Testing 4G LTE on LG G2 LTE powered by Snapdragon 800 processor

LG G2 LTE on Airtel 4G-1

Last month, LG had announced the LTE variant of their popular G2 smartphone. While they had a demo of the device, it was mainly for the press and media. Now Qualcomm and LG have set up an LTE Experience Zone for the public in Bangalore.

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Qatar Foundation buys 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.26 billion


Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator will sell 5 percent stake to Doha-based Qatar Foundation Endowment for $1.26 billion (~Rs. 6,800 crore) by issuing 199,870,006 new shares at a price of Rs. 340 apiece, according to a recent report from Economic Times. Bharti reported its 13th successive drop in quarterly profits yesterday, with a near 50 percent fall in profits compared with a year earlier. This move would ease the debt burden on Airtel. Continue reading “Qatar Foundation buys 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.26 billion”

Gopal Vittal to replace Sanjay Kapoor as Bharti Airtel’s India CEO

On completion of a 15 year stint with Bharti Airtel, CEO Sanjay Kapoor has quite the company. He will continue in his current role as Bharti Airtel’s India CEO till 28th February. He will also be available to assist on key ongoing matters to easy out the transition process.

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Airtel launches WiFi hangout – a prepaid hotspot service in select cities

India’s leading mobile and broadband provider Airtel has now sought after a new way to provide its broadband internet as a service. While the notion of a paid WiFi hotspot is nothing new in India, there has not been a wide commercial push that has widened its reach, and Airtel may fix just that, with its new “WiFi Hangout” service, a prepaid WiFi hotspot, initially launched in three cities/regions namely Mumbai, NCR and Bangalore.

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Airtel appoints Huawei to supply, manage 4G LTE network in Karnataka

Bharti Airtel has selected Huawei to plan, design, supply and deploy its 4G TD-LTE network in Karnataka. The 4G LTE subscribers can experience high speed wireless internet access that can support bandwidth intensive applications, support video streaming and high-definition video conferencing. Continue reading “Airtel appoints Huawei to supply, manage 4G LTE network in Karnataka”

Airtel launches online Shop

 

Airtel has launched their Online store – shop.airtel.com where they sell mobile devices from different brands such as Apple, Samsung, Nokia Sony, LG, HTC and BlackBerry. They also offer 33% offer on mobile devices with exclusive airtel plans such as 500MB free 3G data for 1 month on select phones. They have partnered Infibeam to sell and deliver the Mobile phones.

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Bharti Airtel awarded for best delivery of network services with customer focus in 2011


Bharti Airtel has been awarded with Telecom Centre of Excellence (TCOE) Award for delivery of network services with customer focus for the year 2011. This award is based on Network Quality of service KPIs, Network Coverage, Product Innovation and Network Bench-marking processes based on network parameters and customer voice. Airtel offers 2G services in 23 circles and 3G services in 13 circles across India. Continue reading “Bharti Airtel awarded for best delivery of network services with customer focus in 2011”

The mysterious story of the Apple iPhone 4S not working in India

If you are one amongst consumers who had purchased the iPhone 4S from outside India and were facing issues getting it to work here , good news for you. Many users including me were seeing no signal bars on the iPhone 4S in India. Calls and SMS were not working.Surprisingly 3G data was working fine on most operators including Airtel , Vodafone and BSNL. I had tried using some international SIM cards such as AT&T, T-Mobile , O2 UK, 3 UK, SmarTone (HK). The issue was strange as I had another iPhone 4S which was working perfectly fine with all the SIM cards. Continue reading “The mysterious story of the Apple iPhone 4S not working in India”

Airtel launches GO! GO! GOAL Contest for Football lovers in Rajasthan


Airtel has launched GO! GO! GOAL Contest 2011 for their Rajasthan customers. This contest would let the Airtel customers in Rajasthan to subscribe to their Football Day Alerts and Hall of Fame  packs and win exiting prices. The HALL OF FAME PACK lets you follow your favorite footballer of all times and Football Match Day Alerts Pack offers you Live and specialized content from the world of football like European leagues (EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga and lots more), the Indian I-League and International Championships. Continue reading “Airtel launches GO! GO! GOAL Contest for Football lovers in Rajasthan”

Bharti Airtel betting big on Indian Formula One Grand Prix


Bharti Airtel has announced that they will be the Title Sponsor for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix by joining hands with Formula One Group Companies. They have also announced the official logo and the F1 Grand Prix in India would be known as Airtel Indian Grand Prix. Continue reading “Bharti Airtel betting big on Indian Formula One Grand Prix”

Beetel To Launch Android Powered Beetel Magiq Tablet In India

Beetel, a part of the Bharti Group, will soon launch its first tablet device, the Beetel Magiq in India. This tablet runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it seems to be a rebranded version of Huawei SmaKit S7.

Almost all the major handset manufacturers are entering into the tablet market. Even Micromax and Maxx mobiles are planning to launch their tablet in India. Beetel, a part of the Bharti Group, will soon launch its first tablet device, the Beetel Magiq in India. This tablet was recently listed at Sagar Telecom, an unknown online retailer in India, but the page was later removed. This tablet runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System and it seems to be a rebranded version of Huawei SmaKit S7. Continue reading “Beetel To Launch Android Powered Beetel Magiq Tablet In India”

Download Hello Tunes on your Airtel mobile and win a Chevrolet Spark

Bharti Airtel has announced ‘Win a Chevrolet Spark’ contest for its mobile customers. The Airtel customers could stand a chance to win in this contest by downloading the highest number of Hello Tunes on their Airtel mobile. Continue reading “Download Hello Tunes on your Airtel mobile and win a Chevrolet Spark”

Airtel launches International Video Calling for 3G customers


Airtel has launched International Video Calling facility for its 3G customers across India. This would let the Airtel 3G customers to connect with the people in 227 countries worldwide using the video calling facility on their phone. Continue reading “Airtel launches International Video Calling for 3G customers”

Airtel iPhone 4 Price , Plans

Airtel launched iPhone 4 in India last week for the price of 34, 500 for the 16GB version and 40,900 for the 32GB version of the iPhone 4. Here are the postpaid and prepaid plans available with the iPhone 4. All the plans mentioned here are monthly for the period of 24months.

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