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August 25th, 2016 8:58 AM 45 COMMENTS

COAI releases telecom subscription figures for July, Airtel continues to add maximum new subscribers.

Major GSM telecom operators including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Aircel, added 2.08 million subscribers in July, as per data released by industry body COAI. The combined subscriber base of all the six members reached 779.05 million by the end of the month, which is 0.27% more when compared to May 2016 subscriber figure of 776.97 million. Telecom major Bharti Airtel led the growth by adding 1.07 million net new subscribers... Read More

August 24th, 2016 4:32 PM 30 COMMENTS

Airtel now offering 3G speed on 2G data packs, Fierce battle ahead ?

Ever since Jio entered the telecom market in India, the existing operators are gearing up to compete with Jio's insanely priced 4G packs. The operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have been slashing their data rates rapidly to counter Jio. In one of the latest moves, Airtel has started offering 3G speeds to 2G data packs. Today, we got an SMS on our Airtel prepaid number, which touts the 2G... Read More

August 24th, 2016 4:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telenor launches STV at Rs.28 offering 25p/min Local/STD calling in UP East circle

Telenor India the 7th largest telecom operator by subscriber base has now launched a new special tariff voucher (STV) priced at just Rs 28 in UP East circle. The company claims the STV to offer one of the lowest voice calling rates in the circle, in which their customers can enjoy calls to any number in India at just 25 paise per minute. The STV comes with a validity of... Read More

August 24th, 2016 10:08 AM 8 COMMENTS

ACT launches services in Tirupati, plans start from Rs. 549

Bengaluru-based optical fiber-based Internet services provider Atria Convergence Technologies Private Limited (ACT) has launched its services in Tirupati region. The plans for Tirupati region start from Rs. 549 for 30GB and go up to Rs. 999 for 60GB. There is a gold plan priced at Rs. 699 offering 40GB of data at 10Mbps. The Diamond plan costs Rs. 999 and offers 60GB data at 20Mbps. This two plans significantly offer... Read More

August 23rd, 2016 10:01 PM 259 COMMENTS

Jio to extend preview offer to Asus and Panasonic 4G smartphones from tomorrow

After extending preview offer to all Samsung and LG smartphones , Jio has now officially shared that they would offer SIM cards to ASUS & Panasonic 4G smartphone users from tomorrow under Jio Preview Offer loaded with unlimited data, calling, sms and access to premium Jio apps for 90 days. As per the official information shared by the company, people using ASUS and Panasonic 4G smartphones who are interested in... Read More

August 20th, 2016 3:10 PM 455 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio to soon extend preview offer to users of any 4G enabled smartphone

Reliance Jio may soon extend its preview offer to all 4G smartphones from different handset companies. The 4G telco has begun sending out SMS to Reliance One members to collect free 4G SIMs bundled with unlimited preview offer from Reliance Digital stores. A number of Reliance Digital Store managers in Kolkata informed TT that they have now been asked to offer Jio 4G SIM cards to customers with a 4G... Read More

August 19th, 2016 9:14 PM 196 COMMENTS

Jio Sim with unlimited preview offer for LG and Samsung smartphone users from tomorrow

After offering preview access offer to LYF and a few Samsung devices, Jio the 4G operator by Reliance Industries will now extend the Preview Unlimited offer to all Samsung & LG devices starting tomorrow. Back in May, the company first introduced the offer to LYF device purchases which they extended to Samsung Alpha and few S series phones. Under the Preview offer, people are getting true Unlimited benefits of 4G... Read More

August 19th, 2016 1:36 PM 5 COMMENTS

BSNL withdraws call forwarding STV and add on packs, now offers the service totally free

A few weeks after introducing free call forwarding feature, state run telecom operator, BSNL has now withdrawn call forwarding packs from all circles for both prepaid & postpaid customers. BSNL Mobile Withdrawn Call Forwarding Offers PREPAID Call Forwarding STV 72 which offers Free call forwarding to Any BSNL Landline / WLL (Prepaid), Validity - 90 Calendar Days POSTPAID Call Forwarding Add-on with Fixed Monthly Charges of Rs 22 which offers... Read More

August 19th, 2016 10:33 AM 1 COMMENTS

Idea partners with Lenovo for bundling discounted Data, Voice and SMS usage for customers buying Vibe K5 note handset

In a move to attract new users, Idea Cellular has now tied up with Lenevo to offer bundled combo pack to customers who are purchasing Lenevo Vibe K5 note smartphone which is exclusively available from Flipkart starting at Rs 11499. Under the promotional offer, Idea prepaid customers will get 3 GB of high speed data, 300 voice minutes and 300 SMS for 30 days at only Rs 494 instead of... Read More

August 18th, 2016 11:47 AM 15 COMMENTS

Airtel to shut down IPTv service from 31st August, offers free migration to DTH platform

On the one hand where newcomer Jio is betting big on its IPTv venture through Jio Tv on fiber connectivity, Industry leader Airtel has decided to shut down its own 7-year-old IPTv service from 31st August 2016. Prior to the closure, the company has started sending out notices to its IPTV customers that it will be pulling the plug on it by 31 August. More than 50,000 airtel broadband customers... Read More

August 17th, 2016 5:11 PM 39 COMMENTS

RCom bets on data based voice packs, introduces new ‘App-to-App’ voice calling pack at Rs 39 for 300 voice minutes

Reliance Communications which operates under Reliance Mobile brand, today announced the introduction of APP-TO-APP calling pack. This new pack will let users make calls to friends through social networking apps at dirt cheap rates without worrying about data rates. With ‘APP-To-APP' calling pack, customers will experience significantly better app-to-app voice calls with high-definition (HD) quality and instant connections. Further, RCom customers can call their near ones by utilizing RCom 2G,... Read More

August 15th, 2016 3:19 PM 147 COMMENTS

Jio extends preview offer validity by 30 days, no word on commercial launch

Reliance Jio has once again extended unlimited benefits to its users whose validity was to be over by August 30, indicating that the commercial launch is still some time away. The 4G entrant has also extended the benefits for users who haven't got the same benefits before. The move comes at a time when incumbent telecom operators have locked horns with the Mukesh Ambani-led telco on guidelines for network testing... Read More

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