Bharti Airtel

Airtel brings back tariff wars, prices 4G lower than 3G plans

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile carrier by subscriber base, is offering high-speed fourth-generation (4G) services packs at lower prices than 3G plans for its customers ahead of the highly awaited Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio 4G launch. It is believed that the development comes after Reliance Jio said they would provide 10-12 times faster 4G wireless service compared to 3G networks at cheaper rates which is expected to launch by next

TRAI to examine Airtel and Uninor’s deal with Facebook and WhatsApp

According to some reports Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is looking at examining Airtel's special deal with social media giants-Facebook and WhatsApp. The authority will examine Airtel’s data packages offering access to Facebook and WhatsApp to determine whether they amount to “preferential access” for such services. The offers being examined include Airtel's 5 bundle of 15 MB data for five days and the seven-day access package that costs a customer

Airtel’s network down in Delhi-NCR, Customers irked

Airtel users are facing issues with connectivity as the services of the telecom giant were disrupted in national capital and its neighbouring cities like Gurgaon and Noida. Since morning, several users have been complaining of being unable to send messages, access GPRS from their Airtel networks. "We are working on it and it will restored in shortly,” the company said in its official twitter account. In fact, the users have

After 4G, 3G data allowance reductions, Airtel now reduces 2G data benefits by 38%

Airtel was in the news recently after it hiked up the 4G data plan rentals and also decreased the validity of 3G plans. Now it seems that India’s most prominent mobile operator has decided to hike the tariffs for 2G Data services in Kerala circle. Please find below the revised tariff: Plan Previous Benefits Revised Benefits Rs. 149 1 GB- valid for 28 days 750 MB - Valid for only

Exclusive: Airtel reduces 4G tariffs by Rs. 1 but also reduces data benefits by 25%

The tariff for the 4G plans is on the higher side though the speed is almost similar to 3G network. We have already reviewed the 4G dongle and discovered that the speed was not outstanding. Another concern is the limited service areas wherein the 4G network is available. Airtel has reduced the rental by Re.1 but has also reduced the free data usage by a whopping 25%. The Rs.2000 plan

TT Exclusive: Airtel 4G Portable Hotspot Review

Airtel had recently introduced a 4G hotspot that would let you create your own hotspot anywhere and anytime without even using an external power source. We found this device to be the right bet for people constantly on the move and decided to take the portable 4G hotspot for a spin. Design and Build   Well frankly speaking design is an aspect that we really aren't much bothered about when

Airtel to enhance its 3G network in Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar, Using radio access network advanced platform

Airtel will enhance its 3G network in the Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar telecom circles using Nokia’s latest Single RAN (radio access network) Advanced platform.  The deal includes an India-first dual band, dual carrier 3G network implementation, refarming 900 MHz to complement Mumbai’s existing 3G network on 2100 MHz. This will enable higher throughput and thus improved 3G services. Under the contract, Nokia Networks will supply its Single RAN Advanced

Airtel hikes 3G data tariff again reduces data validity from 28 to 21 days

30, 28, 15 used to be the magic numbers for users. Now Airtel is all set to change the game by revising the validity period of its Data packs (25, 21, 14), in an attempt to increase its data revenue . Airtel New 3G Revised benefit details (Mumbai circle) Consumers opt for these packs based on their requirements. It is difficult for users to keep track of their pack's validity. These

Airtel launches ‘One Touch Internet’ for first time users to learn internet

Airtel has launched ‘One Touch Internet’, a first of its kind initiative aimed at simplifying internet services for millions of first-time users in India. The company's ‘One Touch Internet’ is a WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) portal designed with a simple, secure and intuitive interface that will allow first-time users to discover the internet easily and help them overcome common perception barriers around the mobile data experience. “Now available for prepaid

Telecom industry needs more spectrum: Airtel

Indian telecom industry wants more spectrum and the Narendra Modi government should make it available said Sunil Mittal, Bharti group Chairman on the sidelines of the India Economic Summit. The event was organised by the World Economic Forum in New Delhi. "We want from the government more spectrum. Every country has the same amount of spectrum and it is not that India has less... It needs to be vacated from

Airtel cancels its plan to acquire Loop Mobile for Rs. 700 cr

India’s biggest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel has canceled its plan to purchase business and assets of Mumbai based small operator Loop Mobile for about Rs 700 crore. It has been reported that the merger deal between Airtel and Loop has been hampered by Department of Telecommunication (DoT). The company owned by Dubai based IP Khaitan and family, which operates only in Mumbai has three million users and Airtel has around