Vodafone India Launches 4G Services On Superior 1800 Mhz In Bengaluru
FREE upgrade to 4G for customers along with high-speed 4G SIM
4G @ 3G prices for Prepaid and Postpaid customers
100% extra data on 4G for Prepaid and Postpaid (Prepaid Rs.265 recharge : 2GB ( 1GB + 1GB) of 4G DATA); 100% Extra 4G DATA on Vodafone RED Plans for Postpaid.
Enjoy 3 months complimentary subscription to TV, Movies & Music on VODAFONE PLAY as part of your Vodafone 4G
100+ Live TV channels
HOOQ, premium video-on-demand service with over 35,000 hours of Hollywood blockbusters and popular local programs
HUNGAMA PLAY, leading entertainment destination with over 7,500 movie titles
VODAFONE MUSIC, stream your favorite music from over 1.2Mn songs
Array of Data Packs ranging from trial pack at Rs 8 to a bonanza pack of 20GB
4G Mobile Wi-Fi that supports connectivity for up to 10 devices
Enhanced customer experience – immediate 4G SIM exchange at multiple touch points; door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIMs
Country first: 4G customers can avail 4G international roaming in UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands with many more countries to be launched in coming weeks.
Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunication services provider, today announced the roll out of its next generation, high speed 4G network in prominent business and residential corridors of Bengaluru like Jayanagar, Basavangudi, J.P.Nagar, Electronic City, Bangalore International Airport, Whitefield, B.T.M. Layout, Chamrajpet and Koramangala. The roll-out will be completed across all parts of Bengaluru in a phased manner by March 2016. The launch in Bengaluru marks the successful completion of first phase of roll out of Vodafone 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi and NCR and Mumbai.
Built on the efficient 1800 MHz band, this state-of-the-art network will enable Vodafone 4G customers to access internet via mobile with speeds across a range of smart devices including Mobile Wi-Fi. Vodafone 4G services can be readily accessed from 4G enabled handsets offered by leading smartphone manufacturers (iPhone, Samsung, Micromax, Microsoft, Lava, Xolo among others) available across the country.
Vodafone 4G will significantly enhance the mobile internet experience for customers with faster download/upload of videos and music, seamless video chats to enjoy and greater ease in using their favorite apps. Customers will also adore features like high definition video streaming, mobile gaming and two-way video calling.
Vodafone’s 4G service in Bengaluru is built on a strong fibre backhaul, and is supported by its superfast 3.5G services. With this launch, Vodafone is now uniquely positioned to offer in Bengaluru, 2G/3G/4G services on its own state of the art, convergent radio technology.
Leveraging its global network and experience, Vodafone is also the first and only telecom service provider to currently offer international roaming on 4G to its India customers visiting UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands with many more countries to be launched in coming weeks.
Announcing the launch of Vodafone’s 4G service in Bengaluru, Sunil Sood, Managing Director & CEO, Vodafone India said, “We are delighted to launch our high-speed 4G services in Bengaluru for our customers to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. With this, we complete the first phase of roll-out of our 4G services across Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi & NCR and Mumbai. Initial response from customers who have experienced our 4G services in these markets has been positive and encouraging. 4G has the potential to revolutionize the mobile experience through powerful innovation that impacts how we work and live. Vodafone’s global expertise and experience of launching 4G across 19 countries gives us a better understanding of this technology and the needs of the 4G customer. As a steadfast partner of Digital India, we remain focused on deploying multiple technologies –be it 2G, 3G and now 4G-for optimum use as each technology has its own vital role to play in servicing the myriad connectivity needs of consumers across the country.”
With launch of 4G in Bengaluru, Vodafone 4G services will be present in 5 circles of Kerala, Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi & NCR and Kolkata, which today contribute to 30% of industry revenues and close to 50% of Vodafone India data revenues.
Vodafone’s Bengaluru customers have a bonanza of special benefits to experience 4G seamlessly. This includes:
· FREE upgrade to 4G for customers along with high-speed 4G SIM
· 4G @ 3G Prices for Prepaid and Postpaid customers.
· 100% extra data on 4G for Prepaid and Postpaid (Prepaid Rs.265 recharge : 2GB ( 1GB + 1GB) of 4G DATA); 100% Extra 4G DATA on Vodafone RED Plans for Postpaid.
· Enjoy 3 months complimentary subscription to TV, Movies & Music on VODAFONE PLAY as part of your Vodafone 4G
· 100+ Live TV channels
· HOOQ, Asia’s biggest video-on-demand service, offers customers a diverse and expansive selection of over 35,000 hours of movies and TV series with hot favorites and award-winning series such as Ash vs. Evil Dead, Friends, Nikita, Fringe and awesome blockbusters, The Matrix, Spider-Man, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
· HUNGAMA PLAY, leading entertainment destination with over 6,000 movie titles
· VODAFONE MUSIC, stream your favorite music from over 1.2Mn songs
· Array of Data packs ranging from a trial pack at Rs 8 to a bonanza pack of 20GB
· 4G Mobile Wi-Fi that supports connectivity for up to 10 devices
Seamless customer experience
· Instant SIM swap at all Vodafone stores and select retail outlets
· Vodafone subscribers can also check if their SIM / Phone is 4G compatible by sending an SMS <4GCHECK> to 199
· Request for 4G SIM by calling the call centre or sending an SMS <4GSIM to 199>
Speaking on the 4G proposition for Bengaluru, Suresh Kumar, Operations Director –South, Vodafone India said, “We are one of the leading telecommunication services provider in Karnataka and our over 26 lakh customers in Bengaluru have a lot to look forward to. After having successfully launched our 4G services in Mysuru, we are proud and delighted to launch 4G services on the superior 1800 MHz band in the State capital. Beginning with key business and residential corridors in Bengaluru, which constitute more than 46% of our data users in Karnataka, we will soon expand our 4G services across the length and breadth of city in a phased manner by March 2016. The roll-out of our 4G services in Karnataka will continue to Mangalore, Hubli and over 50+ towns in a phased manner. We will continue to pursue our customer centric strategy of catering to the evolving needs of retail and enterprise customers for better and smarter solutions for both voice and data. We invite our data savvy customers in Bengaluru to make the most of the bonanza of special benefits and enjoy the best mobile internet experience.”