January 10th, 2013 11:23 AM 38 COMMENTS

Tariff Hike and Other Policies: Why Are Regulators Silent?

India's telecom happening was going great, and one day the bubble bursts. Then it is again a dull story. Supreme Court's cancellation of 122 licenses was catastrophic to the sector. As new players left, the market turns to consolidate a bit, and incumbent ones seem to in the seat of driver. That’s not a good advertisement for Indian telecom which attracted many inside and overseas investment options. SMS Termination Charge... Read More

December 29th, 2012 10:18 AM 56 COMMENTS

BSNL Revises Postpaid Combo Broadband Plans – Now Free Calls Limited to BSNL Network Only

India's largest telecommunication company, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is in loss, and tring hard to improve its financial status by following top private players like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. BSNL took some moves which are never going to be popular among subscribers - charging Rs 100 for 2G SIM replacement (that's probably highest among mobile operator), Blackout days extended to voice calls along with SMS (Idea and Airtel... Read More

September 9th, 2012 4:16 PM 91 COMMENTS

Who is the final victim between Operator and Customer?

Dear TT users, now let me for some time think in a common man perspective – No offence. I’m a normal user who uses a Mobile for making calls, sms and Data whatever service it might be.  On one unlucky day like any other normal day I activated DATA pack and it seems strange that sometimes my phone though connected to the Network don’t respond to the WebPages and act dumb... Read More

February 29th, 2012 7:44 PM 10 COMMENTS

Exclusive : Idea Launches Only BBM Plan For Rs.99

Idea Cellular today launched its exciting and most affordable BlackBerry service plan – Only BBM-99 for its postpaid customers in Gujarat telecom circle. Only BBM Plan-99 offers Unlimited FREE access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), one of the largest mobile social networks. This unique plan  which is launched today in Gujarat circle & will be launch or available in other circles soon. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is an instant messaging app just... Read More

December 9th, 2011 5:21 PM 128 COMMENTS

Balance Reduction – Vodafone India’s Favourite Foul Play!

Vodafone Essar the Second largest Telecom Operator in India is Feared to lose its GPRS/ Prepaid Blackberry Subscribers (BIS399/BIS299) due to its negligence and false or wrongful prepaid balance reduction act due to a recent software upgrade or bug in their IT system. To Recap, Vodafone did a software upgrade on its system on 21 Nov 2011 on 22nd morning users started getting a flash SMS which showed the data... Read More

September 26th, 2011 12:41 PM 59 COMMENTS

Mobile Operators Sets 100 SMS Limit As Per TRAI Regulation

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communication (Reliance GSM and CDMA) have already implemented Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2011 to stop the menace of telemarketing SMSes and sets a cap at 100 SMSs per day per users. After the TRAI's announcement on 100 SMS a day limit, GSM Operator's body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked TRAI to reconsider its recommendation regarding the 100 SMS/Day limit, claiming... Read More

April 30th, 2011 12:45 AM 10 COMMENTS

Yahoo Launches All New Mobile App

Yahoo today announced the availability of its new app now Yahoo users will have easy access to all of Yahoo!’s services one app The app is packed with a lots of new features: • Once downloaded, the app remains persistent on the device, making the full catalog of Yahoo! services easier to use and discover • Reduces need for typing long URL’s into the mobile browser • Surfaces Yahoo! services... Read More

March 16th, 2011 1:40 PM 3 COMMENTS

Snaptu Introduces New LinkedIn Mobile App

Snaptu, the breakthrough mobile app platform, and LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 90 million members worldwide, today launched the new LinkedIn mobile application for mass market phones. Built on the Snaptu mobile app platform, the LinkedIn app brings smartphone-like user experience to over 2,500 different mobile devices, representing around 80% of the devices sold worldwide. LinkedIn will now be available worldwide as a... Read More

January 16th, 2011 2:50 PM 51 COMMENTS

Will iPhone CDMA Come To India?

Apple introduced iPhone 4 in CDMA flavor for Verizon in United States. Verizon iPhone marks the first iOS device to join the 2,455 other handsets, tablets, modems, routers and other devices that have been commercially launched on CDMA2000 networks since 1995, including 33 Android and 16 BlackBerry devices. iPhone 4 was commercially available from June, 2010 which is a GSM variant. The new iPhone CDMA comes with a new iOS... Read More

October 27th, 2010 12:40 AM 96 COMMENTS

3G Ready Devices – Smartphones and Data Cards – A Telecomtalk Review

Festive times are going on, so on shopping. Upgrading your phone is not an easy job, there are chances you may get confused with the features handset makers are included with the phones. Below Rs 5000 range is flooded with basic Nokia/Samsung phones and lots of dual SIM desi branded handsets. Micromaxx, Spice, Karbonn, Videocon offer good deal at this range, but not a true 3G phone comes in this... Read More

September 20th, 2010 11:25 AM 14 COMMENTS

MTS Intros Unlimited SMS Pack At Rs 64

MTS India, CDMA mobile services from Sistema Shyam Teleservices lowered tariff of Unlimited SMS Pack. Earlier MTS was offering same STV at Rs 104. The pack was priced so high that even Airtel and Vodafone's pack was cheaper than it. With this high price, there was few takers. Now MTS has revised unlimited pack, now enjoy local and national sms to any network upto 500 per day at just Rs... Read More

July 5th, 2010 11:22 AM 16 COMMENTS

Railinfo 139 Now On Getjar

India’s leading telecom VAS provider “Spice Digital” recently uploaded its 139 RailInfo app on “GetJar” world’s biggest application store. In an exclusive talk with Telecom Talk Spice Digital’s Technology team shared that 139 RailInfo is a mobile application for Indian Railways powered by Spice Digital. By sending a specially designed SMS, the product saves the user the tedious task of creating a long SMS description. All the user has to... Read More

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