December 27th, 2017 8:52 AM 14 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Announces Super VIP Monthly Subscription Program for Users Annoyed With Ads in MIUI

Xiaomi is a software company. The Chinese brand started its journey with MIUI back then, but now it's the top smartphone brand in India. Xiaomi's in-house Android skin, MIUI is one of the best feature packed skins out there, but this interface also has some limitations. For example, Xiaomi displays some ads in the system services of MIUI, which is annoying for everyone. Until now, there's no way to disable... Read More

December 26th, 2017 8:08 PM 161 COMMENTS

Vodafone India Confirmed to Launch VoLTE Services in Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka, and Kolkata From January 2018

Vodafone India will be rolling out VoLTE services from January 2018 in a phased manner. The company will start the rollout process in metro cities (Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka, Kolkata) and will extend the coverage to pan-India. Vodafone did not mention any timeframe on when it's going to offer pan-India VoLTE services. If Vodafone launches VoLTE services as promised, it will become the third operator in India to offer voice calls... Read More

December 26th, 2017 7:57 PM 15 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular Answers Reliance Jio by Offering 1.5GB Data Per Day With the Rs 309 Tariff Plan

Idea Cellular yet again revised its Rs 309 tariff plan to take on the recently introduced Rs 299 plan from Reliance Jio. Idea, earlier used to offer just 1GB data per day with the Rs 309 tariff plan, but the plan is now revised to provide 1.5GB data per day for 28 days. This change is already effective, and the best part is the Rs 309 plan from Idea is... Read More

December 26th, 2017 7:12 PM 1 COMMENTS

RCom Exits SDR Framework; Says Asset Monetisation to Reduce Debt by 85%

Reliance Communications (RCom)said that it has exited Reserve Bank of India’s strategic debt restructuring (SDR) framework with zero equity conversion and zero loan write-offs for lenders and bondholders, and it is along with its lenders is now monetising valuable assets which will help it to reduce debt to Rs 6000 crore or 85% of the total debt. "I am delighted with the comprehensive resolution for the benefit of all stakeholders... Read More

December 26th, 2017 6:31 PM 1 COMMENTS

Ulefone Power 3 With a Huge 6080mAh Battery, 6-inch Full HD+ Display Officially Launched

Ulefone officially announced pre-sale of its Ulefone Power 3, following a number of teasers and tidbits of smartphone revealed earlier this month. Ulefone Power 3 is the company third-gen smartphone in the company's Power series. The Power 3 is all about its massive 6080mAh non-removable battery. The company said the battery comes with four days usage with a single charge. Packing a 5V/3A quick charging support, the device can get... Read More

December 26th, 2017 3:37 PM 12 COMMENTS

MTNL Comes Up With Rs 169 and Rs 319 Tariff Plans With 1GB and 2GB Data Per Day Offering for 28 Days

For the first time, I am writing an article about government-owned telecom operator MTNL's tariff plans. Such is the scenario of the operator. No attractive tariff plans, not looking to compete with other telecom operators until now, but it might change in 2018 as the telecom operator has rolled out two new plans for its subscribers. The plans are Rs 169 and Rs 319, and more importantly, these plans offer... Read More

December 26th, 2017 2:54 PM 28 COMMENTS

Apple is Deliberately Slowing Down Previous Generation iPhones to Increase the Battery Performance

Apple has finally admitted to slowing down the performance of some of its older iPhones in order to prevent its ageing batteries from causing unexpected shutdowns. The tech giant essentially confirmed a long-held conspiracy theory that Apple is deliberately limiting the speed of the older-gen iPhones. While the theory goes that company does this purposefully to encourage users to upgrade, Apple revealed they are doing this to protect your phone.... Read More

December 26th, 2017 12:42 PM 13 COMMENTS

We Could Have Handled the Airtel Payments Bank Issue Much Better: Gopal Vittal to His Employees

For the past two weeks or so, Bharti Airtel made the headlines due to the Airtel Payments Bank account opening issue without customer's knowledge. In fact, Aadhaar body UIDAI also suspended the eKYC license of Airtel. However, the telecom operator received back the license very quickly, although for a temporary period until January 10, 2018. UIDAI is yet to release the eKYC license of Airtel Payments Bank though. Airtel was... Read More

December 26th, 2017 11:11 AM 2 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Redmi 5A 3GB Variant Now Available in the Offline Market at Rs 7,499

Xiaomi Redmi 5A launched back at the end of November 2017 is now available in the offline market too. Xiaomi has made only the 3GB RAM variant available in the offline market as of now. There's no word on when the 2GB RAM variant will be available in the offline market though. The offline price of the Redmi 5A 3GB RAM variant is set as Rs 7,499, which is Rs... Read More

December 25th, 2017 7:32 PM 11 COMMENTS

BSNL Introduces Detel D1 Feature Phone Priced at Rs 499; Offers Rs 103 Talk Time, and Discounted Voice Calls for One Year

BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has announced its partnership with mobile handset maker Detel to offer tariff-bundled feature phones. As a first device from the collaboration, both the companies announced an affordable feature phone in the form of Detel D1. The Detel D1 is originally priced at Rs 346, and along with BSNL's bundled tariff plan, the device will be made available at Rs 499. This feature phone was announced by... Read More

December 25th, 2017 3:18 PM 59 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio’s Subscriber Base Touches 160 Million in India: Akash Ambani

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio's subscriber base has touched 160 million in 15 months of after the 4G entrant launched services in the telecom market with aggressive voice and data offerings. The new milestone was made public by Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani during an interaction with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan at the RIL40 event held in Mumbai recently. [caption id="attachment_171894" align="aligncenter" width="782"] Image: @reliancejio (Twitter)[/caption] India's mobile subscriber base stands... Read More

December 25th, 2017 12:58 PM 23 COMMENTS

BSNL Now Seeks Additional 5MHz Spectrum in 2100 MHz Band for 4G Roll Out: Report

State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly sought additional 5MHz spectrum in the 2100 MHz band through the equity route for a pan-India rollout of 4G services. The telco, which currently offers 2G and 3G mobile services, already has 5MHz spectrum in the 2100 MHz band, and an additional carrier would be sufficient to get its 4G project rolling initially. BSNL currently has ten crore mobile customers... Read More

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