Airtel, Reliance Jio release list of WiFi calling supported mobile handsets

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have released a list of supported mobile phone handsets that can be used with their newly launched ‘WiFi Calling’ feature. While Airtel supports only four brands — Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Samsung, Reliance Jio’s WiFi calling can be activated on phones from 12 brands. Besides three of the four companies […]

Airtel TV incorporates Editor Ji for election coverage

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel updated its TV app by adding a new section for election coverage and incorporating content from the ‘Editor Ji’ platform founded by former NDTV CEO Vikram Chandra. Airtel TV app users will now have access to exclusive election news bulletins from the video news app, Editor Ji, which is funded by […]

Airtel deploys Ciena software to optimize its core network ahead of 5G, FTTH

Bharti Airtel, one of India’s top three telecom operators, said it has chosen US-based Ciena to supply the core technology on which its countrywide optical backbone will be managed. The adoption of technology from Ciena — one of the original dotcom-era startups — will help Airtel adapt to the new age of 5G and fiber-to-the-home, […]

Amazon offers Rs 2,600 cashback on smartphones for Airtel users

Bharti Airtel and Amazon will offer Rs 2,600 cash back over a period of three years for anyone who purchases any of the 65 smartphones exclusively available on Amazon. However, they must make Airtel recharges of Rs 7,000 over a period three years, or about Rs 200 per month. Customers have to buy any of […]

Ambani suddenly looks like the smart guy after TRAI termination charge cut

Operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL and Idea Cellular are likely to cut call tariffs for 2G and 3G users after TRAI decision to cut ‘termination charges’ to 6 paise per minute from 14 paise. More importantly, the bet that Mukesh Ambani placed by making voice free seems to be paying off as his […]

Vodafone’s Delhi 4G data tariff higher than competition; Mumbai, Bangalore next

Vodafone has priced its 4G tariff higher than other operators, charging Rs 2,499 for 20 GB of data. In comparison, Airtel charges Rs 2,149 for the same amount in Delhi-NCR. The cheapest of 4G operator at present — Idea Cellular — gives a whopping 32 GB for Rs 1,999. Unfortunately, the operator is not present […]

It’s War: Airtel slashes 4G tariff one day before Reliance Jio’s rumored launch

It’s 4G war, and Bharti Airtel — India’s largest telecom operator — is not about to let new kid of the block Reliance Jio run away with its lunch. After steadfastly refusing to cut its 4G plan prices below 3G levels, the Sunil Mittal-led firm has finally decided to throw in the towel and slashed the […]