October 9th, 2018 2:24 PM 16 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular 4G Services Now Live in Kolkata, Offers 10GB Data to All Users

Idea Cellular has finally launched its 4G services in Kolkata circle and it's now left with only Delhi circle to become a pan-India 4G operator after Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. As part of the launch offer, Idea Cellular is offering free 10GB data to every user in Kolkata which will be valid for seven days. Idea introduced the 10GB data offer on the occasion of auspicious Pujo season. Idea... Read More

September 28th, 2018 12:36 PM 8 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular Rs 149 Prepaid Recharge Starts Offering 33GB of 4G Data and Unlimited Calls for 28 Days

Idea Cellular (now Vodafone Idea Limited) has rolled out a new Rs 149 tariff plan to its prepaid users in circles such as Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka and others. With this new plan, Idea Cellular is providing data, voice calling and SMS benefits for a period of 28 days. The plan takes on Jio's Rs 149 prepaid recharge but falls short with the data benefit and even Idea... Read More

September 25th, 2018 10:06 AM 37 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Unveils Six Active Recharge Prepaid Plans Making Voice Calling Affordable to Users

As a first step after the merger, Vodafone Idea Limited has announced 'Active Recharges' for the prepaid users of Idea Cellular in Tamil Nadu, Punjab and UP West circles. A total of six plans priced between Rs 25 and Rs 245 are introduced by the newly merged telecom service provider. The whole idea of Active Recharges is to make voice calling affordable to the users along with providing a little... Read More

September 21st, 2018 1:34 PM 12 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Sends Letter to DoT Asking to Recalculate Spectrum Prices

Newly merged company Vodafone Idea Ltd drafted and sent a letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) urging the authorities to recalculate the spectrum costs which the company had paid to get the merger cleared. To recall, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India had to pay up a sum of Rs 3,926.34 crore in cash to get the merger cleared from DoT. However, now the company is of the view that... Read More

September 21st, 2018 12:37 PM 4 COMMENTS

Idea Music Android App Gets New User Interface, Floating Player and More With Latest Update

Idea Cellular's proprietary music application, the Idea Music has received a major update recently which bumps the version number to 3.0.0. According to Idea Cellular, this is the company's most significant update for this year as it brings along a lot of new features including a redesigned user interface for better discovery of music, new Floating player and so on. Also, Idea Music service is initially free for all the... Read More

September 19th, 2018 3:45 PM 11 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular Reduces SMS Benefit of its Nirvana Postpaid Plans to 100 SMS Per Month

Idea Cellular has recently revised its Nirvana range of postpaid plans and all the plans now offer better data benefit than earlier. However, for some unknown reasons, Idea has reduced the SMS benefit with its postpaid plans. Before the revision, Idea Cellular used to offer 3000 SMS with all the Nirvana postpaid plans, however, after the revision, the Idea Nirvana postpaid plans priced below Rs 1,500 offering just 100 SMS... Read More

September 18th, 2018 5:40 PM 29 COMMENTS

Jio Grabs 11.7 Million New Users in July 2018; Overall Subscriber Base Reaches 227 Million

Reliance Jio is continuing its pole position in the monthly subscriber addition list as the telco managed to grab 11.7 million new users during July 2018. According to the monthly subscription data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), Mukesh Ambani-owned firm, Reliance Jio Infocomm has extended its subscriber base by another 11.7 million, which takes the overall user base to a 227 million as of July 2018.... Read More

September 18th, 2018 4:33 PM 2 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea to Renegotiate Terms with Equipment Vendors, ZTE and Huawei to Take the Hit

Newly merged entity, Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) is renegotiating its terms with equipment partners, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE. Under the new pacts, Vodafone Idea Limited is going to form realigned commercial links with the equipment providers. This step has been taken by the telco to bring down the number of equipment partner per circle down to one, from the present number of three. As per analysts, this step is... Read More

September 17th, 2018 8:29 PM 65 COMMENTS

From Rs 255 for 1GB of Data Two Years Ago, Airtel and Other Telcos Now Offering 500MB Data at Rs 28

There used to be a time when telecom subscribers in India paid a whopping Rs 255 for 1GB of 4G data from top telecom operators. But the scenario has now changed and telcos are now bundling data, voice and SMS benefits into a single plan, and the cost of 1GB data has come down to as low as Rs 1.5. In a new turn of events, the top three telcos-... Read More

September 8th, 2018 1:27 PM 54 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Limited Likely to Reduce the Employee Count to 15,000 Levels

Vodafone Idea Limited, which recently became operational is reportedly looking to limit its workforce to 15,000 levels from the existing 17,500-18,000 levels. This essentially means that the merged entity will shed up to 2,500 people from the organisation. While some employees will be moved back to their respective parent companies, some will be taken by natural attrition, according to an Economic Times report. Furthermore, the merged entity will also be... Read More

September 5th, 2018 12:15 PM 18 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Set to Demand Rs 7,249 crore from DoT in TDSAT as Merger Finishes

It’s not even a week since Vodafone Idea finalised its M&A deal and the company has already started making moves left, right and centre to prepare its war chest. In the latest turn of events, Vodafone Idea is set to move telecom tribunal to demand Rs 7,249 crore which the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had forced to pay to clear the most significant M&A deal of the sector. Now with... Read More

September 5th, 2018 9:23 AM 11 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Conducts Employee Townhall; Airtel CEO Sends Out Company-Wide Email as Things Heat Up

Soon after the finalisation of the Idea-Vodafone merger, the former market leader Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal sent out an organisation-wide email informing the employees about the competition that lies ahead and also talking about the strengths of the company. In a related development, one day after the companies' merger, the newly formed Vodafone Idea conducted a two-hour town hall which was streamed across the nation in Vodafone-Idea offices. The... Read More

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