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January 7th, 2018 2:38 PM 68 COMMENTS

Vodafone India Extends the Validity of Rs 458 and Rs 509 Tariff Plans to 84 Days and 91 Days

Finally, Vodafone India reacts to the new tariff plans from incumbent operators. India' second largest telecom operator has now increased the validity of its two long-validity plans- Rs 458 and Rs 509. The Rs 458 tariff plan now offers benefits for 84 days, while the Rs 509 tariff plan gives benefits for 91 days from the date of recharge. These new plans are valid in most of the Vodafone 4G... Read More

January 6th, 2018 10:22 AM 6 COMMENTS

Motorola Moto G4 Play Finally Starts Receiving Android 7.1 Nougat Update

While most smartphones owners are waiting for Android Oreo update on their devices, it appears some of the phones that haven’t been updated to Nougat yet. One of those devices is Moto G4 Play which was scheduled to get Nougat last year, but the update has started rolling out only now. Motorola launched a trio of G4 branded smartphones, the G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play. While the G4 and... Read More

January 5th, 2018 2:09 PM 6 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India Added 3.2 Million and 2.7 Million New Subscribers in November 2017: COAI

As per the subscriber addition data released by COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) for the month of November 2017, Idea Cellular, Vodafone India, and Bharti Airtel have added a decent number of new customers, taking the overall telecom subscriber base to 975.4 Million. Idea Cellular added 3.2 million new customers, while Vodafone India and Bharti Airtel added 2.7 million and 4.34 million new customers during November 2017. With the... Read More

January 5th, 2018 12:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Samsung Rolls Out Official Android 8.0 Oreo Update to Galaxy Note 8 Exynos Variants

Over the past month or two, Samsung’s Galaxy Android Oreo Beta program has been rolling out multiple incremental Android 8.0 Oreo updates to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ devices. It now seems that Samsung is rolling out its much-awaited Oreo update to the Galaxy Note 8, as some users with Exynos Galaxy Note 8 variants has started receiving the update. Although there’s no official confirmation from Samsung regarding the Note... Read More

January 5th, 2018 10:24 AM 16 COMMENTS

Nokia 6 (2018) With Snapdragon 630 SoC Officially Announced: Here’s How it Differs from the Original Nokia 6

HMD Global has finally announced its first smartphone for 2018, and it's none other than the Nokia 6 (2018)- an upgraded version of the original Nokia 6. The major changes in the Nokia 6 (2018) when compared to Nokia 6 is the upgraded processor, slightly modified design, and the addition of USB Type-C port. The device is launched in China, so for the next couple of months, it will be... Read More

January 4th, 2018 5:56 PM 5 COMMENTS

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Launching in India On January 10, Expected to Cost Below Rs 40,000

Samsung’s Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) went official last month, and the company confirmed the devices would be rolling out across the globe starting January. The South Korean phone maker is now set to roll out one of the new Galaxy A series devices, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) in India. Samsung India has already started teasing the new phone but added this would be an Amazon exclusive product. Though the... Read More

January 4th, 2018 2:25 PM 27 COMMENTS

Aircel to Offer 1GB 2G 3G Data Per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls, 100 SMS Per Day for 365 Days at Rs 2018

Aircel at last countered rival telecom operators by launching two new tariff plans in Tamil Nadu circle. The two tariff plans Aircel launched are Rs 154 and Rs 2018. The former is a monthly pack, while the latter is a yearly pack. Both the plans offer unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day for the validity period, but the data offering differs. Firstly, let' speak about the Rs 154... Read More

January 4th, 2018 1:45 PM 2 COMMENTS

Vodafone India Partners With Samsung and Offering Cashback of Rs 1,500 on Select Samsung Smartphones

Vodafone India today announced its partnership with Samsung, the leading smartphone brand. Under the partnership, Vodafone is offering cashback of up to Rs 1,500 on select Samsung 4G smartphones. Both the Vodafone existing and new customers can purchase any of the popular Samsung 4G smartphones- the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy J7 Nxt, and Galaxy J7 Max to receive cashback worth Rs 1,500. The offer is very to easy avail.... Read More

January 4th, 2018 12:57 PM 10 COMMENTS

BSNL Introduces Web-Based Application for Re-verification of Mobile Connections of NRIs and Senior Citizens

Government-owned PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) today rolled out a new method for reverifying the mobile connections of NRIs and senior citizens. The state-run telecom operator is allowing the non-resident Indians, physically challenged persons, and senior citizens above 70 years to reverify their cellular connection through the company's website. "Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced simplified reverification process for...NRI, senior citizens and physically challenged persons. This web-based application... Read More

January 4th, 2018 11:54 AM 0 COMMENTS

LG Rebranding its Flagship G Series Starting With the So-Called LG G7

LG is planning to rebrand its flagship G series with the launch of its new smartphone at MWC 2018. The South Korean electronics giant is planning a new name to compete with likes of Apple and Samsung according to a report emerging from South Korea. An LG official confirmed to The Investor, that LG is indeed ditching the flagship G series moniker. Although the new brand name is yet to... Read More

January 4th, 2018 9:43 AM 4 COMMENTS

Average Monthly Data Usage Per Subscriber in India Increased to 1.6GB in September 2017 Compared to 70MB Three Years Ago

India is now the top country in terms of data consumption. The average monthly data usage per subscriber has increased to 1.6GB in September 2017, as compared to 70MB three years ago. The massive data consumption is due to the strong growth in subscriber base and affordable tariff plans from telecom operators in the country. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has conveyed this news to Lok Sabha. He also said... Read More

January 3rd, 2018 7:53 PM 2 COMMENTS

ACT Fibernet Upgrades Broadband Plans Across Vizag, Vijayawada, Eluru and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh

ACT Fibernet upgraded its broadband plans in four cities of Andhra Pradesh. The four cities are Vizag, Vijayawada, Eluru and Guntur. The newly upgraded plans will allow the existing and new customers to enjoy faster internet speeds with additional FUP limit at no extra cost beginning January 2, 2018. In Vizag, under the monthly retail broadband plans ACT SILVER is upgraded to 200GB FUP limit with 20 Mbps speed from... Read More

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