Amazon extends work from home regime till October 2 – Latest News

Amazon extends work from home regime till October 2 - Latest News

Amazon extends work from home regime till October 2 – Latest News

Amazon.com Inc has told staff whose job can be done from home that they can do so until at least Oct. 2, pushing out the timeline on a return to work for many employees as it faces scrutiny over conditions in its warehouses.

“Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until at least October 2,” an Amazon spokesman said in an emailed statement on Friday, adding it was applicable to such roles globally.

The statement did not specify how much of the company’s overall workforce that covered and which roles.

It said the company is investing funds in safety measures for employees who wish to come to the office “through physical distancing, deep cleaning, temperature checks, and the availability of face coverings and hand sanitizer.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James told Amazon last week it may have violated safety measures and labor practices amid the virus outbreak as the company fired a warehouse protest leader in March.

Workers at warehouses and other facilities have stayed operational to keep deliveries flowing to customers stuck at home in government-mandated lockdowns.

Other employees have been working from home since March.

The company has raised overtime pay for warehouse workers and hired 175,000 people last month while rival brick-and-mortar retailers had to shut stores. It had 798,000 full and part-time workers globally as of Dec. 31.

philips: Philips extends warranty across TV, audio and monitors - Latest News

philips: Philips extends warranty across TV, audio and monitors – Latest News

In order to support its customers, TPV Technology, the firm that manufactures Philips-branded products, has announced an extension of warranty across Philips TV, audio and monitors range. For all the customers whose warranty was set to expire between March 22 to May 3, 2020, it has now been extended till May 20, 2020. Any customer who faces any issue with their product during the mentioned duration can avail this extension as per the terms and conditions applied during the product purchase, says the company.

According to a company statement, “At TPV, the well-being of our customers is our top priority. In order to ensure that we are supporting them in these difficult times, we are offering an extended warranty across the product range. Our teams are all geared up and we will take all the necessary measures to support our customers. We urge them to stay home and stay safe.”

TPV Technology says that it is also gearing up to meet the requirements of both consumers and partners as per the government directives. The company claims to be prepared for zero-contact service, complete sanitisation of all equipment and belongings, regular temperature monitoring for its service team, wearing masks and gloves without an exception, careful sanitisation of all contacted surfaces and maintaining the recommended social distancing at all times.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused several technology firms to extend warranties on their products so that they do not expire within the lockdown period.

BSNL: BSNL extends validity of Work@Home plan till May 19 - Latest News

BSNL: BSNL extends validity of Work@Home plan till May 19 – Latest News

Owing to the coronavirus lockdown, most of the professionals are working from their homes and there is a high demand for broadband speeds. Telecom services provider BSNL launched Work@Home plan that offered free internet to the landline customers of BSNL. Initially the plan was launched for one month, till April 19. It is likely that the lockdown will be extended further and as such, the company has decided to extend the validity of its Work@Home plan till May 19.

This broadband plan by the company allows 5GB data to the customers on a daily basis at a claimed download speed of 10Mbps.

Some of the other benefits that the plan, apart from 5GB daily data, are a free email ID for the each user with 1GB space for storage. The plan is free and there are no monthly charges. There is a caveat though. The plan does not make the voice calling free and the charges will be levied according to the landline plan.

BSNL recently launched two new plans for its prepaid users. The telco rolled out plans of Rs 693 and Rs 1,212. Both the plans are designed to offer data in bulk and are valid for a period of 365 days.

Under the Rs 693 plan, BSNL offers 300GB data which can be used across the validity period. On the other hand, the Rs 1,212 plan offers 500GB data which is also valid for the period of 1 year. These are the data only plans and the service provider will not be offering any calling or SMS benefits with the plans.

The telecom service provider had also announced some benefits to help the people of the low-income groups during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in the country. It announced extended validity and free talktime during the lockdown period. The telco said that it has extended the validity of the plan till April 20 so that subscribers will continue to get incoming calls. The offer will be applicable for no additional cost and is valid for all subscribers whose validity expires after March 22. BSNL is also offering Rs 10 free talktime to all prepaid users whose mobile balance reaches zero.

Samsung extends Galaxy S20 offer benefits for these customers in India

Samsung extends Galaxy S20 offer benefits for these customers in India

South Korean tech giant Samsung is extending the redemption period of offers for those customers who have pre-booked its latest flagship smartphone lineup — Galaxy S20.

The offer was first extended till April 30 and customers who pre-booked the Galaxy S20 could collect and activate their smartphone till April 30, 2020. Now, the same offer has been extended to May 20.

Pre-booked consumers, who purchase and activate their devices on or before May 20, will be able to redeem the below offers till June 15, 2020, said the company in a statement.

Additionally, the company is offering a bonus offer of up to Rs 5,000 as an upgrade offer on purchase of Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra in India.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-booking consumers can get Galaxy Buds+ worth Rs 11,990 at Rs 1,999 and Galaxy S20 pre-booking consumers can get Galaxy Buds+ at Rs 2,999. This offer can be redeemed by June 15.

Also, the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-booking consumers can get Samsung Care+ benefits worth Rs 3,999 at Rs 1,999 till June 15.

The company has already extended the standard warranty for all its products across its portfolio — including smartphones, refrigerators, televisions, washing machines — till May 31, 2020. This will be valid for products whose warranty would have expired in this lockdown period — March 20-April 30 2020.

Samsung extends Galaxy S20 offer benefits for these customers in India - Latest News

Samsung extends Galaxy S20 offer benefits for these customers in India – Latest News

South Korean tech giant Samsung is extending the redemption period of offers for those customers who have pre-booked its latest flagship smartphone lineup — Galaxy S20.

The offer was first extended till April 30 and customers who pre-booked the Galaxy S20 could collect and activate their smartphone till April 30, 2020. Now, the same offer has been extended to May 20.

Pre-booked consumers, who purchase and activate their devices on or before May 20, will be able to redeem the below offers till June 15, 2020, said the company in a statement.

Additionally, the company is offering a bonus offer of up to Rs 5,000 as an upgrade offer on purchase of Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra in India.

Samsung Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-booking consumers can get Galaxy Buds+ worth Rs 11,990 at Rs 1,999 and Galaxy S20 pre-booking consumers can get Galaxy Buds+ at Rs 2,999. This offer can be redeemed by June 15.

Also, the Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra pre-booking consumers can get Samsung Care+ benefits worth Rs 3,999 at Rs 1,999 till June 15.

The company has already extended the standard warranty for all its products across its portfolio — including smartphones, refrigerators, televisions, washing machines — till May 31, 2020. This will be valid for products whose warranty would have expired in this lockdown period — March 20-April 30 2020.