Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom space with free unlimited local and national calling, and cheap data plans. Now, the telco has its sight on broadband sector with the launch of Reliance JioGigaFiber. Incumbent telcos are facing heat from the arrival of Reliance Jio and they have constantly been revising their plans to offer better benefits.
Recently, we reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to merge its messaging platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, into a single, unified system. The company s CEO made the announcement during Facebook s Q4 2018 earnings call. However, the merger wouldn't happen before 2020. The move will reportedly bridge communication gaps and will
Vodafone has been on a roll over the past couple of months where it has been giving a tough competition to other telcos. Recently the telecom operator introduced a yearly prepaid plan, and also reintroduced top-up recharges among other unlimited plans. Now, Vodafone has revised data benefits of two unlimited prepaid plans that are priced
It s February, and Valentine s Day is less than 10 days away. Thanks to cheaper data rates, and unlimited data plans, you can now make video calls to your loved ones, even see them from miles apart. Video calling does consume a lot of data, and we ve put together some prepaid data plans
Apple has issued a formal apology to its users addressing the recent Group FaceTime bug along with a new estimate about the rollout of the patch. According to a recent statement, the company added that the patch will roll out this week and the company has already patched its internal servers to fix the problem.
Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identification number that is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been center of a number of controversies ever since the launch. These controversies include user data privacy, security of the stored biometric data, and a stream of leaks. According to a new report, another instance of Aadhaar
It was recently reported that Apple had blocked Facebook from running its internal (e.g. developer betas, pre-release versions) apps on iOS. The move came after a report revealed that Facebook had gained near-total access to the data on smartphones of volunteers (aged between 13 to 35 years) through an app, in exchange for $20 gift
Apple recently blocked Facebook's Research VPN app for violating terms of its developer agreement and accessing data of users in exchange for $20 per month. Yesterday, reports claimed that Google too has been running a data vacuuming app, which the search giant said will shut down. But, Apple has blocked Google s ability to distribute
Yesterday, we reported that Facebook paid $20 to some users to obtain their data as part of a research project since 2016. Now, a report by Techcrunch suggests that the social media network is not alone, Google too has a data-vacuuming app. The search giant has been running an app named Screenwise Meter, which seems
To say that Facebook had a disastrous 2018 would probably be an understatement. It all began with the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal coming to light, which led to the social media company facing a lot of criticism (from both users and governments) and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before the United States Congress. This was followed
Vodafone has been going quite aggressive with its prepaid plans since the merger with Idea Cellular. In the last couple of weeks itself, the company introduced a bunch of plans, and also reintroduced top-up talk time recharges. Now, Vodafone has debuted Rs 1,699 prepaid plan with yearly validity, calling and data benefits. As it is
Another day, another story on Facebook's approach to user privacy. The popular social media network continues to make headlines. The latest one is that the company has been reportedly paying some users to get access to their data as part of a research project since 2016. TechCrunch reported that in exchange for money, Facebook asked
Soon after the merger with Idea Cellular, Vodafone has been going all out in full throttle mode to introduce new prepaid plans and also revise some existing plans. The telco recently introduced Rs 24 minimum prepaid recharge plan for users who just want to extend their validity by 28 days. Now, the company has announced
State-run telco, BSNL, is well known to introduce festival specific special recharge plans, and as expected, the company has introduced a Republic Day special prepaid plan. On the occasion of 70th Republic Day, the telco is offering a Rs 269 prepaid combo STV, which will go live on January 26 2019. It will be available
After making it mandatory to make minimum prepaid recharge to continue using the phone number, Airtel, Tata Docomo, Vodafone and Idea Cellular introduced recharge plans starting at Rs 35. Airtel and Tata Docomo were quick to introduce a Rs 23 plan without any voice or data benefits, and now, Vodafone Idea has also introduced a
Now that telecom operators have made it mandatory to recharge every 28 days, the long-validity plans are getting popular, especially with subscribers who don t want to worry for months. There are plans with 56 days, 84 days, 160 days and 365 days validity, allowing you to go for the one based on your needs.
BSNL has recently revised its voice only prepaid plan which is priced at Rs 99. The plan was launched last year, with benefits that include 26 days validity and unlimited calling. However, as per the revision, the BSNL plan now offers a validity of 24 days. The plan still includes free access to PRBT (personalized
France's data regulatory body on Monday fined Google for 50 million euros ($57 million). The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said Google has made it too difficult for users to understand and manage data preferences. Hence the financial penalty has been imposed on Google for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of
With the introduction of minimum prepaid recharge plans, telecom operators have also introduced plans with three months, six months, and yearly validity. Vodafone Idea, BSNL and Reliance Jio, have all introduced yearly plans, and now, Bharti Airtel has joined the league. The telco has introduced a plan priced at Rs 1,699, which offers calling, SMS
After making monthly prepaid recharge plans mandatory, telecom operators have also introduced plans with yearly validity. Now, the state-run telco, BSNL, has come up with a half-yearly plan priced at Rs 899, where you get a validity of 180 days. The plan also comes with data, calling and SMS benefits. The Rs 899 prepaid plan
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