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 Gurgaon. The roll-out will be completed across all parts of Delhi & NCR in a phased manner. The launch in Delhi and NCR follows the successful launch of Vodafone’s 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka and Kolkata.
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 Delhi and NCR is built on a strong fibre backhaul, and is supported by its superfast 3G services. With this launch, Vodafone is now uniquely positioned to offer in Delhi and NCR, 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, Romania, Spain and Netherlands
Announcing the launch of Vodafone’s 4G service in Delhi and NCR, Naveen Chopra, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone India said, “We are delighted to launch our high-speed 4G services in Delhi and NCR for our customers to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. 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. Initial response from customers who have experienced our 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, and Kolkata has been positive and encouraging. 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.”
Vodafone will increase the intensity of its 4G rollout to cover important metros – Mumbai and Bengaluru shortly. Testing of 4G services in these locations has already commenced successfully and Vodafone India has partnered with leading global technology service providers for the network roll-out. Vodafone has already started the roll-out of 4G-Ready SIMs in these markets inviting customers for a free upgrade before the commercial launch. With this, 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 Delhi and NCR customers have a bonanza of special benefits to enjoy the 4G experience seamlessly. This includes:
• FREE upgrade to 4G for customers along with high-speed 4G SIM
• Enjoy 3 months access to FREE TV, Movies & Music on VODAFONE PLAY as part of your Vodafone 4G subscription
• 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 6,000 movie titles
• VODAFONE MUSIC, stream your favorite music from over 1.2Mn songs
• Packs ranging from a trial pack of 35MB at Rs 11 to a bonanza pack of 20GB at Rs 2499
• 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>
• Same day door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIMs (for requests received before 4:00pm that day)
Speaking on the 4G proposition for Delhi and NCR, Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head–Delhi and NCR Circle, Vodafone India, “Delhi and NCR is a significant growth market for Vodafone India with data contributing around 25% of total revenues and growing significantly. As a leading telecom service provider, our 1 Crore customers in Delhi and NCR have a lot to look forward to and we are proud and delighted to launch 4G services today. Beginning with key business and residential corridors in NCR across Gurgaon, which today constitute more than 10% of our data users, we will soon expand our 4G services across the length and breadth of Delhi 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 Delhi & NCR to make the most of the bonanza of special benefits being offered and enjoy the best mobile internet experience.”
Delhi and NCR is a focus and significant growth market for Vodafone India. To cater to the growing volumes of customer usage increasing need for speed, the company invested over Rs 800 crores in FY 16 to expand, modernize and building a more technology and energy efficient network. In Delhi and NCR, Vodafone has a large retail footprint with 273 exclusive Vodafone stores (52 large retail format and 221 Mini Stores) spread across prominent localities in the city, making it convenient for customers to access Vodafone’s products and services within their neighborhood.
The Vodafone 4G Advantage
• Superior network: State of the art 4G LTE network on 1800Mhz with extensive fibre backhaul
• High Speed downloads/uploads: a fast and seamless mobile internet experience
• Enhances experience: of music, videos, chats, mobile gaming and two-way video calling with faster response time
• Unlimited Movies for 3 months
• International Roaming on 4G
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