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Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

23 Dec 2020

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.

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

04 Dec 2020

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

30 Oct 2020

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

07 Sep 2020

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.

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

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.

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

18 Jun 2020

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.

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

04 Jun 2020

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.

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

01 Jun 2020

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.

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

14 Apr 2020

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.

After Jio, Airtel and Vodafone introduce ATM recharge facility

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.

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

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

18 Mar 2020

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

01 Mar 2020

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.

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

20 Jan 2020

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.

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

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.

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

08 Dec 2019

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.

This is how Indians are consuming porn

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.

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

04 Dec 2019

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.

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

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.

Vodafone Idea increases calling and data charges: All details here

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.

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

28 Nov 2019

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.

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

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.

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

21 Nov 2019

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.

Jio starts charging for calls from today: Details here

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.

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

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.

Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak

01 Oct 2019

Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak

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

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

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.

OPPO Reno 2 now available for purchase 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.

OPPO Reno 2Z goes on sale in India: Details here

06 Sep 2019

OPPO Reno 2Z goes on sale in India: Details here

The recently launched OPPO Reno 2Z smartphone is now available for purchase in India.

Airtel is giving 400MB extra data on these prepaid plans

28 Aug 2019

Airtel is giving 400MB extra data on these prepaid plans

In a bid to take on Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel has updated some of its prepaid plans to pass on more benefits to its users.

Rivaling Jio, Airtel is launching feature-rich 'Black' postpaid plan

17 Aug 2019

Rivaling Jio, Airtel is launching feature-rich 'Black' postpaid plan

In a bid to take on Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel is working to launch a premium, feature-rich postpaid plan for its high-spending customers, according to The Economic Times.

Jio launches in-app digital assistant: Here's how to use it

29 Jul 2019

Jio launches in-app digital assistant: Here's how to use it

Reliance Jio has launched an in-app digital assistant that is aimed at simplifying digital recharges.

Reliance Jio beats Vodafone to become India's largest telecom operator

27 Jul 2019

Reliance Jio beats Vodafone to become India's largest telecom operator

In a remarkable achievement, Reliance Jio has beaten Vodafone Idea to become the largest telecom operator in India with a subscriber base of 331.3 million.

Airtel is offering free 20GB data: How to get it

25 Jun 2019

Airtel is offering free 20GB data: How to get it

Taking on Reliance Jio and Vodafone-Idea in India, Bharti Airtel has started offering free data to its subscribers. The telco is giving up to 20GB additional data with some of its prepaid plans.

Soon, Jio plans to bring new calling technology: Details here

22 May 2019

Soon, Jio plans to bring new calling technology: Details here

Over the years, the telecom sector has evolved in ways more than one could imagine, giving us access to improved calling, internet services.

Idea outage: Delhi NCR customers report connectivity issues

09 Apr 2019

Idea outage: Delhi NCR customers report connectivity issues

Leading Indian telco Idea Cellular appears to be in the midst of connectivity issues.

BSNL's Rs. 899 half-yearly plan offers 270GB data, unlimited calling

21 Jan 2019

BSNL's Rs. 899 half-yearly plan offers 270GB data, unlimited calling

In India's highly-competitive telecommunications sector, BSNL is upping the ante against major private players like Reliance Jio, Vodafone-Idea, and Bharti Airtel.

Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti

15 Jan 2019

Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti

At the daybreak of Tuesday, which marked Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the chilly waters of the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers - thus officially kicking off the Kumbh Mela 2019.

BSNL, Vodafone won't spoil your New Year eve: Here's why

31 Dec 2018

BSNL, Vodafone won't spoil your New Year eve: Here's why

Calling friends and family to share New Year wishes? The possibility is your special tariffs are not active.

Airtel willing to lose customers after ending free incoming

28 Dec 2018

Airtel willing to lose customers after ending free incoming

Airtel is willing to lose up to 70 million of its customers as it continues to enforce its minimum balance requirement to keep incoming calls active on prepaid connections.