December 21st, 2017 9:22 AM 114 COMMENTS

Aircel Confirmed to Shut Down Operations in Six Circles; Existing Customers Can Port Out to Another Operator by March 10, 2018

Aircel has informed telecom regulator Trai that it's shutting down operations in six circles and will direct the customers in those circles with Unique Porting Code (UPC) to join another network. Aircel will notify the customers with a 30-day notice period, and an existing Aircel customer in those regions can port out to another network by March 10, 2018. Maxis, which has a majority of stake in Aircel informed to... Read More

December 18th, 2017 1:57 PM 106 COMMENTS

Maxis Reportedly Looking to Invest Another $1.1 Billion in Aircel Going Forward

Struggling telecom operator Aircel's move to not look for any consolidation or sell off the business could pay off very soon as Malaysia's Maxis Bhd is still committed to investing in its loss-making entity Aircel. So far, the Ananda Krishnan-led Maxis has invested $7 billion since starting the services, but the company is yet to make any returns. A report from Economic Times says that "Maxis may invest at least... Read More

December 6th, 2017 11:21 AM 37 COMMENTS

Aircel to Explore Merger Talks With Airtel; May Launch 4G Services: Report

Debt-ridden GSM telco Aircel has initiated talks with lenders and shareholders to overcome the ongoing crisis with cash for operations that will run out by March. According to a Business Line report, Aircel is exploring a potential merger with Bharti Airtel along with an option to launch 4G services in India through spectrum-sharing partnerships. Last week, Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mital told the Economic Times that his company was open... Read More

December 4th, 2017 7:50 PM 5 COMMENTS

Aircel Teams Up With Avast and Offering Aircel Anti Virus Subscription at Just Rs 30 Per Month

According to a recent study conducted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), nearly 77% of urban users and 92% of rural users in India rely on smartphones as their primary device for internet access. The sheer amount of data shared via mobile devices, along with the increased risk of mobile traffic spurred Aircel to evaluate solutions to provide its customers with the best to enhance performance and... Read More

November 24th, 2017 7:45 PM 36 COMMENTS

Aircel Says Not Shutting Down Operations in 14 Circles; Refutes Media Reports

Ailing GSM telecom service provider on Friday clarified that it is not shutting down operations in 14 circles as claimed by certain media reports. The telco further added that it is now making efforts to build a profitable business in the country. In a statement, Aircel said, "Media reports about Aircel as regard insolvency or shutting down operations in 14 circles is completely speculative & misleading." Aircel has earlier delayed... Read More

November 24th, 2017 3:19 PM 15 COMMENTS

Aircel Announces Four New Tariff Plans for Both New and Existing Subscribers in Mumbai

Aircel has announced new plans as part of its efforts to compete with the price cuts from the rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. A new Rs 78 and Rs 88 prepaid plans meant for existing, and new customers charge users 20 paise per minute for calls. Also, the company rolled out unlimited plans starting at Rs 178 and Rs 199 to bolster its presence. Aircel announced these plans for... Read More

November 21st, 2017 4:57 PM 16 COMMENTS

Aircel Customers in Kolkata Can Recharge With a Rs 348 Plan for Unlimited Voice Calls, 1GB 3G/2G Data for 84 Days

Aircel today officially announced some of its latest offerings in the Kolkata circle. Aircel has listed the plans for new users, and existing users separately and even said that Kolkata is one of the focus markets for the operator. The operator also confirmed to offer the best value propositions for the masses in the region. Firstly, we have three new plans for new subscribers who're looking to join Aircel. The... Read More

November 20th, 2017 12:46 PM 17 COMMENTS

Aircel Announces Two New Tariff Plans Of Rs. 88 and Rs. 199, Offering Unlimited Voice Calls and 1GB Data Per Day for 7 and 28 Days Respectively

Aircel, today announced three new tariff plans for its customers in Delhi. The tariff plans are Rs. 104, Rs. 88, and Rs. 199. The Rs. 104 tariff plan is a voice rate cutter, while the Rs. 88 and Rs. 199 offers both voice calling and data benefits. Aircel says that it launched these plans acknowledging the usage behaviour of its core customers. Starting off with the Rs. 104 tariff plan,... Read More

November 17th, 2017 7:32 PM 19 COMMENTS

Aircel Delays Debt Repayments; in Talks With Lenders for Strategic Debt Restructuring

Ailing GSM telecom service provider Aircel has delayed payment of interest on its debt repayment obligations on account of its weak liquidity position, rating agency CARE said, which also downgraded the telco to a default (D) grade. The telco has long-term bank loans of Rs. 174.79 billion or $2.7 billion, the agency said. Various media reports said that Aircel is talking to its lenders for a strategic debt restructuring (SDR).... Read More

November 9th, 2017 5:06 PM 37 COMMENTS

Aircel Counters Reliance Jio by Offering 5GB 3G/2G Data and Unlimited Voice Calls With its Rs. 146 Plan

Telecom operator Aircel today announced its partnership with e-commerce portal Amazon India and also launched a new tariff plan of Rs. 148 which offers both data and voice calling benefits. Aircel customers recharging on Amazon India website using Amazon Pay balance will get a flat cashback of Rs. 75 on select Aircel unlimited plans. And the second tariff plan is aimed at Reliance Jio's Rs. 149 tariff plan. The Rs.... Read More

November 8th, 2017 10:18 AM 24 COMMENTS

Aircel Celebrates its 12 Years Journey in Jammu and Kashmir; Offering Voice Calls to Any Network at Just 20 Paise/Min

Recently, it was said that Aircel might exit the wireless business market in India, thanks to intense competition and debt. Amidst all these, Aircel celebrated its 12 years of presence in Jammu and Kashmir recently. Aircel is one of the oldest telecom operators in the circle to offer services. On the occasion of its 12th anniversary in the state, the company announced a much-needed step in the tariff plan department.... Read More

October 26th, 2017 3:28 PM 2 COMMENTS

After Airtel, Aircel Now Introduces Backup Solution; Offering 2GB Free Backup Space

Telecom operator, Aircel today announced a new service- mobile backup solution, which enables its customers to take a complete backup of their smartphone on to the cloud and use it on multiple devices. Aircel is allowing its users to back their contacts, messages, images, videos, audios and other files. This service from Aircel is free of cost and users are able to backup up to 2GB storage space. To ensure... Read More

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