Jio users will now be charged for voice calls



Jio to charge users 6 paisa/min for voice calls made to rival phone networks. However, these charges are not applicable on calls made by Jio users to other Jio phones and to landline phones and calls made using WhatsApp, FaceTime and other such platforms.



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Telco biggies are ignoring Chinese firms for 5G trial



The move comes against the backdrop of the US and some of its allies banning the purchase of Chinese telecom gear over security concerns and pressuring other countries to follow suit.



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Don't write off payments banks, yet



While payments banks surely lose money, their operating ratios were looking better in 2017-18 compared to the year before. This implies that as customer volumes start picking up, the business models may perk up too, says R Jagannathan.



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'Comfort zone for the market will be 5-10% below current levels'



Mahesh Nandurkar, executive director and India Strategist at CLSA, talks to Puneet Wadhwa ahead of their 21st India Forum on his interpretation of how the markets have played out over the past few months, the road ahead, and his sector preferences in this backdrop.



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Fake news: Govt may block mobile apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp



The government is also trying to curb child abuse and pornography and such platforms act as catalysts in these cases.



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Vodafone, Idea merger likely to get DoT nod soon



Idea Cellular will have to furnish an undertaking that it will entertain all the liabilities whenever a final decision is taken by the courts



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