In today's big news, Reliance Communications offers unlimited voice calls at Rs. 149, Paytm starts another 3-day cashback sale, and OnePlus teases the India launch of the new OnePlus 3T smartphone. Check out these and more such great headline-grabbers in your 360 Daily tech round-up.
Reliance Communications offering unlimited voice calls at Rs. 149
Following in the footsteps of Jio, Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications has launched a new plan offering unlimited voice calling at Rs. 149. Under this plan, users will be able to make unlimited voice calls to any mobile network in the country free of charge. They also get 300MB of mobile data, which can be used on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. Reliance Communications has mentioned in its release that there are no hidden charges or any additional conditions that are associated with the new '149 Unlimited' plan.
Paytm hosts sale, offers cashback on iPhones & others smartphones
Paytm is hosting from November 22 to November 24 another sale on its website, offering discounts and cashbacks on smartphones such as iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, among others. The cashback amount on iPhones ranges from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 10,000, depending on models and storage capacities, while the Galaxy S7 Edge is available at a 15 percent discount. Flagship smartphones by Sony and HTC carry discounts as well as cashbacks. Not only top-end handsets but mid-rangers by Asus, Lenovo, LG, BlackBerry, Motorola, Oppo etc are also part of the sale.
OnePlus teases OnePlus 3T India launch
Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus has teased the India launch of the new OnePlus 3T smartphone via a tweet. The OnePlus India handle in a tweet said "Guess who’s coming to town?" with a photo with the text “The best is about to get better.” The background colour of the image is similar to Gunmetal, one of the two colour options of OnePlus 3T smartphone. There is no word yet on the pricing or launch date of the smartphone though.
PM Modi seeks public's views on demonetisation move with app-based survey
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought the views of the public on the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes by voting on the official Narendra Modi app. The app – available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone – features questions such as "Do you have any suggestions/ideas or insights you would like to share with PM Narendra Modi?", "Do you think black money exists in India?", "Do you think the evil of corruption and black money need to be fought and eliminated?", "What do you think of government's move of banning old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes?"
Ola Play in-car entertainment platform launched for Prime customers
Ola Prime customers will now be able to play the music of their choice while riding in the cab courtesy the cab aggregator’s new Ola Play platform. The new service is aimed at mostly business travellers who use its line of mid-size sedans, and is seen as another play to lure buyers away from rival Uber.
Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 smartphone with VoLTE support launched in India
Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 smartphone with 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) display, 3GB RAM and VoLTE support has been launched in India at Rs. 10,499. Available exclusively on Flipkart, the smartphone’s 2.5D curved glass display is protected by Asahi Dragontrail glass. The new Eluga Mark 2 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6753 processor. It also has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, 32GB storage, fingerprint sensor, and a 3000mAh battery.
Netflix expands 4K video streaming to Windows 10 PCs
Netflix has brought its 4K streaming service to Windows 10 desktops and laptops, but only for the high-end models. The company said in a blog post that users must have a Windows 10 PC with 4K-capable screen, and seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Moreover, Microsoft Edge delivers better battery life than Google Chrome while watching 4K content, says Netflix.
Apple reportedly stops development of AirPort wireless router
Apple has reportedly abandoned work on the AirPort wireless routers and reassigned the team to work on iPhones, iPads and Apple TV. The decision to stop work on the wireless routers was taken because of the small amount of revenue the division was generating for the company. The AirPort router is part of the 'Others' product category, which accounts for only 5 percent of the company’s total sales. Apple has not refreshed the routers since 2013.
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