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Idea allows Airtel and Vodafone to use its airwaves up to January 15

Reliance Communications, Bharti Airtel mark the beginning of data tariff war

Anil Ambani-headed Reliance CommunicationsBSE 3.25 % has unveiled, what it calls, a disruptive data plan which promises data usage at a monthly rental of Rs 999 with no download quantity caps whatsoever, a move which comes barely 24 hours after Bharti AirtelBSE -1.91 % said it would offer 4G services at or below 3G rates. The back-to-back moves could mark....more
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BSNL launches mobile location tracking, security service
State-run telecom operator BSNL today launched mobile security value added service that will allow its customers to track location of their lost mobile phones, remotely lock the device and erase data, among others. BSNL is offering the solution, Msecure.... more
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Micromax Canvas Tab P666 tablet with Intel chip introduced in India at Rs 10999
Equipped with voice calling and 3G support, a brand new Intel-based Micromax Canvas Tab P666 has been launched in India with its price set at Rs 10999. It’s hard to ignore the fact that the device steals some design cues from the new Google Nexus 9.... more
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2G case: Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal points to unfair treatment
Bharti AirtelBSE -1.91 % chairman and managing director Sunil Mittal told the Supreme Court that he and his company had been singled out for criminal action over the allocation of excess spectrum even though several others such as MTNL.... more
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Chinese handset maker OnePlus to launch in India on December 2; partners with Amazon
After Xiaomi and Oppo, another Chinese handset maker OnePlus is now gearing up to launch its product in India on December 2. OnePlus has partnered eCommerce firm Amazon to launch its 'One' in the country. Though the pricing is yet to be divulged.... more
telecom
TRAI recommends over 15 % rise in CDMA spectrum reserve price
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended a reserve price of Rs.3,104 crore per megahertz for CDMA spectrum, which is 15 per cent more than the rate it had proposed in February. The regulator had proposed a reserve .... more
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Android phones finally get Skype's picture-in-picture feature
A new update to the Skype app will now allow Android users to do away with the video chat window and move on to something more intriguing. The picture-in-picture feature was already available on Android tablets but was long overdue on phones. Microsoft.... more
Aircel Introduces Rs. 10 'Extra Credit Service' for Consumers in Crisis
Aircel on Thursday launched an 'Extra Credit Service' in partnership with mCarbon, which allows users in Delhi and Mumbai to get an instant loan of Rs. 10 when their connection balance drops below Rs. 10. "Aircel's Extra Credit service will provide.... more
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