We got a new player in the Indian 4G space, India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone India has officially rolled out its next-generation high-speed 4G LTE network in India under the 1800 MHz band. The 4G network rollout begins in Kochi, which is part of the Kerala telecom circle. In addition to the official launch of Vodafone 4G, it also offering existing customers with a free upgrade to 4G along with special data offers.
Vodafone India customers in Kochi can avail the high-speed 4G LTE service from 14th December 2015. 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.
Early Vodafone 4G adopters 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 starting 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.
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.
“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 give us a better understanding of this technology and the needs of the 4G customer. Accordingly, we are delighted to launch our ultrafast 4G services in India that will give customers the power to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. 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.” commented Sunil Sood, MD & CEO, 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.