Airtel, Vodafone struggle to pay AGR dues to DoT after SC order

On Friday, the Supreme Court (SC) heavily criticised the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for not collecting AGR dues from telecom operators such as Airtel and Vodafone after failing to meet its January 24th deadline. Airtel will reportedly pay Rs. 10000 crores for now while Vodafone has informed the SC that they will only be able to Rs. 2500 crores now.

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HMD Global rolls out VoWiFi for range of Nokia smartphones — Here’s how to enable it

Several OEMs started rolling out Wi-Fi Calling feature for their phones in the past few weeks in India. Today HMD Global has officially announced that voice over any Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) is being enabled on a range of Nokia smartphones for Jio and Airtel users in the country after testing it for the past two months. Continue reading “HMD Global rolls out VoWiFi for range of Nokia smartphones — Here’s how to enable it”

List of smartphones that support WiFi calling on Airtel

In recent days, the term VoWifi has been trending all over the Internet! At present, two major telecom operators, Airtel and Jio have rolled out Wi-Fi calling for its users officially. What’s the difference between Airtel and Jio’s VoWifi? Nothing, except the number of device supported. Continue reading “List of smartphones that support WiFi calling on Airtel”

Airtel partners with Google Cloud to offer G Suite apps to Indian SMBs

Bharti Airtel has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to offer G Suite with its integrated ICT portfolio, designed for small to medium business (SMBs). The move will help accelerate productivity and digitisation of SMBs across India that use Airtel as its telecommunications provider.

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Airtel launches new Rs. 179 prepaid bundle with truly unlimited calls, life insurance cover of Rs. 2 lakh

Airtel has launched new Rs. 179 pre-paid bundle with built-in Bharti Axa Life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh, unlimited calling to any network, 2GB data, 300 SMS and a validity of 28 days. It also includes Airtel Xstream App Premium and Wynk Music. The company already offers Rs. 149 with similar benefits, but without life insurance. Continue reading “Airtel launches new Rs. 179 prepaid bundle with truly unlimited calls, life insurance cover of Rs. 2 lakh”

Airtel WiFi Calling now available across India; crosses 1 million users

Earlier last month, Airtel rolled out VoWiFi a.k.a Wi-Fi Calling in Delhi and gradually expanded to other cities like Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore. The company later officially launched the service and made it available in many cities. Now, Airtel has officially announced that its Wi-Fi Calling service is available across India and has crossed 1 million users.

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Airtel Wi-Fi Calling launched in more circles, now supports more devices, works on non-Airtel broadband connection

Last month Airtel rolled out Voice over Wi-Fi services officially starting from Delhi NCR, later it expanded to Mumbai, Kolkata,Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Today the company has launched Wi-Fi Calling in Kerala, Gujarat, UP (West), Maharashtra, UP (East), Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. Previously it was compatible only with Airtel Xstream Fiber home broadband, now it works with all broadband services and Wi-Fi hotspots, even though the site still says it works only on Airtel broadband. It has also expanded the number of supported devices. Continue reading “Airtel Wi-Fi Calling launched in more circles, now supports more devices, works on non-Airtel broadband connection”

Airtel launches ‘Darbar’ Recharge Pack, SIM and interactive quiz for Rajinikanth fans

Airtel has announced an exclusive partnership with the upcoming Rajinikanth starrer ‘Darbar’ and has launched interactive ‘Darbar quiz’ on Airtel Xstream app and stand a chance to win exciting prizes including Darbar movie tickets and the opportunity to meet the movie cast and crew. Continue reading “Airtel launches ‘Darbar’ Recharge Pack, SIM and interactive quiz for Rajinikanth fans”

Airtel launches 4G and 2G services in 26 villages in Ladakh region

Airtel launched 4G services back in 2012 in India and has been expanding the coverage across the country. The company is also expanding its services in remote villages gradually and on similar lines now, Airtel has launched 4G and 2G services in 26 villages in Ladakh and becomes the first operator to bring high-speed internet to these villages.

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Airtel launches new Rs. 379 plan with truly unlimited calls, 84 days validity

Airtel has launched new Rs. 379 plan that offers truly unlimited calls and 84 days validity, but this doesn’t offer daily data, instead users only get 6GB of data and 900 SMS. It also includes Airtel Xstream App Premium, Wynk Music and cashback on FASTag. This is similar to Vodafone’s plan that offer similar benefits at the same cost, but with 1000 SMS. Reliance Jio offers the plan at Rs. 329, but it only offers Jio to Jio Unlimited calling, and bundles Jio to Non-Jio FUP of 3000 minutes. Continue reading “Airtel launches new Rs. 379 plan with truly unlimited calls, 84 days validity”

Airtel revises Rs. 558 prepaid plan with 3GB data/day and 56 days validity

Earlier this month, telecom operators Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio revised their prepaid plans and later they introduced unlimited calling to any operators. Now, Airtel has again revised some of the plans and has reintroduced the Rs. 558 prepaid plan with reduced validity, and is offering Amazon Prime membership with Rs. 349 prepaid plan.

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Airtel Wi-Fi Calling launched in Mumbai, Kolkata,Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

Airtel rolled out Voice over Wi-Fi services officially starting from Delhi NCR and started testing in Hyderabad, Chennai & Bangalore few days back. Today the company has launched it officially in Mumbai, Kolkata,Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Airtel Wi-Fi Calling leverages cutting edge technology to enhance the indoor voice calling experience for Airtel smartphone customers. The innovative service uses WiFi networks to create a dedicated channel for voice calls and allows customers to make telco grade calls to any network. This dramatically improves customer experience as one can seamlessly switch to Airtel Wi-Fi Calling. Continue reading “Airtel Wi-Fi Calling launched in Mumbai, Kolkata,Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu”

Airtel Wi-Fi Calling launched officially — Here are the list of supported devices and how to enable it

Airtel today launched its Wi-Fi Calling / Vo-WiFi services in India officially starting from Delhi NCR. This lets Airtel users make VoWi-Fi calls in compatible handsets offering improved indoor coverage, faster connectivity and says it will offer crystal clear conversations as if you are next to each other, however it is currently available only when users are connected to Airtel Xstream Fibre network when connected to WiFi. Continue reading “Airtel Wi-Fi Calling launched officially — Here are the list of supported devices and how to enable it”

Airtel to offer unlimited calling to other networks with all unlimited plans starting December 7 [Update: New Plans]

Update: Airtel has announced 3 new Truly Unlimited Plans – Rs. 219, Rs. 399, and Rs. 449.

  • Rs. 219 – Unlimited calling on any network, 1 GB/day data, 100 SMS/day, 28 days validity
  • Rs. 399 – Unlimited calling on any network, 1.5 GB/day data, 100 SMS/day, 56 days validity
  • Rs. 449 – Unlimited calling on any network, 2 GB/day data, 90 SMS/day, 56 days validity.

Alongside the new truly unlimited plans, all existing unlimited plans will offer unlimited calls to other networks in India without any FUP.

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Airtel increases prepaid tariff rates, will charge 6 paise per minute for calls to other mobile operators

Shortly after Vodafone Idea announced their new prepaid plans, Bharati Airtel has now released their new prepaid tariff. The new plans represent a hike in tariff between 50 paise per day to Rs 2.85 per day.

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