April 24th, 2015 7:45 AM 16 COMMENTS

Many Indian ads mislead the public, Idea Cellular’s IIN ad is one among them: ASCI

It seems a few of the Indian companies, especially from telecom, healthcare and education sectors are determined to make a fool of the consumers through their misleading ads. The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) received a total of 167 complaints against various ad campaigns during February. After consideration, the body has sustained the complaints against 125 companies. Among them, 73 misleading ads are from the category of personal and... Read More

April 23rd, 2015 3:25 PM 2 COMMENTS

Asus Zenfone 2 launched in India with a starting price of Rs. 12,999

Asus Zenfone 2 series of smartphones have just been launched in India officially, with a starting price of Rs 12,999. The company launched the Asus Zenfone 2 in a grand keynote event during CES 2015 earlier this year. In India, the device has been launched two models – Zenfone 2 ZE550ML and Zenfone 2 ZE551ML – with three sub-variants of the former model and one of the latter. To make things a bit more confusing, all of... Read More

April 22nd, 2015 12:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone M-Pesa now offers ‘cash-back’ and ‘free transfers’ for six months

Vodafone M-Pesa with over 90,000 agents brings a unique offer for all new M-Pesa customers on transactions pertaining to Mobile Money Transfers and Utility Bill Payments. Under this offer, all new M-Pesa customers making utility payments through M-Pesa get upto INR 50 cash back every month for 6 months. Utilities include Vodafone Post-paid bills, Landline bills, Vodafone Pre-paid recharge, DTH recharges, and Electricity and Gas bill payments. The minimum payment... Read More

April 11th, 2015 2:03 PM 11 COMMENTS

RevB Boost brings trouble for voice customers of MTS

Network congestion and calls drops are becoming common problems among MTS voice customers in Kolkata. The issues can be seen in other circles too. In an attempt to boost its RevB downlink speed, MTS has deployed three carrier channels for RevB. Each 1.25 MHz spectrum band can add up to 4.9Mbit/s downlink speed. In most circles they have 3.75 MHz spectrum and deployed all three for RevB. It leads to... Read More

April 9th, 2015 2:49 AM 1 COMMENTS

MTS Plans to Grab ISP License, Offer WiFi across India

MTS India, the telecom brand of Sistema Shyam Teleservices is planning to pan India, not with CDMA mobile network, rather they will be banking on WiFi to grab a pie of the upcoming data boom in the country. For MTS, data services remain a very important part of their growth strategy. At present their non-voice revenues account for nearly 47% of total earnings. Being a CDMA operator, MTS pushed its... Read More

April 8th, 2015 11:24 AM 1 COMMENTS

Xiaomi’s 5th anniversary offers go live at 12:00 PM today, discounts being offered

Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer, has become quite popular in India, and as the company completes five years of its existence, it has something in store for every one. The company has a slew of offers in store across its entire range for the products. The company announced yesterday that its products will be available on Amazon and Snapdeal, in addition to Flipkart. Xiaomi products will be available on other e-commerce platforms starting 12:00 PM today. The... Read More

April 7th, 2015 6:43 PM 21 COMMENTS

Vodafone strengthens network and transforms retail for enhanced customer experience in Mumbai

[caption id="attachment_133559" align="alignright" width="285"] Ishmeet Singh, Business Head - Mumbai, Vodafone India[/caption] Following a ‘Customer First’ approach, Vodafone India, has invested over INR 1000 crores on ramping up network and distribution and retail presence in Mumbai circle over the past 12 months (April 2014-March 2015). Already the preferred mobile services provider in terms of Subscriber base, Revenue Market Share and Retail touch points, Vodafone has been focusing on closer engagement... Read More

April 7th, 2015 11:10 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI annual report 2013-14 : Telecom Sector, TRAI rooting for financial inclusion of rural India

The Telecom Sector witnessed substantial growth in the number of subscribers during the year 2013-14. At the end of the financial year, the subscriber base was 933.00 million, out of which 904.51 million were wireless subscribers. During the year, wireless subscriber base recorded an increase of 36.71 million while the overall teledensity increased from 73.32 to 75.23. The year also saw an increase in rural teledensity from 41.02 to 43.96 while the... Read More

April 1st, 2015 10:17 PM 5 COMMENTS

Aircel-Maxis case: ED confiscated assets worth Rs. 740 crores from Maran brothers

Enforcement Directorate (ED) seized the bank accounts and properties worth Rs. 740 crores in the name of former telecom Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran today in Aircel-Maxis case. The action was taken on the grounds that Maran brothers allegedly favoured the Malaysian firm Maxis Group to take over the telecom Aircel. In the charge sheet filed during August 2014, CBI alleges Dayanidhi Maran of forcing C.... Read More

April 1st, 2015 10:29 AM 60 COMMENTS

‘Early Bird Communications’ to launch Pan India bio-communication services by third quarter of 2015

As we all know the recently concluded auctions have bruised the finances of the incumbent telecom operators who had to shell out large sums of money to reacquire their expiring spectrum, this cost is going to be passed on to the subscribers in the form of tariff hikes for call and data services. Soon it will be next to impossible to be able to afford a mobile phone and pay... Read More

March 31st, 2015 3:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

Xiaomi Redmi 2A launched along with a bunch of new smart products

Xiaomi will complete five years of its operations on April 8. The company has just launched a bunch of new products as a part of its fifth anniversary celebrations. Pink coloured Xiaomi Mi Note with 16 GB ROM with 5,000 mAh Mi Power Bank in a gift pack for RMB 2,499 (approximately $400/Rs. 24,000) Redmi 2A - An entry-level variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 with a Leadcore processor for RMB 599... Read More

March 30th, 2015 1:20 PM 3 COMMENTS

Huawei Honor 4X up for sale on Flipkart for registered users at 2.00PM today

Soon after unveiling the Honor 4X in India about a week ago, Huawei is all set to execute its first flash sale on Flipkart today. The sale will commence at 2.00 PM today and will be exclusive to the registered users. A quick reminder: The #honor4x sale begins at 2:00 pm on http://t.co/TQgKpCgwtN for all registered users. — Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) March 30, 2015 Huawei has not officially revealed the... Read More

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