sound and picture clarity. The Nokia 'N' series collection, which includes N96 (Rs. 33,654), N85 (Rs. 23,558) and N97 (Rs. 38,462), is also available here.
The Motorola range has some attractive camera phone and flip sets. The impressive ones include a black Motorola U9 (a flip set with camera and great sound effect) at Rs. 10,288, the Motorola Rokr E8 at Rs. 12,500 and the Motorola A1600 at Rs. 14,231.
From the Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and HTC range of brands, the fast moving sets are the Sony Ericsson K850i (Rs. 19,135), Sony Ericsson W595 (Rs. 13,937), Sony Ericsson Z558i (Rs. 7,115), Samsung E690 (Rs. 7,260) and Samsung E880 (Rs. 8,558). Business executives can choose from a wide range of HTC mobile sets like HTC U1000 (Rs. 48,077), HTC Touch Viva T2223 (Rs. 15,769), HTC P5500 Touch dual (Rs. 25,952), etc.
UniverCell also offers accessories like music stands, mobile holders and pouches, data cables, wired and wireless headsets, data cable, memory card, mobile charger, battery and panels.
Our verdict – MetroMela recommends UniverCell as a one-stop mobile phone and accessories shopping point. As it is a multi-branded store, you have numerous options too. Universal’s exchange offer for old sets and its loan facility are added advantages. Parking space is shared with neighboring stores.
Anytime between – 11 AM – 9.30 PM