Bharti Airtel likely to counter Reliance Jio’s 303 plan shortly

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom company, is likely to match Reliance Jio’s one-year promotional 4G tariff of Rs 303 per month, according to industry and analyst sources. “They have been maintaining that they will match once Jio starts charging for customers,” said a stock analyst based in Mumbai. “That time has come. If they don’t match it, they’re going to be priced out.” At present, the cheapest tariff from Airtel is 6 GB for Rs 147, but that is given only to its ‘at risk’ customers. The company identifies customers…

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SpiceJet offers tickets at Rs 888 under four-day sale

SpiceJet has unveiled a new sale, with ticket prices starting at Rs 888. The 4 day “Great Budget Sale’ will be open till midnight, 4th February, 2017 for travel from 19th February 2017 to 12th April 2017. The Rs 888 all inclusive fare is valid on routes like Chennai – Hyderabad, Chennai – Pune, Pune – Bengaluru, Coimbatore – Chennai, Agartala – Guwahati, Jammu – Srinagar, Srinagar – Jammu, Chandigarh – Srinagar and Srinagar – Chandigarh. Tickets for this sale can be booked on the company’s website on online travel portals,…

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Jet Airways announces Republic Day sale starting Rs 999

Jet Airways has announced a Republic Day sale of air tickets, starting at Rs 999 on certain sectors. The special fares are applicable on tickets booked between January 25 to 29 for select domestic routes and until January 27, 2017 for international travel from India on Jet Airways’ direct flights to London, Amsterdam, Paris and Toronto. The sale is valid only on economy travel on domestic flights, but it includes both economy and business classes on international flights out of India. While international tickets are valid for immediate travel, domestic…

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Reliance Jio NOT TO EXTEND free data offer after March

Reliance Jio will not be extending its Happy New Year free data offer beyond March 31, according to our sources in the company. The clarification comes in the wake dozens of reports claiming that it will extend the free scheme beyond the March 31 deadline into June. “There is zero chance of that happening,” said a senior official in the company’s sales team. HISTORY REPEATS In November and December, there were a similar number of articles that claimed that it would extend the Welcome Offer by three months from December to…

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Vodafone halves 4G data prices: 4 GB at 255 | 22 GB for 999

Vodafone has halved data prices, six months after cutting them by about 40%. Under the new 4G tariff announced today, customers will get 4 GB of data for Rs 250 and 22 GB for Rs 999. These are roughly half of the prevailing data rates in the market. The current data price in the market is 2 GB for Rs 250 and 10 GB for Rs 999. Vodafone is also offering 35 GB for Rs 1,500. These prices are far cheaper than the tariff unveiled by Reliance Jio in September….

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TRAI wants FREE DATA for everyone, without ‘gatekeeping’ by telcos

India’s telecom regulator has suggested that every rural citizen should be given 100 MB or so per month on a free basis to help the spread of digital revolution in the country. It has also suggested allowing ‘third party aggregators’ like Facebook to offer free data, but only if they can keep telecom companies totally out of such efforts. Both suggestions are aimed at ensuring that non-telecom companies who want to offer free data can do so, while preventing telecom operators from acting as gate keepers who decide what their…

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Flipkart to sell OnePlus 3 with huge discount; Company says not done!

Flipkart, the homegrown ecommerce giant, has listed OnePlus 3 as one of the prominent mobile deals being offered under its ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale to be held from Saturday, Dec 17 onwards. It has also put up a ‘coming soon’ page for the sought-after smartphone model. However, OnePlus has an agreement with Amazon India that it will only sell its phones via the international retailer. Not surprisingly, OnePlus founder Carl Pei was not very happy with the promotion. UPDATE https://ultra.news/t-t/25767/flipkart-withdraws-oneplus-3-listing-follows-negative-feedback-brand “Brother, what’s this, we’re exclusive with Amazon India,” said Carl…

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Tata DoCoMo offers 2GB data + Unlimited Calls for Rs 298 per month

After Aircel, it is the turn of Tata DoCoMo, the telecom arm of the Tata Group, to jump on to the unlimited call bandwagon started by Reliance Jio. With nearly every player having already launched such plans, Tata DoCoMo too has started testing a ‘free call’ plan among select customers. It is offering 2 GB of 2G and 3G data along with unlimited local and national calls for Rs 298 per month. The offer is currently available by invite only, and is expected to be rolled out more widely soon….

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Reliance Jio 1GB FUP limit: Co could launch data top-up coupons

Reliance Jio, the world’s biggest 4G operator by data volume, took a step closer to the starting of commercial services today by slashing the free data allowance on its connections to 1 GB per day from 4 GB. From January 1, all subscribers of Reliance Jio — old and new — will be able to use only 1 GB of free data per day, down from 4 GB at present. And it could take a second step soon by introducing top-up coupons for those who are frustrated by the low…

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WATCH LIVE NOW: Mukesh Ambani delivers update on Reliance Jio Welcome Offer

The live Youtube stream of Mukesh Ambani’s speech on the upcoming plans of Reliance Jio is now uploaded. Ambani is expected to announce details of Jio’s future strategy, including possibly new and cheaper tariff plans and details on new offers. Click on any of the following links to watch the stream starting at 1:30 PM. Right click and select ‘play’ if the video below does not play. UPDATE: Reliance Jio cuts free data from 4GB to 1GB per day; Welcome Offer replaced by Happy New Year In his speech, Ambani…

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Ambani Speech on Reliance Jio to start soon

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s speech on Reliance Jio’s Welcome Offer and other plans is starting in a few minutes. In his speech, Ambani is expected to thank everyone for using the company’s services under the Welcome Offer, but is unlikely to extend the free services by three months as widely expected. “The Welcome Offer was to get your feedback,” Ambani is expected to say in his speech that will start at 2 PM today. Jio has not only become the largest broadband company in India in a matter of three…

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MUKESH AMBANI LIVE: Reliance Jio unlikely to extend WELCOME OFFER

In his speech starting in half an hour, Reliance Jio chairman Mukesh Ambani will claim leadership in the broadband space globally, but is unlikely to announce an extension of the Welcome Offer. “The Welcome Offer was to get your feedback,” Ambani is expected to say in his speech that will start at 2 PM today. Jio has not only become the largest broadband company in India in a matter of three months, but it has also become the largest telecom operator by data carried, he is expected to say in…

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LIVE COVERAGE: MUKESH AMBANI speech on RELIANCE JIO welcome offer

Starting at 1:30 PM today, Mukesh Ambani will give a speech on the future plans of Reliance Jio at which he’s widely expected to unveil new tariff plans for the 4G operator. The new plans will come in the context of the successful resolution of the interconnect dispute between the operator and its incumbent rivals such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular. We will give be a live video and textual coverage of the event, with updates starting at around 11 am today. POST-CONFLICT PLANS The three incumbent telecom…

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LG India says Buy Now, Pay Later

LG Electronics India said select retail outlets will start offering LG home appliances at zero downpayment with the first EMI to be paid only after 60 days of purchase. The offer is applicable across various segments of LG’s consumer electronics and home appliances with Zero Down Payment and Zero Interest at select retail outlets. “Without worrying about cash crunch, this Christmas and New Year, bring home a reason to celebrate – the futuristic LG OLED TV,” the company said. The offer, being made available with the help of Bajaj Finance,…

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SpiceJet offers tickets for Rs 737 in annual sale, Bangalore-Delhi at 2900

SpiceJet has launched its ‘Spicy Annual Sale’, offering all inclusive one-way fares as low as Rs 737 for travel to select destinations on its domestic network. The four day sale launched today will be open till midnight, 24th November, 2016 whereas the travel period covered is from 9th January 2017 to 28th October, 2017. The starting fare of Rs 737- all inclusive is applicable on sectors like Chennai – Coimbatore – Chennai, Jammu- Srinagar – Jammu, Chandigarh – Srinagar – Chandigarh and Agartala – Guwahati covering distance upto 500 kms….

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Reliance Jio WELCOME OFFER will NOT be EXTENDED to March

Reliance Jio’s free Welcome Offer will not be extended beyond Dec 31, despite widespread media reports saying that it will be. “There is practically zero chance of it getting extended,” said a marketing official working for the company in Kerala. “If there were to be any such thing, we would have got to know by now.” In addition, there are reports of flyers and brochures that are to be used to introduce existing and new users to Jio’s plans. The brochures mention that the tariffs are applicable from Jan 1, 2017. If…

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Bharti Airtel expands 10 GB-for-259 offer to all circles, all 4G brands

Bharti Airtel said it was expanding its 10-GB-for-Rs-259 offer to all new 4G handsets on its network irrespective of make and brand. The company was earlier giving the offer to select models and customers. ‘New 4G handset’ usually means any 4G handset that has never been used on Airtel’s network. In other words, if you are already using your 4G handset on the company’s network, you are unlikely to be eligible for the offer. This clause is designed to prevent ‘loss of revenue’ by way of existing customers switching to…

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SpiceJet offers 12% off on flights to Dubai

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it is offering a flat 12% discount on flights between India and Dubai. The discount will be applicable for flights between Dubai and any of the Indian cities Kozhikode, Kochi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Mangalore. Customers can avail this offer by using a promo code –´TRAVEL12´– while booking. Booking can be done on the company´s website from 18th to 21st October. The travel period for this offer is set between 18th and 30th November, which will cover the Diwali season. SpiceJet is India’s low budget airline which…

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GoAir offers students 5% off, extra baggage allowance for students

Low-cost carrier GoAir has launched a new promotion — Smart Student Fare– which offers discounts and extra baggage allowance for students. Students will get 5% discount on base fare and excess baggage allowance up to 25Kgs while travelling on GoAir carriers. The scheme is applicable only for students above the age of 12 years who belongs to a bonafide school/university and it is mandatory for the students to carry a valid ID card and display it at the time of check-in at the airport. “The Student fare will be available…

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Reliance Jio offers free data, voice, SMS for Apple iPhone buyers for 1 year

Reliance Jio and Apple today announced a freebie deal for those who purchase any of the recent iPhone models including iPhone7. Under the offer, every customer purchasing a new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE at Reliance Digital and select Apple Premium Resellers and Apple Authorized Resellers will get unlimited local, STD and national roaming voice, unlimited text, 20 GB of 4G Data, 40 GB of WiFi Data and Unlimited Night 4G Data for 12 months. They will also get unlimited subscription to…

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