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Jio’s Plan to Charge an Undue Haste, says Voda Idea
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Jio’s Plan to Charge an Undue Haste, says Voda Idea

Telecom operator Vodafone Idea termed Reliance Jio's plan to start charging 6 paise per minute for outgoing calls to rival network as "an act of undue haste" and an attempt to distract attention from the need for urgent action to address financial stress in the sector. Without naming Jio directly in the statement, Vodafone Idea said that a new announcement from the Mukesh Ambani led firm comes closely to the action taken recently to potentially hurt revenues of other operators with its recent unilateral action of reducing ringing time. "The announcement by one of the telecom service providers today to charge for calls made to other service providers to cover the termination charge of IUC is not only an action of undue haste but it also does not bring out the fact that interconnect i...
Airtel Looking to Launch 2500 Rs 4G Smartphone
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Airtel Looking to Launch 2500 Rs 4G Smartphone

Indias largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel in talks with multiple handset makers to bring a 4G smartphone for a price as low as Rs 2,500-2,700 to take on Reliance Jio. While Mukesh Ambani-led Jio has announced plans to offer Internet-enabled feature phone for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500, Airtel is placing its bet on a full-fledged smartphone as it believes people would be ready to shell out a little more to get a loaded handset. A source familiar with the development said the new 4G smartphone that will debut around Diwali - will come bundled with Airtels 4G connection and "attractive" data and voice plan to woo mass market customers. The planned dual SIM 4G smartphone will sport a four inch display, dual camera, VoLTE calling and a longer battery life. The Android hand...