Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Videocon Mobiles offering 98% discount on calls to US, Canada

It has issued a new voucher that offers calls to USA and Canada at nominal price of Rs 105 for existing customer and Rs 135 for new acquisitions.

Videocon Mobile has introduced a special US and Canada ILD (International Long Distance) pack. This voucher is available for both new and existing subscribers. It offers calls to USA and Canada at nominal price of Rs 105 for existing customer and Rs 135 for new acquisitions, validity of the pack being 4 weeks. As per the operator, the usual rate for these countries is Rs 6.40 per min and thus the new offer amounts to 98 per cent discount.
Videocon Mobiles offering 98% discount
Arvind Bali, director and chief executive officer, Videocon Telecommunications, said, "Videocon Mobile Services is engaged in bringing the best tariff offers to its consumers and this US and Canada ILD pack is a part of the brand's commitment of the same. With this pack we are offering unmatched and most economical international long distance calling (ILD) to our subscribers at tariffs which will be cheaper than even local calling."
"On a lighter side, who says rupee is declining against the dollar? With such value for money products, we have increased the purchasing power of rupee", Mr. Bali added.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Internet.org aims at bringing internet to all

Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung join hands to provide internet access to users globally.

Internet.org is the new initiative that has been started by Facebook along with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung which aims at providing internet connectivity to all the people in this world. The initiative aims at device technology enablers and device makers working in tandem with one common goal of offering cost effective means of providing internet access to users.
The initiative aims at providing newer technology that would help substantially bring down the cost of internet access so that it can be accessed by everyone and that too on the devices they currently have.
According to the official press release, "The goal of Internet.org is to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected, and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today. The founding members of Internet.org Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung will develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilise industry and governments to bring the world online."
The partners for Internet.org will support development of sustainable new business models and services that make it easier for people to access the internet. This includes providing new incentives for mobile operators, device manufacturers, developers and other businesses to provide more affordable access than before.
All in all as the main aim of Internet.org initiative these companies are looking at changing ways in which user's access internet with the use of mobile devices. And aim at offering a more effective way of access which is both cost effective as well as efficient. The work has already begun and what changes will it bring, we will get to see in the times to come

Airtel offers videos, songs and Facebook, all for Re 1

Users can watch favorite videos or listen to audio or even access email and Facebook for just Re 1.

Indian telecom service provider Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of its 'Re 1 Entertainment Store' for mobile phone users in India. This virtual store offers users downloads to mobile content including music, videos, games, photos and other interesting offers all for Re 1 only. This includes access to videos and songs, as well as to Facebook and Yahoo mail, at Re 1 for a whole day.
Airtel offers videos, songs and Facebook, all for Re 1
To access this the Airtel mobile customer will have to dial 56789 from his phone to get started. They can make their choice over the IVR and the transaction will be recorded. Following that, users will receive a WAP link of the video or song requested. The call will be toll free-users will be charged however many times they watch a video.
The launch of the Re 1 Entertainment Store follows the Re 1 video downloads offer rolled out by the company in April this year.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tata Docomo announces unlimited plan, priced at Rs 1299

Under the plan, you will also get 3 GB data and 3000 SMS for free.

Tata Docomo has announced a new unlimited tariff plan for its CDMA customers.
The plan, which costs Rs 1299, offers unlimited calling, 3GB of free data and 3000 free SMS. Dubbed as Unlimited 1299, the plan will be valid for one month from the day of activation. The ISD rates are though varies in different circles.
Tata Docomo announces unlimited plan
Also, after you exhaust your 3 GB quota you will be charged at 30 paisa for each MB consumed while on roaming you will be charged at 10 paisa per 10 KB. Similarly, post 3000 SMSes, you will have to pay Rs 1 and Rs 1.50 for each local and national messages respectively.

Airtel 4G services in Delhi very soon, testing underway: Sources

It has already launched 4G services in Kolkata, Bangaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.

Bharti Airtel is currently testing its 4G network in Delhi and may soon launch 4G services in Delhi, according to the sources of The Mobile Indian.
Airtel has already launched 4G services in Kolkata, Bangaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.
Airtel 4G services in Delhi very soon
Qualcomm had bagged BWA spectrum, or 4G licenses, for Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. In 2012, Airtel later signed a deal with Qualcomm to roll out 4G services on its behalf. Bharti has otherwise BWA licenses in four circles - Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra.
Reliance Industries (RIL), which has pan India license to operate 4G services, is also expected to launch its 4G services in Delhi by this year end. Videocon Telecommunication is also expected to roll out 4G services by December this year. It has got license to provide 4G services in seven circles of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, UP west, UP East, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Many of the 4G operators are also mulling to provide voice services though 4G which anyway will provide high speed data services. Though theoretically, through 4G one can provide data speeds of up to 100 Mbps but in India, operators are likely to provide much lesser data speed. Infact, according to a report, Airtel currently capped its 4G data speed to a mere 10 Mbps after it reduced its data tariffs for the same some days back.

Exclusive: BSNL to reduce data tariffs on Aug 15

Recently, RCom, Tata Docomo, Airtel, and Idea have reduced their data prices too.

State run telecom service provider, BSNL will reduce its data prices further and will announce new data plans on this August 15, a senior executive of the company told The Mobile Indian.

"We are currently providing one of the cheapest data tariffs in the country but to reach more people we will further reduce our data tariffs and we will announce the same on August 15," said RK Upadhyay, chief managing director, BSNL while talking to Sandeep Budki of The Mobile Indian today on sidelines of an event today.
BSNL to reduce data tariffs on Aug 15
The new reduced data plans will be standalone packages, he further added.
BSNL is the fourth largest wireless service provider in India after Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communication and Idea Cellular. It has 101.21 million subscribers at the quarter ending March 2013, according to recently released data of TRAI. It provides services all over India except Delhi and Mumbai.
Recently, RCom, Tata Docomo, Airtel, and Idea have reduced their data prices too.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Airtel and Google offer free internet access

Bharti Airtel and Google today announced the launch of Free Zone, which will give Airtel mobile customers access to mobile web search and feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ in India. The first page of a website linked from search results is provided at no data cost.
Airtel mobile customers can access the service by visiting www.airtel.in/freezone and simply start using the Internet without having to sign in to the service. Any user can create a Gmail account instantly on the Free Zone homepage and enjoy a multitude of connectivity and social media services from Google.
Airtel and Google offer free internet access
Rajan Anandan, vice president and managing director, Google India said, "The mobile Internet user base is growing really fast in India. Working with Airtel on this exciting trial means that we can offer Internet services at no cost to anyone with a phone. This gives people easier access to information in a way that benefits everyone, whether it's an individual or a small business that wants to reach more people on the web. We hope this initiative will encourage more Indians to experience the value of the Internet and gain from it."
He further added, "Students can easily look up for facts to work on their assignments, housewives will be able to easily check on recipes and connect with their friends and family from their mobile phones."
Airtel subscribers will not incur any data charges to access these services (Google Search, Gmail, Google+) on Free Zone powered by Google, but to access more advanced services such as attachment download or browse through to web sites from the ones accessed in the Free Zone would be enabled through the subscription to a standard data package.