In the latest version of ‘My Airtel’ app, India’s leading telecom operator has made recharging your number easier and faster than ever before. You can now recharge your number with any amount and pay it from your main balance.
This is a first of its kind functionality that any telecom operator has introduced in the country. Now, ‘My Airtel’ app also supports Airtel Money as a payment option.
All you have to do is tap on the ‘Pay with balance’ option after entering your recharge amount in the ‘My Airtel’ app. Simple. Isn’t it?
Airtel allows you to recharge your number via USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) too, but then you will be restricted to whatever recharge options that are already there in the system.
USSD is a GSM technology that can be used to send text messages between a mobile phone and a network application programme. You can also use USSD codes to check your balance and activate/de-active other packs.
Just keep in mind that you have sufficient balance in your account for doing a recharge of your choice.
Tata Sky Partners With BSNL To Provide Video-On-Demand (VoD) Content
BSNL and Tata Sky have now joined hands to offer video-on-demand services to their subscribers. As per the MoU (memorandum of understanding) signed between the two companies, any Tata Sky customer wishing to enjoy VoD will be able to do so by getting BSNL broadband connection at his/her home.
As per this new agreement, BSNL will now share the list of its 20 million broadband subscribers with Tata Sky which serves DTH services to around 11 million users.
The VoD services can only be availed by those Tata Sky subscribers who either have HD+ or HD set top boxes. Tata Sky will approach all these users about this new VoD plan, and forward the leads to BSNL, which will then install broadband at the user’s premises within 72 hours.
To make this promotion more interesting, BSNL will wave off the broadband rental charges for the first month and Tata Sky will let these subscribers download content worth Rs. 500 from VoD catalogue for free.
Tata Sky will offer this plan to its subscribers in all 20 telecom circles where BSNL operates. It would be too early to say whether it would be able to give tough competition to popular VoD services like Netflix, but we welcome this new development. It is the beginning of the new era for traditional broadband and DTH users.