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J&K: Mobile phone services restored in Kashmir after three days

Srinagar: Authorities restored mobile phone services in Kashmir, except Pulwama district, after remaining suspended for three days, a senior officer said on Saturday. Mobile phone and internet services were suspended across Kashmir in the wake of Hizbul chief commander, Riyaz Naikoo`s killing in a gunfight with the security forces on May 6. Only BSNL postpaid services were operational during the ... Read More »

Mobile phone industry will ‘crumble’ due to increased GST: Xiaomi’s Manu Jain

New Delhi: The smartphone industry in India is already starting to oppose the government’s decision to increase the goods and service tax (GST) on mobile phones and some components. “GST increase for phones from 12% to 18% will crumble the industry,” tweeted Manu Jain, Managing Director, Xiaomi India. Jain also noted that the smartphone industry is “already struggling with profitability” because ... Read More »

Now, Google enables users to compare and recharge mobile plans

NEW DELHI : Google on Tuesday introduced a new feature to help Indian users discover, compare, and recharge prepaid mobile plans using its ‘Google search’. Starting this Tuesday, Google Search will enable users to browse plans across several mobile carriers, compare discounts and offers, and recharge these plans using the payment. This search experience is currently available for users that have ... Read More »

Qualcomm expects mobile prices to dip further

NEW DELHI: Qualcomm, the world’s top supplier of mobile phone chips, said smartphone prices in India would continue to come down as handset brands drive volumes through economies of scale and expects the Indian smartphone market to grow at sub-10% levels to reach 160 million units in calendar 2020. Rajen Vagadia, president, Qualcomm India, said smartphones powered by the company’s 600-series chips that were ... Read More »

Vodafone Idea new mobile plans: Price, talktime validity, data explained

Vodafone Idea on Sunday announced new tariffs for its various prepaid mobile plans. The new plans will be available across India from 3 December 2019. Vodafone Idea announced a maximum increase of 50% in its unlimited plan with a year-long validity, the new plan will cost ₹1,499 instead of 999 and will have data usage limit of 12 GB instead of 24 ... Read More »

SBI launches contactless mobile payment facility for credit card holders

The SBI Card on Wednesday launched ‘SBI Card Pay’, a payment feature based on Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology for faster, convenient and more secure card payments using mobile phones. “SBI Card Pay is aimed at redefining the payments experience for our customers. Using cutting-edge technologies such as HCE. We want to provide seamless yet swift payments at a speed ... Read More »

Post-paid mobile services likely to resume in Kashmir from Saturday

Travel association bodies had said that no tourist would like to come to the Valley where no phones are working. Tourists seen near the Dal Lake after the Centre withdrew its advisory asking tourists to leave, in Srinagar, Thursday, October 10, 2019PTI Post-paid mobile services in Kashmir are likely to resume from Saturday, 68 days after they were shut down ... Read More »

‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ smashes PUBG record with 100 million downloads in first week

The mobile version of videogame franchise “Call of Duty” racked up 100 million downloads in its first week, industry site Sensor Tower said on Tuesday, dwarfing the debuts of previous smashes including “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG). PUBG, Fortnite and Electronic Arts’ “Apex Legends” scored 26.3 million, 22.5 million and 25 million respectively in their first week of release. “This ... Read More »

Samsung ends mobile phone production in China as it expands facility in India

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has ended mobile telephone production in China, it said on Wednesday, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world’s biggest smartphone market. The shutdown of Samsung’s last China phone factory comes after it cut production at the plant in Huizhou in June and suspended another factory late last year, underscoring stiff competition in the country. ... Read More »

Ravi Shankar Prasad exhorts electronics, mobile cos to step up manufacturing, export from India

The government on Monday exhorted captains of electronics and mobile industry to step up investments as well as manufacturing in India and asserted that fundamentals of the economy remain strong despite global turbulence. Addressing CEO and heads of leading electronics and mobile companies like Apple, Dell, Oppo and Samsung among other others, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made an aggressive ... Read More »