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Vodafone Idea merger to save Rs 7,000 cr per year; one-time cost Rs 3,000 cr

The Idea Cellular-Vodafone merger announced today will save about Rs 14,000 cr in operating expenses per year for the combined entity after four years of merger, the two companies said.However, due to the applicability of spectrum caps on the combined entity, the deal will also cost Rs 3000 cr in

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Vodafone customers to get Rs 250 cashback on Amazon Prime subscripton

Vodafone said any of its subscribers that uses its website or app to subscribe to Amazon Prime service in India will get Rs 250 cash back in the form of payment balance in their Amazon account.Technically, operators in India are forbidden from giving cheaper data access to any particular website

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Vodafone offers 1GB/day + free calls at Rs 346 per month to counter Reliance Jio

Vodafone, India's second largest telecom operator by revenue, has more or less matched newcomer Reliance Jio's aggressive tariff plan by offering 1 GB per day for one month at Rs 346, in addiition to unlimited voice calling.The plan is almost exactly similar to what Reliance Jio last week, though the pricing

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Reliance Jio unveils new 4G plan: 60GB at Rs 999, 56GB at 499

As expected, Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom operator led by Mukesh Ambani, has totally overhauled its 4G tariffs ahead of 'going commercial'.The firm had unveiled one set of tariffs in September, and said that these would apply when it started charging for its services several months later.However, many had said

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Reliance Jio is carrying 94% of India’s mobile data, Airtel 2% – Report

Incumbents like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular are far behind newcomer Reliance Jio in terms of both data coverage and 4G coverage, a report by financial services company Credit Suisse said."Among the cities we surveyed, Airtel/Vodafone/Idea had good coverage in 10–30% of the cities, while Jio fared well in

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Facebook biggest beneficiary of Reliance Jio free data

It's common knowledge that Reliance Jio's free data service has massively increased Internet usage in India, but a new report throws light on what categories have been benefited and which have not.The biggest beneficiary of the free data offer from Reliance Jio is -- yes, you guessed it right --

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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

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Idea Cellular – Vodafone merger announcement soon?

Idea Cellular has put off the trimonthly meeting of its board of directors scheduled to take place tomorrow, raising speculation that it may soon announce a merger or deal with Vodafone India.The meeting was supposed to take on-board results  of the telecom operators' working the three months from October to December.After

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Jio has five times as many 4G subscribers as Airtel — report

Reliance Jio has crossed the 5 cr subscriber mark, which gives it a market share of around 10% among cellphone users in the country.Though India has a total of around 80 cr subscribers on paper, due to multiple and dormant connections, the actual cellphone users is estimated to be around

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EXCLUSIVE: Reliance Jio resolves interconnect dispute with Bharti Airtel, Idea & Vodafone

The interconnection dispute between Reliance Jio and incumbent operators like Idea Cellular, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel has been "largely resolved," an official with one of the incumbent operators said."We have provided enough points to avoid any congestion-related problems in the foreseeable future," said an official with one of the three

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Jio accounted for 91% of 4G speed tests on TRAI app, Airtel only 3%

Even as the average speed of Bharti Airtel remain high, the total number of people who conducted 4G speed tests from Airtel's network is only 3% of total number of people who were conducting similar tests from Jio.In fact, Jio users accounted for 91% of the total 4G speedtests conducted

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