About the author: Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

March 14th, 2017 1:29 PM 20 COMMENTS

Airtel 4G services goes live in Jammu and Kashmir; now offers pan-India 4G coverage

India's largest telecommunications services provider, Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of its 4G service in Jammu & Kashmir. With this roll out, Airtel becomes the first network in India to offer 4G services in all the 22 telecom circles of India. In contrast, Vodafone has 4G services in 17 telecom circles of India and Idea is offering 4G services in 10 circles of India. Airtel 4G is currently available... Read More

March 14th, 2017 12:52 PM 4 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel and Viavi Solutions Releases the Study on Impact of Smartphone Quality on User’s Network Experience

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications services provider, and Viavi Solutions announced they have jointly conducted measurement and analysis of 4G and 3G smartphone performance—representing over 8,000 smartphone models—crowdsourced using big data approach from the live Airtel network, with the help of location intelligence platform. The analysis was intended to evaluate variation in the key performance indicators (KPIs) impacting user experience in various smartphone models, to develop a process for smartphone... Read More

March 14th, 2017 12:21 PM 21 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio, Google Come Together to Launch Affordable 4G Smartphone by the End of 2017: Report

Reliance Jio, the high-flying telecom network in India is long-rumored to launch an affordable 4G handset, and some rumors were claiming that the company will launch a feature phone with VoLTE support priced under Rs. 1500. However, a new report claims that the firm is working closely with search giant Google to deliver a cheapest 4G Android smartphone. According to a report coming from The Hindu Business Line, both the Reliance... Read More

March 13th, 2017 7:10 PM 11 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel and BSNL are Targeting Users With Data-Centric Offers this Holi

Indian telecom operators are concentrating on providing better data-centric offers for their users this Holi season. What started with RCom was soon followed by Aircel with attractive data plan offers, but their offerings were limited to just new users. On the flip side, we have BSNL offering an insane amount of data at a very low price, whereas Bharti Airtel is giving away data for all its postpaid consumers this... Read More

March 13th, 2017 4:12 PM 4 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 Might Launch Ahead of Xiaomi Mi 6; Tipped to Retain the Dual-Rear Camera

Do you remember the Xiaomi Redmi Pro which was launched last year touting as the company's first smartphone to pack dual rear camera setup? If yes, this news will cheer you up. The Xiaomi Redmi Pro might get a successor in the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 by the end of this month, according to various reports coming from Chinese media. It is already a known fact that Xiaomi is working... Read More

March 13th, 2017 7:48 AM 304 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Started Gifting Free Data for its Postpaid Customers

As promised at the start of this month, Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom network began offering free data for all its postpaid users as a token of gratitude for being rated as the fastest mobile by speed test organization, Ookla. To recall, Gopal Vittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel on March 3 sent out an email to all the postpaid users of Airtel saying that a surprise in coming their way... Read More

March 12th, 2017 5:18 AM 61 COMMENTS

RCom vs Aircel: Which Operator is Offering the Best New User Benefits?

The telecom industry in India is witnessing some massive changes from the past five months or so, thanks to Reliance Jio and its free services. With the Reliance Jio's free services set to expire on March 31, 2017, the entire focus in now slowly shifting towards the JioPrime subscription scheme. To compete with Reliance Jio's new user benefits, the Anil Ambani-led RCom yesterday came out with probably the best new... Read More

March 11th, 2017 4:30 PM 14 COMMENTS

Gionee A1, Aimed at Selfie Enthusiasts With 16MP Front-Facing Camera to Launch in India for Rs. 21,999

At the recently concluded MWC 2017, Gionee showed their presence by launching the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus. Of late, Gionee has been concentrating a lot in the selfie space. All their smartphones launched under the Gionee S6 series were designed to impress selfie freaks, and Gionee is continuing to do the same with their new A series of phones. At the time of the launch in MWC 2017, the... Read More

March 10th, 2017 7:43 PM 70 COMMENTS

BSNL Now Offering the Best 3G Data Plan at Rs 198 With 7GB of Data this Holi

State-run telecom operator, BSNL revamps their data plans to celebrate this Holi. The company revamped their four data plans with more data offering. Having said that, the new plans are already effective and customers whoever recharge with those plans will get the revamped benefits itself. Speaking about the plans, the company has increased the data offering in four of their plans- Rs. 156, Rs. 198, Rs. 291, and Rs. 549. The... Read More

March 10th, 2017 6:00 PM 7 COMMENTS

Lenovo Vibe B With 4G LTE and 4.5-inch FWGA Display Launched in India for Rs 5799

Chinese smartphone vendor, Lenovo, reportedly launched a new smartphone in India, namely, the Lenovo Vibe B. To recall, the Vibe B is the same smartphone spotted in a Romania website back in August 2016. The Lenovo Vibe B is priced at Rs. 5,799 and will be available for purchase in Matte Black colour option starting today, according to the popular Mumbai retailer, Mahesh Telecom. In terms of specifications, the Lenovo... Read More

March 10th, 2017 3:48 PM 1 COMMENTS

Broadband India Forum’s President TV Ramachandran Bats In Favor Of TRAI’s Recommendations for Public Wi-Fi

Just after a day of TRAI's recommendation on ‘Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi,' the Broadband India Forum President, Mr T.V Ramachandran praised the recommendations of the regulator by calling it as a huge step towards expediting the availability of affordable and accessible broadband everywhere and to achieve the vision of  Digital India. He said, and he hoped that the Department of Telecom would provide their first consent to these recommendations and pave... Read More

March 10th, 2017 12:28 PM 57 COMMENTS

RCom Now Offers 1GB of 4G Data at Rs. 49 With Unlimited On-Net Voice Calls for New Users

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom), one of the leading service provider in India, today launched its innovative ‘Unlimited Plan’ in a new avatar—the ‘Joy of Holi’ offer— with added data and voice-calling benefits for all new customers. With this launch, all new 4G customers of RCom will get best-in-industry pricing, with 1GB of data access offered at just Rs 49, while 3GB of data access can be availed for only Rs... Read More

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