July 31st, 2014 1:04 PM 37 COMMENTS

Are Indian Mobile Operators running in a Cartel Mode?

Since I have been traveling for a month now, it's fun to notice what operators have to offer in different regions. Specifically, what I have noticed is there's little or no differentiation when it comes to tariffs offered by different operators for services like SMS, voice calls or data. It almost makes me want to question whether these top private operators are running a cartel. For the uninitiated, a cartel is... Read More

July 29th, 2014 7:57 PM 17 COMMENTS

Mobile Data Boom: How Indian Operators can Chart a Growth Strategy?

With unprecedented penetration of smartphones across users of all socio-economic strata, demand for mobile data is ever growing all over the world. Telecom service providers around the globe are bracing up to come up in terms with this trend and improve their offerings in terms of network quality and pricing. Airtel's new The Smartphone Network campaign asserts the fact that even operators are aware about the significance of data being... Read More

May 13th, 2014 8:43 AM 131 COMMENTS

Airtel finally launches dedicated WhatsApp data plans starting at Rs 36 for 200MB per month

So instead of fighting over bandwidth issues with IM apps, it looks like Airtel has done what we've suggested last month. Airtel has finally launched dedicated WhatsApp data plans for its 2G and 3G users. Airtel is offering 200 MB of WhatsApp usage for one month starting from Rs 36 which varies according to circles. WhatsApp data plan can be activated by messaging 'WhatsApp' to 121. The WhatsApp plan is priced... Read More

April 21st, 2014 7:34 PM 15 COMMENTS

Sony Xperia M2 launched in India for Rs 21,990

Announced in February 2014, during the Mobile World Congress, the Xperia M2 has been launched in India today at a price tag of Rs 21,990. This dual-SIM smartphone comes with a 4.8 inch LCD screen with qHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution and 229 ppi. The software on it is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean while the hardware guts includes a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno... Read More

April 16th, 2014 1:02 AM 53 COMMENTS

Are WhatsApp & Viber A Real Threat To Indian Telecom Operators? We find out.

The IM (instant messaging) and VoIp apps like WhatsApp and Viber who provide free unlimited messages and voice/video calls respectively have taken over the world by storm. The total number of messages sent and received through WhatsApp per day have now overtook the total number of SMSes sent and received everyday. WhatsApp has disrupted the IM market in the same way how Skype did to international calling market. [caption id="attachment_116080" align="aligncenter"... Read More

February 12th, 2014 12:48 PM 16 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio’s Voice and its Data Strategy: Our Take

Since its inception in Indian telecom, Reliance Industry's telecom arm Jio (formerly Infotel Broadband) is always on the news for the right reasons.  Reliance Jio has created so much hype in the country to change the country's digital vision that at present the competition is actually with themselves, to deliver what they promised. Though 4G is already launched in India by Airtel for more than one and half years it... Read More

January 1st, 2014 5:05 PM 3 COMMENTS

Some of the Exclusive TelecomTalk Stories Of 2013

When it comes to bringing some exclusive stories we always try to hard to go behind the scene and bring it first before its made public. In 2013 many such stories was done and we made sure you read it first before it was launched ...Some of them are listed below. December, 2012 –  Vodafone India Launches Online Customer Care Live Chat Support. January 2013 - More than 400% Tariff Hike on... Read More

December 3rd, 2013 11:34 AM 4 COMMENTS

Micromax Bolt A61 launched for Rs 4,999

Indian low cost smartphone maker Micromax has unveiled its new entry level, Android based smartphone in the country. The device dubbed as Bolt A61 is presently available via Micromax’s online retail store for Rs. 4,999 and will be on the shelves of many other retail stores in the country. The information about the phone came from company’s official website as there is no official ceremony to launch the device. The... Read More

November 11th, 2013 2:19 PM 76 COMMENTS

Mobile Voice and Data Tariffs May Go Up Every Year, says Marten Pieters – Vodafone India CEO & MD

Country's second largest mobile service operator in terms of  subscriber base, Vodafone India expects Voice calls and Data services rates to go up every year, because with lower tariff, operators may not be sustainable any longer in the telecom industry. In an interview to Press Trust of India, Vodafone India's  Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Marten Pieters said "We have lower tariffs for 18 years against inflation of 8-9... Read More

October 27th, 2013 11:49 AM 23 COMMENTS

Micromax Canvas Turbo launched for Rs 19,990

Three days back, we had read about the leaked specifications of a new flagship smartphone from Indian manufacturer Micromax. Now the news has been made official. The company has launched its new Canvas Turbo handset in the country for Rs 19,990. Moreover, Hollywood star Huge Jackman will be seen endorsing the phone, giving a new pitch to its marketing efforts. The mid-ranged Android based handset offers you almost everything that... Read More

October 3rd, 2013 12:16 PM 159 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Increases 2G Data Tariff, Now 1GB 2G Data for Rs.155

India's largest mobile service provider, Bharti Airtel, has increased 2G data rates by reducing free 2G Data usage and validity in all popular prepaid data packs, similar to its closest rivals, Vodafone India. Starting from Karnataka circle, Airtel has been cutting down on data freebies to its customers, has increased the price of its 1GB 2G data plan for prepaid users by 25% approx, and Airtel 2G prepaid customers will... Read More

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