Reliance Jio tests 4G-based TV broadcasting technology eMBMS

Lost in the details of the financial and technical data disclosed by Reliance Jio on its third-quarter performance was a tiny bullet point announcing that the company had broadcast a pan-India stream over eMBMS. eMBMS or enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service is a hybrid technology that tries to marry the traditional one-to-many broadcasting architecture used […]

Vodafone offers Rs 1,500 cashback on Samsung Galaxy J series

Vodafone announced cashback of Rs 1,500 on Samsung handsets Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy J7 Nxt and Galaxy J7 Max. Vodafone customers, both existing and new, can purchase any of the popular Samsung 4G smartphones, it said. To avail this special offer, prepaid customers have to sign up for the Rs 198 per month scheme that […]

Vodafone offers Rs 2,100 cashback on Rs 3,700 itel A20 smartphone

Vodafone India announced a cash back deal on itel’s A20 4G smartphone. Under the scheme, anyone who buys the mobile phone for Rs 3,690 will get a cashback of Rs 900 after 1.5 years and Rs 1,200 after another 1.5 years. However, the person has to use the specified Vodafone number on the device and […]

Bharti Airtel offers cashback on Intex 2GB RAM models, others

Continuing with its tie-ups with hardware brands, Bharti Airtel announced three more ‘cash back’ models from Intex, including one with 2GB of RAM. The cheapest will be the Intex Aqua LIONS N1, priced at Rs 3,149 and eligible for for a cash back of Rs 1,500 over a period of three years. The effective price […]

Will Reliance Jio launch Rs 199 plan with 1 GB per day for 28 days?

A new plan being bundled with Xiaomi’s new affordable plan, Redmi 5A, suggests that Reliance Jio could soon launch its first monthly unlimited plan priced at Rs 199. The plan, valid for four weeks, will give 1 GB of data per day, unlimited voice and access to Jio apps. The bundled offer on Xiaomi 5A […]

Bharti Airtel offers one more 4G phone for Rs 1,349 effective price

After Karbonn, Bharti Airtel has now tied up with Celkon to offer a full touchscreen 4G smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1,349 and an upfront cost of Rs 2,849. The partnership is part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative. It had announced a similar offer in association with Karbonn two weeks ago. The […]

After DTH, RCom to shut down GSM operations

Reliance Communications, the telecom arm of the Anil Ambani Group, has got moving on its announced strategy of becoming a 4G-only operator by shedding its GSM and 3G operations. According to industry sources, the company has been re-allocating its staff to the 4G division and gradually switching off GSM cell sites. The GSM network could […]

JIO Wallet Offers: Paytm, Amazon, PhonePe give cashback on 399 recharge

Wallet players like Paytm, Mobikwik, PhonePe and AmazonPay have come up with cash back offers for Reliance Jio users who want to take advantage of the Rs 399 recharge scheme valid till today midnight. Last week, India’s largest wireless Internet provider said anyone recharging with Rs 399 to get 84 days of ‘free’ usage, will […]

The Economics of Bharti Airtel’s 7777 offer on the iPhone 8

Bharti Airtel announced that it will sell high-end smartphones online with instant financing. The phones, including the iPhone 8, will be available at low downpayment and bundled monthly packages, which will make them more or less free of charge. The model was first tried by Reliance Communications several years ago. The company had, at the […]

Airtel counters JioPhone with smartphone at Rs 1,399 net price

Bharti Airtel has announced a scheme to offer a 4-inch smartphone at an effective price of Rs 1,399 — after cash backs — to take on the challenge posed by Reliance Jio’s Jiophone. The customer needs to make a down payment of Rs 2899 for the 4G smartphone. He will get a cash refund of […]

PREMIUM PHONES: OnePlus has 57% market share online, Samsung 4%

OnePlus, the sister company of Vivo and Oppo, totally dominates the online market for premium handsets with a 57% market share compared to just 4% for Samsung, the Chinese company said, quoting numbers from IDC. The numbers are only for online sales, and do not include data for traditional sales through shops. OnePlus, which was […]

Reliance Jio offers iPhone 8 at Rs 9,200 effective price, here’s how to book

Reliance Jio has opened pre-booking for the new Apple iPhone with an effective price of just Rs 9,200 under a dual cashback offer. The sticker price of iPhone 8 is Rs 64,000 in Jio stores. However, if you buy the device along with a 12 month contract of services from Jio, the company will return […]

Why Reliance Jio’s new 90GB-for-799 plan is bad news for Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular

Reliance Jio, the country’s largest internet service provider, will unveil a new tariff plan for iPhone 8 users that will offer 90 GB of 4G data for Rs 799 over a 28-day period, media reports said. That works out to Rs 8.88 per GB, which is almost half the rate valid for a comparable non-iPhone […]

HTC U11 smartphone to get a price cut under Flipkart’s Big Billion Days sale

HTC U11, the Taiwanese company’s come-back model, is all set to get an unspecified price cut under Flipkart’s Big Billion Days mobile sale that starts tomorrow at midnight. The online portal is teasing a price cut without revealing the extent of the cut. The current price for the phone is Rs 51,900, which pits it […]

OnePlus 5 to face competition from Helio X30-powered Meizu Pro 7 in India with Amoled QHD

OnePlus 5, arguably the most successful high-end phone in India, is set to face some competition from Meizu Pro 7 Plus, which is now likely to the first phone to come with the advanced 10-nm Helio X30 chipset in India. Meizu has so far focused on the mid-range 10,000-rupee market in India, and has launched […]

OnePlus beats Apple in customer satisfaction – CMR India survey

Even as Apple and its iPhone brand remains the most aspirational smartphone in India, it is OnePlus — owned by the same Chinese company that makes Vivo and Oppo — that has won the hearts of its Indian customers. OnePlus — which brings out only one phone at a time — emerged as brand with […]