Razorpay to offer PayUmoney checkout option to merchants

Razorpay, an online payment gateway, said it has partnered with wallet and payment option provider PayUmoney to offer Razorpay merchants the option to collect payments via PayUmoney. The agreement will help Razorpay’s 9,000 registered merchants avail the advantage of offering cashbacks for transactions on their platform. In the first stage, over 1,500 merchants will be […]

Government launches online library for blind people with TCS

The government, in association with NGOs, set up an online library called Sugamaya Pustakalaya for visually impaired people. This online platform offers e- books across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats and is powered by TCS access. With the help of SugamAya Pustakalaya — set up with the help of Daisy Forum of […]

FREE SIMS for EVERYONE: How Reliance Jio totally sandbagged Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular via its preview offer

Today, Reliance Digital stores across the country are seeing long queues of customers waiting to get free SIMs with three months of unlimited data and voice calls. “We are taking about half an hour to complete the process for each person,” said an employee at a Digital store in Kerala. “There are customers waiting. Please be […]

Bharti Airtel completes Aircel 4G spectrum purchase in 7 out of 8 circles

Bharti Airtel said it has completed the purchase of 2.3 GHz 4G spectrum from Aircel Cellular in 7 out of the 8 circles mentioned in an agreement between the companies earlier this year. These seven circles are Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Assam, North East and Orissa. With this, only the transaction […]

INTERCONNECT: How Incumbents are taking one last stand against Reliance Jio

As any trial user of Reliance Jio’s new 4G network knows, calling phones on rival networks is currently a hit and miss affair with a high chance of being greeted with the ‘all routes are currently busy’ message. It’s the oldest trick in the book that incumbents have traditionally used to thwart new entrants — […]

4G IMPACT: Idea overtakes Vodafone as No 2 data operator in India

Even as Vodafone is yet to report its numbers for the April-June quarter, Idea Cellular officials are popping open the bubbly for overtaking the British company as far as wireless data is concerned. Till last quarter, Vodafone was ahead of Idea in terms of wireless data, carrying around 29 bln MB of data per month. […]

Reliance Jio preview users can now insert SIM into other phones – reports

Subscribers of Reliance Jio’s ‘free preview’ offer who have got their validity extended free of charge can now use these SIM cards in any phones, according to social media and blog reports. Reliance Jio had, starting earlier this month, given free extensions to users who booked its SIM cards under the free preview offer starting […]

Reliance Jio extends free 4G trial offer beyond 90 days for unlimited data

Reliance Jio has started sending messages to those who availed its free 90 day preview offer informing them that their preview offers are being extended. “As a special gesture, we have extended our trial period. We will be auto-refilling your balance accordingly,” the company said in an SMS sent to preview users today. This would […]

Reliance asks 4G upgrade customers to send SMS to activate data

With widespread complaints about the lack of 4G data availability for some CDMA upgrade customers, Reliance Communications has introduced a new SMS-based LTE data activation facility. With this, the CDMA upgrade process now comprises three steps – buy 4G SIM, send SIM activation SMS from old mobile, and finally send 4G data activation message from […]

Reliance CDMA upgraders start getting 4G signals

Reliance Communications,  the Anil Ambani promoted company, has started moving its CDMA users to the 4G LTE network of Reliance Jio, according to user testimony. According to information obtained from users (and not from the company), the users are being moved to Jio’s Band 3 LTE network. Separately, RCom is also trying to set up its […]

Reliance starts 4G upgrade process in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan

Reliance Communications, the telecom service from Anil Ambani Group, has started the process of moving its CDMA subscribers in four remaining circles — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Rajasthan — to its GSM network. Once moved to the GSM network, these subscribers will be able to use RCom’s 4G network when it becomes operational. Customers […]

Now get a Reliance Jio invite via company website, beta 4G launch being expanded

With the initial invite-only trail going smoothly, Reliance Jio, India’s largest 4G operator by network, has opened its website to the public. However, the only thing you can do on the new website, www.jio.com, is to request an invite to join the operator’s beta launch. No tariff plans or hardware details are available. As you may […]

UPDATED – Reliance Jio doubles unlimited 4G data, voice offer to 6 months under invite system

Over the weekend, Reliance Jio has doubled the free, unlimited data and voice offer given on its LYF branded smartphones to six months from three months. UPDATED: The change has been rolled back, and the MyJio app now shows a validity of only till August 2016. You will not get six months of free data. […]

RCom, Aircel makes ‘substantial progress’ in merger talks

Anil Ambani group’s Reliance Communications and Aircel Cellular, a unit of Maxis of Malaysia, have again extended talks for merging the wireless operations of the latter with the former by 30 days. The companies noted that ‘substantial progress’ has been made in the matter. “Based on the substantial further progress made, RCOM, MCB and Sindya […]

Reliance Communications extends 4G to all circles except TN, Kerala, Karnataka & Rajastan

Reliance Communications, the telecom firm from Anil Ambani Group, has extended the sale of its 4G SIM cards to all circles except the three southern states and Rajasthan. The states which are not getting a 4G upgrade immediately — including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala — are among the most lucrative data markets in India. It […]