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January 5th, 2018 7:09 AM 24 COMMENTS

Is Tata Docomo Trying To Turn The Table By Launching Rs 148, Rs 179, Rs 349 and Rs 499 Tariff Plans?

Tata Docomo used to be one of the best telecom service provider in India a couple of years ago. However, since the time when top telecom operators started offering affordable tariff plans, Docomo went off the radar because it doesn't have 4G services even in its major circles. The operator eventually lost the pace in the market and recently announced the merger with India's leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel. Tata... Read More

September 19th, 2017 11:55 PM 36 COMMENTS

Will the 6 Paise IUC Be A Nightmare For Incumbents Telecom Operators?

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today slashed termination charge for all mobile to mobile calls to 6 paise per minute down from 14 paise per minute. The revised IUC charge will be effective from October 1, 2017, and will be ultimately reduced to zero from January 1, 2020. IUC or interconnect usage charge is a fee that the caller’s operator needs to pay to the other operator if... Read More

September 19th, 2017 7:03 AM 54 COMMENTS

5 new Voice Addon Combos From Jio An Indication Of Jio Going Incumbent’s Way?

It’s evident from the mergers and acquisitions happening in the telecom industry that every incumbent operator is feeling the heat of predatory plans offered by Jio. Every telecom operator is trying to lure customers by offering juicy recharge plans. Going forward the quality of service along with cost-effective pricing will play an important role in deciding the champion of the race. Jio has recently launched five new addon Voice Combos.... Read More

September 16th, 2017 3:37 PM 5 COMMENTS

Google to Foray into UPI Payments System With An App Named ‘Tez’; Scheduled to Launch in India on September 18

Google India is all set to launch a UPI based payment app named Tez. Tez translated as Fast in Hindi is to be unveiled on September 18 in New Delhi by Google V.P ( Next Billion Users) Caesar Sengupta. UPI stands for Unified Payment Interface. Before UPI, NEFT/RTGS and IMPS were the only three online ways of transferring money. UPI is a quick and easy way to send and receive... Read More

September 15th, 2017 10:21 AM 38 COMMENTS

Is Cheap Or Nearly Free Data Making Indian Subscribers Mobile Addicts?

Addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity. As per a survey by Ipsos, India ranked No. 1 among 23 major internet using countries whose citizens confessed they can't live without the internet. The survey had a sample size of more than 18,000 respondents. As much as 82 percent of the total internet users in India verified the above dictum. The United Kingdom... Read More

September 14th, 2017 3:56 PM 14 COMMENTS

Will Idea Cellular’s Rs.697 National Special Tariff Be A Game Changer For The Incumbent?

Idea Cellular, the third largest telecom operator in India, recently launched a Rs. 697 National Special Tariff plan which offers 1.5GB data per day for 2G/3G/4G users with a validity of 84 days and free calls for Maharashtra and Goa users. For subscribers from other telecom circles the plan will differ. Non-4G handset users will also be able to make use of this pack. However, non-4G smartphone users will get just... Read More

August 25th, 2017 10:12 AM 11 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular Puts Itself Against Airtel and Reliance Jio With the Rs. 1196 Plan in the High-Data Usage Segment

Idea Cellular recently launched Rs.1196 National Special Tariff plan which offers 30GB data for 2G/3G/4G users with a validity of 84 days and free calls for Maharashtra and Goa users. For subscribers from other telecom circles the plan will differ. Non-4G handset users will also be able to make use of this pack. But roaming is free unlike Airtel’s pack of Rs.1198. Airtel’s Rs.1198 plan offers 5GB data per day... Read More

August 21st, 2017 10:08 AM 58 COMMENTS

How Jio Influenced the Recharge Pack Pricing of Incumbents and Changed Paradigm

Gone are the days when telecom subscribers bothered to do recharge twice. One for talktime and another for reducing the call rate which varied as per the telecom circle.The telecom market was flooded with talktime, special tariff vouchers, rate cutters, data packs, and SMS packs back then. It took a great amount of patience for a subscriber to finally zero-in on a suitable recharge offer. The roaming packs offered by... Read More

August 17th, 2017 12:08 PM 27 COMMENTS

5 Ways Which Can Help Incumbent Telcos to Fight Reliance Jio and Regain the Lost Ground

Reliance Jio is disrupting the Indian telecom market with cheaper tariff plans every single time. When everyone thought that Jio had run out of cut throat tariffs, Jio launched the most affordable 4G phone targeting the feature phone makers and the incumbent operators at the same time. The launch of Jio Phone aims to take away around 50 crore feature phone users who are deprived of data services that are... Read More

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