Bharti Airtel

Airtel LogoMajority owned by Bharti Group & SingTel, headed by Sunil Bharti Mittal Airtel is the largest mobile service provider in India and the third largest mobile operator globally. Currently it has also presence in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, 17 countries of Africa (after acquiring Zain’s African assests) and Channel Islands. In India Airtel offers GSM mobile services, 3G/HSPA, 4G/LTE-TDD, fixed telephony & broadband services and DTH & IPTV.

EXCLUSIVE: Airtel launches Night Store. Offers unlimited free calling at Rs 7 and 1GB 3G data at Rs 49

Amidst huge criticism they received after hiking the price of 2G internet bundles, Airtel has quietly launched the Night Store. All the plans in the Night Store can be availed only online and can be consumed only between 12AM to 6AM. All the data as well as calling plans are quite attractive and are being offered at pretty low fares. All the plans associated with the Night Store are listed ... Read more

Hike Messenger Goes Aggressive By Offering Unlimited Free SMS To Users

Although WhatsApp, LINE and WeChat are considered as the major contenders in the IM (instant messaging) space, no one has won the war yet. There are still a number of IM apps that want to acquire a majority of the market share. Hike is a cross platform IM app co-developed by Bharti Airtel & SoftBank to stop users from flocking to other services like WhatsApp and WeChat. Starting today, Hike is ... Read more

Airtel Drastically Reduces Validity of 2G Data Pack, Revises Rate Cutter Benefits with Tariff Hikes

Moving closer on the heels of national operator BSNL, Airtel seems to have taken a leap ahead of the former in tariff revisions. TelecomTALK learned from anonymous sources (which were also verified after calling Airtel Customer Care) that the tariff revisions happened in the near past. One of the widely used data pack costing Rs. 125 will now provide a validity of three weeks instead of four weeks. This particular ... Read more

Airtel Offering 6 Months Of Free 3G Data To Samsung Galaxy S5 Buyers

Bharti Airtel in collaboration with Samsung, is offering data bundles with the new Galaxy S5 to both pre-paid and post-paid customers. This is a part of Samsung's  large scale collaboration with SingTel, a Singapore based Telecommunications company which owns 32% stake in Bharti Airtel. As a part of what they call as a 'Retail Collaboration Programme', Airtel will offer mid-range and high-end smartphones from Samsung under its own roof, both physical stores and ... Read more

Mobile Handset Vendors & OEMs Pushing Telcos For Faster 4G LTE Rollout In India

Multiple mobile handset vendors as well as OEMs are in collaboration with telecom operators in India for faster 4G LTE network rollout. India uses TD-LTE technology for the deployment of 4G networks over Band 40 (2300 MHz). Earlier, this technology was being used only by China and India but now, more and more countries in Asia are adopting it due to its lower cost of deployment when compared to LTE FDD. Nokia ... Read more

Election Update: Airtel to Credit 50MB Free Data for Voters in Delhi NCR, Haryana and Kerala

Airtel will Credit 50MB free data for its prepaid mobile customers in Delhi NCR, Haryana and Kerala – thus giving customers an option to go online and read about candidates before casting their votes Airtel is encouraging voters to make an informed choice of candidates by offering 50MB of free data usage for its prepaid mobile customers on the Polling Day from 7am to 7pm. This will allow more and ... Read more

Nokia X Buyers in India to get Free 500MB 3G Data for 3 Months on Airtel

Nokia, in association with Bharti Airtel , today announced an exclusive FREE 3G Data offer for the newly launched Nokia X the forked Android smartphone. Airtel prepaid customers across all circles buying the Nokia X will now be able to enjoy 500 MB of free 3G data per month for 3 months. Customers in non 3G circles can enjoy the same benefit on 2G data. Post exhaustion of the 500 ... Read more

Bharti Airtel Crosses a Milestone of 100 Company-Owned-Company-Operated Airtel Stores Across India

Bharti Airtel today announced that it has crossed the milestone of 100 Company-Owned-Company-Operated (COCO) Airtel retail outlets opened across India over the last 14 months. These all new Airtel stores are in line with the company’s long term drive towards delivering the best service experience for customers and will offer end-to-end service support for their Airtel mobile, dongle and broadband connections. Airtel ventured into its COCO stores with the opening ... Read more

Airtel,IBM 2014 Deal – What is it all about : Our indepth Analysis

It is well known that IT companies wait for long term contracts be it for benefits on one hand or for stability/performance related issues on the other hand especially when it comes to service or support related. We have one such huge and lucrative contract in the Telecom as well as IT field and the news is all about the latest 5 year Service Agreement between Airtel, IBM and other ... Read more

Qualcomm Gets Nod to Sell Entire Stake in 4G JV WBSPL to Bharti Airtel

India's Department of Telecom (DoT) has finally cleared US-based Qualcomm Inc's sale of 100 percent stake in its broadband wireless entity, Wireless Business Service Private Ltd (WBSPL), to Bharti Airtel. In October last year, Airtel has acquired 100 per cent stake in Wireless Business Services (WBSPL), a company founded by Qualcomm which holds 4G BWA Spectrum in Mumbai, Delhi, Haryana and Kerala telecom circle. Bharti Airtel has 4G (BWA) license ... Read more

Airtel Launches Smart Pack – World’s First Paper Recharge with a QR Code

Bharti Airtel  today launched the World's First Paper Recharge Coupon with a Quick Response Code (QRC). An innovative product currently available for Airtel prepaid mobile customers in Andhra Pradesh, the ‘Smart Pack’ provides a never-before convenience factor for customers to recharge their phones within 2 seconds. Customers can now easily scan the QR code to recharge their phone and forget the hassle of entering the 16 digit PIN after scratching ... Read more

Exclusive: Result of Competition? Airtel Slashes 3G Internet Rates by 45%

Update: Airtel has currently removed the New 3G plans from its official portal what we have reported and they have updated us saying the reason for removal is technical glitch and currently only old 3G plans are active on system. In what may be termed as a result of competition in 3G segment and also a measure to capture users before the 4G launch by Reliance Jio, Airtel has drastically ... Read more

Reality Check: Can Airtel Emergency Alerts Protect You? Our Research says ‘Simply NO’

Way back in 2013, Airtel launched 'Emergency Alerts Service' amidst much fanfare. The service touted as a first of its kind service in India claimed to change the way we react towards unexpected in daily life. The service is advertised to do this: Airtel Emergency Alerts, a unique solution that is there for you in your moment of need. Dial 55100 (toll free), to immediately and automatically send emergency alerts ... Read more

Is it time to Switch from Airtel Broadband? Rentals to increase by up to 40%

It has been the time of price hikes - we have seen sharp price increases in consumables like groceries, milk etc. Along with that price of digital services are also increasing - read Internet usage. Latest to join the party is Airtel, with steep price hike announcements of up to 40%. We have been receiving reports that price hikes would be effected from April 17, 2014 for certain plans including ... Read more

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