Voice & Data

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

Iridium Cries Foul on BSNL-INMASAT Satellite Phone Deal

India's satellite phone market gets a new interested party to make this space competitive. Iridium, American satphone company is looking for an entry but accuses government policies to prevent the space competitive. Presently only state-owned operator BSNL is offering services with INMARSAT. BSNL received a LoI from the DoT on July 9 and signed a principle agreement with INMARSAT on September 2. BSNL now can offer satellite based voice &

Videocon introduces Rs 199 combo pack, Offers Full Talktime 1GB Data and Night Unlimited benefits

Videocon Telecom has introduced a new combo tariff voucher 199. Customer activating this voucher would receive Rs 199 full talk time and 1GB internet along with night unlimited 2G internet from 2400 hrs to 0600 hrs. The new combo tariff voucher is available in all 4 circles Videocon currently has operations. Videocon Combo Voucher 199 Details Pack Type Combo Voucher MRP (Rs.) 199 Talk Value (Rs.) 199 Local (Rs.) - STD (Rs.) -

BSNL starts charging Service Tax on STVs activated via SMS, following private Operators?

BSNL has prominently won the hearts of many users regarding the SMS based activation of STVs via its toll-free number 53733. BSNL did not charge the service tax on STVs as a user is activating them from main account balance, since the balance is credited only after levying service tax. This was a good move followed by BSNL till now and was widely hailed by many of its users. Looks

Government should do away with USOF: Vodafone MD and CEO

Vodafone India MD and CEO, Marten Pieters has stated that telecom service providers face "financial burdens" and other charges like USO Fund fee and spectrum usage charge (SUC) in Indian market. According to him, all these charges are limiting their investment capacity in domestic market. He said that the government should "get rid" of charges like the USO Fund, which he felt holds no relevance in today's times. He also

Vodafone and Airtel woo Loop’s subscribers, start offering attractive benefits

With Loop Mobile set to close operations from November 29th, 2014, leading telecom companies like Vodafone and Airtel have started targeting its customers. Loop has 3 million subscribers in Mumbai. Both the telecom giants are offering free porting facilities and attractive introductory offers to attract as many subscribers. Recently the telecom regulator had also asked Loop Mobile users to take facility at least a week before November 29, after which the

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

Vodafone India partners with Department of Posts to offer recharge vouchers through post offices in Kerala

Vodafone India, today announced a tie-up with the Department of Posts to offer recharge vouchers through post offices in Kerala for the benefit of its prepaid customers. Vodafone recharge coupons will now be available at post offices, enabling Vodafone prepaid subscribers to recharge their cell phones through coupons while they are in a post office. Given the prolific distribution of post offices, this would save them a separate trip to

DoT to provide free Wi-Fi services at 45 cities, 705 tourist locations in India

The Narendra Modi government has launched the Digital India initiative and has instructed the Department of Telecom to provide wi-fi access to public in cities with more than 1 million population. The Department of Telecom has identified 45 cities and 705 tourist locations to provide Wi-Fi services in public areas in India. Recently even BSNL started offering free Wi-fi in Varanasi. Discussions with private telecom operators to roll out the network required for

BSNL introduces new STVs for free incoming in National Roaming

BSNL has one of the best collection of Special Tariff Voucher when it comes to National roaming and due to the good response the previously released vouchers garnered BSNL decided to introduce some more STVs for National roaming. The recharge has been launched with different validity starting from a single day to 90 days and for all the plans the tariff is 1.5p/sec which is also applicable for STD calls