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January 17th, 2015 12:53 PM 42 COMMENTS

How to save data on mobile internet? Our tips on data saving for you

Mobile data is becoming expensive day by day irrespective of 2G or 3G. The only way to save cost is to reduce data usage. We analyse different strategies you could adopt to save mobile data. Data hungry apps As soon as you turn on your mobile data, your installed apps start using your internet to Sync for new update. Ensure you enable restrict background data for apps that you don't want connecting to internet each... Read More

January 12th, 2015 2:37 AM 26 COMMENTS

Asianet increases unlimited broadband plans speed to 700kbps and 1Mbps

Even though government haven't taken any steps towards implementing NTP 2012 recommendation of minimum broadband speed of 2 Mbps by 2015. Asianet has taken a self initiative to increase their unlimited basic broadband plan speeds. Asianet now offer a 700 kbps for its Rs 450 unlimited plan up from 512 kbps and 1 Mbps for Rs 510 unlimited plan from earlier 700 kbps.  Post FUP speed for other unlimited plan still remains... Read More

January 11th, 2015 12:31 AM 9 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio to get leased line circuits from BSNL in North-East

Late in August, last year we heard about Reliance Jio had made a deal with state-owned operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for using later's towers in the process of rolling out next-gen 4G services. Though there was several media reports, there was no official press release of the deal - Reliance Jio & BSNL both remained mum about the deal. However some internal letters among BSNL officials breaks the... Read More

January 10th, 2015 6:34 PM 19 COMMENTS

Spectrum Auction to start from February 25 for 800, 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz

Department of Telecom (DOT) has issued Notice Inviting Applications( NIA) for next spectrum auction to be held from February 25th. Spectrum in 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz will be put for sale which is expected generate at least Rs 80,840 cores earnings to the government. Few days ago union cabinet had approved DOT proposal for to auction 800, 900 and 1800 MHz bands and their reserve price. Reserve price were... Read More

January 10th, 2015 5:45 AM 5 COMMENTS

Ericsson bags Idea Cellular’s 3G network deal for $45 mn

Idea cellular has chosen Ericsson as its telecom equipment vendor for 2G network modernization and 3G network rollout in Delhi. Ericsson has secured the deal from Idea Cellular for $45 million. In February 2014 auction, Idea had secured 5Mhz spectrum in efficient 900Mhz band in Delhi for Rs 3,704.8 crore and announced its plan to rollout 3G network. Idea will be the first company in India to use efficient 900Mhz band for 3G... Read More

January 9th, 2015 12:37 PM 6 COMMENTS

Airtel now offers 4G double data for Xiaomi and dongle users

Ahead of rival Reliance Jio 4G launch, Airtel has revamped its website for 4G services. The new website offer a modern and easy to navigate interface with stunning graphics. The website list Airtel 4G service in 16 cities with images of main tourist attractions for each city. It also list location in city where 4G coverage is available. Airtel has also showcased best mobile device for its 4G network which... Read More

January 8th, 2015 12:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

Idea launch Easy Share for prepaid. Share Data, Voice & SMS.

Idea had earlier launch Easy Share Plan for postpaid customers, which allowed customers to share bundled benefits (Data, Voice & SMS) across multiple connections. Idea now has extended the service for its prepaid subscribers. Customer need to do a recharge with the above donor packs and can share data, voice and SMS benefits available in these packs with other Idea subscribers. After recharge with a donor pack, customer need to dial *121*121# to share internet, minutes or SMS.... Read More

January 6th, 2015 4:26 AM 11 COMMENTS

PM Modi approves DoT’s proposal to auction 800, 900 & 1800 MHz bands

The union cabinet, headed by PM Narendra Modi today gave principal approval for DOT's proposal to auction spectrum in 800, 900 & 1800 MHz bands. Government expect to fetch a whooping Rs 64,840 crore from largest spectrum auction in Indian history. The cabinet approved proposed price band of  Rs 3646 Cr for pan India spectrum in 800Mhz band, Rs. 3980 Cr for pan India(excluding Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, and Jammu & Kashmir) in 900Mhz and Rs... Read More

January 5th, 2015 2:35 PM 12 COMMENTS

BSNL to setup public WiFi hotspot in South zone with speed up to 10 Mbps

BSNL has awarded contract to QuadGen Wireless Solutions Pvt Ltd for setting up and operate Wi- Fi hot spots at public places in South zone. The states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala would benefit from this project. The project will be on a revenue sharing basis between BSNL and QuadGen Wireless Solutions. We were able to obtain detailed information on terms of the contract. BSNL mobile customers would be able to access these... Read More

January 5th, 2015 5:00 AM 42 COMMENTS

Reliance annoying VAS service message becomes trap for customers

Reliance is infamous for its VAS activation without customer consent. Recently TRAI had taken several steps to ensure full customer consent before activating any VAS pack. Reliance now using its annoying service messages to trap customers into getting VAS packs activated on their number. Customer Experience #1 One of our readers sent this picture of Reliance service message on his newly activated number. His old Nokia phone gave only two option... Read More

January 4th, 2015 11:12 AM 10 COMMENTS

Aircel introduces Rs 397 and Rs 497 unlimited combo packs

Aircel recently launched Rs 348 rate cutter which offer both data and voice in Mumbai circle. Aircel has now launched similar rate cutter Rs 397 and Rs 497 in Kolkata circle. Both rate cutters offer unlimited calling between Aircel to Aircel with 10,000 sec to other networks. On data front Rs 397 pack offer unlimited 2G data with FUP of 2GB and Rs 497 pack offer 3G unlimited with 2GB FUP. Speed... Read More

January 3rd, 2015 4:15 PM 69 COMMENTS

TATA Docomo revises 2G and 3G data packs in Kerala circle. Reduces data by 50%

TATA Docomo has silently revised its 2G and 3G data pack in Kerala circle. Available data for certain packs were reduced by up to 50% complimenting with increased validity for certain packs. The move comes after Airtel and Idea reducing data/validity for its 3G offering recently. Tata Docomo New 3G data packs The basic pack of Rs 8 now gives only 40Mb instead of 50MB earlier. Rs 18 pack data has been drastically... Read More

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