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Airtel 4G VS idea 4G in Andhra Pradesh: Let’s Test The “widest small change!”

After Delhi and Mumbai we have got another 4G speed test report from Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. After launching on metro cities telecom operators have have moved to Tier-II Cities for launching 4G service. Idea is said to have the best 4G coverage in Andhra Pradesh, while Airtel 4G service is limited to few cities. Let’s, see which one performs better in Andhra Pradesh. The tests were conducted by our reader Sri Rajasimha Reddy on his OnePlus Two smartphone.… Read More

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Jio likely to unleash disruptive 4G data pricing to poach top-end data customers from incumbents: Report

Jio is anticipated to unleash disruptive 4G data price plans to poach top-end data customers from incumbent carriers such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular in urban markets, according to an analyst at a leading European brokerage, quoted by an Economic Times report. The report said that these data customers are likely to generate bulk of Jio’s revenues in future. The analyst said that data average revenue per unit… Read More

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Vodafone Flexi Plan allows users to design postpaid plans

Using the new ‘Flexi Plan’, Vodafone India customers can design their postpaid plans. Under Vodafone Flexi Plan, the customers are given eight packs to choose from. They can design their pack by choosing four among them at a basic rental of Rs. 199. By paying an additional charge of Rs. 25 per pack, the customer can add extra packs to his plan. The customer can add up to 200 packs (4… Read More

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Exclusive: TATA Docomo stops offering CDMA services in Mumbai, Punjab and UP ?

After announcing shutdown of its CDMA network in Andhra, TATA Docomo has now decided to stop its CDMA service in Mumbai and select cities of Punjab and UP circles. Recently, Reliance Communication had also shutdown its CDMA network as part of 4G upgrade. TATA has updated its website with below message indicating shutdown CDMA service in selected cities. “We no longer provide CDMA services in Andhra Pradesh, Mumbai, Punjab Tricity (… Read More

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RCOM gets legal intercept and monitoring (LIM) nod for 12 circles, can now offer 4G services to users: Report

Reliance Communications has reportedly received the legal intercept and monitoring (LIM) approval from the department of telecom in 12 out of 22 circles, which will allow the telco to offer 4G services to its CDMA subscribers, who have a 4G SIM. A Business Standard report said that Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab, east and west Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar are the first 12 circles. The… Read More

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TATA Docomo Premium WiFi Service plans, offers 1GB at Rs 100

Tata Docomo Wi-Fi network offers connectivity at 500+ Wi-Fi hotspots in India across major hotels, airports, educational institutes and cafes. Tata Docomo has partnered with major brands like Starbucks, Domino’s, KFC, Airport Authority of India, GMR, GVK, Taj Hotels, Le Meridian, Jaguar- Land Rover to offer WiFi hotspot service. The plans start at as low as Rs 20 and offer 200MB of internet for one day. 500MB plan comes at a cost… Read More

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BSNL tops in providing new wireless connections during Apr 2016: TRAI

According to the ‘April 2016 Telecom Subscription Data’ released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), BSNL has topped in the country for providing new wireless connections. BSNL has made a net addition of 11,39, 541, leaving behind the private operators during April 2016. Another state-run operator MTNL has made 11,591 net additions to the wireless subscriber base. Considering the total subscription base for wireless broadband service in the… Read More

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Tata Docomo offers door step service for mobile number portability

Tata Docomo is the latest telecom service provider to join the doorstep activation of number portability. Docomo has announced the service on its eshop. On the given webpage, the subscribers who wish to port can simply enter his existing mobile number, along with a few other details, including the billing mode (prepaid/postpaid), pin code, Unique Porting Code (UPC), etc. to request for an MNP. To avail the UPC, the customers… Read More

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Telenor India undergoes network outage in UP East and UP West

Telenor India seems to have met with a network outage in Uttar Pradesh (UP) East and UP West since morning. The operator took itself to Twitter to announce the outage. “Due to some unfortunate incidents in UP East and UP West’, networks in some areas in both the circles has been impacted,” a message on the Twitter stated. “We regret the inconvenience caused to our customers and assure you we… Read More

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BSNL revises voice STVs, cuts down free usage minutes

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced the revision of existing voice STVs 135, 159 and 201. Apart from the revision, BSNL has also introduced new voice STVs 56, 359 and 449. The new tariff will come into effect from June 20, 2016 on PAN India basis. Voice STV 135 has been revised to offered 275 min local/STD to any network instead of 300 min with 28 days validity. While… Read More

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Tata Teleservices says focusing on upcoming start-ups in AP and Telangana

Tata Teleservices said that it is focusing on the upcoming start-ups in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to enable them offer better delivery quotient to their customers, the move it aimed at further enhancing the growth for the company’s enterprise business. “TTSL wants to be a partner of choice for enterprises in AP & Telangana in their Endeavour to grow and achieve greater successes. We offer the most comprehensive suite of… Read More

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Jio may achieve Rs 250 ARPU driven by high 4G usage: CLSA

Higher 4G data usage will allow Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio to achieve Rs 250 level of average revenue per unit (ARPU), according brokerage firm CLSA. The brokerage firm said that the ARPU needed to ensure achievable subscriber target which may get returns in the next 5 years for the telecom operators. While it is 30 per cent higher than Bharti Airtel’s ARPU, it implies 25% discount to estimated 3G ARPU. Earlier,… Read More

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Exclusive pre launch sneak peek of Jio’s tentative tariff plans

Jio’s 4G commercial launch may still be a few months away, but what everyone is eagerly waiting for is what tariff Jio will offer. There were even rumours that Jio may offer data tariff as low as Rs 20/GB or at least Rs 50/GB. We have looked into the sample tariff structure available in My Jio App which currently only lists the special tariff pack details without mentioning the price denominations which will only… Read More

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