In order to keep up with the growing rise of Jio, Airtel has decided to rival the JioPhone which was recently announced. Airtel has announced a partnership with Indian smartphone manufacturers for its ‘Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone’ initiative. First phone to come our of this initiative is in association with Karbonn, called the Karbonn A40 Indian. The smartphone is said to be available at an ‘effective price of Rs 1399’, clearly taking on the JioPhone with the same terminology.
Talking about the new initiative, Airtel has said that:
This initiative is aimed at enabling every Indian to buy a 4G smartphone and get on to the digital superhighway. This [...]
Telecom companies have started offering competitive data offers ever since Reliance Jio stormed into the telecom industry with its practically free offers to all the customers. The 1GB high-speed data per day that Jio offers is still the most popular plan in the country but, companies like Vodafone, Airtel have come up with plans that offer free 4G/3G data to its customers. Continuing their efforts to offer Jio-competitive data plans, Airtel has announced a new data scheme wherein its offering 60GB free 4G/3G data to its existing postpaid customers. This plan doesn’t have pre-requisites other than your account being postpaid.
This plan follows Airtel’s Monsoon Plan [...]
The tariff war between the dominant telecom providers has been waging ever since Reliance Jio was introduced in September of 2016. Since then Airtel, Vodafone and many other network operators have been pushing out multiple data plans to counter Jio’s offers. Jio’s recent plans, Jio Summer Surprise and Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan provide Jio Prime users with 4G data at reasonable prices till 30th July.
Given the increasing popularity and demand of Reliance Jio, other telecom companies such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea etc. have been trying to keep up with the competition by launching new data plans every other week. To help you chose the right data plan for you 4G Smartphone, [...]
Airtel has just launched new Mobile plans in India, called myPlan Infinity they offer unlimited voice calling, STD and Roaming, however Data is fixed.
For Rs. 1199/- customers gets unlimited voice calling: local, STD, and on national roaming along with 100 SMS per day. 1GB 3G/4G data and free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies.
The Rs. 1599/- plan gets unlimited voice calling: local, STD, and on national roaming along with 100 SMS per day, 5GB 3G/4G data and free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies. More plans detailed below. To activate a plan you can use the Airtel App or visit http://www.airtel.in/4g
Airtel Unlimited Voice Calling [...]
Airtel has come up with its exclusive ‘iPhone Infinity Plans’ offering free 4G data worth Rs. 15,000/- for 12 months. Additionally, Airtel also announced today that starting this Friday, 16th October, the company will also be selling iPhone 6s and 6s Plus through 235 of its stores across the country. Out of these 57 of these stores will stay open the entire night so that customers don’t have to wait to get to lay their hands on the new iPhones.
Since Airtel is the only telecom network offering 4G data in the country, Airtel has clubbed the launch of the iPhones with its 4G data plans. All buyers of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will also be able to avail [...]
Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has launched a new venture with OnePlus. OnePlus is a rapidly growing technology start-up which is now beginning to make its presence felt in over 35 countries. It’s new smartphone OnePlus 2 would now be available for retail in over 50 Airtel stores in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.
The new smartphone by OnePlus is an ‘online only’ gadget which makes it unavailable for sale in stores. This first-of-its-kind-partnership with Airtel therefore, would allow you to take a look at it, at a store near [...]
Airtel, has been launching its 4G services in various parts of the country, such as Bangalore and very recently Delhi. However, today it has launched its all India 4G services. To use this, you will have to swap your SIM card to one that supports 4G connectivity. Airtel has made this change very easy and efficient by ensuring a swapped SIMs within 10 minutes and a 4 hour doorstep delivery system.
The pricing of the 4G connectivity remains the same as the 3G, making it an affordable switch – something Indian customers always look forward to. Airtel is also launching an app called Wynk, that allows you to watch movies and videos on smartphones, as well as allows [...]
Airtel has decided to open up 1000 more stores by December, to give customers a first-hand experience about its 4G services and information about its low-priced handsets.
Reports suggest, that Airtel is in talks with Samsung, ZTE, Huawei and Xiaomi to launch affordable 4G devices starting from Rs. 4000, later this year. Airtel is also said to be expanding, by opening many company-owned company operated (coco) retail outlets. There are already 300 stores, and the company plans to open a 1000 more by December.
According to statistics, Airtel is said to be spread across 1.5 million outlets in towns and villages and covers approximately 86.8 per cent of the population as of [...]
We have all been recently experiencing something that has been termed as ‘call drops’, and as of June 30th 2015 Airtel has received the the most number of complaints (31) followed by Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL as written by telecom minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. The TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has also received complaints from Reliance, Aircel, MTS and Tata users too.
The Airtel CEO had written an open letter to its customers asking for their help. He mentioned that the two most important things necessary for a good service or network were sites and spectrum. He also requests customers to identify nearby [...]
Airtel is expanding its 4G services at a rapid pace all across the country. The company recently started its 4G service trials in Chennai and is set to launch next in Hyderabad and Mumbai. While the telecom giant is building the infrastructure and providing for its 4G network, it is making sure that the consumers opt for this service. This can mean luring subscribers from other telecom companies or having its own customers upgrade to its 4G service.
To make the 4G service accessible to masses, Airtel has announced a go-to-market partnership with Samsung to proliferate 4G devices. This collaboration will have Samsung [...]
Starting today, Chennai will be the recipient of 4G services provided by Telecom major Bharti Airtel. According to PTI sources, Airtel will start trial of 4G services in Chennai from May 14 on 1800 Mhz band. The company has sent out invites to bloggers to experience its services.
Airtel customers in Chennai will get a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices to experience Airtel 4G speeds. This will be taken as an opportunity by the company to gather customer feedback for the quality of its 4G services. In order to avail this offer, customers with LTE enabled mobile devices have to upgrade to Airtel 4G SIM [...]
While the hue and cry over Airtel’s controversial ‘Airtel Zero’ was justified, we need to be reminded that there are several other players in the market working on a similar plan.
Here’s why we had a problem with Airtel Zero – it was a new platform that let companies buy data to offer their apps to consumers for free. It allowed users to access these apps without incurring data charges. This was seen as a direct violation of net neutrality as it gave priority access to some apps over others.
Now let’s have a look at Reliance’s [...]