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August 15th, 2017 12:35 PM 37 COMMENTS

Will Airtel’s New Rs.1198 Prepaid Plan Be Able To Lure Data Hungry Users Desiring For Better Network?

Mobile data consumption in India has grown at a rapid pace of 24 times in last five years, and is set to increase four-fold in the next five years through fiscal 2022, with data subscribers expected to double beyond 900 million and penetration reaching 80% from 40% at present, Crisil said in a report, adding that the faster penetration would be supported by a continued drop in tariffs given the... Read More

August 15th, 2017 8:40 AM 34 COMMENTS

Is The Rs. 1099 Data STV Be A Game Changer For BSNL And A Lesson For Incumbent Operators?

Now here comes the best data pack of the year by a telecom operator. BSNL is now offering Rs. 1,099 pack which comes with unlimited data usage for a validity of 30 days. The unlimited data in Rs 1,099 STV has no speed restriction. After 30 days, data will be charged at 3 paise per 10 KB. There is no extra charge for data usage while on national roaming. The... Read More

July 25th, 2017 3:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

iVoomi Launches Pebble and Juice Series Power Banks as Smart Accessories in India

After launching a few entry-level smartphones, iVoomi is now venturing into the smartphone accessories segment. The Chinese smartphone maker has unveiled a new category of smartphone accessories – power banks – in India earlier today. The brand has launched three different variants of power banks under its two series, Pebble and Juice. The three power banks are originally priced at Rs. 1,259, Rs 1,399 and Rs 1,959, however, they will... Read More

July 25th, 2017 10:36 AM 117 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Counters Reliance Jio With A High Data Usage Pack For Prepaid Users Priced At Rs. 799

Reliance Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan offer has come to an end now, and Jio has launched new plans for prepaid as well as postpaid users to continue enjoying the benefits. Reliance Jio plans start from Rs. 19 and go up to Rs. 9999 for prepaid users, whereas Jio postpaid plans start from Rs. 309 and go up to Rs. 999. To counter Jio, Airtel has brought a new high volume... Read More

July 22nd, 2017 5:10 PM 26 COMMENTS

How TRAI’s Recent Judgement on IUC And BAK Can Prove To Be A Game Changer for Subscribers and Telecom Operators?

TRAI recently held the meeting on Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC) with the telecom operators. IUC or interconnect usage charge is a fee that the caller’s operator needs to pay to the other operator if a mobile call terminates at the latter's network. For example, if you are an Idea customer and make a call to a Vodafone subscriber, and Idea has to pay 14 paise per minute of IUC to... Read More

July 20th, 2017 7:17 AM 16 COMMENTS

Can We Expect Unlimited Daily Data Packs With 1GB Data per Day, Unlimited Calling, and 100 SMS in the Near Future?

With the launch of new unlimited plans every day, the rate cutter and special tariff vouchers (STVs) have lost their significance. The unlimited plans seem to be the norm now for every operator. Every telecom operator is now focusing only on unlimited plans and planning to move to 4G. Such is the intensity of competition that incumbents have started tieing up with each other. Thanks to Reliance Jio, India is... Read More

July 16th, 2017 7:26 AM 168 COMMENTS

How Jio Defied The Concept Of STV,RC,ETT And Made It Nearly Impossible For Telecom Operators To Survive?

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) removed all the cascading taxes levied in India and established one nation one tax regime. Reliance Jio has also done something similar in the telecom department because the company has made one nation one recharge possible. Gone are the days when telecom subscribers bothered to do two recharge for voice calling and data. Telecom market was flooded with talk time, special tariff voucher, rate... Read More

July 14th, 2017 2:04 PM 2 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Finally Announces White Variant Of The Mi 6

Three months ago, Xiaomi had announced the Xiaomi Mi 6 in four colour variants – Coral Blue, Balck, Silver, and White. However, only two of them, the Coral Blue and the Black versions of the Mi 6 have made it to the stores, until now. Now, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is all set to roll out the white variant of the device. Yesterday, according to a report, Xiaomi had officially... Read More

July 14th, 2017 7:14 AM 43 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Outs Three New Data Boosters of Rs. 11, Rs. 91, and Rs. 201 Offering 100MB, 2GB, and 5GB Data Respectively

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 Reliance Jio. Every telecom operator is trying to lure customers by providing attractive recharge plans. Going forward the quality of service along with cost effective pricing will play a significant role in deciding the champion of the race. Reliance Jio recently announced the extension of... Read More

July 4th, 2017 12:53 PM 6 COMMENTS

Will the 18% GST Rate Increase the Overall Number of Unlimited Plan Subscribers?

The Government of India introduced GST on July 1, 2017. Under GST, goods and services fall under five tax categories: 0%, 5 %, 12 %, 18 %, and 28 %. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has put telecom services under the 18% slab. Before July 1, 2017, telecom services were taxed at 15%. The 3% increase will reflect in the bills of the postpaid users. For the prepaid... Read More

July 2nd, 2017 4:58 PM 17 COMMENTS

It May Not Rain Much This Monsoon, But Telcos Are Already Showering Recharge Packs

With monsoon gaining pace in India, telecom operators are showering one plan after the other to lure customers. BSNL has just launched the Rs. 666 Sixer prepaid plan which offers 2GB 3G data per day and unlimited voice calling plus free roaming with a validity of 60 days. Airtel has just brought the Rs. 899 plan. This plan offers 2GB 4G data per day with unlimited calling and has a... Read More

June 30th, 2017 3:07 PM 39 COMMENTS

Can BSNL Give A Tight Fight To Jio And Others With Its Data Centric Plans?

BSNL is known for not revising recharge plans frequently, but in the last few months, that's not the case. BSNL is leaving no stone unturned to give a tight fight to Jio and other incumbents. BSNL is on a spree to leave all its competitors behind in launching new plans. BSNL is coming up with new plans every fortnight. BSNL launched three unlimited Data packs in quick succession. To start... Read More

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