February 3rd, 2014 4:26 PM 10 COMMENTS

Apple introduces buyback and EMI schemes for iPhone 5C and 5S: All that you need to know

Apple has taken the aggressive route for ensuring that it gets a decent share of the Indian smartphone and tablet market. In the past few days, it has launched a buyback scheme for the iPhone 4S, an EMI plan for the iPad Mini and has relaunched the iPhone 4 in the Indian market with cashback schemes. Coming to its current flagships, iPhone 5C and 5S, it introduced them with an... Read More

January 26th, 2014 6:54 PM 44 COMMENTS

Airtel Prepaid Mobile Customers – forget about your Privacy! Your Call Details are at Risk and is Freely Available to Anyone

Just yesterday we had written about a flaw in Airtel’s online recharge portal which exposes customers recharge details for a week’s duration. Today we learnt about one more issue - this time with one of Airtel’s IVR system. This loophole allows any Indian mobile user (any operator’s subscriber) to access any Airtel customer’s call/SMS/MMS records, VAS deductions, internet usage details, special five details (friends and family), balance, plan validity and... Read More

January 20th, 2014 4:41 PM 369 COMMENTS

Now Buy Mobile Phone and Tablets on EMI without Credit Card from The MobileStore

Now Buy Mobile Phone or Tablets priced more than Rs.4000 on EMI without Credit Card! Yes you read it right. Mobile phone and Gadgets retail chain The MobileStore today announced the launch of a new installment scheme (with interest) for consumers to buy Mobile Phone and Tablets on EMI (equated monthly installments) without a credit card across five cities in the country, first time in India. To avail this facility,... Read More

January 19th, 2014 5:41 PM 24 COMMENTS

The Mobile Route to Link Aadhaar Number for Direct Benefits Transfer – LPG Subsidy

While there has been contradictory notifications on the requirement of Aadhaar card to obtain LPG subsidy in your bank account, LPG distributors all over have been mandating customers to complete the linkage. If you are one amongst those who believe linking Aadhaar number is fine/necessary you must read this. Aadhaar linkage to obtain LPG subsidy through 'Direct Benefits Transfer' involves two steps (Aadhaar seeding) which needs to be done separately:... Read More

January 11th, 2014 11:02 AM 90 COMMENTS

Has BSNL taken the wake-up Call? We find Out

Recently we wrote about how BSNL is into huge losses and also analyzed how BSNL could make use of its core strengths to turn profitable again (Read BSNL Continues to Report losses, What Should be Next? Our Analysis). The post received tremendous response from our readers, including BSNL Staff who were in agreement with our observations. In less than a month after the article went live we have been hearing... Read More

January 5th, 2014 10:51 AM 7 COMMENTS

TRAI’s Role in Shaping Indian Telecom Industry in 2013

India's telecom regulator TRAI released a report on its activities for calendar year 2013 on the new year day to present a synopsis for the benefit of stakeholders (telecom operators) and consumers. We bring out the summary for the benefit for of our readers here. It may be noted that TRAI has jurisdiction over the broadcasting sector in addition to telecommunications. Consumer Interest In the interest of consumers TRAI undertook... Read More

November 27th, 2013 1:57 PM 15 COMMENTS

After BSNL, Idea Cellular Decides to Love Green Can we call this BSNL Impact ?

Just two days ago we reported how state run telecom operator BSNL is encouraging its Landline and Broadband customers to Go Green by switching to e-bills. It appears to us that Idea has taken a cue from BSNL's move and decided to promote e-bills in what they call "Idea Loves Green". We have learnt that Idea Cellular  has started reaching out to customers subscribed to paper bills encouraging them to switch... Read More

November 24th, 2013 4:09 AM 19 COMMENTS

BSNL Encourages Customers to go Green, Offers Additional Reward Points

These are days where everyone is encouraging customers to go green - right from bus operators, IRCTC with their tickets through SMS and banks with their statements through email. It is said that switch to SMS/electronic tickets by IRCTC saves around 1.5 lakh pages everyday. This could be a conservative estimate. Apart from saving paper such e-initiatives save electricity, printing ink, dispatch charges borne by the source agency and above... Read More

November 22nd, 2013 3:50 AM 45 COMMENTS

LG Google Nexus 5 (16GB and 32GB) Now available on eBay India for Rs 29,400 and 32,350

The LG Nexus 5 16GB is available in two colours black & white at a special price of Rs. 29,400/- This 5-inch smartphone, Full HD IPS touch screen, with a sleek build, is packed with a bevy of advanced features and functionalities. It comes with an 8MP OIS camera with HDR+ and a sophisticated high gloss front and matte soft-touch rear finish. The LG Google Nexus 5 32 GB, is... Read More

November 1st, 2013 12:11 PM 7 COMMENTS

Reliance Communications To offer iPhone 5C & iPhone 5S at Monthly Payment from Rs 2500 to Rs 2800 With 2 Year Contract

India's leading Mobile service provider Reliance Communications (Rcom) is all set to offer FREE  (at zero upfront cost)   16GB iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s with fixed monthly payment of Rs.2500 and Rs.2800 up to 2 years. According to Hindu Business-line Report,  Reliance will offer unlimited voice calls, SMS and 3G data (we expect these all will be with FUP) for a fixed monthly charges between Rs.2500 and Rs.2800 up... Read More

October 30th, 2013 4:02 AM 4 COMMENTS

Xolo to launch a 4G enabled smartphone in India

While 3G services are yet to pick up in the country, manufacturers are banking upon high end 4G LTE services. Xolo is the newest entrant in the segment. The phone will be the first 4G LTE enabled handset by an Indian manufacturer. In the first week of the next month, the company is expected to launch its debut 4G LTE based device named LT 900. Although, not much is known... Read More

October 16th, 2013 1:48 PM 42 COMMENTS

4G Round up: Reliance Jio Clears All Hurdle for Offering Voice Services

Reliance Jio, the pan India 4G operator has received a letter of intent (LoI) from TRAI as an approval of unified license which will allow them to offer voice services as well. RJIL has to pay one-time entry fee of Rs 1673 crore along with performance bank guarantee of Rs 220 crore and a financial bank guarantee of Rs 44 crore. RJIL is testing voice and messaging services to be... Read More

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