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Latest jio Plans launched


Reliance Jio recently announced that it will be levying Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC) from its users for calls placed to other networks. Along with the announcement, new Jio recharge plans and top-ups were announced along with revised existing plans so that one could purchase IUC minutes along with its standard plans. Now, Jio has announced new All-In-One recharge plans for 2019 that are touted to offer more data and voice benefits over its existing plans. Priced at Rs 222, Rs 333 and Rs 444, the Jio prepaid plans credit 2GB data per day and have a validity of one, two and three months respectively.

Along with free daily data, Jio users will get unlimited free calls to other users on ṭhe Jio network, along with non-Jio FUP of 1,000 minutes. This means that the company is bundling 1,000 IUC minutes with its new All-In-One packs. Additionally, earlier benefits like free SMS and access to Jio’s suite of apps are still available. One thing to note with Jio’s new plans is the ability to extend any of the three existing plans by a month by paying Rs 111. So, as an example, if you have opted for the Rs 333 plan, you can pay an additional Rs 111 to extend the benefits for an additional month.

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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