After the initial launch in Kochi, Kerala, India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone India has now officially rolled out its next-generation high-speed 4G LTE network in Thiruvananthapuram, part of the Kerala telecom circle. Existing Vodafone customers can get a free upgrade to 4G along with a superfast 4G SIM. Customers can do an instant SIM swap from any of the Vodafone stores and selected retail outlets in Kochi or can request 4G SIM through call centre or by SMS 4GSIM to 199.
Vodafone India’s 4G LTE network comes under the efficient 1800 MHz band and is built on a strong fibre backhaul which is supported by its own new and superfast 3G services on a modern network of 2100 MHz. This makes Vodafone India the first telecom operator in Kerala to offer 2G/3G/4G services on its own state of the art convergent radio technology offering customers with seamless mobile internet experience.
Trivandrum Vodafone customers choosing 4G will get special benefits like – 3 months premium access to Hungama Play offering unlimited movie subscription and free unlimited music streaming on Vodafone Music. Customers can try out 4G data plans to start with the trail pack of 120MB 4G data usage at Rs 29 to a bonanza 4G data pack of 20GB 4G data usage at Rs 2499. Customers choosing the Vodafone 4G RED postpaid pack gets 100% extra 4G data usage for 3 months.
We started our 4G roll-out in India beginning with Kochi and are now delighted to launch our high-speed 4G services in Thiruvananthapuram that will give customers the power to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. Commented Suresh Kumar, Operations Director – South, Vodafone India.
Kerala is a significant growth market for Vodafone India with data revenue growing over 75% annually, which is well above the national average. After a successful launch in Kochi recently, we are proud and delighted to bring our 4G services to the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. With this launch, we are happy to announce that our 4G footprint in Kerala has increased to 10 towns. We will soon expand our footprint to Kozhikode and 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 Thiruvananthapuram to make the most of the bonanza of special benefits being offered and enjoy the best mobile internet experience. – commented Abhijit Kishore, Business Head –Kerala, Vodafone India.
Vodafone India in the first phase will roll out the 4G network in top metros including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata. 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.