Jio Free Data Offer
Reliance Jio has announced yet another promotion. Customers who buy a Lyf smartphone will be eligible to receive 20 percent more 4G data from Jio for free. There are 10 eligible Lyf models, all in the Lyf Water series. The offer will be activated within 48 hours of a customer using these phones with a Jio SIM, and will be reactivated each month till 31 March 2018, if the user recharges with a certain amount. Buyers will also get a one-year warranty extension.
Paytm announces Pre-GST sale
Paytm has announced a three-day clearance sale on TVs, laptops, and other consumer goods in light of the upcoming introduction of GST. With dealers trying to clear out older stocks, buyers can look forward to cashback offers and discounts. Big brands are expected to be available, though exact details of the eligible products will only be known once the sale begins. Paytm says that over 6,000 sellers are participating. Shoppers also stand to win an iPhone 7 as part of the promotion.
BSNL to deploy 25,000 rural Wi-Fi hotspots
BSNL has agreed to set up 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots at its rural exchanges within the next six months. The initiative will be funded through the Universal Service Obligation fund, with the government spending Rs. 940 crores on it in order to spread Internet access to far-flung parts of the country. It is hoped that the step will bridge the urban-rural digital divide in India. BSNL says that work has already begun, and all 25,000 hotspots will be deployed, with a reliable fibre backhaul in place by December 2018.