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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.

Jio is offering free data for 5 months: Details here

16 Aug 2020

Jio is offering free data for 5 months: Details here

As part of a special offer, Reliance Jio is providing unlimited 4G data and free Jio-to-Jio phone calls for up to five months, to all the customers who purchase a new JioFi 4G wireless hotspot device.

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

31 Mar 2020

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

Last week we reported that Reliance Jio is planning to offer a free 10Mbps broadband connection to new users as part of its #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega initiative. And now, more details about the scheme have come to light.

Now, you can recharge your Jio number from bank ATMs

30 Mar 2020

Now, you can recharge your Jio number from bank ATMs

Reliance Jio has announced that its subscribers can now recharge their prepaid numbers at a nearby bank ATM. The move aims to provide an alternative recharge method for all users, especially to those who cannot do online recharges.

JioFiber to offer free broadband connections to new users

25 Mar 2020

JioFiber to offer free broadband connections to new users

As part of Reliance's #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega initiative, JioFiber has announced that it will offer free broadband connectivity to new users where its services are active. However, it will be a basic connection, providing a speed of up to 10Mbps.

Jio 4G data packs now offer double data, calling minutes

21 Mar 2020

Jio 4G data packs now offer double data, calling minutes

Reliance Jio has upgraded almost all the 4G data vouchers to offer its prepaid subscribers more bundled benefits.

Airtel to offer consolidated plan for DTH, broadband, mobile data

21 Mar 2020

Airtel to offer consolidated plan for DTH, broadband, mobile data

Bharti Airtel is gearing up to launch a new One Airtel Plan in India. It will be a consolidated recharge plan, including benefits from four services: DTH, broadband, streaming, as well as mobile data.

Facing bad network, call drops? File a complaint with TRAI

08 Mar 2020

Facing bad network, call drops? File a complaint with TRAI

With increasing mobile subscribers in India, the cellular network is not as consistent as before. Moreover, the incidents of call drops are also on the rise. But is there something that you can do about these issues?

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

02 Mar 2020

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairperson RS Sharma on Sunday said that telecom companies cannot sidestep accountability on poor service quality by citing free voice calls.

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

18 Feb 2020

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.

Porting your mobile number? These new rules apply from tomorrow

15 Dec 2019

Porting your mobile number? These new rules apply from tomorrow

From December 16, the new set of guidelines for mobile number portability (MNP) issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will take effect.

Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone new prepaid plans compared

15 Dec 2019

Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone new prepaid plans compared

India's leading telecom operators, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone, recently hiked the prices of their prepaid services and products in India.

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.

TRAI to implement revised portability rules from December 16

11 Nov 2019

TRAI to implement revised portability rules from December 16

The new rules of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) that were finalized in December 2018, will be implemented from next month, as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Airtel discontinues 3G-services in Haryana: Here's what you can do

13 Oct 2019

Airtel discontinues 3G-services in Haryana: Here's what you can do

Airtel has discontinued 3G services in Haryana with an aim to boost the 4G LTE services in the circle.

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

12 Jul 2018

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

In a big win for access to information, the Indian government has accepted recommendations to enforce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.

2G scam: CBI challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi, others

19 Mar 2018

2G scam: CBI challenges acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi, others

Nearly three months after former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others were acquitted in the 2G scam case, the CBI has challenged the court's decision.

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

08 Mar 2018

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

According to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, over two-thirds of India's population is yet to come online, despite the fact that the country is the second largest consumer of the internet in the world.

Troubled telco Aircel files for bankruptcy in NCLT Mumbai

28 Feb 2018

Troubled telco Aircel files for bankruptcy in NCLT Mumbai

Telecom operator Aircel said it has filed for bankruptcy as it has been facing "troubled times" in "highly financially stressed" industry. The filing was made in National Company Law Tribunal Mumbai.

Govt mulls ways to ease SIM-Aadhaar linking

11 Oct 2017

Govt mulls ways to ease SIM-Aadhaar linking

The government is attempting to ease linking of mobile number with Aadhaar, particularly for senior citizens.

Jaitley says PMJDY scheme ushering in revolution

28 Aug 2017

Jaitley says PMJDY scheme ushering in revolution

Arun Jaitley, on the occasion of 3rd anniversary of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) said it had brought all "Indians into one common financial, economic, and digital space".

Airtel's 'Project Next' gets Rs. 2,000cr investment to retain customers

11 Jul 2017

Airtel's 'Project Next' gets Rs. 2,000cr investment to retain customers

In a bid to stay ahead of its competitors, Telecom major Bharti Airtel has now launched 'Project Next' and will invest Rs. 2,000 crore in it over three years to redesign customer experience across all its services.

Indian telecom sector will become a four-operator market, says survey

29 Jun 2017

Indian telecom sector will become a four-operator market, says survey

The Telecom sector is currently going through a big reshuffle. Reliance Jio has majorly disrupted the already financially ailing sector.

Aadhaar: Account holders have to submit details by April 30

12 Apr 2017

Aadhaar: Account holders have to submit details by April 30

Customers who opened accounts from July'14 to August'15 will have to submit their Aadhaar number and other necessary details to banks/other financial institutions for the 'Know Your Customer' process by April 30.

Aadhaar for getting on a plane too?

06 Apr 2017

Aadhaar for getting on a plane too?

The government has reportedly asked Wipro to prepare a plan to provide Aadhaar based access for flyers at all airports. Wipro will submit the report by May.

Telecom spectrum auction proposed in July-December

02 Mar 2017

Telecom spectrum auction proposed in July-December

The government is contemplating a fresh round of spectrum auction between July - December 2017.

India's largest spectrum auction slated for 1 October

31 Aug 2016

India's largest spectrum auction slated for 1 October

India's largest telecom spectrum auction by far is slated for 1 October, postponed from the previous date of 29 September.