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.

January 15th, 2015 12:26 PM 6 COMMENTS

Uninor starts offering Rs.5 loan talktime on PAN India basis

Uninor has always been aggressive with new offers, this time around Uninor has started offering Rs. 5 talk time loan to prepaid customers. This is an excellent feature as it will be helpful for prepaid customers in case of emergency and was missing from Uninor's bouquet. To get the loan talk time all the users need to do is dial *141# from the number. The next time the customer recharges,... Read More

January 13th, 2015 6:01 PM 32 COMMENTS

Amazon notoriously increases the price of Micromax Yureka in middle of a flash sale from Rs. 8,999 to Rs. 12,499

It was an important day for the tech geeks and all the folks who were looking out to buy Micromax Yureka an exceptional device that will be powered by the Cyanogen Mod and the state of the art 64 bit processor from Snapdragon. Well i was waiting to buy one for myself and frankly speaking i didn't have much expectation since Amazon India has been known for its botched up... Read More

January 13th, 2015 3:57 PM 15 COMMENTS

Airtel forcing Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G customers to switch for postpaid ?

Airtel and Xiaomi have introduced a new way of selling Note 4G devices, wherein a customer will book the device and then gets the delivery of the same in an Airtel outlet. This is certainly a better method of buying a Xiaomi device than those crazy flash sales on Flipkart. When one tries to book the Xiaomi Note 4G through the Airtel portal the following message shows, if the person is not... Read More

January 12th, 2015 8:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

Microsoft along with Idea cellular introduces operator based billing for Windows Store in India

Microsoft and Idea cellular have hit a retro note as they have introduced operator based billing for the Windows Store. This new feature will enable the masses to make purchases in the Windows Store. The amount will reflect in the monthly bill of postpaid customers and in the case of prepaid subscribers the amount would be deducted from the balance instantaneously. Play Store and some games in the Playstore have... Read More

January 10th, 2015 5:14 AM 1 COMMENTS

New MSCs allocated to operators across different LSAs

New MSC codes have been allocated to Idea, Airtel, Vodafone, Telewings, Aircel and Tata Teleservices. The below mentioned MSC codes have been allocated to the respective operators. Below is the table that depicts which operator has been assigned S,No Licensee Name Name of LSA Access MSC codes to be allocated 1 Tata Teleservices Ltd. Kolkata 9147# 2 Aircel Ltd Delhi 83830,83836,83839,83840,83848,84330-84334 3 Aircel Ltd Mumbai 7899 4 Vodafone India Limited... Read More

January 9th, 2015 8:11 PM 41 COMMENTS

BSNL introduces new STVs offers free calling for prepaid and postpaid customers

BSNL has come up with several offers and also extended some of the popular Broadband Combo packs for the benefit of the customers. They have also come up with excellent initiatives like the BSNL prepaid wallet along with Andhra bank. On the Eve of new year and the upcoming festivals BSNL has launched a new combo STV for Rs.125 which offers 177 minutes of free-calling across any networks, 200MB of... Read More

January 8th, 2015 6:55 PM 21 COMMENTS

Hike buys Zip Phone, a free Voice calling company

India's homegrown Instant Messaging company hike has reportedly bought Zip Phone a free voice calling company. This move is aimed at increasing the foothold in the Internet ecosystem. To set the context right, Zip phone was a one man startup founded by Anuj Jain in US. The Voice calling application also made to the Y combinator list Summer batch last year. This acquisition will help hike to integrate the voice... Read More

January 8th, 2015 4:53 AM 5 COMMENTS

Hathway becomes the first Cable TV from India to be valuated beyond $1 Billion

Cable Tv industry in India is undergoing a heavy restructuring and Digitisation is one of the main reasons behind this. Hathway Cable and Datacom has been doing well in terms of growth and innovations. The new year has brought some good news for the MSO as it has been valuated in excess of $1billion mark making it the first Indian MSO to cross $1Bn mark in terms of corporate valuation.... Read More

January 6th, 2015 6:20 PM 24 COMMENTS

Airtel gives away cheap and dysfunctional “Smart Sims”, are you impacted ?

Airtel recently tried to solve the sim size problem by offering customers a nano sim card and a smart sim pack which had sim trays of different sizes. This entire package came along with the sim for a nominal charge of Rs.50. Here is my feedback. [caption id="attachment_128771" align="aligncenter" width="368" class=" "] The original Nano sim that doesn't fit into the Airtel sim tray.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_128769" align="aligncenter" width="366" class=" "] The Nano... Read More

January 3rd, 2015 6:31 PM 3 COMMENTS

BSNL to introduce Prepaid Mobile Wallet in collaboration with Andhra Bank

BSNL has been coming up with many innovative features and well bundled Broadband offers. This time around they have come up with an innovative feature called the BSNL prepaid wallet which can be used across the web for online purchases. BSNL has already signed up an agreement with Andhra Bank and M/s Pyro Networks Pvt.Ltd for the same. Pyro will be rendering technical assistance and the necessary infrastructural support for... Read More

December 30th, 2014 1:23 PM 4 COMMENTS

Indian MSOs to roll out Prepaid Cable, will customers be interested?

Indian Cable TV industry is undergoing a major revamp thanks to digitisation and the structural changes MSOs are undergoing. Tony D Silva CEO and MD of IMCL had announced almost an year ago that they will be implementing the prepaid model for Cable TV. It has already equipped the LMOs (Last Mile Operators) with the necessary infrastructure and the expertise needed to implement the same. The prices for the packs... Read More

December 27th, 2014 2:29 PM 4 COMMENTS

BSNL revises Landline Pulse rates on PAN India Basis

BSNL has once again revised the Landline pulse rates making the tariffs costlier in most of the circles. BSNL has been most competent when it came to value for money in the WLL segment. The following revisions are applicable for all the service areas on a PAN India basis. BSNL has revised the pulse rate for calls to MTNL and other operators to Delhi and Mumbai from 120 seconds to... Read More

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