In what is a one of a kind service for its customers, Aircel has introduced a unique recharge app on its Facebook page. This app lets users recharge their talk or data plans in 4 simple steps. (more…)Google+
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As people turn to free messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger over the ageing SMS format for chatting with their friends, mobile operators are rushing to take advantage of this new trend. After Facebook tied up with Airtel and RCom to offer a free or discounted data plan to access its Facebook Messenger back in February, Aircel has now joined hands with Nimbuzz to provide exclusive packages for free messaging for its subscribers in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). (more…)Google+
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Aircel has launched a new 3G offer for a trial period of 30 days called Aircel Mornings where it will allow its users to enjoy unlimited 3G access between 6AM and 9AM in the morning. (more…)Google+
Aircel announced ‘One Nation, One Rate’, a product that will offer a common rate for voice calls, messaging and data usage in home circle and on roaming networks reports Telecom Talk. (more…)Google+
Sistema is reported to be in talks with Aircel’s majority stake holders Maxis Communications to acquire a controlling stake in Aircel for $3 billion. Malaysia-based Maxis Communications holds 74 percent stake in Aircel. The Times of India is reporting that Russia’s Sistema will buy into Maxis Communications with rights to have the Indian armed transferred to it. Sistema already runs a CDMA network in India under its MTS brand and has Shyam Telecom as its Indian partner. (more…)Google+
Aircel today announced that it has cut the price of iPhone 3GS from Rs 19,999 to Rs 9,999. Aircel subscribers can pay an additional Rs 3,000 upfront to get unlimited data (2G/3G depending on 3G availability in the circle) for a one year. These are factory unlocked iPhone 3GS units, which means users can use it on any GSM network. (more…)Google+
Aircel is investing around $500 million in preparation for the launch of its LTE TDD 4G services. The Business Standard reports that Aircel is all set to launch its 4G services in the country between October and December starting with Chennai and other cities of the southern state of Tamil Nadu. (more…)Google+
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a direction to prevent misleading tariff advertisements by network operators. This direction is aimed to curb false practices which carriers often employ to fool their subscribers. According to TRAI, a tariff advertisement is considered to be misleading if it induces the consumer to subscribe to a tariff plan which otherwise he won’t have subscribed to, contains an untrue statement, omits a material fact that can have a strong bearing on the su...
Aircel has introduced the Getit voice search for its users. Aircel subscribers can find about anything like shopping malls, restaurants, museums, bars, chemists, hospitals, movie show timings and much more by simply dialing 54422* from their mobile phones (standard call charges of Re1/min will be applicable). Advertisers can also make a great use of this service. The carrier allows advertisers or people with business undertakings to post their classified advertisements on its network and that too for free. If...
According to a latest report published by the TRAI, the total wireless subscriber base of the country has increased from 811.59 million (at the end of March) to 851.70 million (at the end of June). Airtel is the leading operator in terms of number of subscribers whereas in terms of net additions during the quarter RCom is on the top. RCom has added the maximum number of subscribers, a whopping 7.56 million new users to its base and its total base has crossed 144.51 million followed by Airtel adding 7 million ...
UTV Indiagames, India’s integrated game developer-publisher, is all set to bring WWE content on mobile phones from the company’s two flagship brands – Raw and SmackDown. It will develop and publish WWE mobile content including ringtones, wallpaper, video clips, voice tones, premium alert packages and WAP decks. Commencing from October 1, users will be able to access wrestling content through all major carriers in the market such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, TATA Docomo and Aircel. UTV Indiaga...
Facebook has launched an app called Facebook for Every Phone which is designed to reach the masses still using Java-enabled feature phones. Every Phone app users can find new friends from their phone’s contact list, view news feed and inbox, and can also like/comment or upload photos straight through their phones. This new app is available for a download on more than 2,500 Java-enabled handsets from m.facebook.com or from other leading app stores like GetJar and Appia. Facebook has also collaborated wit...