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Celebrate Friendship with Vodafone U Join Battle of the Bands and enjoy Million Fun Experiences

Launches ‘Back to Campus’ campaign in 100 colleges across 6 cities in Maharashtra and Goa
Just click a GIF with your friends and get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Tomatina Festivalin Spain
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Pune, August 05, 2016:With Friendship Day round the corner (Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August), it’s that time of the year, when much of life revolves around making new friends and engaging more with older ones, especially for the youth. As they return to colleges and campuses, Vodafone U, a first of its kind lifestyle proposition for youth,has created the platform of Million Fun Experiences for the youth to engage and enjoy.

Celebrate Friendship with Vodafone U Join Battle of the Bands and enjoy Million Fun Experiences

Under the Million Fun Experiences umbrella, Vodafone U today announced the launch of ‘Vodafone U- Battle of the Bands’ in Maharashtra and Goa. This music led competition will reach out to more than 100 colleges in Maharashtra & Goa, providing aone-of-its kindplatform for youth bands to showcase their talent.

Vodafone U – Battle of the Bands
One-of-kind Inter-city and Inter-college Band competition
Preliminary rounds – Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Goa
Call for entries open till 15th August 2016
The month long competition will kick off with auditions across six cities – Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur,Kolhapur and Goa. Shortlisted bands from each city will qualify for a Grand Finale in Pune and get a chance to perform live. In audience will bepopular musicians, celebrities and fans. The winning band will be awarded a cash prize of Rs1 Lakh along with a host of other exciting goodies.

Bands representing Colleges or independently formed, across genres can participate in the competition by filling up the registrations forms available at Vodafone stores or by sending an SMS BOB to 58888. For more information, please logon to: The last date of registration is 15 Aug 2016.

Ashish Chandra, Business Head – Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India said, “Vodafone U - Battle of the Bands is an opportunity for our young patrons to create a lifetime worth of memories with their friends. As a part of this campaign, we are visiting 100 leading colleges across the state. With Vodafone U, fun will always be on for them as their world of interest, residing in their pocket, will be active, 24X7.”

Another campaign under the Million Fun Experiences platform of Vodafone U is ‘Back to Campus’ covering 100 leading colleges across top 6 cities in Maharashtra and Goa. Targeting the socially active and increasingly demanding Indian youth, Vodafone U is running this exciting campaign in Maharashtra and Goa with the intention of engaging youth on topics and issues that matters to them most – friends, music, fashion health and entertainment among others. Clicking a GIF with your buddies can win you a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the world famous Tomatina Festival in Spain or Ultra Music Fest in Singapore.  Just click a GIF with your gang at the Vodafone U experience booths being set-up in select colleges, share your GIF on social media and tag friends with #FunWithU@Vodafone. On a national basis, the month long campaign will cover over 400 leading colleges across top 50 cities.
Speaking about Vodafone U and offering Million Fun Experiences, Sandeep Kataria, Director – Commercial, Vodafone India, said, “There is a lot happening in the life of youngsters today and they do not want to miss out!  With Vodafone U, on offer is a bundle of benefits that will keep them connected with friends and fun via the world of internet, voice, music plus Million Fun Experiences including a chance to win once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the popular Tomatina festival in Spain or the Ultra Music Fest in Singapore.”

And, there are more experiences! Once connected with Vodafone U one can use the MyVodafone App to avail of exciting offers like Buy One and Get One Free offers at Café Coffee Day, Pizza Hut & Mad Over Donuts or discounts on Amazon, Uber and many more youth centric brands!

About Vodafone India
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving ~198 million customers (over 107 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.

Committed to optimizing the near ubiquitous reach of mobile telephony to address national developmental priorities, the Vodafone Foundation partners is actively engaged in community development initiatives especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief. Building on its global experience and expertise, an outreach across India and offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies- 2G, 3G & 4G, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to actualize the vision of Digital India

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