Analysis

TT Poll : Pan India Mobile Data Usage Survey

With mobile operators hiking data tariff every now and then in recent times, neglecting the types of data users in existence, usage scenarios and the real quality they provide, its difficult for mobile data users to digest the increasing data hikes. Not every user is same and have the same priority and importance for data on the move. So, in order to analyse the usage scenarios and to come up

Tata Docomo, BSNL and Reliance Offers the Cheapest 2G/3G, CDMA and EVDO Data Plans

Internet is now essential part of our life and mobile internet remains the popular choice in India to get online. But you have got so much choices to choose from different operators, technology and plans. Today we analyse which is the right plan for you in Kerala circle. 2G Mobile Internet Plan TATA Docomo offers the cheapest 1GB 2G internet pack in Kerala at just Rs 95 for  30 days

Should Mobile Operators directly compete with Banks? If yes, How?

Over the past few weeks several banks have announced their plans and some have already started charging for ATM transactions (both cash and non-cash) beyond a certain number of times. Naturally this has led to discontent amongst customers but there are lesser ways of escaping these charges unless one carefully plans ATM transactions. In this situation we explore a lesser used alternative, the Mobile Money offerings from mobile operators. Mobile

List of Indian Operators who messed up VAS Deactivation services while on Roaming

TRAI has introduced a solution to help mobile users to deactivate VAS in a user friendly and transparent manner through SMS and IVRS. Any user can use the toll-free short code number “155223” which is uniform across all the operators to call or send SMS to deactivate VAS. There are instances of people who have auto or unwanted VAS activations on roaming or just missed to deactivate VAS before roaming

First Impressions: Here’s what we think about the Apple iPhone 6 Plus

This year, Apple released two new iPhones, just like last year. But there difference when compared to last year is that, both these devices are high-end devices unlike iPhone 5C which was more of a mid-range devices. The iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7-inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus is equipped with a large 5.5-inch display, making it the first phablet offering from Apple. Before expressing my initial impressions

Analysis: Will Samsung fade away from the smartphone market, just like Nokia did?

All of us know Samsung, the company which, over the past four years, has made its way to the top of the Android food chain. Its marketing efforts paid off in the form of big market share and big profits. However, recently, the company seems to be in troubled waters as their profits have been declining consequently over the past four quarters and they have also lost smartphone market share

Airtel Vs Uninor – 2G Data pack comparison, Uninor offers the cheapest !

Competition drives the market and plays a crucial role in attracting customers, especially in a sector like Telecom. With so many operators in the market, there is a constant battle to gain new customers. All the telcos keep introducing different offers and schemes to woo the consumers. To begin with we compare the 2G data pack being offered by Uninor and Airtel. Uninor operates across 6 circles and I have

Why should one go for Reliance when their Services are not reliable and Customers are treated as fools?

Word of mouth is the best and most reliable way to spread awareness about any product or service. I always try to share my learnings/ experiences with readers so that they become aware of problems we face in real life and take care and avoid similar experiences. This time I decided to try out Reliance GSM postpaid service and review it on TT. Please note these are my experiences which I would

Regulation of Telecom/OTT Equation to Ensure Fair Play, We find out?

In August 2014, TRAI announced that TELCOs cannot charge OTT players. This announcement came as a response to the proposal submitted by TELCOs wherein they advised that OTT players must share their revenues either with the Government or with the TELCOs. TELCOs kick-started this debate with an emphasis on the currently estimated loss that amounts to be around INR 5,000 crore annually and is expected to cross INR 16,400 crore

How Internet.Org Might End Up Controlling Data Tariffs in India

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is on a two day India tour where he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Zuckerberg's prime intent to visit India is to promote his Internet.org organization, making internet connectivity free to everyone. As of June 2014, Facebook gets about 1.32 billion active users per month. There's very little scope for Facebook to grow from here unless it bring people