Articles about Vodafone Idea

05 Dec 2022

5G Technology
5G in India: Which cities have Airtel, Jio's 5G services? 

The fifth-generation mobile network or 5G is now live in select parts of India.

SEBI allows converting Vodafone Idea's dues into equity

Struggling telecom player Vodafone Idea has been thrown a lifeline. The Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved the central government's proposal to convert the company's dues worth $1.92 billion to equity, two officials told Reuters.

11 Sep 2022

Here's how you can get free Vi VIP number online

Telecom provider Vodafone Idea (Vi) has introduced an interesting offer in India that allows customers to select their own new number. They can also obtain a VIP one for free.

02 Aug 2022

Bharti Airtel
5G auction ends: Looking at bids of Jio, Airtel, Adani

India's first 5G spectrum auction came to an end on Monday after 40 rounds of intense bidding.

28 Jul 2022

Bharti Airtel
5G spectrum auction: Reliance Jio emerges as top bidder

The third day of India's first 5G spectrum auction has commenced with the 10th round now underway. Five rounds of intense bidding were witnessed yesterday.

26 Jul 2022

Bharti Airtel
India's 5G auction starts: Reliance Jio, Airtel, Adani among bidders

India's first 5G spectrum auction is now underway and will go on till 6pm today. The number of days of the auction will depend on demand.

09 Jul 2022

Bharti Airtel
Adani joins 5G race; will compete with Reliance Jio, Airtel

Marking its possible entry into the telecom industry, Adani Group has put in an application to take part in India's first auction of the 5G spectrum on July 26.

15 Jun 2022

Bharti Airtel
5G in India: Understanding 5G spectrum auction and process involved

India is on the verge of getting its 5G network. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allowed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to conduct the auction for the 5G spectrum.

11 Jan 2022

Kumar Mangalam Birla
Government becomes largest shareholder in Vodafone Idea under new plan

Vodafone Idea (Vi) Ltd. has decided to convert its Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues into government equity.

Vodafone Idea shares hit 52-week low amid uncertainty over future

Trouble is mounting for debt-laden Vodafone Idea (Vi) as its shares tanked as much as 24% on the Bombay Stock Exchange Thursday.

02 Aug 2021

Kumar Mangalam Birla
KM Birla offers to hand over VIL stake to government

The Chairman of Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla has offered to hand over his stake in debt-laden Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL) to the government or any other entity that the government may consider worthy to keep the company operational.

23 Jul 2021

Bharti Airtel
AGR dues: SC rejects telcos' plea seeking corrections in dues

In a major blow to major Indian telecom players, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected the applications by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Tata Teleservices, seeking corrections in the calculation of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) owed to the Centre.

23 Dec 2020

Bharti Airtel
Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a completely new perspective on the use of smartphones in India. This has prompted Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to relaunch its 4G feature phone in the next quarter.

04 Dec 2020

Bharti Airtel
Beating Jio, Airtel gained 3.77mn new subscribers in September: Details

After a huge gap of four years, India's second-largest telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel, has outperformed Reliance Jio Infocomm in terms of monthly mobile subscriber additions.

Vivo V20 'Moonlight Sonata' color variant launched in India

Vivo has launched a new 'Moonlight Sonata' color variant of its mid-range smartphone, the Vivo V20, in India. The new shade joins the Midnight Jazz and Sunset Melody variants that were unveiled earlier this month.

Vodafone Idea rebrands itself as Vi; price hike expected

Vodafone Idea on Monday announced that it is rebranding itself as Vi two years after the merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular.

02 Jul 2020

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.

18 Jun 2020

South Korea
No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.

04 Jun 2020

Bharti Airtel
Amazon may invest $2 billion (Rs. 15,000cr) in Airtel: Report

After Facebook's multi-billion-dollar investment in Jio Platforms, e-commerce giant Amazon is moving to strike a deal with its competitor - Bharti Airtel.

01 Jun 2020

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.

14 Apr 2020

Google Maps
Now, you can 'call' Google Assistant for food/night shelter locations

A few days back, Google had introduced the ability to use Maps, Google Assistant, or Search to look up the locations of food and night shelters across 33 Indian cities.

06 Apr 2020

After Jio, Airtel and Vodafone introduce ATM recharge facility

Following in the footsteps of Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone have introduced a new facility that allows prepaid subscribers to recharge their mobile numbers at a nearby bank ATM.

02 Apr 2020

Amid lockdown, JioPhone users get validity extension, free calling minutes

Reliance Jio is pulling out all the stops to help its customers amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown imposed in India to contain the coronavirus.

No relief for telcos over AGR dues; SC slams Centre

The Supreme Court on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre for its plea seeking more time to recover adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues from telecom companies.

Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls

Vodafone Idea has written to the Department of Telecommunications, seeking higher tariffs for data and minimum monthly connection charge.

20 Jan 2020

Bharti Airtel
Airtel's new Rs. 179 prepaid pack offers free life insurance

Bharti Airtel, in partnership with Bharti AXA Life Insurance, has launched a new Rs. 179 prepaid pack in India that comes with a free life insurance cover of Rs. 2 lakh.

09 Dec 2019

Vodafone launches new Rs. 219, Rs. 449 unlimited prepaid plans

Vodafone Idea has introduced two new unlimited prepaid plans in India. The latest recharge packs, available in the denominations of Rs. 219 and Rs. 449, promise to offer unlimited voice calls, upto 2GB of daily data, and validity of upto 56 days.

08 Dec 2019

Bharti Airtel
Vodafone-Idea, Airtel remove FUP limit on all unlimited prepaid plans

Just days after increasing the prices of their prepaid services in India, telecom giants Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have removed the FUP limit on voice calls for all unlimited plans.

05 Dec 2019

This is how Indians are consuming porn

Last year in October, the Indian government took the major step of banning porn in the country.

04 Dec 2019

Reliance Jio
Ahead of tariff hike, Jio launches Rs. 1,776 All-in-One prepaid-plan

Just ahead of the upcoming price hike in prepaid services and products, Reliance Jio has introduced a new All-in-One pack worth Rs. 1,776.

02 Dec 2019

After Vodafone, Jio and Airtel's prepaid plans also become expensive

Just days after Vodafone Idea announced a hike in prepaid plans, telecom majors Reliance Jio and Airtel have also raised the prices of their prepaid services and products in India.

01 Dec 2019

Vodafone Idea increases calling and data charges: All details here

Vodafone Idea Limited, currently the leading telecom service provider in India, has announced an increase in the prices of prepaid services from December 3.

28 Nov 2019

Bharti Airtel
Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, has become the 9th richest person in the world.

21 Nov 2019

Vodafone Idea, Airtel lost 5 million subscribers in September: TRAI

Facing tough competition from Reliance Jio, telecom giants Airtel and Vodafone Idea continue to lose their subscriber base. According to the data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in the month of September, Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost over 5 million subscribers in total.

21 Nov 2019

Bharti Airtel
Government defers spectrum dues, Telcos get Rs. 42,000 crore lifeline

In a major relief for the ailing telecom sector, the government on Wednesday approved the recommendation of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) on providing relief to the stressed telcos and allowed a two-year moratorium on spectrum payment.

11 Oct 2019

Jio starts charging for calls from today: Details here

Three years ago, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio barged into India's telecom scene with an offering like no other - affordable 4G internet and unlimited free calls to any network in the country.

09 Oct 2019

Jio starts charging 6 paise/minute for calls to other networks

Reliance Jio has announced that it will start charging customers 6 paise per minute as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for all outgoing voice calls made to non-Jio mobile numbers.

01 Oct 2019

Reliance Jio
Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak

In a major development, Redtube and Pornhub have made a return in India.

28 Sep 2019

Galaxy A70s arrives as Samsung's first smartphone with 64MP camera

Expanding its portfolio of premium mid-range smartphones, South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched the Galaxy A70s in India.

22 Sep 2019

OPPO Reno 2 now available for purchase in India

The recently-launched camera-centric OPPO Reno 2 is now available for purchase in India.