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LYF Water 1 Dual SIM with 4G and VoLTE Review: Is it the ideal 4G mid-range smartphone?

With Jio giving out invite for Jio preview offer, LYF phone are now essential to enjoy the unlimited offer from Jio. So you have to make a choice from the range of smartphones LYF offer. Obviously the choice would be the cheaper Flame or Wind series which comes around Rs 5000. However, those who really looking to buy a decent phone can spend more to get the best of LYF phones.… Read More

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Exclusive: Hands on with Reliance Wi-Pod 4G LTE -first impressions

Around a month back we had reported how Reliance communications had listed its very first 4G LTE Wi-Pod device on its e-store and was accepting pre orders for the same with shipping promised from 25th May. We have managed to get the device early and decided to share a hands on experience and initial glimpses of the device and its user interface with our readers. So the pic above shows the… Read More

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LYF Care App to give 2nd year extended warranty free for LYF Smartphones

After becoming the fifth-largest brand among smartphones in India with 7% share, Reliance Retail Ltd owned LYF brand has started giving free 2nd year extended warranty for users installing LYF Care App. The LYF Care App provide access to extended warranty, Single-click call to customer support, self help & support guide and special offers. LYF is predicted to become a $1 billion brand by year-end. To avail the special offer of 2nd free extended warranty users has to… Read More

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Vodafone India says has enough funds to acquire 4G spectrum: Report

Vodafone India, the country’s second largest telco, said that it has enough funds to participate in the auction, as it looks to buy more spectrum to expand its 4G network, according to Economic Times. “On one hand we are generating a healthy cash flow, and on the other we are actually looking at a healthy parent. Vodafone Group has been infusing equity in the past, we are very comfortable with… Read More

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Bharti Airtel’s starts offering ‘Easy SIM Swap’ through My airtel app for easy 4G upgradation

As a part to upgrade customers on 4G network ; country’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel has now launched ‘Easy SIM Swap through mobile app’. With this new feature, Bharti Airtel’s both prepaid and postpaid customers across all circles can easily upgrade their SIM to 4G supported USIM through company’s My Airtel app. Airtel already offers easy SIM swap through SMS which was quite easy process. But many customers reported they… Read More

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Our experience: Getting the Jio-LYF Preview Offer, answering your important questions

After much waiting, Reliance Jio opened its 4G network for public through an invite system under Jio Preview offer. To avail the Jio-LYF Preview offer one need to get an invite from a Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) employee and has to purchase a LYF phone from Reliance Digital store. What Jio offering is unlimited 4G data, voice and SMS along with access to Jio Apps for 90 days without any limits. We have… Read More

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Reliance Retail to rebrand Digital Express outlets as Reliance Jio to push LYF sales: Report

Reliance Jio, is set to get more visibility in the market ahead of its commercial launch, as the telco’s sister company, Reliance Retail, will rebrand its 1,500 small-format Reliance Digital Express and Digital Express Mini outlets as Reliance Jio, Economic Times reported. The report said that the retail push strategy comes amid slow sales of Reliance’s Lyf handsets. Reliance Jio stores will be the front-end to sell both 4G connections… Read More

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Vodafone to soon extend 4G service to Gujarat, Haryana, UP East and West Bengal circles

Vodafone the 2nd largest operator in India by subscriber base and the largest 4G operator worldwide has today announced the intent to launch 4G services to 4 new circles under phase 2. The operator currently has services in 5 circles of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kerala, Karnataka and will now extend the list with Gujarat, Haryana, UP East and West Bengal circles, taking the list up to 9 circles. The 9… Read More

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Jio launch likely in October, may trigger fall in data tariffs: Report

Jio is likely to commercially launch 4G services this October, which would trigger at least a 30% fall in data tariffs, boosting overall mobile data subscriptions in the next 9-12 months, according to a report by Economic Times. Brokerage HSBC expects Jio’s entry to result in a sharp correction in data tariffs. It said that data realisation per MB will fall from an industry average of 25 paise last year to… Read More

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Jio Preview Offer to give Unlimited Data, Voice and SMS, Should you go for it?

After months of waiting, finally Reliance Jio opened its 4G network for public through an invite system. Now non-RIL employees get a chance to experience Jio 4G network under Jio Preview offer. The catch is, you need to get an invite from a RIL employee and you need to buy a Lyf handset. These two hurdles are not too hard to cross as RIL has over 1 lakhs employees and… Read More

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Jio referral offer to drive data growth and hype, says CLSA

The latest employee-driven referral offer by Reliance Jio is likely to propel usage and hype ahead of the commercial launch, which is expected sometime this year, CLSA said in its latest report. The new offer allows Reliance group employees to invite 10 friends to sign up for Jio 4G services. The invite, which has to be sent by a RIL employee, will allow people to buy a LYF smartphone, which… Read More

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Reliance Jio’s free 4G services not available for existing LYF users

Buyers of LYF-branded smartphones from Reliance Retail will still have to wait more to get the Reliance Jio SIM card, even as the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries, extends the trial launch of 4G services to the public through an employee-driven referral or invite offer, called Jio Preview Offer.   A Jio employee, who didn’t wish to be named, told TT that “customers who have already bought LYF… Read More

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Make 3G and 4G services more affordable for rural India, says Government at LTE India 2016

The Government calls to make 3G and 4G services more affordable for its faster penetration into the rural areas, Shri N.K. Yadav, Member Services, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India said at LTE India 2016 conference in New Delhi. “Although the rural 2G services have crossed the mark of 50%, the real tele-density is still around 25%, but the data services were just about 10%. To increase the data usage,… Read More

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