Google Maps arrives for JioPhone powered by KaiOS via software update

JioPhone got Facebook app back in February this year, last week at the AGM the company has confirmed that YouTube, WhatsApp and an improved Facebook app are coming to JioPhone from 15th August. Today the company has pushed a new software update that brings Google Maps to the feature phone.

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Airtel to deploy 10000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 2000 kms of additional optic fiber in West Bengal

After Kerala, Mumbai,  Tamil NaduAndhra Pradesh and Telangana, Airtel has announced massive network expansion in West Bengal as part of its network transformation initiative – Project Leap. During the FY 18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 10,000 new mobile sites taking the total number of sites to 38,000 along with an addition of more than 2000 kilometers of optic fiber, taking the total footprint to 17,000 kms to enable high speed data transmission. Continue reading “Airtel to deploy 10000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 2000 kms of additional optic fiber in West Bengal”

Vodafone offers Amazon Prime membership for select prepaid customers for Rs. 499

Vodafone has launched new  ‘Youth Offer on Amazon Prime’, which gives Vodafone’s prepaid customers between the ages of 18-24 years a 50% discount on the annual membership of Amazon Prime. Vodafone’s youth customers can now enjoy all Prime benefits for Rs. 499. Continue reading “Vodafone offers Amazon Prime membership for select prepaid customers for Rs. 499”

Reliance Jio introduces JioGigaFiber connected home solution that includes up to 1GBps fiber broadband, GigaTV Set-top box and more

Reliance Jio at the annual AGM also introduced JioGigaFiber, its connected home solution that offers ultra-high speed fiber connection of up to 1Gbps with the GigaRouter and the GigaTV Set-top box to watch Live TV using JioTV app as well as access to Jio apps like JioCinema, JioTV Video calling, which is multi-party video conferencing and more. It also comes with Jio Remote with full set of keys like a normal remote and also includes voice control. Continue reading “Reliance Jio introduces JioGigaFiber connected home solution that includes up to 1GBps fiber broadband, GigaTV Set-top box and more”

JioPhone Monsoon Hungama exchange offer – JioPhone available at an effective price of Rs. 501; WhatsApp, YouTube coming on August 15

At the annual AGM Reliance Jio introduced new JioPhone offer dubbed as “Monsoon Hungama”. Under this offers feature phone users can exchange their phone for a new JioPhone at an effective price of Rs. 501 instead of paying the full amount of Rs. 1500. This offer will be available from July 21st. We should know more details about the offer soon. Continue reading “JioPhone Monsoon Hungama exchange offer — JioPhone available at an effective price of Rs. 501; WhatsApp, YouTube coming on August 15”

JioPhone 2 with QWERTY keyboard, Dual SIM support launched for Rs. 2999, available starting August 15

Reliance Jio at the annual AGM today introduced the JioPhone 2, the successor of  last year’s JioPhone. It has a new design that includes a full QWERTY hardware keyboard along with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, and it also comes with Dual SIM support, unlike the first generation model that only comes with single SIM. It has cat.4 LTE support with download speeds of up to 150Mbps with support both LTE (Band 3,5,40) and 2G (900/1800).

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Reliance Jio now has over 215 millions users, more than 25 million JioPhone users

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries at the company’s 41st annual AGM announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 215 million customers in 22 months of launch, compared to 125 million in July last year. Earlier this year when announcing the financial results, the company said that it had over 186 million customers.

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JioMoney app vulnerability said to have exposed users’ Aadhaar details; Reliance Jio denies it

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According to an independent security researcher, a vulnerability in Jio’s JioWallet app said to have exposed personal data of the users. The Aadhaar numbers were exposed along with details like date of birth, when did they verify SIM card and their JioMoney account MPIN. Continue reading “JioMoney app vulnerability said to have exposed users’ Aadhaar details; Reliance Jio denies it”

Vodafone India launches new postpaid plans with Lowest Bill Guarantee, Unlimited calls and more

Vodafone today launched new postpaid plans in India that promises Lowest Bill Guarantee, offers Complimentary mobile insurance, unlimited international roaming benefits, entertainment content offerings and more. The RED Basic plan starts at Rs. 299 and it goes up to Rs. 2999 for the Signature plan. Continue reading “Vodafone India launches new postpaid plans with Lowest Bill Guarantee, Unlimited calls and more”

Airtel appoints Ajay Chitkara as director and CEO of its B2B unit, combines domestic and global enterprise business

Bharti Airtel today announced that it has appointed Ajay Chitkara as Director and CEO of Airtel Business, and the company has integrated both domestic enterprise and global enterprise operations. Ajay will continue reporting to Gopal Vittal, who is the MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel. The company has also appointed Pankaj Miglani as CEO – Global Business. He will report to Ajay Chitkara. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bharti Infratel and played a key role in the company’s IPO in 2012.

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Reliance Jio signs $1 billion term loan facility covered by Korea Trade Insurance Corp

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Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited today has announced that it has signed a US$ 1 billion equivalent term loan facility covered by Korea Trade Insurance Corporation; K-Sure on 22nd June 2018. The company says that it will use the facility to finance goods and services procured primarily from Samsung Electronics and Ace Technologies Corp.  The Facility has door to door tenor of 10.75 years. Continue reading “Reliance Jio signs $1 billion term loan facility covered by Korea Trade Insurance Corp”

Vodafone offers 1 year free Amazon Prime membership to RED postpaid customers

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Amazon and Vodafone announced that all the Vodafone RED postpaid customers are eligible for a year of Amazon Prime that is worth Rs 999 subscription at no additional cost. The Prime subscription will include Prime Video, Prime Music and unlimited free fast shipping on millions of items along with early and exclusive access to deals on Amazon.in. Continue reading “Vodafone offers 1 year free Amazon Prime membership to RED postpaid customers”

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL available from Airtel Online Store starting at Rs. 10599 with 18-month plan with 50GB data per month, unlimited calls

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Bharti Airtel today announced that Google Pixel range of smartphones is now available on the Airtel Online Store with down payments starting at just Rs 10,599. On the Airtel Online store, users need not pay the full price of the smartphones upfront, instead, they can break it down.  Continue reading “Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL available from Airtel Online Store starting at Rs. 10599 with 18-month plan with 50GB data per month, unlimited calls”

Airtel to deploy 15000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

After Kerala, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu, Airtel has announced massive network expansion in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as part of its network transformation initiative – Project Leap. During the FY 18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 15,000 new mobile sites that translates to one new site being added every hour along with an addition of more than 3000 kilometers of optic fiber.  Continue reading “Airtel to deploy 15000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana”

Idea VoLTE services now available across all its 4G circles, offers 30GB free data

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Last month Idea Cellular started commercial roll out of VoLTE services across six circles  – Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) & Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, and,  Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, after rolling it out to its employees in the first phase. Later it expanded expanded VoLTE services to 9 more circles – Mumbai, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, UP East, UP West, Bihar, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. Continue reading “Idea VoLTE services now available across all its 4G circles, offers 30GB free data”