Monday, April 21, 2014

Vodafone launches "Choose your Mobile Number"

Vodafone launches "Choose Your Mobile Number" inline with state run PSU BSNL, which offers Choose Your Mobile Numbers from Last three Years. Vodafone brings back Zoozoos contextualized in popular TV shows. The ZooZoos mark their return during IPL 2014 to communicate Vodafone’s differentiated customer experience that offers unique products and services to make customer’s life simple and convenient. Each TV commercial will bring to life our favourite TV shows and depict ZooZoos in a creative and engaging manner to connect the customer ‘pain point’, thus linking it to the proposition that Vodafone offers. The first two television commercials revolve around Vodafone’s two product propositions, viz. ‘Choose Your Number’ and ‘Chhota Credit’. 
The entire IPL 2014 campaign releasing on 16th April, focuses upon Vodafone’s superior customer service and will promote several such products and services from different areas like voice, mobile internet, customer service and retail. The Vodafone Superfan promotion will also be part of this campaign enabling customers to win a money can’t buy IPL experience. The Superfan activation will be primarily led by digital and on-ground activations. Vodafone ZooZoos are back with IPL 2014 but without Bang this time as both the plans ‘Choose Your Favourite Phone Number’ and ‘Chhota Credit’ are already in marked from more than 4-5 years by BSNL and other Pvt. Telecom operators. 
For Vodafone launches "Choose Mobile Number"visit website: https://www.vodafone.in

Supreme Court allows CAG to audit private Telecom Companies

Supreme Court made it clear that private companies that share revenue from natural resources such as spectrum with the government would be subjected to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). A Bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and Vikramajit Sen dismissed an appeal filed by the Association of Unified Telecom Services Providers against a Delhi High Court judgment which held that the CAG could audit private telecom companies. Justice Radhakrishnan said it was important that the CAG examined the accounts to detect any unlawful gains.
Directing telecom giants such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone to provide all records and documents sought by the CAG, the bench noted that through its audit, the CAG was not carrying out a statutory audit of the accounts of the service providers but was ascertaining whether the Centre was getting its legitimate share by way of “revenue sharing”. The CAG, the court said, was not actually auditing the accounts of the UAS service providers as such, but examining all receipts to ascertain whether the Centre was getting its due share by way of licence fee and spectrum charges, which it is legitimately entitled to, by way of revenue sharing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vodafone acquires 100% stake in Vodafone India

Vodafone has just announces that it has acquired 100% stake in its Indian subsidiary, Vodafone India Limited. It acquired indirect equity interests in VIL held by Analjit Singh and Neelu Analjit Singh in March, taking its stake to 89.03% of Vodafone India. Piramal Enterprises Limited has agreed to sell its 10.97% Vodafone India stake to Vodafone for Rs. 8,900 crores. The combined cash consideration for both transactions was Rs. 10,142 crores (1.0 billion GBP), said Vodafone. The latest Indian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy permits 100% stake for foreign businesses, up from the previous limit of 74% to boost the economy. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board approved both acquisitions on 20 February 2014, following receipt of the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.
Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone Group, said "We are delighted to have secured 100% ownership of one of our fastest growing businesses. Vodafone is strongly committed to India and we have invested significantly over many years to bring communications to millions of people for the first time. Our business will continue to connect communities and offer the best products and services – from entertainment to our innovative money transfer service, M-Pesa – to enhance the lives of Indians throughout the country".
Vodafone India’s customer base has grown around 550%, from 30 million to just over 164 million customers since it acquired Hutchison in 2007. Since 2007 it has built more than 95,000 base stations, taking the total to over 120,000 units that covers 83% of the country. Vodafone operates in all the 22 circles in India and has 7,800 Vodafone stores and mini stores, distribution chain of over 1.6 million small businesses and recharging outlets. It also opened Angel stores, run and managed exclusively by women. It launched M-Pesa in 19 circles.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Moto G buyers with 100 percent cashback and free shopping worth Rs 1 lakh at Flipkart

Flipkart has been rolling out some lucrative deals to attract customers towards the best-selling Moto G, and
here’s yet another. This time around, the online retailers has announced new prizes – a lucky winner could take home one-year of free shopping on Flipkart worth Rs 1 lakh and 100 customers could get full cash back on the Moto G.


The bumper prize winner will be a Flipkart E-Gift voucher worth Rs 1 lakh, and 100 other lucky winners will get full cash back on their Moto G purchase, again in the form of a Flipkart E-Gift voucher only. To avail the offer, users need to answer a question related to the smartphone along with the device purchase order ID and text it to Flipkart on 09250692506 before April 30, 2014. Flipkart will announce the winners via its Facebook page on May 7, and also inform winners via SMS or email.  The terms and conditions applicable on the scheme reveal that the prizes will be availed only in the form of e-gift vouchers, a customer can participate only once in the contest and the three day offer runs between April 14 and April 17

Flipkart worth Rs 1lakh offer - Click Here 

Motorola Moto X

Moto X sitting in the mid-range segment that’s putting quad-core and octa-core phones to shame, thereby busting the myth that more cores equals a better experience. At a price tag of Rs 23,999, the Moto X is proving to be unbeatable value as we had a glimpse of it just after a day’s usage.


Flipkart Motorola X - Click here

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for T-Mobile
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - for Europe
4G Network LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T
LTE 700 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - for T-Mobile
  LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 - for Europe
SIM Nano-SIM
Announced 2013, August
Status Available. Released 2013, August
BODY Dimensions 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm (5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~312 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
NFC Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host
CAMERA Primary 10 MP, 4320 x 2432 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Secondary Yes, 2 MP,1080p
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 320
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White (front panel), 18 color options (back panel)
  - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Google Drive (50 GB storage)
- SNS integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa
- Organizer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 576 h
Talk time Up to 13 h
MISC SAR US 1.39 W/kg (head)     0.50 W/kg (body)    

Monday, April 7, 2014

Flipkart exchange scheme on Moto G purchase, offers Rs. 2,000 discount

Some popular phones that can be used for the exchange offer for buying the Moto G includes the
BlackBerry Curve 9320, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Micromax Canvas 4, Micromax Canvas Doodle 2, HTC 8X, and HTC One S. The list also includes the Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Consumers can check their old phone's eligibility on the Moto G listing on Flipkart.

The online retailer also notes that consumers will be charged Rs. 50 for picking up the old phone, which would differ according to the location.Flipkart has laid a few conditions for the 'exchange your old phone' offer for the Moto G. The old phone that you wish to exchange should be in a working condition. In February, Motorola launched the Moto G dual-SIM phone in 8GB and 16GB storage variants at Rs. 12,499 and Rs. 13,999 respectively.