MOBILE SERVICE

  • It will take three days to restore mobile services: CMD BSNL September 9, 2014

    The big problem that is hampering rescue activities in the Valley is that telecom links have become dysfunctional. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is trying its best to restore the links quickly, ...
  • Airtel launches unlimited-usage mobile service packs for its pre-paid customers April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched multiple unlimited-usage service schemes starting from Rs 7 for its pre-paid customers. "Bharti Airtel today introduced its Night Store - a first of its kind store that will enable customers to buy value for money offers on their prepaid...
  • Airtel launches 4G mobile services for iPhone 5s, 5c users in Bangalore February 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Bharti Airtel, India largest private telecom operator, said it has launched 4G mobile services for Apple iPhone 5s and 5c users in the city enabling high definition video streaming with zero buffering among other features. iPhone owners would be able to enjoy these services at...
  • Vodafone, Idea, Airtel launch plans for free incoming calls on national roaming July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Leading telecom operators Vodafone, Idea and Airtel have launched new offers enabling users to enjoy free roaming services while travelling to any part of the country. Vodafone's special tariff voucher for its prepaid subscribers offers free incoming calls on national roaming at Rs 5 a day. The outgoing call...
  • TRAI may get power to penalise service providers under new bill June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has mooted a proposal for giving powers to telecom and broadcasting sectors regulator TRAI to penalise service providers for failing to comply with rules and regulations. The Telecom Ministry in an ongoing interministerial consultation has said that "jurisdiction to impose penalties through a transparent process for default...
  • 3G case: HC issues notices to Idea Cellular, others May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from Idea Cellular Ltd (ICL) and its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla on a contempt petition against the telecom major for allegedly disobeying its earlier order by providing 3G services to new customers in circles where it lacks the requisite licences. Justice...
  • Mobile services shut in Pak ahead of Chinese Premier's visit May 22, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Wednesday shut mobile services in Islamabad and the nearby garrison city of Rawalpindi over security concerns on the arrival of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Islamabad. Li will arrive in Islamabad on Wednesday on a twoday visit after his official visit to India. The stateowned Pakistan Telecommunication...
  • Indian mobile services market to reach Rs 1.2 trillion in 2013: Report April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: India's mobile services market is expected to grow eight per cent to Rs.1.2 trillion in 2013 but will account for only two per cent of the worldwide mobile services revenue as operators are struggling to increase profit margins, research firm Gartner today said. The revenues...
  • Delhi HC lifts stay on govt order against Airtel 3G pact April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday lifted a stay order that had allowed telecom giant Bharti Airtel to continue 3G services across circles where it did not hold spectrum. The move will affect the company as it will have to shut down its 3G mobile services in seven circles...
  • Videocon Mobile to provide panIndia services in 23 years March 30, 2013

    Bhopal: Videocon Mobile Services, which operates in seven of the 22 telecom circles, said it intends to cover the entire country within 23 years. "The company is a national player in telecom sector and has ambition to start services across the country in two to three years," Arvind Bali, Director...
  • IBM launches enhanced mobile services offering February 21, 2013

    New York: International Business Machines unveiled its expanded mobile strategy on Thursday in an effort to gain an advantage over rivals amid a proliferation of devices such as smartphones and tablets. The technology services company will offer customers a portfolio of products for security, device management as well as analytics and...
  • Mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir Valley January 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Ahead of Republic Day parades in Srinagar and elsewhere on January 26, mobile phone services were suspended across the Kashmir Valley as part of a security drill. Different service providers did not issue any alert to subscribers before suspending their services. Contacted on landline phones, people in Srinagar, Ganderbal,...
  • Bharti Airtel launches mEducation services January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel launched mEducation services that will enable its customers to access courses for English learning, competitive exam preparation and career counselling on their mobile phones. "In many parts of the country, access to formal education is still restricted. Mobile platform has the potential to bridge this restriction...
  • Telenor, Tata Tele in talks to merge India operations November 28, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Norway's Telenor is in talks to merge its Indian operations with Tata Teleservices to gain a bigger foothold in the world's secondbiggest mobile phone market, a source with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday. Telenor, which won rights to operate in six Indian zones in an auction...
  • Pakistan restricts phone service for safe Eid August 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Cellular services were on Sunday night suspended in four major Pakistani cities, including Lahore and Karachi, to prevent terrorist attacks using bombs triggered with mobile phones, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. Millions of people in Lahore, Multan, Karachi and Quetta were unable to use their mobile phones from 8...
  • Inflight mobile service for DelhiLondon route June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Come July and you will be able to use your mobile to chat with your family or business partners at 35,000 ft when your aircraft cruises from Delhi to London. This facility would be available on premier British carrier Virgin Atlantic's brand new Airbus A330 when it...
  • Vodafone India to disconnect inactive users December 20, 2011

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  • A Diwali launch for 3G November 4, 2010

    This Diwali a big bang awaits the Indian telecom sector with 3G launching in nine circles. ...
  • Vodafone top official commits suicide October 23, 2010

    Mumbai: The Vice President of mobile service provider Vodafone on Friday allegedly committed suicide at his residence in suburban Santacruz, police said. Chandramouli Iyer (47), Vice President of Vodafone was found hanging from the ceiling at his residence in Trimurti Society building in Santacruz, Senior Police Inspector Madhukar Choudhari at Santacruz...
  • Noida celluar service hit after 300 mobile towers sealed February 4, 2010

    Cellular connectivity in Delhi's satellite town has been hit for the past 7 days ever since the NOIDA authority sealed 300 telecoms towers. Many of these are installed on top of residential buildings. ...
  • Govt lifts ban on prepaid phones in J& K January 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The Central Government has lifted the ban on prepaid mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir, a Home Ministry official said Thursday. The ban was imposed last year after the government cited security reasons in the terrorriven state. "We have asked for stringent identity check of prepaid mobile subscribers after which...
  • Vodafone Essar cuts roaming charges December 5, 2009

    Mumbai: Thirdranked Indian mobile operator Vodafone Essar has cut charges on calls made outside a user's local coverage area, the latest step in an intense price war in the world's fastestgrowing wireless market. Under the plans announced on Friday, users can choose roaming charges of either 70 paisa per minute...
  • Lift ban on prepaid SIMs, says JK Chief Minister November 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Just eight days after the Home Ministry banned prepaid connections in the Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister of the state, Omar Abdullah said that prepaid connectivity must start again immediately with security checks or else the ban will prove to be a punishment for genuine users. Omar Abdullah...
  • Kashmir: Farooq for prepaid mobile, PC says no November 5, 2009

    Jammu: Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah asked Home Minister P Chidambaram to reconsider the continuation of the ban on prepaid mobile services in Jammu and Kashmir when Chidambaram concluded his daylong visit to the state on Wednesday night, officials said. According to official sources, Farooq raised the...
  • Govt approves release of 3G spectrum for BSNL, MTNL August 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday approved the release of airwaves for two staterun companies for the launch of third generation (3G) mobile services in the country. The airwaves, also referred to as radio frequency or spectrum, have been released for Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) that offers telecom services in...