Airtel Takes on Jio Phone With Karbonn A1 Indian, A41 Power Smartphones: Price, Offer Details

Jio Phone is effectively free, while the new Airtel phones’ effective price starts at Rs. 1,799 HIGHLIGHTS The new Karbonn phones will compete against Jio Phone Karbonn A1 Indian comes at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,799 Karbonn A41 Power at an ‘effective price’ of Rs. 1,849 Jio Phone is a looming threat for both phone makers and telecom operators, despite its pre-booking sale opening only once since it was unveiled in July. It came as no surprise to anyone that to counter Jio Phone, Airtel partnered with Karbonn and then Celkon to subsidise the…

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Jetstar takes ticks off after ticking off

YEP, it’s true, our Kiwi neighbours are doing something better than us. They are refusing to put up with one of the most irritating things about booking flights these days: those pesky preselected boxes that could end up making your ticket a lot more expensive. Jetstar has agreed to drop the use of preselected “opt-out” services when selling airline tickets online after New Zealand’s Commerce Commission concluded there were grounds to prosecute the Qantas Airways subsidiary under the Fair Trading Act. The airline had held out as other companies fell…

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