March 1st, 2014 11:43 AM 46 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular Offers Uniform Postpaid !Plans compared to Airtel PAN India : Our Analysis

With the ongoing or yet to be hiked prepaid tariffs across various circles a good number of users may be looking for alternatives in postpaid section of services from mobile operators.It is worth a mention that postpaid users enjoy premium customer care and service response times along with detailed bill facility compared to prepaid users. So, ultimately it depends on the user which operator to choose from in their circle... Read More

February 17th, 2014 11:48 AM 15 COMMENTS

After Airtel, Hathway puts Customer Privacy at Risk – Plan Details, Mobile Numbers Exposed

In what may be termed as the worst possible online payment setup, Hathway's system exposes critical customer data - the plan customer is using and his/her registered mobile number. All one needs to know is a Hathway customer ID. Believe me, it is not so difficult to obtain a customer ID - a simple Google Search can bring up customer IDs of troubled customers who often share customer IDs inadvertently... Read More

February 15th, 2014 1:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

The 140 Series Marketing Calls Menace: A Real Experience!

Just by seeing the title many of you would be able to guess what this post is about - yes, it is about the marketing calls Indian mobile subscribers receive from 140 number series. On a daily basis most of us (particularly those of us who are not on DND) keep receiving marketing calls and most of them originate either from our service providers or the notorious 140 series. Many... Read More

February 7th, 2014 2:54 AM 8 COMMENTS

Recommendations on 800 Mhz base price by month-end: TRAI, What it Means to Operators?

TRAI will share the recommendations of the base price relating to the auction of the 800 MHz spectrum band in which is used for offering CDMA services by the end of this month, earlier TRAI suggested that there was no need for auction of the 800 MHz spectrum and an extended GSM band should be adopted, taking spectrum out of this band. But a DoT committee had opposed the recommendation. Sistema... Read More

February 4th, 2014 9:15 PM 6 COMMENTS

Supreme court ruling results in Spice’s licenses in Punjab and Karnataka going to Idea Cellular

Idea Cellular is celebrating as the Department of Telecom has transferred telecom operator Spice's licenses in Punjab and Karnataka to it. “The DoT has, on February 1, 2014, transferred the licences for Punjab and Karnataka service areas held by erstwhile Spice Communications Limited to Idea,” is what Idea Cellular stated in a statement issued by it. Idea Cellular also said that the same was subject to the outcome of Idea's petition... Read More

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

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