Mobile users will pay less for roaming from Friday as leading operators, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and RCom, slashed their roaming rates by up to 75 percent weeks after regulator TRAI cut ceiling tariffs.
As a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, telecom major Airtel on Saturday announced free calls to Nepal on its network over the next 48 hours, while state-run BSNL and MTNL decided to charge local rates for calls made to the Himalayan nation for the next three days.
To boost landline business, the state-run BSNL on Thursday announced unlimited free calling scheme during night hours from its fixed line phones to any operator including mobile phones anywhere in the country from May 1.
The Allahabad High Court on Friday sought to know from the Centre as well as the Uttar Pradesh government whether there was any policy in place for allowing installation of mobile phone towers in residential areas.
Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said people in flood-hit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch.
Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has sought details about admission by Vodafone that India was among 29 countries that sought access to its network to intercept calls, text messages and emails last year.
India no. 4 Kavita Somanchi of Reserve Bank prevailed over Geeta Devi of BSNL in a straight games encounter 25-10 25-10 to enter the women`s singles quarterfinals in the All India Public Sector Carrom Tournament here Thursday.
Telecom operators in Punjab have approached police over alleged disruption of services by some anti-social elements in 19 districts of the state, following which authorities registered a case in this connection.
Over 3,500 people turned up at telegraph centres in the Capital which have almost been forgotten in recent years to send a message to their loved ones during the last week of the 160-year-old telegram service.