India's Idea Cellular offers an attractive incentive for post-paid subscribers by reducing its international roaming tariffs for both voice and data, offering savings up to 95 percent. But local SIM cards may still be cheaper options.
Nitin Puri discusses key mobile communications developments in India, home to one of the world's largest mobile phone population.
Originally from Canada, Nitin has been residing and working in India since 2009. He has worked in different ICT industries in countries such as India, Canada, and Tanzania. He is an avid follower and application developer within the growing mobile phone sector in India.
Now that BlackBerry's popular BBM is available for both the Android and iOS platforms, BlackBerry is reaching out directly to Indian handset manufacturers to have their devices pre-installed with the BBM messaging app.
Customer care and support amongst Indian telecom operators varies, depending on the carrier and who you ask. Ultimately, the subscriber is left to determine whether their concern or query has been resolved. Now, subscribers will be able to follow up by calling a number to file complaints, regardless of carrier.
By now, many of us have heard of the infamous virtual currency, Bitcoin. With a steady rise in both awareness and especially value as of late, it’s only fitting that India's first Bitcoin conference would be held in due time.
Over the past few months, Tata has been pushing their TataSky Mobile aggressively in India. Now, in a bid to lure even more customers, they're offering free talk time minutes by simply watching mobile ads.
Ahead of federal elections next year, politicians have been embracing social media to their advantage. Now, that same space could be used against them when tribal groups attempt to expose some of their unethical practices.
U2opia Mobile has turned to Unstructured Supplementary Service Data to provide a way for users with basic mobile devices to access Facebook, even when the phones have no data connection. But there are limitations.
Even though 70 percent of India's population live in rural areas, telcos are still focused on providing services and products to urban areas instead.
When Google took over Motorola last year, they also stopped selling devices in India. Now, it's set to return with an affordable, low end handset: Moto G.
With India already having some of the lowest tariffs in the world for both voice and data, competition is about to pick up as 3G rates have been slashed to 2G rates, benefiting subscribers all over.
As with all advances in technology, societal pitfalls can surface amid adoption and India is no exception to the rule with regard to its exponential mobile growth. But does its image deserve to suffer as a result?
India's love for the Apple iPhone and the new iPhone 5 launch just in time for Diwali has seen stores run out and scrambling for new stock.
Apple is now playing catch-up in India, at its own expense, against rival Samsung and domestic market leader Micromax and compete for a slice of the country's mobile device sales. Should it consider an India-only device?
In a country where universal healthcare is a daily challenge to meet because of difficult geographic constraints, one leading hospital group in India has turned to mobile to increase its accessibility and coverage.
The Indian bank is mixing up mobile banking and social media with its Facebook app called Pockets. This adds social features, including a bill splitting function for meals with friends.