Vodafone India Plc and Idea Cellular India have announced the completion of the merger. Post the merger, the top-level management will see a shakeup and the two telcos will join hands to take on the rising popularity of Reliance Jio. Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla will be the Non-Executive Chairman of the merged Company. The new CEO will be Balesh Sharma, the current Vodafone COO.
Vodafone Group Chief Executive, Vittorio Colao, and Aditya Birla Group Chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla have said:
We are pleased to announce the proposed management team for the new company to be created through the merger of Vodafone India and Idea. The team has extensive operational experience and [...]
Since the launch of Jio, the telecom industry has been under a lot of changes. From 1GB a month to now 1GB data per day, the plans have changed radically. Telecom providers like Airtel, Vodafone, and others have come up with interesting new recharge plans, to tackle the rising popularity of Jio.
A lot of consumers are streaming Youtube Videos, uploading photos, watching movies on the go. For an instant, we no more search for a Wifi hotspot, instead, we look for a cheaper data plans. Here is the archive of data plans for every 4G smartphone user in India. These plans will enable to get most out of your 4G smartphone.Note:
All these plans are applicable to pre-paid [...]
The internet is a boon, and it needs to be more accessible. Ever since the advent of Reliance Jio, internet consumers in India have been rapidly increasing. After Airtel jumped the entry-level 4G smartphone bandwagon, Vodafone is next in line. The company had earlier launched the Itel A20 Android smartphone at an ‘effective price’ of just Rs. 1,590. Now, it is offering substantial cashback on a select range of Android smartphones sold via Flipkart as part of a #MyFirst4GSmartphone scheme.
These entry-level smartphones will be available from just Rs 999 without exchange after all the applicable cashback and discount offers are applied. A comprehensive list of all the [...]
Major telcos in India are future proofing their networks by working on the next big thing in the telecom industry, 5G. We had earlier reported that the government of India wants to be a big player in the 5G industry and take adequate steps earlier on in order to not fall behind in the 5G race. Now, major telcos like Airtel, Relieance Jio and more are preparing to introduce massive MIMO technology into their respective networks. The 5G technology is expected to be rolled out by 2020 and the massive MIMO technology is considered to be a key component in enabling 5G.
Massive MIMO, or massive multiple input multiple output, increases capacity of a base station by five to seven [...]
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, [...]
Netflix has confirmed that it will partner with Airtel, Vodafone and Videocon in India, in order to strengthen its market presence in the country.
Netflix was launched in India, along with 129 other markets in Asia, in January, 2016. However, the US-based digital streaming company has faced stiff competition from the likes of Amazon Prime and HotStar. In order to get the rivalry out of the way, Netflix has decided to vigorously invest in the local content in India.
During a press conference in New Delhi, Netflix Co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings told reporters,
India is one of the most important and we are delighted to be teaming up with three of India’s [...]
Vodafone India has lowered down their call rates for national roaming tariffs. These will come into effect 1st May onwards.
This reduction applies to both local and STD calls. All outgoing calls on roaming have been set to 80paise/minute, which earlier was Re. 1/minute. For STD calls, rates have been revised to Rs 1.15/minute from the former Rs 1.5/minute. Also regarding text messaging, prices have been slashed down to 75% while on roaming. Earlier, it was Re. 1 which have been lowered to 25 paise now. For STD, rates have been reduced to 38 paise from Rs. 1.50.
As for the Special [...]
I don’t think most will disagree when I say that the state of mobile network infrastructure in the country is really poor. Post the 3G era most have struggled to make phone calls let alone get impressive data speeds.
We recall the time of 2G, where the network bars were always at full and there was little or no dropped calls.We can safely recall what a challenge it was when we shifted from 2G to 3G last year to enjoy the so called “high speed access on our Smartphones”.
I personally have been a Vodafone user for as far back as I [...]
Telecom service Vodafone India has launched an international roaming package under which subscribers can avail of 60 percent discount on services including voice and data.
These packs will be available till Sep 30. The offer is activated on a minimal one-time rental fee of Rs.1,499 valid for 30 days, the rental for which will be charged in the customer’s bill.
[quote]Vodafone subscribers can now avail international roaming services at 60 percent discount rate for [...]
Vodafone has announced the new Vodafone Blue handset at just Rs 4950/-
The phone has a designated F button that lets the user upload pictures, visit profiles and update status in a single click . It basically allows you to do the Facebook magic. The device updates as counters, notifications, and displays Facebook posts regularly in the background.
Additionally, Vodafone Blue will be launched in India, with unlimited access to Facebook for a year from the date of its purchase.
The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives of millions [...]
Companies spent hundreds of thousands of Crores in acquiring the 3G spectrum from a govt. of corrupt officials. Its been more than a couple of years since our country has been abuzz with talk about 3G networks and 3G data speeds.
While in first world countries like the United States, where total revenue from sale of handheld phones is 1/10 of the total revenue in India, Americans are talking about 5th gen networks and the rollout of Nation-wide LTE services, essentially standing on 4.5 G Networks.
So this is new information, wait, perhaps its old. But, anyway a representative from Vodafone India Corp Comm, told us that Vodafone will try launching its services by 10 th March or latest by 30th March. Are they trying to bring in the next fiscal year with 3G?
So pricing still remains a mystery, as far as we know, you should get ready to hear ridiculous pricing for all their Data plans
Pay as you Go10p for 10kb roughly translated makes it 10,000 Rs / GB
Or possibly prepaid monthly packs (prices not confirmed)600 Rs – 399 MB 400 Rs – 199 MB 1200 Rs – 1 GB
Similar pricing with postpaid is expected.
But, with Packs like these [...]