IMC 2018: High Levies on Telecom Contradict PM’s Vision of Digital India, Says Sunil Mittal

The high rate of GST and spectrum prices in the telecom sector go against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a digitally-empowered India, Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said here on Thursday. Telecom is also among the most-taxed sectors globally, he said, addressing the inaugural session of the India Mobile Congress 2018. “I cannot see how this contradiction canRead More

Airtel Rivals Jio by Offering Rs. 2,000 Cashback on Purchase of New 4G Smartphone

Taking on competitors such as Reliance Jio and Vodafone, Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced a new festive offer under which it is offering an instant cashback benefit worth Rs. 2,000 to customers upgrading to a new 4G smartphone. The new offer is a part of the company’s recently launched #AirtelThanks initiative that is aimed to reward loyal customers. The telcoRead More

Vodafone Idea Partners Citibank to Offer 50 Percent Cashback but There’s a Lot of Fine Print

Telecom operators Vodafone and Idea Cellular completed the merger of their India operations in August, and the merged entity has since then been revising plans to offer uniform deals to all customers. The merger effectively made Vodafone Idea Limited the largest telecom service provider in India, and this merged company has now partnered with Citibank to offer up to 50 percent cashback toRead More