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Airtel withdraws dedicated WhatsApp data plans to comply with new TRAI guidelines

In the latest development, Airtel removed its dedicated WhatsApp data plans for 2G and 3G users. The reason is to comply with the recent regulation by the Indian telecom regulator on differential pricing and net neutrality rules. Recently, Telenor also withdrew its WhatsApp data packs on similar grounds. Airtel launched dedicated WhatsApp data plans two years ago. It offered 200MB of WhatsApp usage for one month starting at Rs 36, with… Read More

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Why one should stay away from WhatsApp and Facebook Internet packs offered by various operators

When SMS rates where hiked and daily cap on SMS was imposed, most of us shifted to WhatsApp & Facebook for messaging.  Then operators started increasing 2G internet rates to new heights with monthly packs going as high as Rs 175/month. But most of the users don’t need full internet access, they just need WhatsApp or Facebook. Operators then came up with WhatsApp and Facebook packs which offer a month of… Read More

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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… Read More

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