About the author: Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

August 2nd, 2015 11:52 PM 2 COMMENTS

Cleartrip app review: The most comprehensive Travel app out there

Thanks to the ever growing penetration of smartphones, online mobile transactions have increased exponentially over the last two years. Booking tickets and planning our vacations has become a breeze thanks to the apps available. We are today going to take the Cleartrip app for a spin and see it it really is as useful as the company claims it to be. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="140233,140234,140235,140236,140237"] UI Layout User Interface is of... Read More

June 19th, 2015 4:57 PM 11 COMMENTS

BSNL decides to spend a staggering Rs. 6000 crores in order to setup 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across India

Just when we thought that BSNL has run out of innovative ideas the company has invested a whopping sum of Rs 6,000 crores to set-up 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. The state run company will be floating a tender next month and the project is expected to be complete by 2018. BSNL flagged off the project by inaugurating Wi-Fi facility at Taj Mahal and the service will soon be... Read More

January 27th, 2015 5:45 AM 5 COMMENTS

DoT revises and issues fresh MSC Codes across various circles

DoT Licensing wing has finally given green signal for opening of number series 791 and 792 for Videocon services. According to the report Videocon, is planning to start its basic telephonic services in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, M.P and UP service areas. Attached below is the list of Licensee and revised MSC code for the respective service areas.  S.No Name of Licensee Name of LSA ACCESS MSC Codes to be allocated... Read More

January 23rd, 2015 8:31 PM 10 COMMENTS

BSNL reduce the Landline installation charge by 50% in a bid to attract potential customers in TN

BSNL recently came up with a reduced starter kit promo tariff for new subscribers and now BSNL has made some amends to the Landline tariffs to encourage new connections. Landline subscribers are declining steadily and the operating costs for Landline are mounting. The main attraction of this offer is that BSNL will be waiving off 50% of installation charges for new Landline and Broadband connections. This offer will be available... Read More

January 21st, 2015 6:51 PM 10 COMMENTS

BSNL decreases the base tariff for new Prepaid Customers

BSNL has reduced the base tariff for new prepaid customers for first three months. The revised tariff means that BSNL subscribers can call local/STD/On-net/off-net in the home circle at just Rs 0.50/min. This plan is for subscribers who take “Per Minute” tariff. In case you opt for the “Per second” pulse than the tariff will be 0.8Paise/sec for all national and local calls made from home service area. The reduced... Read More

January 21st, 2015 4:04 PM 55 COMMENTS

Airtel 3G Vs. 4G: Is 4G service in India hyped up or is it really any good?

Airtel has been pitching the 4G services quite aggressively and even the Indian smartphone market is inundated with entry-level handsets that support 4G LTE. I have been using 4G connection in Bangalore for almost 8 months and there is also considerable progress when it comes to 4G speeds over the period of time. Let's check out if Airtel is just trying to create a hoopla or 4G connection really makes... Read More

January 21st, 2015 3:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

BSNL increases prepaid ISD tariff for Nepal across all circles

BSNL has revised the tariffs for calls to Nepal for prepaid connections. BSNL offers an STV of Rs.18 which is used as an ISD cost cutter for Nepal. Initially, the STV lets BSNL users call Nepal at a discounted tariff of Rs.6.50 a day and this voucher was valid for 30 days. The revised STV offers the same benefits but at a higher tariff of Rs.8.50. Recently Department of Telecommunications... Read More

January 21st, 2015 1:32 AM 15 COMMENTS

WhatsApp PLUS users banned from using Whatsapp for 24 hours

Whatsapp is the most extensively used Messaging application in the world and the fact that it has some limitations when it comes to the size of the file that can be sent over gave rise to a modded version of the application called the Whatsapp Plus. The modded app removed all the restrictions and used the Whatsapp servers. The users of Whatsapp Plus have suddenly received a jolt when Whatsapp... Read More

January 19th, 2015 12:51 PM 14 COMMENTS

Airtel to launch 4G services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana soon

Airtel has been pushing the 4G services aggressively and has been targeting tier two cities. Airtel has also sorted the low 4G speed issues and now customers can enjoy upto 20-25Mbps speed in 4G areas. TelecomTALK has learnt from its sources that Airtel will be soon introducing 4G services in greater Hyderabad and then the services will be extended to Vizag and Vijayawada. Also read : Airtel 4G plans Airtel has also... Read More

January 18th, 2015 6:20 PM 30 COMMENTS

Best affordable 4G LTE supported smartphones in India under Rs. 10,000

Indian smart phone market is being swarmed by highly affordable smartphones that support 4G LTE. In fact telcos like Airtel already have a tie up with Xiaomi and are selling the 4G devices in Airtel stores. Nokia recently came up with Lumia 638 which is another budget 4G phone but Nokia unlike Xiaomi have cut corners on hardware and quality. If you are planning to buy a 4G supported budget... Read More

January 16th, 2015 4:24 PM 16 COMMENTS

Lenovo launches A6000, affordable 4G phone in India priced at Rs.6999

Lenovo has released the A6000 which is one of the most affordable 4G LTE handset in India. Lenovo had announced the A6000 in CES last week. The A6000 comes equipped with a 5 inch HD display and a 1.2GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410 processor and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat along with the Vibe UI overlay. Lenovo A6000 supports dual sim and also has dual speakers with Dolby technology. The onboard memory... Read More

January 16th, 2015 12:11 PM 3 COMMENTS

Anupam Shrivastava appointed BSNL CMD

BSNL has announced the appointment of Mr. Anupam Shrivastava as the new CMD after the candidacy being approved by the Appointments Committee of the cabinet. Shrivastava was earlier heading the Consumer Mobility division of the telco. Anupam Shrivastava was appointed as director of BSNL way back in 2013 but the recommendation was held back by the then Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal who extended RK Upadhyay's term till June 30. The government... Read More

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