Bharti Airtel

Supreme Court of India nod to Vodafone, Airtel on 3G intra-circle roaming pact

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has declined to stay a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) order allowing operators to offer third generation (3G) services in circles in which they didn't have the required spectrum. After the judgement, the telecom operators can continue providing 3G roaming facility to mobile phone subscribers beyond their allotted zones through pacts with other service providers. The apex court's decision follows a petition

Airtel introduces Poke Call : Enables customers to request a missed call when balance is less than Re. 1

After the "Call me back SMS", Airtel has introduced another service Poke Call. So if your balance is below Re 1, you can request a missed call. This will be especially helpful for users caught in an emergency situation and their balance is below Re1. Dear readers, do let us know your opinion on this service from Airtel. Is this service really helpful in case of emergency when balance is

Airtel starts offering 3G services in Odisha

Airtel will now offer its 3G mobile services to customers in Odisha. Airtel 3G will be available to customers in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Brahmapur, Keonjhar, Jajpur Road, Jajpur Town and Paradip. Airtel customers across these cities can now experience high speed 3G mobile broadband experience and enjoy buffer-free video streaming, high speed downloads, file sharing and transfers, online gaming and much more on the go. Airtel 3G services will

DoT seeks Attorney General’s advice on Airtel’s internet license merger issue

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approached Attorney General for advice on whether it should impose a fee on Bharti Airtel for merging the four internet licences acquired from Qualcomm with its existing unified licences. Initially DoT had said that Airtel has to pay Rs 436 crore for merging the licences, Airtel had acquired ABSPL. Airtel Broadband Services (ABS), formerly Wireless Business Services Private Limited — a telecom company founded by

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