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You Need To Pay Extra To Talk To Non-Jio Users

You Need To Pay Extra To Talk To Non-Jio Users

Jio users, we have some news for you. And this is an important one  Reliance Jio today announced that it will start charging users 6 paise per minute for calls made to other telecom networks. As you may soon be needing more than your standard Rs. 399 recharge to avail all of the company’s services.

It means if you call someone using with an Airtel or Vodafone SIM then you would be charged at a rate of 6 paise per minute. The new tariff won’t apply to Jio to Jio calls, all incoming calls, and Jio to landline calls. It also won’t be affecting your VoIP calls, i.e. WhatsApp or FaceTime calls.

Why is Jio Charging You Now?


Jio needs to pay money to Vodafone if you’re calling your friend who has a Vodafone number – i.e for an outgoing call to the other telecom operators. This charge is called Interconnect Usage Charge (or IUC) and had been subsidized by Jio for its valuable customers.

Reliance Jio, in an official announcement, says that it had subsidized the IUC charge for users and has been paying it themselves which is more than 13,000 crores over the past two years but Jio is now ending this practice because of TRAI.

Back in 2017, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India decided to eliminate IUC charges, with effect from January 2020. Jio placed faith in the regulatory body and didn’t levy IUC charger on its customers to date. However, TRAI is looking to extend the termination, thus, Jio is looking to now recover some charges to pay out its competitors until IUC is permanently terminated in the coming months.

In its official blog post, the company says, “Jio again assures its 35 crore customers that the 6 paise per minute charge on outgoing off-net mobile calls shall continue only till the time TRAI abolishes IUC, in line with its present regulation.” TRAI has already fixed IUC charges at 6 paise a minute, so that’s exactly what the company is going to charge you going forward.

New Calling Plans Detailed

Jio is now going to charge users to offset the losses. The list of top-up plans, showing how many IUC minutes and data you’ll receive on recharging your Jio number –



Now, if you recharge your Jio number after 10th October, you will have to complete an additional top-up to add IUC calling minutes to your Jio account. 

It’s only when a Reliance Jio user completes this recharge will they able to make outgoing calls to other telecom operators other than Jio. You can save yourself from the top-up voucher in two ways – either call the user on their Jio number or use WhatsApp to call them.

Vodafone Prepaid Users Can Get Amazon Prime Membership for Rs 499: Here’s How

Vodafone Prepaid Users Can Get Amazon Prime Membership for Rs 499: Here’s How

Yes, you heard it right, eligible Vodafone prepaid users can avail the Amazon Prime membership worth Rs 999 for one year at just Rs 499. This offer is valid till June 30, 2019, and it’s only to Vodafone prepaid users, not Idea prepaid customers.

The Youth Offer by Vodafone will avail the Amazon Prime membership to the subscribers between age 18 and 24 at just half the price.

This will not be valid for the postpaid subscribers of Vodafone.

Without the Vodafone U prepaid offer of 50%, a regular Amazon Prime membership would set back the buyer by Rs 999, however, combined with this offer, subscribers of Vodafone prepaid plan would be able to get it for Rs 499.

To avail the offer you will first need to download the My Vodafone app. After downloading the application, you will need to tap on the banner which you see on the front to make use of the offer provided to you. In case you already have the MyVodafone app, and you aren’t able to see the banner, then you will need to update your app once.

Vodafone has also clarified that in case you are already an Amazon Prime member then the offer won’t be of much use to you unless you use it after your current subscription expires.

Also, people in the age of 18 to 24, who are using someone else’s SIM card won’t get the benefit, and they will have to get a new Vodafone SIM in their name along with the eKYC to take advantages of this offer.

You can visit the Official website here: https://discover.vodafone.in/get-started/vodafoneu-amazonprime

For Airtel prepaid users can get Amazon Prime 1 month free by recharging 299 rs plan here
Try this trick if you think your phone keeps losing a data connection

Try this trick if you think your phone keeps losing a data connection


I have a trick you should try if it seems like your phone is constantly dropping a data connection. 

Turn off your Wi-Fi. I know, it sounds silly, but let me explain.

Here's the scenario: you're walking down the street trying to find directions in Google Maps or streaming music when suddenly Google Maps won't load and the online music's stops streaming. It happens to all of us.

There's a chance you've simply wandered out of a data coverage area, but it's becoming rare now that wireless networks pretty much blanket India in high-speed data. Instead, it's more likely that your phone has latched on to some open wireless network that's not providing any service, even if your phone thinks it is.

There's a reason this happens: sometimes your wireless network, like JIO, might have free Wi-Fi hotspots all over a city. It can be convenient if you're using a laptop, but sometimes your smartphone will automatically connect to those networks even if your regular cellular connection has a faster connection.

Apple released a fix for this in iOS 11, which was supposed to prevent iPhones from connecting to poor Wi-Fi networks, but I've found that this can still sometimes happen on Android and iPhones alike. Sometimes it's good if the Wi-Fi signal is solid, but usually, it just gives me a slow or terrible connection. Here's how to fix it.

On an iPhone:

Open Settings
Select Wi-Fi
Scroll to the bottom and turn on 'Ask to Join Networks.'

This will force your iPhone to alert you if it's going to join a Wi-Fi network first. You can also simply swipe down from the top of an iPhone X (or up from the bottom on any other iPhone) and turn off Wi-Fi manually.

On Android:

Open Connections
Tap Wi-Fi
Select Advanced
Turn off "Smart network switch"

The trick can vary on Android since some phones have different menus than others, but you want to try to follow these steps. A function on Samsung phones, called "smart network switch," is supposed to prevent your phone from connecting to poor Wi-Fi, but again it can sometimes be a little wonky. I keep it off.

Or, as with an iPhone, you can just turn off Wi-Fi manually by dragging down from the top of the screen on your Android phone and tapping the Wi-Fi icon.
Almost every time I do this I find that I have a cellular connection again and I can get back to using maps, surfing the web or listening to Spotify. Give it a try if you've ever had a similar problem.


                                     

BSNL is ready with its Internet Telephony (VOIP) Service


BSNL is ready with its Internet Telephony (VOIP) Service with brand name “WINGS” to the customers. This service using Mobile Numbering scheme is being provided using IP based access network of IMS NGN Core switches. To use the service, a customer needs to install a SIP client (soft app) on any of its smart devices (laptop/smart mobile handset/tablet etc) having internet which will act as SIP phone to make and receive calls from anywhere in India and abroad with any party (landline/mobile). The subscriber uses its parent IMS core and IP access network of any location for the voice service through BSNL “Wings”.

Attractive Tariff plan:-
BSNL is offering unlimited FREE Audio/Video calling for one year at one-time activation. The customer has to activate the Services (one time in life) at Rs. 1099/-.


WINGS Service soft launch is from 4th July 2018.


New Connections booking is proposed to start and willing customers will be waitlisted for service with immediate effect in all Telecom Circles of BSNL.


New connections of Wings will be made available w.e.f. 1st August 2018 on first come first serve basis.


Key offerings of ‘WINGS’ service are:-

  • There are some areas where mobile coverage is not good thus poor speech quality but internet available by any means including Wi-Fi. Using Wings service using Internet service of any operator, the customer will be active and make/receive calls.
  • Wings service APP is easily configurable on Smartphone/Laptop/Notebook by simply downloading SIP Client (Soft App).
  • Wings Customer can make calls using any of the Internet Connection like broadband / Wi-Fi / 3G / 4G data network of any operator.
  • Wings can be provided over Internet Leased Line customer not having a normal voice.
  • Supports Video calling facility (from “Wings” to “Wings”).
  • Free Mobility on PAN India basis
  • The customer can use the existing address book for Mobile while calling.

Tariff

Sr.No.ParticularsDescription
One time Registration chargeRs. 1099/- 
2Fixed Monthly ChargesNIL
Installation and Activation ChargesNIL (No Instruments/Handset by BSNL) 
4ISD/Deposit for (Outside INDIA Territory Calling)2000/- 
5Call ChargesFree to any network for One year in India
International calls as per existing landline tariff(MOU basis) 



                               

Vodafone - Idea Merging By Paying ₹ 40 Billion


The telecom ministry (DoT) on Monday approved the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular that will create the country's largest mobile services operator, an official source said.
"DoT has cleared the Vodafone-Idea merger today. They will have to meet conditions for final approval,” the source told PTI.
The department has asked Idea Cellular to pay Rs 39.26 billion in cash for Vodafone spectrum and furnish a bank guarantee of Rs 33.42 billion, the source further said.
The combined operations of Idea and Vodafone will create the country's largest telecom operator worth over USD 23 billion (or over Rs 1.5 trillion), with a 35 percent market share and a subscriber base of around 430 million.
The merger is expected to give a breather to both debt-ridden firms Idea and Vodafone, from cut-throat competition in the market where margins have hit rock bottom with free voice calls.
The combined debt of both the companies is estimated to be around Rs 1.15 trillion 

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ADDITIONAL 1.5 GB TO EVERY PREPAID PLAN : JIO


Reliance Jio has come with a new offer for its prepaid subscribers which is to offer extra 1.5GB data with every prepaid plan on a daily basis for a limited period of time. Yes, you heard it right. Instead of providing offers to segmented users, Jio has come up with an additional data offer to every subscriber. With the new offer, Jio has brought down the per GB 4G data value to just Rs 1.77, which is the lowest till now in the industry. Reliance Jio’s entry-level Rs 149 plan now offers 3GB of data per day for 28 days, which in turn makes 1GB data value Rs 1.77. However, Jio is offering it for a limited period, which is between June 12 to June 30.


Jio says it maintains the Everyday More Value (EDMV) promise it made during the launch of its services. Under the promise, Jio will offer the best tariffs in the industry to its subscribers. All the Jio prepaid tariff plans now offer additional 1.5GB data benefit per day. The telco’s 1.5GB data per day tariff plans of Rs 149, Rs 349, Rs 399 and Rs 449 now offer 3GB data per day. The 2GB data per day plans of Rs 198, Rs 398, Rs 448 and Rs 498 will now give users 3.5GB data benefit per day.
The 3GB data per day plan of Rs 299 now offers 4.5GB data per day for 28 days, while the Rs 509 and Rs 799 plan now provide 5.5GB and 6.5GB 4G data benefit per day. Do make a note that the validity of the plans remains the same.
On top of the additional data benefit, Jio is also providing an additional Rs 100 discount on all recharges of Rs 300 and above and 20% discount on recharges below the Rs 300 price point. Do make a note that the recharges should be done through MyJio app and the payment method should be PhonePe.
Along with the discount offer, the Rs 149 tariff plan will effectively come down to Rs 120 and at that rate, no operator is providing such benefit of 3GB data per day for 28 days. The Rs 399 pack comes down to Rs 299, and it gives 3GB data benefit per day for 84 days. Do make a note that the recently introduced Holiday Dhamaka offer is still applicable to the Rs 399 plan and the Rs 100 discount is part of the same.
As mentioned, this additional data offer is valid between June 12 to June 30.
                               
                       

ALL NEW UNLIMITED BSNL BROADBAND PLANS AT JUST ₹99




Yes!! what you heard is correct unlimited bsnl broadband plans at ₹99 but there is catch here you will be getting daily limits like jio. If you didn't use your daily data vanishes at end of the day. State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is said that introduced four new broadband plans that offer daily data limit, and a speed of up to 20Mbps.

 These plans are reportedly been launched on a promotional basis, and are only applicable only for new users, as BSNL has launched these as starter packs to lure new subscribers.

These non-FTTH BSNL plans start at Rs. 99 and go all the way up to Rs. 399, with data benefit ranging from 45GB per month to 600GB per month.

The new BBG ULD Combo broadband monthly plans, BSNL said to offer 20Mbps of speed still the prescribed FUP against that plan, and once you cross that limit, you get to access Internet at 1Mbps, reports Telecom Talk.

 BSNL also offer unlimited voice calling to any network in the country. These broadband plans are reportedly available in India, except for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

PLANS

For starters, there is a new BBG Combo ULD 45GB plan that is said to come with 1.5GB data benefit per day. The FUP limit applies to all plans.

The BSNL BBG Combo ULD 150GB Plan is said to come at a price of Rs. 199 and offers 5GB of data per day.

The BSNL BBG Combo ULD 300GB Plan is said to come at a price of Rs. 299 and offers 10GB of data per day.

The BSNL BBG Combo ULD 600GB Plan is said to come at a price of Rs. 399 and offers 20GB of data per day.

 ULD 300GB & ULD 600GB  plans  offers 20Mbps speeds, after which the speed will dial down to 1Mbps. The speed is said to be restored at 12am midnight every day.


With these plans, BSNL is also offering one free email ID and 1GB of storage space. As mentioned it's a promotional offer valid only for 90 days, and after six months of enjoying these plans, users will have to migrate to one of the existing plans that BSNL offers. Also, a deposit of Rs. 500 will have to be paid by new users, the report adds. BSNL recently also revamped its fibre broadband (FTTH) offerings to take on the upcomingrival Jio Fiber.

BSNL had doubled the FUP data for three of its FTTH plans. It refreshed three fibre broadband plans, worth Rs. 1,045, Rs. 1,395, and Rs. 1,895 to offer more data up to200GB. Earlier this month, BSNL has also extended its Free Sunday Calls offer for landlineand broadband users. 

They even announced a Family Plan that offers a broadband connection of up to 10Mbps speed and on top of it, user can group three BSNL prepaid connections to get 1GB of data per day for the validity period.