Jio Effect: Aircel Offers 168GB Data, Unlimited Calls for 84 Days at Rs. 419 in Northeast, at Rs. 449 in J&K

With the Reliance Jio juggernaut continuing to make headways in the telecom industry, rival operator Aircel has launched two new plans that offer 2GB data per day and unlimited calls with 84-day validity. These plans have the same validity as the Rs. 399 Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer, which provides half the data (at high speeds), unlimited calls, free SMSs, and access to the Jio apps suite. The Aircel prepaid plans are priced at Rs. 419 in the Northeast, and at Rs. 449 in J&K. Apart from this, the operator has launched another plan at…

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Reliance Jio offers up to 30GB 4G data on select Xiaomi phones

Reliance Jio is offering a whole bunch of free data to Xiaomi customers. People buying select devices will be eligible for 30GB of free 4G data. The way this works is that customers of Xiaomi devices will need to have a Reliance Jio SIM activated on or after June 16, 2017. After that, for every prepaid recharge of INR 309 or above they will get 5GB additional data (on top of whatever the recharge normally entails). This can be done for six recharges, totalling 30GB, till March 31, 2018. The…

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Reliance Jio Effect: BSNL Halves Unlimited Calls Rental for Landlines to Rs. 49 a Month for New Subscribers

State-run telecom operator BSNL on Monday halved the monthly rental for unlimited calling from landline to any network on Sundays and night hours to Rs. 49 from Rs. 99. “To attract new customers to experience wireline services, BSNL launched a very cost effective and affordable promotional landline voice plan ‘Experience LL 49’,” BSNL said in a statement. Under this plan, a fixed monthly charge of Rs. 49 is applicable for the first six months and after that, the customer shall be charged as per the general plan of the respective…

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Vodafone’s Challenge to Reliance Jio, Airtel: 1GB of 4G Data at Rs. 150, 4GB at Rs. 250

To give rivals Reliance Jio and Airtel tough competition in the ongoing telecom war, Vodafone has launched a new offer that provides prepaid 4G users with four times the data benefits without raising the prices of the data recharge packs. This means the Vodafone Rs. 150 data pack will offer 1GB of data a month, Rs. 250 pack will provide 4GB data, and Rs. 1,500 data pack will give 35GB of data a month. Vodafone’s move is just one more amongst the numerous reactions by established telecom operators to compete with…

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Pokemon Go Launched in India in Partnership With Reliance Jio

Pokemon Go – unarguably the most sensational mobile video game of 2016 – has finally been launched in India. Interestingly, Niantic Inc., the developer behind the augmented reality mobile game along with The Pokemon Company, has partnered with Reliance Jio to bring the game to the country. The game is now available to download via Google Play and the App Store. (Also see:  Meet India’s Pokemon Go Players Who Gotta Catch ‘Em All) As a part of this partnership, Reliance Digital Stores and company’s select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’…

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JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Won’t Screen Pakistani Film Amidst Protest Threats

Mumbai: After a city-based social organisation threatened to protest against the upcoming MAMI Mumbai Film Festival for screening Pakistani film Jago Hua Savera, the organisers have decided not to showcase the movie. The outfit, Sangharsh, had accused the organisers of playing with the nationalist sentiment of people of India, at a time of tension with Pakistan after the Uri terror attack. They had also sought police permission to protest over the screening of the 1958 Pakistani film at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, which begins from…

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TRAI asks Jio, telcos to settle call drop issue bilaterally Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/trai-asks-jio-telcos-to-settle-call-drop-issue-bilaterally_7435201.html?utm_source=ref_article

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today asked incumbent service providers and new entrant Reliance Jio to settle their interconnection dispute amongst themselves. At a meeting where representatives of both sides met the regulator, the latter told attendees that the matter of points of interconnection (PoI) should first be settled bilaterally, failing which an adjudicator be appointed. For now, both parties have agreed to try and resolve their issues bilaterally. Telecom companies sign agreements with each other under which each company is mandatorily obliged to provide points of interconnection,…

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Reliance Jio Launch: RIL Asks Staff to Stop Using Services of Other Telcos

HIGHLIGHTS RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio MNP enables telephone users to retain their number when changing carriers Reliance Jio has over 1.5 million users Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate, has asked its 40,000-plus employees to stop using phones connections of existing operators, like Airtel and Vodafone, and instead switch to its own high-speed 4G Jio. RIL has asked employees to port their existing phone numbers to Jio, a move that may open another front with the existing operators, who have been up in…

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Reliance Jio Tests Nothing but Commercial Operations: COAI

HIGHLIGHTS COAI said 2.5 million users for Reliance Jio constituted a commercial launch Letter alleged the government, in the process, was also losing revenue It said the data generated by Jio is rivalling the combined traffic of the rest of the operators Existing operators shot off another letter to the government on Monday and said 2.5 million users for Reliance Jio constituted a commercial launch, seeking to counter the company’s claim that it is testing its network now to offer superior quality services later. Under the umbrella of Cellular Operators’…

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