Bharti Airtel offers unlimited calls at around Rs 200 per month to counter Jio

Days after Reliance Communications unveiled a plan that offers unlimited calls at Rs 150 per month, India’s biggest telecom operator has come up with something very similar to take on both RCom, Reliance Jio and an upcoming plan from BSNL. Bharti Airtel has announced two new plans — one that offers unlimited Airtel to Airtel […]

MEGA DISRUPTION: RCom makes all VOICE calls FREE at 149 per month

In what can only be called a highly disruptive move, Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications has made all voice calls in India free for those who recharge with a coupon of Rs 149 per month. The impact of the move will be greater than that of Reliance Jio’s similar tariff, as this tariff is valid on […]

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 […]

Ahead of merger, RCom releases low-cost ISD app in India

Reliance Communications, which will merge its wireless operations with Aircel in the coming months, has released its international calling app Reliance Global Call in India. Somewhat similar to the Jio4G Voice app, the app helps you make international calls using RCom’s network using your data connection. Call rates are as low as Rs 1.4 per […]

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 incumbents. According to the […]

Is Vodafone Flex really cheaper than Reliance Jio’s tariffs?

Whenever companies in a protected market become complacent, disruption is not far off in the form of a revolutionary newcomer. India’s telecom biggies — lulled into complacency with copy-cat products and tariffs — are now undergoing a mega disruption in the form of Reliance Jio’s entry. While Bharti Airtel has responded by cutting its data price […]

Reliance Jio could lead to ‘data only’ billing in India gradually – Fitch

The entry of Reliance Jio, part of Reliance Industries, into the Indian telecoms market will be credit negative for the incumbents – especially smaller telcos – and could fundamentally change how telecom services are sold in India, said Fitch Ratings. “Jio’s tariff plans may gradually push the market toward “data-only plans”, under which customers are […]

Will Ambani announce Reliance Jio tariffs, MNP launch on Thursday?

With only three more days to go before Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani makes his once-in-a-year speech to his shareholders, there is strong expectations that Reliance Jio — the group’s telecom arm — will make its commercial launch date and other details public on the day. Ambani typically uses Reliance Industries’ annual general meeting (AGM) […]

Reliance Jio to be a ‘formidable competitor’ – Moody’s

Reliance Jio is potentially a formidable competitor in India’s telecom sector, credit rating agency Moody’s said, saying the ratings of all telecom companies will be impacted negatively due to the launch of services by Reliance Jio next year. “It will enter the Indian telecom space as a well-capitalized entity, supported by the financial muscle of […]

Reliance Communications offers the best roaming scheme in India

After its spectacular success in porting in high-spending customers using its unlimited voice, data and SMS offer at an effective cost of around Rs 500 per month, Reliance Communications has decided to forge ahead aggressively with an cheap 40-paise-per-minute offer for all India customers. Under the new scheme, roaming charges will not apply. This is […]