Category: Mobile Operator

Telenor India Launches Free Life Insurance for Subscribers

Telenor India on Wednesday announced free life insurance cover for its existing 47.55 million as well as potential new customers across its six operating circles. By spending on regular recharges with a small incremental value, Telenor consumers will get the benefit of a life insurance cover, which will be a hundred times of the monthly […]

Aircel Introduces Free Internet Scheme for New Subscribers

India’s leading mobile service providers Aircel Thursday introduced free basic Internet for all new customers, claimed to be first of kind in India. The product has been specially designed keeping in view the dramatic increase of mobile data users, for whom data usage is as much a part of their daily lives as voice calling, […]

Airtel 4G Speed Challenge Ads Found ‘Misleading’

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), responding to a consumer complaint about Airtel’s 4G speed challenge ads, has sent a notice to the telecom operator saying the ad campaign is misleading. The watchdog has also asked Airtel to either withdraw or modify the ad campaign, or seek a review of the decision. The advertisement […]

Proposal on Compensating Users for Call Drops by October 15

Sectoral regulator Trai will come out with recommendations on compensating consumers for call dropsby October 15 while it will also release a service paper in the next few days listing reasons behind the menace. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Thursday conducted an open house discussion on the issue wherein all the stakeholders […]

US Official Defends Surveillance on Eve of EU Data Ruling

US intelligence does not conduct mass, indiscriminate harvesting of foreigners’ private data, a senior US official has said on the eve of a landmark EU court ruling that will affect thousands of companies including the likes of Facebook. Robert Litt, legal adviser to the Director of National Intelligence, firmly rebutted allegations that a USsurveillance programme […]

UK Spies Can Hack Smartphones

British spies can hack into phones remotely with a simple text message and make audio recordings or take photos without owners knowing, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Monday. “They want to own your phone instead of you,” the whistleblower said in an interview with the BBC’s Panorama programme, referring to Britain’s Government […]