Airtel launches Rs. 249 pre-paid plan with Rs. 4 lakh Life Insurance cover and Rs.129 plan with unlimited calling

Airtel has been revising its prepaid and postpaid plans recently and last week, the company launched a new Rs.299 prepaid recharge plan with Amazon Prime subscription bundled. Similarly, today, Airtel has launched two new prepaid recharge plans i.e., Rs. 129 plan and Rs.249 prepaid recharge plan. The Rs.249 prepaid recharge plan also comes with Rs.4 Lakhs Life Insurance bundled.

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Airtel 4G Hotspot gets another price cut, now available at Rs.399 per month with 50GB monthly data

Airtel revised the price of its 4G hotspot device in December 2017 from its launch price in a bid to compete with incumbent operators. Today, Airtel 4G hotspot has received another price cut and now it is available at Rs.399 per month along with monthly data.

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Hughes and Airtel to combine VSAT operations in India

Bharti Airtel and Hughes Communications India Ltd. (HCIL), a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) today announced an agreement to combine their VSAT operations in India. As per the agreement, Hughes will have majority ownership in the combined entity and Airtel will have a significant shareholding. Continue reading “Hughes and Airtel to combine VSAT operations in India”

Airtel launches all-new Thanks program, Rs. 299 bundle with Amazon Prime, 2.5GB data per day for 28 days

Airtel has re-launched its flagship customer program – #AirtelThanks with new exclusive rewards offering – Silver, Gold and Platinum. “Each tier opens a whole new set of benefits for Airtel customers. The benefits are powered by Airtel’s strong partnerships, which go from premium content brands like Amazon Prime, Netflix and Zee5 to Wynk music, device brands and many more,” said the company. Continue reading “Airtel launches all-new Thanks program, Rs. 299 bundle with Amazon Prime, 2.5GB data per day for 28 days”

Airtel Wynk Tube Music and Video streaming app launched, free for Airtel users

Airtel has today launched its new Wynk Tube music and video streaming service to take on rivals like YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and others. Wynk Tube has a collection of 40 lakh songs and videos and is available only on Android, as of now and has been built keeping in mind the smartphone users in non-metros and small towns.

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Airtel launches new Rs. 48 and Rs. 98 data packs with 28 days validity

Airtel has introduced new monthly data packs for pre-paid users in two denominations. The Rs. 48 pack comes under 3G/4G data pack that offers 3GB of data with 28 days validity.  The Rs. 98 pack comes under Special Tariff Voucher (STV) Combo that includes 6GB of data and 10 national SMS with 28 days validity.

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Reliance Jio leads feature phone market in India in Q1 2019

Jio launched its feature phone, JioPhone in June 2017 in India. The phone sported a candy bar design, came with support for 4G VoLTE and had support for 22 Indian languages.  The successor to the JioPhone i.e., JioPhone 2 with QWERTY keyboard was launched in July 2018. Jio saw great sales of both the smartphones and today, new reports have emerged that Jio becomes the leader in the feature phone market.

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Reliance Jio reports Rs. 840 crore profit in FY Q4 2018-19, crosses 300 million subscribers

Reliance Jio has reported Rs. 11,106 crore revenue, up 7.0 % QoQ and 55.8 YoY and a net profit of 840 crore, up 1.1% QoQ and 64.7% YoY for its seventh quarterly financial performance for the period that ended 31st March
2019.  Jio reported Standalone earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 4,329 crore, up 6.8% QoQ, EBITDA margin of 39%, and Standalone earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of 2,585 crore, up 9.1% QoQ . Continue reading “Reliance Jio reports Rs. 840 crore profit in FY Q4 2018-19, crosses 300 million subscribers”

How to enable Dual SIM feature on Google Pixel 3 on Android Q Beta

Good news for Google Pixel users who have been waiting for Dual SIM support on the Android flagship. In a sign of things to come, Google has enabled support for Dual SIM feature in the latest Android Q Beta. We managed to get it working on Airtel and Jio networks.

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Jio launches JioNews service, offers latest news, live TV, newspapers, magazines and more in 12+ regional languages

The consumption of the latest news, live TV, videos, etc on the go has been picking up pace swiftly in India, thanks to the internet penetration. In similar lines, today, Jio has launched a new digital product called JioNews that offers the latest news to users in the form of application and web service.

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Reliance Jio acquires Haptik in a deal valued at Rs. 700 crore

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today announced that its subsidiary Reliance Jio Digital Services Limited (RJDSL) has entered into a definitive business transfer agreement with Haptik Infotech Pvt Ltd (Haptik). On a fully diluted basis Reliance will hold about 87% of the business with the rest being held by Haptik founders and employees through stock option grants. Continue reading “Reliance Jio acquires Haptik in a deal valued at Rs. 700 crore”

Airtel Books ebooks app launched, offers over 70,000 titles

Bharti Airtel today launched a new app called Airtel Books to bring a collection of e-books to smartphone users. Available to both Airtel and non-Airtel customers in iOS and Android, Airtel Books will initially offer over 70,000 titles from leading Indian and international authors. Continue reading “Airtel Books ebooks app launched, offers over 70,000 titles”

Airtel deploys LTE 900 technology to enhance indoor network coverage in Karnataka

After Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Punjab and Mumbai, Airtel has deployed 900 Mhz (LTE 900) spectrum band in Karnataka to significantly enhance the network experience for smartphone customers. In addition to high speed data capacity and wider availability, 900 Mhz spectrum will offer improved 4G availability inside buildings — homes, offices and malls. Continue reading “Airtel deploys LTE 900 technology to enhance indoor network coverage in Karnataka”

RCOM and Reliance Jio terminate multi-crore wireless infrastructure asset deal by mutual consent

Reliance Communications (RCOM) just announced that the deal between  RCOM, RTL, RITL (RCOM Group) and RJIL for sale of certain
specified telecom assets have been terminated today by mutual agreement. The company says that this is due to lack of consent from its lenders and permissions from telecom department among other reasons since the agreements nearly 15 months ago. Continue reading “RCOM and Reliance Jio terminate multi-crore wireless infrastructure asset deal by mutual consent”

Reliance Jio Celebration Pack is back offering 8GB free data

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Reliance Jio is back with the free data offer. Last year it offered Jio Celebration Pack offering 16GB total data in October and November as a part of 2nd anniversary celebration since Reliance Jio launched its commercial operations in India. Now the Jio Celebration Pack is back offering 2GB data per day for its users. Continue reading “Reliance Jio Celebration Pack is back offering 8GB free data”