Why a VoLTE Feature Phone Makes Sense for Reliance Jio

Why a VoLTE Feature Phone Makes Sense for Reliance Jio

It has been almost four and a half months since Jio launched its services to the public. According to RIL’s latest Q3 financial report, Jio’s subscriber base has reached 72.4 million as of December 31st, 2016. I’m pretty sure that before their free offer ends on March 31st, 2017, Jio would have more than 100 million SIMs sold. One would […]

 
     
 
 

Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

It has been over four months since Jio publicly launched its services in India on September 5, 2016. Initial expectations were that Jio would close its free offer by December 31, 2016, and start charging customers from January 1, 2017. However, in a surprise move, Jio extended its free offer all the way till March 31, 2017. Most of the […]

 
     
 
 

Walking the Line(age): The Demise of CyanogenMod

Walking the Line(age): The Demise of CyanogenMod

When I was new to the Android world, I did not know much about how smartphones worked and the various functions that can be performed using a smartphone. My first smartphone was the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. The gadget freak in me wanted to know what all a smartphone could do and more. However, being a smartphone that had a […]

 
     
 
 

Has Net Neutrality Been Neutralised in India?

Has Net Neutrality Been Neutralised in India?

It generated a lot of heat and controversy. And a fair bit of confusion as well, with different parties telling different versions. In fact, during the entire Net Neutrality debate, it seemed that while the general public had one definition of Net Neutrality, the regulator, TRAI, had another definition of it. For the general public in India, Net Neutrality meant […]

 
     
 
 

The Apple Watch Needs Competition as Much as Sales

The Apple Watch Needs Competition as Much as Sales

Is the smartwatch market in trouble? It depends on whom you talk to. On the one hand, there are manufacturers who don’t seem as bullish about the segment as they did barely a year ago. On the other is Apple, which defiantly insists that all is well. Even that claim is open to scrutiny, though. After all, IDC did say […]

     
 
 

The Trends That Defined Tech in 2016

The Trends That Defined Tech in 2016

Call it whatever you will, but one thing that you cannot call 2016 is predictable. One of the least likely contestants won the US presidential elections, Indians have learned the not so gentle art of lining outside ATMs at odd hours and neither Rafa Nadal nor Roger Federer even made it to the final of a Grand Slam tournament. There […]

 
     
 
 

How to Increase Reliance Jio Data Speeds by Locking Bands

How to Increase Reliance Jio Data Speeds by Locking Bands    

Many of us have been using Reliance Jio for months now and have experienced slow speeds every passing day. While some folks have been lucky to not have their speeds degrade, most had to take a significant hit on their data speeds as the number of users on the network increased. I personally used to get close to 60 Mbps […]

     
 
 

Echo, Dash, Drone… and Go: Amazon Eyeing Grocery Market Monopoly

Echo, Dash, Drone… and Go: Amazon Eyeing Grocery Market Monopoly

Once considered the preserve of the local mom and pop store, grocery delivery by Internet firms is becoming increasingly popular in recent times. There are several startups in the US trying their hand at grocery delivery such as Instacart, Din, and PlateJoy, and we have startups such as Big Basket and Grofers trying the same in India. Most of these […]

 
     
 
 

For Nokia, Redemption Lies in the Mid and Low Segments

For Nokia, Redemption Lies in the Mid and Low Segments

Nokia has been in the news recently as the company is slated to make a comeback in the smartphone market. Reports suggest that during the first half of 2017, we might finally see some ‘real’ Nokia-branded smartphones running on Android. This has been a dream of several smartphone enthusiasts for years. However, that dream was crushed the moment Microsoft purchased […]

 
     
 
 

Why Continuing the Free Offer is More Harmful than Useful for Reliance Jio

Why Continuing the Free Offer is More Harmful than Useful for Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio officially launched its free welcome offer for public on September 5th this year, and it’s almost three months since the launch. In these three months, Jio has raked in as many as 50 million subscribers. The company’s initial plan was to offer free services till December 31st and then start charging subscribers from January 1st onwards. However, Jio […]