Interconnection: Airtel says it is losing Rs. 550 crore per quarter due to calls from Reliance Jio’s network

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After an open-house held by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today regarding interconnection usage charges (IUC) where Reliance Jio proposed to make IUC zero, Airtel has sent out a release saying that Reliance Jio is creating monopoly, throttling competition by proposing zero IUC. “By proposing a transition to the ‘Bill and Keep’ regime with zero MTC, Reliance Jio wants to simply transfer its cost to Airtel and other operators,” said Airtel.

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Airtel to launch 4G VoLTE services later this year as trials begin in five cities

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Bharti Airtel MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Gopal Vittal today after the launch of Project Next announced that the company is trialing 4G VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) services across five circles in the country and will officially launch VoLTE across it circles later this year. Continue reading “Airtel to launch 4G VoLTE services later this year as trials begin in five cities”

Airtel Project Next launched – Postpaid data roll over, family data sharing, Next-Gen Airtel Stores and more

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After its Project Leap network transformation program, Airtel has launched Project Next, its digital innovation program aimed at transforming customer experience across all of its services and touch points. The company said that it plans to invest up to Rs. 2000 crores over the next 3 years to launch several digital innovations. Continue reading “Airtel Project Next launched — Postpaid data roll over, family data sharing, Next-Gen Airtel Stores and more”

Airtel network restored after temporary outage in Delhi NCR

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Airtel just confirmed that its network services in Delhi NCR have been fully restored after a temporary network outage in the circle. People in the region started tweeting about network outage around 7:30 PM, and Airtel acknowledged the issue at about 9PM. “We may be facing a temporary issue while accessing Data/Voice/SMS. We are working to restore it ASAP,” replied Airtel to the customers who were complaining.

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Airtel Monsoon Surprise: 30GB free data offer for postpaid customers extended for 3 more months

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Earlier this year Airtel introduced Airtel Surprise offer for post-paid customers by offering up to 30GB data for 3 months at 10GB per month free of cost through MyAirtel app. Later it extended the validity of the extra data by another 30 days for those who had already claimed, now it has extended the offer once again for 3 more billing cycles as a part of Airtel Monsoon Surprise.

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Airtel *121# Digital Care platform now available in 11 Indian languages

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Airtel has launched *121# Digital Care platform for Prepaid Customers in Hindi and 10 other regional languages such as Now available in Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bangla, Oriya and Assamese. “This will make it more convenient for customers to quickly resolve basic queries like balance, validity details of last few transactions etc. without having to call customer care or visit a retail store,” said Airtel. Continue reading “Airtel *121# Digital Care platform now available in 11 Indian languages”

Airtel USSD Codes – Complete Updated List to Check Balance, Plan and more

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We have used certain numbers that start with * (Star) and ends with # (hash) to check our remaining data, Balance, offers and other services. The specific number or code is called USSD a.k.a Unstructured Supplementary Service Data. This acts as a platform for mobile phone and computer software of a service provider companies for sending and receiving text messages. Continue reading “Airtel USSD Codes — Complete Updated List to Check Balance, Plan and more”

Airtel offers 1000GB free broadband data for 1 year

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Bharti Airtel is offering its customers 1000 GB of extra data on some of its broadband plans under its  ‘Exclusive Web Offer’, according to a report by The Financial Express. Currently, the offer is available only to customers of Delhi-NCR who opted for Airtel broadband services on or after May 16. In order to avail the offer, customers can find the ‘Unlimited Internet offer’ on the telco’s web portal.

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Airtel upgrades broadband plans, now offers up to 100% more data at same price

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Airtel today announced that it has upgraded its existing home broadband plans to offer up to 100% more data benefits within the same monthly rentals. Airtel launched ‘V-Fiber’ recently that offers broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps at the same plan rentals and only requires modem switch. Continue reading “Airtel upgrades broadband plans, now offers up to 100% more data at same price”

Bharti Airtel, Ola team up for integrated digital services

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Bharti Airtel has teamed up with Ola to offer a range of digital services. Under the strategic partnership, Airtel Payments Bank will integrate with Ola app while Ola Money will integrate with Airtel digital properties. This will allow Ola users an additional digital payment mode while booking rides. Continue reading “Bharti Airtel, Ola team up for integrated digital services”

Airtel launches Baahubali 2 4G SIM, free data benefits, packs and content for fans

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Airtel today announced its partnership with Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion to introduce several special offers for Baahubali fans. Airtel has launched a special ‘Baahubali-2’ 4G SIM with free 4G data benefits. It has also launched special ‘Baahubali -2’ 4G Recharge Packs that promise great value to customers. Continue reading “Airtel launches Baahubali 2 4G SIM, free data benefits, packs and content for fans”

Airtel extends 30GB free data offer for postpaid customers

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Last month Airtel introduced Airtel Surprise offer for post-paid customers by offering up to 30GB data for 3 months at 10GB per month free of cost through MyAirtel app. It said that the offer is valid from 13th March till 31st March 2017. Now the company has extended the offer that lets you claim your surprise on My Airtel app before April 30th, if you have not done yet. Continue reading “Airtel extends 30GB free data offer for postpaid customers”

Airtel Internet TV Hybrid DTH and 4K Android TV box launched

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Airel Digital TV today launched Internet TV, which is an Android TV box that is developed by LG that also offers 500 satellite TV channels. Airtel says that this is the first India’s first Hybrid DTH Set-top box. It comes pre-loaded with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Games, Airtel Movies and more apps. Since there is Google Play, you can install more apps and games. It is also compatible with Dolby Surround Sound Audio. Continue reading “Airtel Internet TV Hybrid DTH and 4K Android TV box launched”

Airtel says it has deployed 180,000 mobile sites across India in two years

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Airtel today announced that it has deployed 180,000 mobile sites across India, which is double the amount of its mobile network deployment over the past two years. It said that the deployment in the last two years is same as total sites deployed in the first 20 years of operations. Continue reading “Airtel says it has deployed 180,000 mobile sites across India in two years”

Airtel 4G now available in 61 towns across Jammu & Kashmir

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Airtel launched 4G LTE services in Jammu & Kashmir across 25 towns/locations across the Jammu region earlier this month. Today it has announced that Airtel 4G is now available in 61 towns across Jammu & Kashmir (22 towns in Kashmir and 39 towns in Jammu). Airtel 4G has been rolled out in Jammu & Kashmir using FD LTE technology in the 1800 MHz band. It already said that it plans to expand its 4G footprint to over 100 towns across the state. Continue reading “Airtel 4G now available in 61 towns across Jammu & Kashmir”