Reliance Jio offering free data for two months; here’s how to avail the offer

Reliance Jio offering free data for two months; here’s how to avail the offer

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Reliance Jio is now offering two months of free data to its postpaid users. The telecom upstart has partnered ICICI Bank to launch a new offer for the postpaid customers. The benefits will, however, not be delivered to the customer instantly. The free postpaid benefits will be given in tranches of two bills. The Reliance Jio postpaid plan costs Rs 199 and offers 25GB of data for a billing cycle. The calls are unlimited along with complimentary access to Jio apps. Coming to the offer, ICICI Bank will give the customer two months of free services when paying for 12 months. This is how it works – you pay for first six months using the ICICI Bank credit card for your Jio number. In return, ICICI Bank will offer a discount for the seventh month equal to one month’s charge. This is how the fi
Amazon Freedom Sale kicks off August 9: Here are the deals, offers you can expect

Amazon Freedom Sale kicks off August 9: Here are the deals, offers you can expect

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Amazon has announced the Freedom Sale in India. In the build-up to India’s 72nd Independence Day, the e-commerce giant is kicking off a four-day sale that will see over ‘200,000’ deals on a range of products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, gaming consoles, clothing, home appliances and furniture, and more. This includes some big brands such as LG, JBL, OnePlus, Huawei, Honor, Samsung, and Vivo among others. The Amazon Freedom Sale will begin on August 9 at 12 am midnight and will last until 11:59 pm on August 12. The four-day sale will be hosted ahead of the Independence Day, which is also when most shoppers go out to cash in on the huge discounts and deals being offered during these days. Amazon will offer an additional cashback of 10 per cent, in partnership with State B
Android 9 Pie is here so when will your Android phone get it? Here are some dates

Android 9 Pie is here so when will your Android phone get it? Here are some dates

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Chances are that your Android phone will not get the Android 9 Pie. The state of Android version updates continues to be a mess and Android p doesn't change it. But at the same time, there are certain Android users who will get to taste the Pie on their existing phones. Yes, the numbers of these users isn't relatively high. But they exist and you are one of them if you happen to use any of the following phones. If you have a Pixel phone: If you have a Google Pixel phone - either first generation or the second generation - your phone will get the Android 9 Pie update in the coming days. Chances are that if you have the Google Pixel 2 XL, you will get it either today or in another day or two. If you have the Pixel 2, then too you should expect the Android 9 Pie on your phone this week.
Apple offers free repair of its devices for flood-hit Japanese users

Apple offers free repair of its devices for flood-hit Japanese users

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TOKYO: Apple will help the flood-affected Japanese people by undertaking free repair of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Mac computers, Apple Watches and Apple's displays damaged in the torrential rains that hit the western part of the country earlier this month. If the gadgets were impaired directly by the rain disasters and still fixable, individual users can apply for the free service, The Japan Times reported on Monday. The Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant plans to accept requests for free repair of its products until the end of September. The offer is only for individual users, not for companies or stores using Apple devices for their businesses. The users also must be residents of municipalities being supported by the central government under the Disaster Relief Act, th...
Jio Giving Users Free 2GB Data per Day With New Jio Digital Pack

Jio Giving Users Free 2GB Data per Day With New Jio Digital Pack

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Reliance Jio, the newest operator in the Indian telecom scene, has released a new add-on pack for its prepaid subscribers that gives 2GB of additional daily 4G data over and above the existing Jio pack that the user has subscribed to. Visible in the MyJio app automatically, this add-on pack is currently rolling out for select subscribers, eligibility for which is currently unknown. Also, the Jio digital pack does not come with any additional calling or SMS benefits, which will remain same as the one offered in the existing base pack. A Jio representative confirmed to Gadgets 360 that add-on is valid only until July 31, 2018. With the Digital Pack active, if a Jio user is availing the Rs. 399 prepaid pack which offers 1.5GB 4G data per day, for 84 days, then the they will get a total of ...
Paytm launches Forex card, cash services: All you need to know

Paytm launches Forex card, cash services: All you need to know

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New Delhi: One of India’s largest digital wallet services providers, Paytm, on Wednesday announced that it is finally launching Foreign Exchange (Forex) services – Forex cash and Forex card – giving customers the provision to access top 20 international currencies on its platform. The development comes after Paytm had in April said it is seeking to foray into forex service, in a bid to expand its business. It may be noted that the company had received AD Category II from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is a licence required to become an authorised dealer. This is another venture by the digital payment company to expand its product portfolio to attract more customers. What is the service all about?   Issuing a statement after the launch of service, Paytm said it has launched a p
Vodafone offers 50% discount on Amazon Prime membership

Vodafone offers 50% discount on Amazon Prime membership

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Amazon Prime membership is available for Vodafone prepaid members at 50 per cent discount. Under Vodafone’s “Youth Offer on Amazon Prime”, prepaid customers aged between 18-24 can get 12-month Amazon Prime membership for Rs 499. The yearly membership of Amazon Prime is originally available for Rs 999. The e-commerce giant recently unveiled monthly plans as well that cost Rs 129 per month. Amazon Prime membership gives users various benefits including, free faster delivery, access to Amazon Prime Video, exclusive access to deals, and more. It also comes bundled with Prime Video, which offers Indian and regional video content as well as Prime Music for ad-free music in several languages. Vodafone prepaid customers will need to sign up on MyVodafone app and pay Rs 499. Post
Alert: New smartphone virus is stealing bank info, reading your messages

Alert: New smartphone virus is stealing bank info, reading your messages

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Android smartphone users are being warned against a new ‘Frankenstein’ virus that cybercriminals are looking to spread. Dubbed MysteryBot, the virus combines the worst features of different malwares like ransomware, keyloggers and banking trojans to create a virus that can attack on many fronts. Security researchers from ThreatFabric discovered the malware, and said it appears to be related to the well-known LokiBot Android banking trojan. “We believe there is indeed a link between the creator(s) of LokiBot and MysteryBot. This is justified by the fact that MysteryBot is clearly based on the LokiBot bot code,” a ThreatFabric spokesperson was quoted in Bleeping Computer. MysteryBot is capable of taking control of infected devices, with the ability to read messages, gather contact info
Truecaller acquires Chillr and Truecaller Pay 2.0 Launch

Truecaller acquires Chillr and Truecaller Pay 2.0 Launch

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Truecaller has officially said that it has bagged Chillr and now the company is foraying into digital payments segment in India. Now it has launched Truecaller Pay 2.0. Nami Zarringhalam, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Truecaller said ” Since launching Truecaller Pay in 2017, we’ve seen an increasing number of use cases to make the lives of our users in India easier. By acquiring Chillr, we are reaffirming our commitment to mobile payments and strengthening our plans to increase its adoption amongst our user base.” The founders of Chillr – Sony Joy, Anoop Sankar, Mohamed Galib and Lishoy Bhaskaran – will join Truecaller, along with the rest of the team. Joy will be appointed Vice President of Truecaller Pay. Chillr is planning to leverage its full reach of over 15
New Gmail launches for everyone in July

New Gmail launches for everyone in July

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The big Gmail redesign is slated to arrive for everyone next month, Google announced Monday. At this point the new Gmail, which Google first unveiled in April, is an Early Adopter Program. If you're interested in checking it out before July's general availability launch, just head over to Gmail on your computer, click Settings in the top right corner, then select "Try the new Gmail." If you change your mind, you can click Settings, then "Go back to classic Gmail." "Approximately eight weeks after the GA announcement in July, any users who haven't yet been transitioned to the new Gmail will be automatically migrated to the new experience," Google wrote in a blog post. "They'll have the option to opt out of the new Gmail for an additional four weeks." Twelve weeks after the general avai