27 December 2014

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Airtel Announces VOIP packs 75 MB 75 Rupees next FM Pack

Airtel Announces VOIP packs 75 MB 75 Rupees next FM Pack

Airtel has announced its VoIP data pack.
The VoIP pack will cost prepaid Airtel customers Rs 75 for 75MB of data over a 28-day period similar plans for postpaid users are coming soon.

VOIP Apps or software or services –
Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, Line, WeChat

This will allow customers to make between 200 and 250 minutes of Internet calls. At that rate, it would cost Rs. 1,000 for 1GB of VoIP data.

Prepaid customers who have purchased plans before 24th December will be able to use all their services and on their next recharge, the new VoIP rules will be applicable.

The changes will not be applicable immediately but will be released in a phased manner over the next few weeks. Customers will be informed in advance of the changed charges beforehand says Airtel.

In a statement Airtel said following

[Over the last twenty years, we have invested over Rs. 140,000 crores in rolling out telecommunications services in every nook and corner of the country. In addition, we have paid over Rs. 50,000 crores in terms of government levies in just five years. Going forward, we are committed to rolling out data networks across the country. In order to ensure this, our business must be viable and sustainable. Our voice services that are enjoyed by every one of our customers provides us the capacity to continuously invest in and upgrade our networks on an ongoing basis. We, therefore, believe that VoIP services in their current form are not tenable for us as a business. As a result, we will charge separately for VoIP services.

    However, in line with our philosophy of putting our customers above all else - we are committed to making VoIP services extremely affordable and attractive by ensuring adequate minutes for a very small charge on VoIP.

    As a result, in line with the recent announcement of our VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) pack, Airtel would like to clarify the following:

    Our customers can enjoy a superior VoIP calling experience on Airtel's network by choosing from a range of new VoIP specific data packs that will soon be launched. For prepaid users, the VoIP exclusive pack will be priced at Rs. 75 for 75MB with a validity of 28 days. This will allow customers to make between 200 and 250 minutes of calling. Similarly, affordable VoIP plans will soon be launched for postpaid customers. There would be no other charges in respective of VoIP calls.

    The VoIP update is not applicable with immediate effect. This change will be implemented in a phased manner over the next few weeks. In all cases, our customers will proactively be informed about these VoIP charges in advance through the company's standard communication channels like SMS, USSD pop-up, email etc.]

Soon other companies will also join the Airtel as its beneficial and profitable for companies.

Now this is the test of BJP government what it does to protect net neutrality

If this starts then soon companies will start to charge as per usage
Example –
Listening song
Watching Video

For every act done on the smart phone companies will charge example using fire fox browser pay extra or use only our browser.

Use only smart phones sold by companies or pay more for the data and internet uses.

Like this soon we Indians will see the packs like
1-FM Pack for listening radio on smart pack
2- Search Pack – Key words image search
3- Video Pack Youtube Pack

Government needs to bring the Ordinance or bring a new law which will protect the net neutrality.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Destination Infinity December 28, 2014  

I wonder why there is no law to regulate these things yet?

Destination Infinity