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January 3rd, 2015 1:05 PM 14 COMMENTS

Aircel introduce Rs 348 STV. Offer 2.5GB data, 3000 A2A min and A2O 35p/min

Aircel has introduced one a kind offer with Rs 348 rate cutter for its subscribers in Mumbai circle. This all in one voucher offers both data and calling benefit in single recharge with a validity of 28 days. Once activated the customer will get benefit of 3000 min Aircel to Aircel calls with post calling at reduced rate 10p/min. Local and STD to other mobile will be charged at 35p/min and Landline calls at 3p/sec.... Read More

December 31st, 2014 8:37 PM 50 COMMENTS

List of Operators with blackout days on 31st and on New Year. BSNL extends blackout days to voice calls

New Year is only hours away and everyone is excited to welcome 2015. If you feel like sending SMS with new year wishes to your friends, beware that all mobile operators has marked New Year's Eve(Dec 31st) and New Year(Jan 1st) as blackout days. Why blackout days? Blackout days are particular days predefined by your operator on which discounted or special rate SMS and Voice calls will not be applicable and SMS/Voice calls... Read More

December 29th, 2014 11:23 AM 102 COMMENTS

Airtel decides to roll back VoIP packs, will wait for TRAI to regulate OTT players

In unexpected turn of events, Airtel has decided to roll back the differential charging of VoIP packs. In a statement released by Airtel, they said they have decided not to launch proposed VoIP packs. “In view of the news reports that a consultation paper will be issued shortly by TRAI on issues relating to services offered by OTT players including VOIP, we have decided not to implement our proposed launch... Read More

December 26th, 2014 6:07 PM 111 COMMENTS

Airtel VoIP exclusive pack will be priced at Rs. 75 for 75MB with a validity of 28 days.

Airtel will be soon launching new VoIP specific data packs that for prepaid users, the VoIP exclusive pack will be priced at Rs. 75 for 75MB with a validity of 28 days. This will allow customers to make between 200 to 250 minutes of calling. Similarly, affordable VoIP plans will soon be launched for postpaid customers. There would be no other charges in respective of VoIP calls. The VoIP update is... Read More

December 26th, 2014 4:16 PM 28 COMMENTS

COAI writes letter to TRAI over Whatsapp free voice calling services, will rest of the operators follow Airtel’s way ?

On behalf of private telecom operators, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has written a letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) raising concerns over Whatsapps plans to launch voice services over Internet services. Recently, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum had announced that it intends to launch voice calling services in the first quarter of 2015, which would be completely free. With more than 600 million monthly active users, WhatsApp... Read More

December 25th, 2014 5:43 PM 3 COMMENTS

MTNL announce new schemes on Good Governance Day

As part of Good Governance Day celebrations, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today announced new schemes and services for Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) subscribers in Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL Jodi Plan Under this plan, MTNL prepaid subscribers can pair their mobile or landline to make calls at reduced rate of 20p/min. The paired number should be an MTNL number within the city. Call rates to other network local and STD calls... Read More

December 24th, 2014 1:56 PM 252 COMMENTS

Exclusive: Airtel starts charging for VoIP data on 2G and 3G, calls on Viber and Skype not to be covered by data packs

This Christmas may not be much of a delight for Airtel subscribers. In an unprecedented move, Bharti Airtel has started charging standard data rates for VoIP data usage on all Internet data packs and plans. As per the new data policy All Internet/data packs or plans (through which customer can avail discounted rate) shall only be valid for internet browsing and will exclude VoIP (Both incoming/ Outgoing). VoIP over data connectivity would be charged at standard data rates... Read More

December 22nd, 2014 1:48 PM 21 COMMENTS

BSNL Kerala migrates to Trichy Intelligent Network, USSD and activation code changes

BSNL Kerala is migrating GSM prepaid Mobile Connections to Trichy based new intelligent network. The first phase of migration was completed on 16-12-2014 and 3.4 Lakh numbers were migrated. Due to migration USSD codes and SMS short codes for STV activation has been changed. The current number 53733 has been changed to 123. Prepaid STV balance enquiry short code will be *124*2#. New self-care USSD portal is now available on *124# for BSNL Kerala subscribers. Data... Read More

December 17th, 2014 11:33 AM 10 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo Launches ‘Photon Max Wi-Fi Duo’ , offers download speed upto 9.8 Mbps

Tata Docomo has launched ‘Photon Max Wi-Fi Duo’, advanced Wi-Fi  EVDO data card with built-in 4400 mAh power bank . The product comes with a price tag of Rs 2899 and currently available at brand stores in Mumbai and Delhi. Docomo Photon Max WiFi Duo is equipped with high speed Wi-Fi connectivity up to 5 devices. The built-in 4400 mAh power bank ensures battery back-up along with internet to your gadgets. It also comes equipped with 32 GB Micro... Read More

December 13th, 2014 3:54 PM 2 COMMENTS

Reliance extends ‘TalkLoan’ service to prepaid CDMA customers

Recently Reliance communications had started offering TalkLoan service for its prepaid GSM customers. Now TalkLoan service has been extended to Reliance CMDA prepaid customers. Subscribers can avail this offer by dialing 1212 from their Reliance CDMA number. Then select either Rs 5 or Rs 10 talktime as loan. A nominal service fee of Rs 1 on Rs 5 and Rs 2 on Rs 10 will be recovered along with the loan talktime from prepaid account balance... Read More

December 12th, 2014 10:23 AM 0 COMMENTS

Reliance offer upto 24GB 3G data with new smartphones

Reliance has announced free 3G data up to 24GB for new smartphones purchased through shop.rcom.co.in website. The free 3G data and duration of the benefit is based on the brand and model of smartphone purchased from Reliance website. Offer 1: 2GB 3G data free per month for 12 months on all HTC smartphones (except Desire 820). Offer 2: 1GB 3G data free per month for 12 months on Sony Xperia C. Offer 3: 1GB 3G... Read More

December 10th, 2014 4:44 AM 31 COMMENTS

Tata Docomo now offers 2GB 3G data and Rs 300 talktime on Rs 299 online recharge

As part of Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF), Docomo is offering 2GB 3G data + Rs 300 talktime on online recharge of just Rs 299 at TATA Docomo website. For non-3G circle the offer will be 2GB 2G data + Rs 300 talktime and for data card users only get 2GB data on Rs 299 recharge. The offer is available only for 3 days of GOSF during 10th to 12th December... Read More

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