BSNL gets Government approval for 4G services, wide roll out expected soon

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The Department of Telecommunications today has approved the state-owned BSNL plan to seek airwaves in the 2100 Mhz band to launch 4G services pan-India. BSNL in 2017 has submitted a detailed project report and in a bid to acquire spectrum worth about Rs 13,885 crore, and sought Rs 6,652 crore as equity infusion from the government. Continue reading “BSNL gets Government approval for 4G services, wide roll out expected soon”

Kolkata tops 4G availability in India’s 22 telecoms circles: OpenSignal

In a recent report posted by OpenSignal, a mobile analytics company, Kolkata has topped the list on a new analysis on 4G availability in India’s 22 telecoms circles. The company conducted analysis on 4G availability across all of India’s 22 telecoms circles in the 90 days from the start of May 2018. Continue reading “Kolkata tops 4G availability in India’s 22 telecoms circles: OpenSignal”

List of Jio 4G LTE and VoLTE Compatible Smartphones (Updated on March 2018)

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Since the inception of Reliance Jio, the way we use mobile data has been drastically changed both in terms of quality and cost. However, it can often be confusing to find out just which phones are compatible and whether you need to change your phone or not. So we’ve decided to bring the Jio supported phones list to make the job easier for you.

Having said that not all the 4G smartphones support VoLTE, where some of them have to use Jio Join App for making voice calls on Jio 4G network.

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Navi Mumbai has fastest 4G speeds in India: OpenSignal

According to OpenSignal’s latest speed test report, Navi Mumbai is the fastest 4G city in India and it stole the top spot from Mumbai. Navi Mumbai registered an average 4G speed of 8.72 Mbps in OpenSignal’s latest data. Continue reading “Navi Mumbai has fastest 4G speeds in India: OpenSignal”

Gionee teams up with Reliance Jio, Paytm for up to 60GB free 4G data and cashback offers

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Gionee has partnered with Paytm and Reliance Jio to offer deals on its smartphones. Customers who bought select Gionee smartphones after June 16 will get up to 60GB of free Reliance Jio data under the ‘Jio-Gionee Additional Data’ offer.

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Idea completes pan-India 4G rollout by adding Mumbai circle

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Idea has announced that it has completed pan-India 4G rollout with the  latest launch of 4G service in Mumbai. The telecom operator has 4G spectrum in 20 circles, except Kolkata and Delhi where it provides mobile broadband on 3G network.

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Jelly is the world’s smallest 4G Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone

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At a time where we are seeing smartphones with larger displays and almost bezel less designs, a new smartphone with display size as small as 2.45 inches is now a reality. Dubbed as Jelly, the smartphone has made its way to KickStarter.
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Google, Reliance Jio to reportedly launch affordable 4G phone by end of 2017

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Google and Reliance Jio are teaming up to launch an affordable 4G phone, according to a latest report from Hindu Business Line. The phone will work exclusively on the Reliance Jio’s 4G network and is expected to be launched by the end of this year.
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Global 4G smartphone shipments to grow 21.3% in 2016: IDC

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Global 4G smartphones are expected to show double-digit uptake at 21.3% year-over-year growth globally for 2016, reaching 1.17 billion units, up from 967 million in 2015, as per latest report from International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
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How the Honor 8 is the cutting edge of connectivity

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The main purpose of a smartphone is to keep its owner connected. However, this doesn’t just mean keeping the user connected over calls and messages. It also means that the device should be able to give the user multiple ways to store, access and share content and information to make his/her life easier. Many smartphones these days fail to do that and users have to find shortcuts or ways to overcome said shortcomings on their device. The Honor 8 however, will delight every user with its abundance of connectivity options.

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Nokia and Airtel to expand 4G deployment in three new circles

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Nokia has inked a new deal with Airtel to expand 4G deployment in three new circles in addition to six circles it already serves, enabling launch of new services that started in September. Continue reading “Nokia and Airtel to expand 4G deployment in three new circles”

Airtel launches 90-day free 4G data pack for prepaid customers

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Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of a special 4G data pack that offers free data for 90 days. The pack is available for Rs. 1495 for existing users; new users can avail this offer via first recharge of Rs. 1494.

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OnePlus 2 to get VoLTE support via OTA in next quarter

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OnePlus is known to be a brand that listens to their users especially through their active forum. One of the most requested features has been VoLTE for their older handsets in light of the recent surge of Reliance Jio 4G users.

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Qualcomm signs 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with vivo

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Qualcomm has signed a 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with vivo. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted vivo a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and CDMA2000 and 4G LTE (including “3-mode” GSM, TD-SCDMA and LTE-TDD) complete devices for use in China.  Continue reading “Qualcomm signs 3G/4G China Patent License Agreement with vivo”

Reliance Jio extending Lyf Preview offer till August 31 to select customers

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FoneArena has received exclusive information that Reliance Jio is extending the Jio Lyf Preview 90 day offer till August 31st for those early buyers who had got unlimited data,calls and messages along with the purchase of a Lyf phone in the month of May. The 90 day period would have been over by August 10th in the case of our user and he has gotten a recharge couple of hours ago which extends the validity till August 31 which means an extra 20 days of unlimited access.

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