Airtel Partners Intex, Offers Aqua Lions N1 at an Effective Price of Rs. 1,649

Airtel Partners Intex, Offers Aqua Lions N1 at an Effective Price of Rs. 1,649

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intex Aqua Lions N1 was unveiled on Wednesday alongside the offer
  • Two older Intex smartphones were also brought under Airtel’s offer
  • Airtel previously partnered with Karbonn and Celkon

Airtel has partnered Intex to bring three of the domestic brand’s smartphones under its Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative, which offers cashback to sweeten the purchase and lock customers onto the operator’s network. Thus far, Airtel has partnered with Karbonn and Celkon, with Intex becoming the third manufacturer to join the telco’s initiative. With the announcement on Wednesday, Intex has also launched a new smartphone – Intex Aqua Lions N1- while bringing its previously launched Intex Aqua S3 and Intex Aqua A4 under the offer’s umbrella.

Let’s start with the offer, before coming to the specifications of the newly launched Intex Aqua Lions N1. As before, Airtel subscribers with an eligible Mera Pehla Smartphone will need to make recharges of any denominations but worth Rs. 3,000 in the first 18 months to receive a cashback of Rs. 500, and recharges worth another Rs. 3,000 in the second 18 month period to claim a cashback of Rs. 1,000 – bringing the total cashback to Rs. 1,500. Users can choose to avail the bundled Rs. 169 pack, which for eligible handsets has a 28-day validity, and offers unlimited calling (subject to fair usage policy) apart from 0.5GB high-speed data a day. The refunds will be credited to the user’s Airtel Payments Bank account.

Getting to the ‘effective prices’ of the Intex handsets under the Airtel Mera Pehla Smartphone offer, the telco says the Intex Aqua Lions N1 has an MRP of Rs. 3,799 but will be available at an MOP (something that Airtel is calling a down payment) of Rs. 3,149. When the Rs. 1,500 cashback is subtracted, the Aqua Lions N1’s effective price is said to be Rs. 1,649. In a similar fashion, the Intex Aqua A4 has an MRP of Rs. 4,999, but will be available at an MOP of Rs. 3,499, bring its effective price after cashback to Rs. 1,999. Finally, the Intex Aqua S3 is said to have an MRP of Rs. 6,649, an MOP of Rs. 5,879, and an effective price of Rs. 4,379 after cashbacks.

Getting to the specifications, the Intex A qua A4 was launched back in May, and you can check out its details in our previous coverage. Likewise, the Aqua S3 was launched in June.

As we mentioned, the Intex Aqua Lions N1 is a brand new smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat, and it supports dual-SIM cards. It sports a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.1GHz MediaTek processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone bears a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front facing camera. It offers 8GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB.

A little background on the Airtel Mera Pehla smartphone initiative – the telecom operator launched the programme back in October in response to the Jio Phone that was marketed with a similar ‘effective price’ strategy. The launch was with the Karbonn A40 Indian, and the telco partnered the domestic brand again in November with the Karbonn A1 Indian and Karbonn A41 Power. In between, it also partnered Celkon for its Smart 4G smartphone.

Other telcos to follow the Jio Phone’s effective price model include Vodafone India with the Micromax Bharat-2 Ultra, and BSNL with the Micromax Bharat 1 feature phone. Vodafone late last month unveiled similar offers for the Micromax Bharat 2 Plus, Micromax Bharat 3, Micromax Bharat 4, and the Micromax Canvas 1.

Speaking on the launch, Ajai Puri, Chief Operating Officer (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “We are really pleased to see the continued positive response to our ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative from customers as well as smartphone manufacturers. We are delighted to have Intex on board as a partner and their brand familiarity plus distribution reach will add to our affordable smartphone proposition and offer more choice to our customers. We look forward to working with them towards empowering every Indian with a 4G smartphone.”

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Intex Aqua Lions N1

Intex Aqua Lions N1

  • KEY SPECS
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Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1.1GHz

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

480×800 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

2-megapixel

Battery Capacity

1400mAh

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  • Intex Aqua Lions 3G (Grey, 8GB)
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  • Intex Aqua Lions 4G (Black Grey, 8GB) – OFFER
    Rs.4,295

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Vodafone Launches Itel A20 Smartphone at an ‘Effective Price’ of Rs. 1,590

Vodafone Launches Itel A20 Smartphone at an 'Effective Price' of Rs. 1,590

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Itel A20 will come with a cashback offer worth Rs. 2,100
  • Customers need to stick to the handset for 36 months
  • The cashback will be available through M-Pesa

Vodafone India on Tuesday announced its partnership with China’s Transsion Group-owned Itel Mobile to launch the Itel A20 in the country with an effective price of as low as Rs. 1,590 – actually priced at Rs. 3,690. The subscriber opting the new launch will need to adhere to Vodafone network and the same handset for a period of three years. Previously, Vodafone India tied up with Micromax to offer a cashback worth Rs. 2,200 on its select Bharat and Canvas series 4G smartphones.

Similar to the terms for a customer opting for a 4G Micromax smartphone under the previous cashback offer, buyers picking up the Itel A20 will need to recharge their Vodafone accounts with at least Rs. 150 per month for 36 months. The recharge can be done either cumulatively or as a one-time recharge. At the end of the 18-month span, the customers will receive a cashback of Rs. 900. After another 18 months, Vodafone will offer the rest Rs. 1,200 in the form of a cashback. The cashbacks will be generated through the M-Pesa wallet and can be used to recharge, pay bills, transfer money, or withdraw cash. Eventually, Vodafone will get a chance to retain its subscriber base as well as push its subscribers to continue to use M-Pesa wallet for the next 36 months after purchasing the Itel A20.

The bundled offer for the Itel A20 will be available for Vodafone India subscribers until March 31, 2018.

The Android 7.0 Nougat-based Itel A20 runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB RAM. It sports a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display. The 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone supports dual-SIM cards (Normal+Micro), packs a 1700mAh battery, and has 8GB of onboard storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). It bears a 2-megapixel rear camera with flash, and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It will be available in Champagne Gold, Dark Blue, and Silver colour variants.

“We are delighted to partner with Itel to hand hold customers as they transition from feature phone to smartphone and provide a rich experience with Vodafone SuperNet 4G. We firmly believe, that affordable handsets along with pocket-friendly data prices will accelerate data adoption. The exciting cashback offers will make this digital journey a more affordable and enriching one for our customers,” said Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director – Consumer Business, Vodafone India, in a press statement.

Vodafone isn’t alone in the race of bringing smartphone bundling offers in India. Earlier this month, Bharti Airtel partnered with Intex to launch the Intex Aqua Lions N1 for an effective price of Rs. 1,649 under its Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative. BSNL also brought the Micromax Bharat 1 as a rival against Rs. 999 Jio Phone back in October. Further, Vodafone even partnered with Micromax last month to offer Rs. 2,200 cashback on the Micromax Bharat 2 Plus, Micromax Bharat 3, Micromax Bharat 4, and the Micromax Canvas 1.

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Itel A20

Itel A20

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz quad-core

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

480×800 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

2-megapixel

Battery Capacity

1700mAh

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  • Itel iT5233 (Grey) – OFFER
    Rs.1,785

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Ventures to Obesity Treatment For Effective Weight Loss

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Xenical is a prescription only weight loss medication that helps you to get more fit by repressing fat absorption in the body. Xenical thinning pills contain orlistat as the active fixing. These thinning pills come in 120mg capsule frame and are to be taken orally 3 times each day or as recommended by the doctor. Xenical is only endorsed to you if you are stout with a Body Mass Index greater than or equal to 30kg/m2. It can also be endorsed to you if you are overweight with a Body Mass Index greater than or equal to 27kg/m2 if you have weight-related health issues. At the point when consolidated with a healthy lifestyle, calorie-controlled eating regimen and regular work out, Xenical can help you get thinner safely and successfully by up to at least 15% which did not find any evidence.

Instructions

  1. Xenical is to be taken 3 times each day amid or, a hour after your low fat meal.
  2. With Xenical, you don’t have to remain hungry, as you can have all 3 regular meals with it.
  3. Make beyond any doubt all your meals are low fat without any than 15 grams of fat for every meal. The fat content of your daily eating regimen ought not be greater than 30% of your total daily caloric intake. For instance, if you consume 1200 calories for every day, close to 360 of these calories ought to be as fat.
  4. Make beyond any doubt your daily intake of fat, protein, and carbohydrates is equitably isolated over all your daily meals.
  5. If you skirt a meal or you eat a meal that does not contain any fat, avoid your Xenical dosage for that meal.
  6. Always read the label of all food things you consume and pay special attention to the quantity of servings per container.
  7. You can look for assistance from a dietitian or nutritionist to help you devise a healthy eating plan. Straightforward aerobic activities, for example, running, skipping and climbing stairs can smolder fat successfully and help support your weight loss.
  8. Xenical may repress the absorption of several fat-solvent vitamins, for example, vitamins A, D, E and K. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin and mineral supplements with Xenical thinning pills. Always take these multi-vitamin supplements at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical weight loss pills.
  9. If you are unable to lose at least 5% of your initial weight after 12 weeks of treatment, your doctor may ask you to stop taking Xenical.
  10. Xenical thinning pills can help you achieve significant weight loss only if you join it with a balanced, calorie-controlled, healthy eating regimen and regular work out.

Tips

  • Eating too much fat with Xenical thinning pills can cause you to encounter sleek entrail motions and flatulence. You ought to limit your fat intake to avoid these unpleasant impacts.
  • Try not to take Xenical if you are allergic to orlistat.
  • It is not safe to take Xenical if you have gallbladder issues or chronic mal-absorption disorder (inability to absorb food and supplements legitimately).
  • Xenical shouldn’t be taken if you have health issues including: underactive thyroid, history of pancreatitis, liver disease, sort 1 or sort 2 diabetes and eating issue.
  • Discover how to get corpulence treatment adequately with Xenical. Also learn about a portion of the precautions that you should take while taking these thinning pills.

The Most Effective Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks

Small businesses are even more prone to cyber threats becuase they're weaker on defense. Here's how to protect your small business against a cyber attack

Okay, I’m going to start with a question.

What would happen if a hacker decided to launch a cyber attack against your business? Would they be successful? Would they easily gain access to your company’s sensitive information? Or would their attempt fall flat?

Believe it or not, cyber security isn’t just a concern for large businesses. It’s something that small business owners need to pay attention to.

Consider these statistics about Small Business Security:

  • 43 percent of cyber attacks target small business.
  • Only 14 percent of small businesses rate their ability to mitigate cyber risks, vulnerabilities and attacks as highly effective.
  • 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.
  • 48 percent of data security breaches are caused by acts of malicious intent. Human error or system failure account for the rest.

If you’re a small business owner, you can’t ignore these statistics. You don’t want your business to suffer because you didn’t take the appropriate steps to protect it.

You have worked way too hard to allow your company to be threatened by a hacker, right? In this post, you will learn why it’s important to focus on cyber security. You will also learn how you can protect your business.

Why Should Small Businesses Be Concerned With Cyber Security?

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that your business is so small, nobody would ever want to hack it.

It’s easy to think that a small business would never have to deal with cyber security issues. Makes sense, right? Usually when you hear about a company being hacked, it’s a major brand like Target or Sony.

But these aren’t the only targets.

It may sound hard to believe, but hackers target small businesses too. You just don’t hear about it because the media isn’t going to report on hacks involving small businesses. There are several reasons why a hacker might go after a small business…

Small Businesses Don’t Take Cyber Security Seriously

Let’s face it. Most small business owners don’t take cyber security seriously. They think that they’re too small to get a hacker’s attention.

However, this is one of the main reasons why a small business might get hacked. Hackers know that most small business owners don’t invest in cyber security.

Why? Because small business owners tend to think they have nothing worth stealing. This makes them an easy target.

Chances are, you do have something that hackers want: customer payment information. That brings me to my next point…

You Have Information That Hackers Want

Your business may not be as big as Target or Starbucks … but it doesn’t matter. You do take payment for your products and services, right? That means you have something that hackers want. You have your customers’ payment information. You have your employees’ information.

The Council of Better Business Bureaus found that 7.4 percent of small business owners have been defrauded. As a business owner, you have customer and employee information. This information is as valuable as gold to hackers. If your system isn’t secure, these hackers could have access to payment information and social security numbers. It’s your job to make sure that this information is protected.

How to Protect Your Small Business Against A Cyber Attack

Okay, so I’ve showed you that being a small business doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t get hacked. But if you’re smart — and I know you are — you’re probably wondering how you can protect your company’s information. That’s what the next section of this post is about.

Get Cyber Security Insurance

Insurance! It’s not just for your car, house or medical bills. You can also get insurance for your business. As a matter of fact, every company should carry some type of business insurance.

But, there is also cyber security insurance. If you’re a small business, you need this.

Sure, we all hope that security breaches won’t happen. But hope isn’t good enough. You need to make sure your business is covered.

Cyber liability insurance is designed to protect your business from various cyber security threats. If there is a security breach, and your company is held liable, you may end up having to pay out tons of money in a lawsuit. This can cripple most small businesses.

If you have cyber liability insurance, you won’t have to worry about this. If you buy the right type of insurance, your legal costs will be covered.

Develop A Password Strategy

Many cyber security attacks happen because the passwords your employees use are way too simple. If your team isn’t educated, it’s possible that they’re using passwords that are way too easy to hack.

It happens all the time.

That’s why you need to implement an effective password strategy. You may not be able to stop every single attack, but you can certainly slow down a persistent hacker. If your system isn’t easy to hack, it could discourage the attacker. They will move on to another small business owner who isn’t as smart as you are!

Fortunately, this is pretty easy.

You should make sure that your team members are required to create passwords that include a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, along with numbers and symbols. Yes, I know this might be a pain, but the security your company will have is worth it. Also, you should require your employees to reset their passwords at least once a month.

Use Virtual Data Rooms (VDR)

Virtual data rooms are a great way to keep your company’s information secure. They make it easier for your employees to share sensitive data.

A virtual data room is an online repository where your company can store data. They’re usually used with financial transactions. It’s very hard for a hacker to get to information that is stored in a VDR.

There are many types of information that a company might store in a VDR:

  • Financial information
  • Legal documentation
  • Tax paperwork
  • Intellectual property information

VDR’s are a great way to ensure that your sensitive information is being kept safe.

Speak With An Expert

Yes, I know you don’t want to do it. But you should. Paying an IT security consultant might seem to be a little expensive. But it’s a great investment.

If your house sprung a leak and water was building up in your kitchen, would you try to fix it yourself? Probably not. You would probably call a plumber, right?

Why? Because if you’re like most of us, you don’t know the first thing about plumbing. The same principle applies to IT security.

If you’re concerned about cyber security, you should consider speaking with an IT security expert. An IT security consultant can take a look at your business and determine the best course of action when it comes to protecting it from cyber attacks.

An IT security consultant can identify areas where your company is vulnerable to cyber attacks. They can make recommendations that will help you keep your business safe. When it comes to cyber security, you can never be too careful. If it’s in your budget, hire an expert. You’ll be glad you did.

Beware Of Internal Threats

This may be a surprise, but most of the cyber security issues that happen are the result of someone inside the company. It’s not something most business owners want to think about, but it’s totally true.

Here’s a hard truth: 55 percent of all cyber attacks come from inside the organization. 31.5 percent are done by malicious employees. 23.5 percent are done by company insiders who mistakenly leave the company vulnerable to an attack.

Protecting your company means looking within the organization. It’s easy to assume that a cyber attack is going to come from an outside force. But it’s not true. You have to focus on the people inside your company just as much as people outside your company.

Make sure that you are keeping an eye on your authorization requirements. Be careful when you’re deciding which employees should have access to sensitive data. This will help you prevent “internal hacks.”

Don’t feel guilty for watching your employees’ activities; as the owner of your business, it’s your duty to ensure that you and your team are being protected. I get it. You don’t want to micromanage. The key is to find the balance between being safe and being big brother. It’s different for every company, but if you work at it, you will find that balance.

Summing It All Up

If you’re a small business owner, you need to take your cyber security seriously. Don’t assume that your company isn’t a target just because you’re not a big business.

You owe it to yourself, your employees and your customers to make sure that your business is secure. Preventing cyber attacks should be one of your top priorities. If you take the right steps, you won’t have to worry about endangering your business.

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