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US officially recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Washington: The US government on Thursday officially recalled the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after dozens of reported cases in which batteries exploded or caught fire.
 
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a recall notice that the move will include about one million units of Note 7 that were sold prior to Thursday.
 
"Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016, " the notice said.
 
"Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note 7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device."
 
The notice noted that Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.
 
Globally, the South Korean has sold about 2.5 million units of Note 7 since the device was officially released in August.
 
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Reliance Jio now says operators violating portability norms
New Delhi: Reliance Jio has sought the industry watchdog's intervention over the three main telecom operators -- Airtel, Vodafone and Idea -- refusing to allow porting of their subscribers to its network, in an alleged disregard to licensing norms.
 
"Reliance Jio Infocomm, vide letters dated September 2, 2016, sent individually to Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone, who are the incumbent dominant operators, informing them that Reliance Jio would be commencing its services from September 5," the company said in its letter.
 
"In spite of being under legal and contractual obligation to port the numbers after a valid request is made, the incumbent dominant operators have rejected all the requests made for porting between Sep 5 to Sep 12," said the letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
 
The letter said against 201 total requests made to the three operators -- to Airtel the most, followed by Idea and then Vodafone -- 161 of them have violated the contractual obligations and eight were subject to wrong coding, among other issues.
 
None were successfully completed, it said, and elaborated upon the portability regulations.
 
IANS sent queries to all the three operators. Vodafone and Idea did not respond. Airtel's spokesperson said in a one-line written response that the company was processing all porting requests as per guidelines.
 
"Please note that these rejections are in addition to the rejection of mobile number portability request of 4,919 corporate mobile numbers issued to employees and members of Reliance Industries Group by Bharti Airtel in August 2016," the Reliance Jio letter said.
 
"Reliance Jio sincerely requests that the TRAI take serious cognizance of this complaint and intervene by taking strict action against incumbent dominant operators under the relevant provisions of the mobile number portability regulations and the unified licence," it said.
 
The letter comes just as the incumbent operators and Reliance Jio appeared to be in the process of settling their differences over providing enough points of inter-connect for calls from the latter's network to go through to their own subscribers.
 
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Vodafone offers to triple interconnect points, Jio says inadequate
New Delhi: Vodafone India on Thursday said it had decided to increase its points of interconnect (PoIs) with Reliance Jio three-fold -- a move which the new player has welcomed but still found it short of actual requirement.
 
"Vodafone India has always provided the PoI to other operators for all their fair, reasonable and legitimate requirements and will continue to do so," a company statement here said.
 
"Following guidance from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and clarifications from Jio regarding its commercial launch, Vodafone India has decided to increase its POI with Jio three-fold and accordingly increase the capacity to connect. Vodafone is hopeful that all issues it has raised with TRAI and Jio will be duly considered and resolved at the earliest," the statement added.
 
Reliance Jio said the decision was welcome, but with a caveat.
 
"The quantum of POIs proposed to be released by Vodafone as per its press release is substantially less than the requirement estimated based on transparent workings shared with Vodafone," it said in a statement.
 
The company said while it has been writing regularly to Vodafone, no action was taken for the last several weeks, resulting in non-compliance of regulations on quality of service that mandates that PoI congestion should not affect more than 1 call in every 200 calls made.
 
"The situation has deteriorated significantly in the last few weeks, with over 80 calls failing out of every 100 call attempts. In the last 10 days alone, over 15 crore RJIL calls have failed on the Vodafone network," it said.
 
"Reliance Jio hopes Vodafone will enhance the PoI's sufficiently to meet their license obligation of quality of service with immediate effect and maintain these parameters on an ongoing basis."
 
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