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Indian Telecom Gaint Vodafone Idea Is Now “Vi”

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On 31 August 2018, Vodafone India merged with Idea Cellular, to form a new entity named Vodafone Idea Limited. Vodafone currently holds a 45.1% stake in the combined entity and Aditya Birla Group holds a 26% stake.

On 7 September 2020, Vodafone Idea unveiled its new brand identity, ‘Vi’ which involves the integration of the company’s erstwhile separate brands ‘Vodafone’ and ‘Idea’ into one unified brand.

The two companies agreed to merge their operations with a swap ratio of 1:1. This means every Idea share you hold will be exchanged with a new share in the merged company. … The assessment suggests Vodafone India’s business is worth Rs 82,800 crore, while Idea’s business is valued at Rs 72,200 crore.

Amid the ongoing financial crisis, Vodafone-Idea today called a virtual; round table to announce a strategic decision. The telecom major launched a new brand identity—Vi (pronounced ‘we’) for itself this morning. The firm had set off a teaser campaign on the social media late Sunday evening. The telco has till now been advertising the two brands separately. The relaunch, coming two years after the August 2018 merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular, is to have a combined brand identity and advertising around it. It’s the final step in the biggest integration of two telecom brands, top executives said.

Coming to market reaction, Shares of Vodafone Idea (VIL) rose as much as 10 percent to Rs 13.21 on the BSE on Monday. The stock hit its 15-month high of Rs 13.45 in Friday’s intra-day trade. It rallied 75 per cent from its intra-day low of Rs 7.69, hit on September 1. Aftermarket hours on Friday, VIL had announced a fundraising of Rs 15,000 crore of equity and debt instruments each with aggregate quantum capped at Rs 25,000 crore. The fundraising plan and the rebranding is indeed sending out a strong signal that it’s going to be around, possibly for years to come.

Vodafone Idea ia owned by Vodafone plc and the Aditya Birla group.Vodafone has a 44.39 per cent shareholding in the JV while the Aditya Birla group holds 27.66 per cent. The two partners have equal control in the board. The merger agreement suggests the Birlas can buy an additional 9.5 per cent from Vodafone to equalize their stakes.

Telecom operator Vodafone Idea The two companies agreed to merge their operations with a swap ratio of 1:1. This means every Idea share you hold will be exchanged with a new share in the merged company. … The assessment suggests Vodafone India’s business is worth Rs 82,800 crore, while Idea’s business is valued at Rs 72,200 crore.
Apart from this, Vodafone Idea has also brought a Rs 46 plan voucher to the Delhi circle, which was initially introduced for Kerala circle. Under this plan, users will be given 100 local on-net night minutes for 28 days. The night minute benefits can be availed by users from 11 pm to 6 am. This voucher is inclusive of local and national calls during the day at a cost of Rs 2.5 paise per second. Just like the other two plans, the Rs 46 voucher is also applicable for Idea subscribers in the Delhi circle. Users can also opt for a similar plan at Rs 24 that offers the same 100 local on-net night minutes. However, validity is halved to 14 days.

Vodafone Idea new plans

All the existing plans in unlimited category will be replaced by the new plans.

  • Rs 49 monthly plan: This plan will offer a Rs 38 talk time, 100 MB data, 2.5p/sec tariff, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 79 monthly plan: This plan has a Rs 64 talk time, 200 MB data, 1p/sec tariff, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 97 monthly plan: Rs 45 Talktime, 100 MB data, 1p/ sec tariff, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 197 monthly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 2 GB data, 300 SMS, 28 days validity.
  • Rs 297 monthly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day,.28 days validity.
  • Rs 249 monthly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day,.28 days validity.
  • Rs 399 monthly plan: Unlimited voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 3 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day,.28 days validity.
  • Rs 379 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 6 GB data, 1000 SMS, 84 days.validity.
  • Rs 599 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100.SMS/day, 84 days of validity..
  • Rs 699 three-month plan: Unlimited voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 2 GB data, and 100 SMS.Rs 647 yearly plan: unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day, 84 days validity.
  • Rs 1,499 yearly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 12000 mins for off-net calls), 24 GB data, 3600 SMS, 365 days validity.

 

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Oppo A77 Will Launch in First Week of August: Details,Specifications

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It’s expected that the  Oppo A77 has been rumored that the Indian variant of the smartphone is going to release in India in the first week of August.  The Oppo A77 Indian variant would be in 4G model. It features a redesigned rear camera design. And also it accommodates a larger 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The other specifications include a 6.56-inch HD+ display, MediaTek Helio G35 Processor, 50MP main camera, and a 2MP depth one. And the Oppo A77 will include an 8-megapixel AI portrait lens on the front.

 

 

 

 

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Amazon Great Freedom Festival Sale 2022 – Dates Announced

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The Great Freedom Festival sale from Amazone promises discounts on most smartphones, laptops, Amazon devices, and other electronics items. This will start from August 6 to August 10 this year as Independence Day special sale. Amazon will collaborate with SBI Card to offer a 10 percent instant discount to its cardholders during the sale. In addition to the discounts, the Independence Day sale will also offer no-cost EMI payment options, exchange offers, and other deals with top mobile phones and items.

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Realme Buds Air 3 Neo, Watch 3, Buds Wireless 2S Earphones Launched in India

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Recently Realme launched three mainstream products in their gadgets line up, Realme Watch 3 smartwatch, Buds Air 3 Neo true wireless earphones, and Buds Wireless 2S neckband-style wireless earphones.

The Realme Watch 3 has a major feature addition in the form of Bluetooth calling functionality, while the Realme Buds Air 3 Neo has support for Dolby Atmos audio. The Realme Buds Wireless 2S will be priced affordably and will promise reliable and stable connectivity thanks to Bluetooth 5.3

Realme Watch 3

Realme Watch 3 has a 1.8-inch TFT-LCD touch screen, with a resolution of 240×286 pixels. Watch 3’s important feature is Bluetooth calling, and it has a built-in microphone and speaker system. With that, once it’s paired, the Realme Watch 3 can function the same as a hands-free speaker device for your smartphone. Realme Watch 3 has a 340mAh battery, and IP68 rated for dust and water resistance and has sensors for heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, and step and sleep tracking, with over 110 fitness modes for workout tracking. The Realme Watch 3 is on sale at Rs. 3,499 in India, but for the time being it will be available at an introductory price of Rs. 2,999. The Realme Watch 3 goes on sale on August 3, on Flipkart, the Realme online store, and select retail stores.

Realme Buds Air 3 Neo, Buds Wireless 2S specifications and features

The new Realme Buds Air 3 Neo came with 10mm dynamic bass drivers and supports Dolby Atmos, AI ENC for noise cancellation for calls, and Bluetooth 5.2 technology. The earbuds support up to 7 hours of music playback on a single charge. Also, the earbuds charging case bring the battery life up to 30 hours, with USB Type-C charging. The Realme Buds Air 3 Neo is priced at Rs. 1,999 in India, while the Buds Wireless 2S is available for Rs. 1,499. For the time being, these products will be available at discounted prices of Rs. 1,699 and Rs. 1,299 respectively. These products go on sale July last week, on Flipkart, the Realme online store, and select retail stores.

 

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