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How Recharging and Paying Bills Online help you Save Money? Our Analysis

On a daily basis many of us worry about increasing costs and mobile tariffs are not an exception here. While we can continue to talk or rather rant about service providers not keeping up their quality even after increasing tariffs significantly, it is also possible to reduce the price hike burden on our pockets. I would be sharing some tips along with few of my own experiences on how one ... Read more

Huawei Say No to Windows/Android Dual-OS Devices; What Should Indian Vendors Do?

In a recent report Chinese telecom giant Huawei has discarded its plan to launch Windows/Android dual boot OS devices. There is no exact reason they have said behind this move. Though it seems the push came from Google and Microsoft, the companies behind Android and Windows operating systems respectively. Many analysts predicted that these dual-OS devices might fail as there would be no demand for such devices among users. We often ... Read more

Can 3G, EvDO & Broadband over WiFi Spoil Reliance Jio’s Launch Party? : Our Take

Without a disruptive pricing on tariff and devices, Reliance Jio can not succeed to win people's hearts.  Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries is gearing up for the commercial launch of its voice & data services in next 6-9 months. The company acquired pan India spectrum on 2300MHz band and minimum 5MHz spectrum on 1800MHz in 14 circles. The company made deals with Reliance Communications ... Read more

Airtel’s Mistakes in 4G/LTE Business Should not be Repeated by R-Jio

Airtel, country's largest mobile service provider is not able to make its 4G services profitable after almost 2 years of the launch of 4G services. In April, 2012 Airtel became India's first operator to launch 4G/LTE services. Starting from Kolkata, which was the first city of the country to see mobile services in 1995, Airtel expanded its 4G services in Bangalore, Pune and Chandigarh but Airtel's 4G is never be a ... Read more

Idea of Regulating WhatsApp & Others is the Worst Situation, What is Airtel upto?

In a recent media interaction Bharti Airtel's Indian operations' head Gopal Vittal said that Over-the-Top players like WhatsApp, Skype, LINE, WeChat etc should be regulated and should be under some jurisdiction. This comes when most popular IM service provider WhatsApp, recently acquired by Facebook, plans to set up voice calls. Currently Indian operators generate majority of revenue (nearly 70-80%) from voice and text messages. With the rise of OTT players like ... Read more

Is Post-Auction Tariff Hike Really Imminent ? We find it out

Spectrum auction 2014 has been ended and already the incumbent operators are feeding the media that telecom tariff hike is imminent, as they have to shell out huge money to retain their spectrums. If anyone checks their claim about high cost for getting their spectrum is actually a lie. These companies have gone for both 900 and 1800MHz spectrum in the latest auction, but actually licenses of only 900MHz band ... Read more

Secure Banking with Two Factor Authenticaton – Options in India

2FA (Two factor authentication) has been around from sometime in different forms - input code received by SMS, generated through apps, hardware keys etc. For those who are unaware, 2FA enabled accounts will require a second code generated through an alternative medium in addition to traditional password to login to (email)/transact (banking and finance) from the account. It won't be an exaggeration if I state that most of us were ... Read more

Has BSNL taken the wake-up Call? We find Out

Recently we wrote about how BSNL is into huge losses and also analyzed how BSNL could make use of its core strengths to turn profitable again (Read BSNL Continues to Report losses, What Should be Next? Our Analysis). The post received tremendous response from our readers, including BSNL Staff who were in agreement with our observations. In less than a month after the article went live we have been hearing ... Read more

2013 a mixed bag of fortunes for Indian Telecom Operators, What we Expect in 2014

Another year passes by Indian telecom was filled with many ups and downs many good friends lost their jobs in Telecom in 2013 but still there is always a ray of hope that telecom in India will be better in coming days.... as far as i see 2013 was relative a bad year for Indian Telecom I don't know how many of them will agree with it .. Though in ... Read more

Moto G is Impressive Enough to Change India’s Smartphone Landscape

Google, once a search engine is now well established software and hardware maker is going to bring affordable Android smartphone to developing nations, from its own handset manufacturing unit, Motorola which was acquired by Google in 2011. Motorola shrinked its handset business in India by that time and now Google-owned Motorola is all set to takeover its market position. Motorola is going to launch its much-hyped affordable Moto G in ... Read more

Our Experience with Airtel MyPlan : Issues we faced

Now a days as soon as we call Bharti Airtel exclusive Post-pay Customer Care and enquire them about plans they just start off saying “Sir/Madam Airtel has launched first of its kind myPlan in India where you can design your own plan and get it activated on your Airtel number. You can also change your plan anytime online or by calling 121.” Me:Enough! What’s first of its kind? It’s a ... Read more

Airtel and BSNL customers are more loyal to their Network : Our Analysis

Hope it was a very interesting poll dear readers. I really enjoyed reading all the entries submitted. Coming to the results, as already promised i have gone through all the the submissions and gathered a good list of all those entries that grabbed my attention. Before getting into the results straight away lets check what  the poll statistics says: We got highest number of entries from Tamil Nadu followed by ... Read more

TT Poll – What’s your Loyalty Quotient?

Management who are playing with a Brand may change,people who are operating a brand may get replaced.Policies,Tariffs and what not everything inside a brand may change and who knows even the Brand may dissolve, only a few knows whats actually going to happen inside a Brand(Oh dear here i'm talking only about Telecom) but there are someone who without involving in any of the above categories will always be with ... Read more

Does MTS 3GPLUS Really Have The Edge Over 3G Operators in India, Our Take !

Last week Russian business major Sistema's Indian telecom arm, Sistema Shyam Teleservices ( SSTL) has announced the roll out of 3GPLUS network across 9 circles where the company is operating. While MTS is selling the EVDO Rev B phase II services under MBlaze Ultra branding, they are pushing the '3GPLUS' branding for the network. EVDO is actually 3rd generation technology for CDMA, but in India there was no auction for ... Read more

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