Vodafone Offers New Customers 70GB of 4G Data, Unlimited Calls at Rs. 244

August 18, 2017

In a bid to combat Reliance Jio competition, Vodafone India has introduced a fresh offer for new customers. The company has launched a new First Recharge Coupon (FRC) 244 plan for its new 4G prepaid customers, offering 1GB of 4G data per day for 70 days at Rs. 244. This plan is only for new customers who have a new 4G Vodafone prepaid SIM card. This FRC 244 plan offers 70GB of 4G data,…

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Reliance Jio Slams COAI’s Views on Interconnection Usage Charges in Letter to TRAI

August 18, 2017

Reliance Jio has written to the Indian telecom regulator slamming industry body Cellular Operators’ Association of India’s (COAI) views on interconnection usage charges when two of its members differed on the matter. Jio, in a letter dated July 26, said: “A plain reading of the said letter reveals COAI’s deliberate and wilful intent to subvert the interconnection usage charges consultation process at the behest of the incumbent dominant operators, that is, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.” The COAI had…

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Verizon Adds Over 300,000 Subscribers, With Attractive Unlimited Plans

August 18, 2017

After posting surprising losses among cellphone subscribers earlier this year, Verizon is back. The wireless carrier said Thursday that it has added 358,000 phone subscribers over the past several months, blowing analyst expectations out of the water and showing that its unlimited data plans are helping to keep customers loyal. The increase highlights a big turnaround from Verizon’s last earnings report, which for the first time saw the company losing wireless customers…

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To Beat Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer, Vodafone Launches ‘Campus Survival Kit’ With 84GB Data

August 18, 2017

To counter Reliance Jio, Vodafone is targeting students with a new scheme that will offer unlimited calls with 1GB of 4G/3G data every day for 84 days, according to a company official. Reliance Jio is offering similar benefits for Rs. 399 along with free roaming and unlimited SMS under the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer. Vodafone has announced ‘Vodafone Campus Survival Kit’ for students in Delhi-NCR. The scheme, which is only for new connections, costs…

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RCom Offers 1GB Per Day for a Year With New Wi-Pod Dongle Bundle Offer

August 18, 2017

To keep up with the Reliance Jio competition, Reliance Communications (RCom) has announced a new offer for interested dongle buyers. It’s a bundle offer worth Rs. 5,199 for the whole year, where you can get a Reliance Communications 4G SIM card with 1GB per day data benefits and a Wi-Pod dongle as well. The offer is listed on RCom-Eshop.com and is valid for a whole year. The listed offer states that you get a…

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Reliance Jio’s Charm Hasn’t Affected Google and RailTel’s RailWire Wi-Fi Project

August 18, 2017

Even as millions of Indians are embarking on Reliance Jio’s free Internet offerings, Google and RailTel’s RailWireinitiative hasn’t seen any drop in its popularity and adoption. A spokesperson of RailTel, the ISP partner of Google for the RailWire project, told Gadgets 360 on Monday that it has seen “a steady growth in both volume of data used by a customer and in adoption of RailWire” since the commercial availability of Reliance Jio last year. India’s…

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Google, Facebook Asked to Provide Inputs for US Net Neutrality Legislation

August 18, 2017

A US congressional committee on Monday asked for input from Google parent Alphabet Inc, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon.com and other major companies on a proposed rewrite of rules governing consumer Internet access, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. Last week, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s chairman asked the chief executives of those three companies, as well as AT&T, Verizon Communications, Netflix and Charter Communications to testify at a September 7 hearing on the future…

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Jio, Vodafone, Idea 4G Download Speeds Decline in July, Airtel’s Rises

August 18, 2017

For the second consecutive month, Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular, and Vodafone saw their 4G peak download speed decrease, while Airtel was the only one of the four big telecom operators whose 4G download speed increased. The data comes from the TRAI MySpeed app, which tracks network speeds and other information by collecting data from consumers’ phones. Jio has retained its position as the fastest telecom network in the country with a peak download speed of 18.654Mbps, making…

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BSNL Offers Unlimited Voice Calls, 1GB Data for Rs. 74 With New Rakhi Prepaid Plan

August 18, 2017

BSNL, which has maintained an aggressive stance to retain market share since Reliance Jio started operations, has launched a new ‘Rakhi pe Saugaat’ plan for prepaid users. The state-owned telecom operator is offering with this plan unlimited on-net calls, and bundled talk value and talk time at Rs. 74. As this BSNL plan has been launched to celebrate the festival of Rakhi, it comes with short-term validity of five days. This offer can be availed…

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COAI Seeks Equality, Spectrum Roadmap, and Lower Levies From New Telecom Policy

August 18, 2017

The new telecom policy in the works should ensure equal policies for competing technologies, an advance yearly road map for spectrum allocation, and cut levies for operators, industry body COAI has said. The policy should have some “permanent fixes” for the failing financial health of the sector and the industry cannot be treated “as a place to go for revenue”, COAI Director General Rajan Mathews told PTI. The policy – the work on which…

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