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Airtel, FLO Launch Mobile App For Women’s Safety

The free-to-download app is available on Google Play store (Android) and will be available on App Store (iOS) soon

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Bharti Airtel in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on Sunday launched a mobile app, My Circle, to help women in case they face any problem or a panic situation.

The application is carrier agnostic which would work on phones with any telecom service network, both Airtel and non-Airtel, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

“My Circle app enables women to send SOS alerts to any five of their family or friends in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Bangla, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, and Gujarati,” it said.

A woman in distress can send an SOS alert by pressing the SOS prompt on the app. It can also be activated by voice command through Siri on iOS, said the statement, adding that the voice activation through Google Assistant will soon be available on Android devices also.

Airtel and Huawei successfully tested the 5g network in India. Wikimedia Commons
Airtel launches women’s safety app with FLO. Wikimedia Commons

The app would instantly send the SOS alert along with the user’s location over SMS to the five contacts selected by the user and advise them to immediately reach out or respond to the emergency situation.

“The app operates by estimating the accurate location of the user which their family or friends can track real time on a link that is sent as part of the alert SMS,” it said.

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The free-to-download app is available on Google Play store (Android) and will be available on App Store (iOS) soon. (IANS)

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Reliance JIO Won Race For The Most Subscribers; Airtel, VIL Lose

Reliance Jio continued its onward march in July adding the highest number of subscribers during the month, while, Airtel and Vodafone Idea eroded

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Jio added 85.39 lakh customers in July to take its total subscriber base to 33.97 crore. Wikimedia Commons

Reliance Jio continued its onward march in July adding the highest number of subscribers during the month, while the other major market players, Airtel and Vodafone Idea eroded their subscriber base.

Jio added 85.39 lakh customers in July to take its total subscriber base to 33.97 crore, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday.

Vodafone Idea, the largest telecom operator in terms of subscribers and revenue, lost 33.90 lakh subscribers and its total tally at the end of July stood at just over 38 crore.

Bharti Airtel lost 25.8 lakh subscription to pull its subscriber base down to 32.85 crore, the data showed.

State-run BSNL, however, added 2.88 lakh users in July, taking its total base to 11.64 crore. Total number of wireless subscribers stood at 116.83 crore with a net addition of 28.53 lakh users, the TRAI data showed.

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Monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscription were 0.40 per cent and 0.05 per cent respectively. Wikimedia Commons

“Total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) increased from 1,165.46 million at the end of June 2019 to 1,168.31 million at the end of July 2019, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.24 per cent.

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“Wireless subscription in urban areas increased from 657.27 million at the end of June 2019 to 659.87 million at the end of July 2019 and wireless subscription in rural areas increased from 508.19 million at the end of June 2019 to 508.45 million at the end of July 2019,” it said.

Monthly growth rates of urban and rural wireless subscription were 0.40 per cent and 0.05 per cent respectively. (IANS)