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Reliance Jio Plans

On September 5th Reliance Jio introduced it’s Reliance Jio Plans of offering a top notch speed 4G internet service and unlimited voice calling offer! Reliance Jio also made announcement about offering services to live TV, music streams, data backup services and movie streams. Reliance Jio Plans are also offering high-speed data download at just 50 bucks per GB, which is not available anywhere from any operator. Company Chairman Mukesh Ambani also spoke about the fiber to home services. Reliance Jio will be soon to offer it’s Reliance Jio broadband plans of up to 1Gbps for home services.

Reliance Jio Plans
Reliance Jio Plans

At the Annual General Meeting held specifically for Reliance Jio Plans, Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio Plans will be available from September 5th 2016, and they will be free of cost as a part of the ‘Jio welcome offer’!

“Pay for only one service – either voice or data, not both,” Amabani said. “World over, operators charge only for data, voice and messaging are essentially free. All voice calls for Jio customers will be absolutely free.” Despite some rumors, data used on Jio’s apps will count against your balance. Also, on all plans you get unlimited usage of 4G data at night time.

The Reliance Jio plans starts with 300MB at Rs. 149 for the first 28 days, and for Rs. 499 per month you can get upto 4GB of 4G data and unlimited 4G at night. You will also get 8GB of access from Reliance Jio’s JioNet Hotspot. And for Rs. 999 you can get 10GB of 4G data as well as 20GB of Wi-Fi usage with unlimited usage at night.

On the following published article about Reliance Jio Plans on BGR.in By Ritesh Bendre, he mentioned some details about Reliance Jio Fibre plans:

Reliance Jio Fiber plans

While Reliance Jio hasn’t officially disclosed about the charges or launch, reports suggest that there will be three types of plans: Silver, Gold and Platinum. With prices starting at Rs 500 per month, plans will be speed and volume based. Currently, under the Welcome Offer, Reliance Jio is officially offering 100GB data but reportedly it continues working even after exhausting that data limit. Users also get free access to Jio premium apps including JioTV, JioCinema and JioMusic. The Welcome Offer is valid for 90 days after activation. According to details obtained by the publication, there could be speed based tariff plan, volume based tariff plan and special offer tariff plan. Please click here to read more!

The Fiber Broadband service plans by Reliance Jio gives high speed home broadband services with the help of fiber optic technology. So, these Fiber Optic Technology can offer a high speed of 1GB per second. At AGM meeting Ambani said that the reliance jio broadband plans will be offered to home and business subscribers of Reliance Jio.

In the following article by Gadgets.NDTV.com, the author Kunal Dua details about how to Get Reliance Jio SIM Card and Plans:

How to Get SIM Card, Plans, Phones, MNP, Jio Apps, and More

Reliance Jio has opened its doors to everyone, with Jio’s 4G SIM cards now available at retail outlets across India. After a prolonged trial where only select users had access to the Jio network, starting Monday, the services will be free to use for all until December 31.

Reliance Jio has unveiled a bunch of prepaid and postpaid plans that will kick in post the ‘welcome offer’, and the country’s newest telcos has made voice calling and national roaming free for everyone. Customers will need pay only for data on this 4G-only network, with cost per GB a fraction of what other operators are charging at the moment.

Please visit the original post here to read the entire article by gadgets360 of NDTV!

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Samsung Lost more than $25 Billion of Market share after Galaxy Note 7 Recall

The most anticipated release of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fell under a dark thunderous cloud after the reports of battery explosions and meltdowns. The Galaxy Note 7 user’s started complaining about battery explosions while charging the device, the consumer complaints started popping up on the Social media and mainstream medias within a week of it’s release, due to which Samsung eventually ended up recalling it’s Note 7 devices, and the distribution stopped. As a result, Samsung lost more than $25 Billion of Market share.

Galaxy Note 7 Recall
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall

On the recent article by Mariella Moon titled “Samsung loses $26 billion of market value after Note 7 recall” published on engadget.com, she mentioned:

Samsung was having a great year, thanks to the S7 and S7 Edge, enticing investors to toss their money into the pool. Unfortunately, the rest of 2016 hasn’t been going according to Samsung’s forecast. The Korean chaebol has lost a whopping $26 billion (with a B) of its market value since it announced the Galaxy Note 7 recall, according to financial data provider Factset. Its shares apparently dropped 6.9 percent between the Korean Exchange’s close on Friday (September 9th) and Monday, and its stock is currently priced at a bit above $1,300. That’s the lowest it’s been in months, although as you can see in the graph below the fold, the company has recovered a bit since yesterday.

Since around 2.5 million devices were shipped before the recall started, it might have alarmed investors and made them question Samsung’s future in the mobile business. Perhaps in an effort to assuage their fears, the company announced on Monday that Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee will officially take over his father’s role as the company’s chief.

So, basically there stock price also plummeted to a great extent. And it looks like it will keep going down for few more sessions before the company take complete control of the situation.

In SEOUL, Korea, Samsung is planning to launch a software which will prevent the device from recharging above 60%. So, basically the Galaxy Note 7 should not be charged above 60% in order to stop itself from exploding.

“Galaxy Note 7 recall: Samsung to release software update to prevent phones from fully charging” by globalnews.ca

Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to under 60 per cent.

The front page of the Seoul Shinmun, a South Korean daily newspaper, carries a Samsung advertisement announcing the software update plan for any users of the Note 7 who may be disregarding its recall notice and continuing to use the smartphone.

“It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience,” Samsung Electronics said. The update for South Korean users will start at 2 a.m. on Sept. 20, it said.

However, over the weekend, Samsung urged consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, amid more reports of the phones catching fire. Click here to Read More…

It means they are literally asking the consumers to not fully charge the device, to just keep the battery below 60%.

It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problems are just keep getting worse:

Social Media is taking a dig on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions:

Does it reminds you of one of those Zombie movies?

Source CBCNews: Samsung’s quick fix for Galaxy Note 7 is no full recharge

The front page of the Seoul Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, carried a Samsung advertisement on Tuesday announcing the software update for any users of the Note 7 who may be disregarding its recall notice and continuing to use the smartphone.

“It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience,” the advertisement by Samsung Electronics said. The update for South Korean users will start Sept. 20, it said.

South Korean media earlier reported the software update plan, citing Samsung.

It was not clear when the update may be issued overseas. Also unclear was whether it will be forced on existing Note 7 phones regardless of user consent. Yonhap News Agency reported that Samsung is in talks with mobile carriers to deliver the same update to keep battery power at 60 per cent or below at all times.

2.5 million devices recalled

Samsung plans to begin issuing new Note 7s with batteries it says will not be prone to overheating starting Sept. 19 in South Korea. It recalled 2.5 million of the devices just two weeks after their launch after dozens of cases in which batteries exploded or caught fire. Samsung says the problem stems from a manufacturing glitch in the batteries.

Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone maker, and analysts said the recall may leave a larger impact on its brand than earlier estimated. Aviation regulators and airlines have deemed the Note 7 a flight hazard and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering an official product recall. Click here to read the entire article!

 

Best Tablets under $200Tablets under $200

Prices on tablets have recently dropped quite a bit, and now you can buy a tablet for under $200 that works quite well. So if your buying price point is at or below 200 dollars, now might be just the right time to buy.

These tablets are a great way to surf the web, play games, watch videos, listen to music, and more. I’ve selected these tablets based on features and customer reviews.

Most, although not all, of these tablets run Android. If you are a little bit flexible on the price, be sure to look at this bottom of this page, which highlights tablets that cost in the $200-$250 range.

Top Cheap Tablets:

Kindle Fire HD 7

Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers
Amazon’s new Kindle HD has a better screen, faster processor, and now you can make free Skype video calls with the front-facing HD camera!

It now has an HDMI out port, so you can connect it to your TV and view your Kindle’s screen on your big TV. This means you can stream movies through Amazon and view them on your TV, as well as share pictures on your TV, and more!

You can also use wireless speakers, headphones, keyboards, and more, with the bluetooth connection.

If you want to watch movies, TV shows, read books, read magazines, play games, and surf the web — and do so easily — then Amazon’s new tablet may be perfect for you!

It runs a highly modified version of Android and Amazon has designed the tablet to encourage users to buy books, movies, and apps from Amazon… but the good thing about this is that with an Amazon Prime membership you get unlimited streaming of over 10,000 popular movies & TV shows, plus access to Kindle Owners’ Lending Library!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi)

– MicroSD expansion slot for more memory
– Built-in IR blaster and Smart Remote app for using this tablet as a remote control for your TV
– Rear facing and front facing cameras for taking photos and video chatting over Skype
– Bluetooth for connecting to headphones, external keyboard, etc.
– Samsung Apps including AllShare (DLNA), S-Memo
– Apps include Netflix, Dropbox, Amazon Kindle App, and more

For a long time I couldn’t include this tablet on this page because it was always priced over $200… Well, no longer! Most days you can find this at or near the $200 price mark. I’ve have very good experiences with Samsung and the reviews lead me to believe this is a reliable tablet. It runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and has a 1GHz Dual-Core Processor.

Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (16GB)

Pros:
* HDMI out for connecting to your TV.
* Very stable operating system, very few crashes or glitches.
* 2 Cameras – both front and rare facing

Cons:
* The company that owns Blackberry, Research in Motion (RIM), isn’t doing well.
* No Micro SD Card Slot for Memory Expansion

This is the tablet that I personally own. I bought it about 5 months ago. This is a fast tablet with an intuitive interface. This makes it ideal for first time tablet users.

I use it to edit word documents, read PDFs and ebooks, surf the web, check email, watch movies, and play Angry Birds.

I recently subscribed to Amazon Prime and I got an HDMI cable. I’ve been watching Amazon Instant shows on my TV by streaming them through this Playbook. They run flawlessly, the video and sound both transfer through the HDMI cable. I’m just so impressed by the quality!

Blackberry is made by Rim in Motion. Rim isn’t doing well… Their stock has been going downhill. However, this tablet has great reviews, and when Rim manufactured it, I think they expected the selling price to be much higher. It used to be over $400… But because they’re not doing well, the price for this tablet continues to be around $200. I don’t know how they manage to keep it at such a low price.

The only thing that’s a negative is that it’s not Android. So there aren’t as many apps, but that may change over time. But if you don’t care about apps, but care more about web browsing and productivity, this may be the right tablet for you.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet (16 GB)

Recommended for geeks and Google fans.

Pros:
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) – Newest OS
Long battery life – 9 hours of video playing
Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
1.2MP front-facing camera

Cons:
No HDMI out.
No micro SD card expansion slot (can’t increase memory).
No Rear Facing Camera for Taking Photos
Actually costs a little more than $200

Other:
Designed for consuming content that you can buy from Google Play (Google’s store for movies, music, books, magazines apps)…. This could be a plus or a negative.

Acer Iconia TAB A100-07U08U 7-Inch Tablet (8GB)

This is a powerful Android Honeycomb tablet with GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, memory card slot for expandable memory, micro HDMI out for viewing the screen on a TV, and more!

Lenovo Ideapad A1 22282EU 7-Inch Tablet (Black)

Specifications / Features:
– TI ARM Cortex-A8 1.0 GHz single-core processor
– 7″ LED (1024×500) capacitive multitouch display
– Less than 12mm thin, the A1 weighs in at less than a pound
– WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
– Integrated front and rear webcams
– Micro SD card reader and a mini USB port for easy connections to other devices
– Solid as a rock: A magnesium alloy roll-cage internal frame protects your hard drive and other critical components
Adobe Flash support for vivid animation and video playback
– Lenovo SocialTouch lets you manage your social networking in one simple interface.

There are actually a lot of tablets under $200. The ones on this page that are are all branded tablets, that is tablets from a company that’s well known. You can also buy tablets that have no brand name or have an obscure brand name. However, if I’m going to spend $100-$200 on a tablet, I’d like to have good customer support, which is something you might not get with a no-name tablet.

I tried to pick out tablets that had good customer reviews and a good set of features for the price. However, I’d love to know if there’s a tablet that you think I missed.

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