⦁ Commercial services on 4G to be launched soon in Maharashtra & Goa
⦁ Customers can upgrade to 4G SIMs at their convenience at any Vodafone Store, Vodafone Mini Store and multi brand outlets across Maharashtra & Goa
India 23 November 2016: As Vodafone India enters the final stages of bringing the world’s largest 4G network to Maharashtra & Goa, it announced today, the availability of free of cost 4G SIMs with an attractive data offer- 2GB of free data on 4G enabled smartphones. The offer is applicable to all existing Vodafone customers who have a 4G enabled smartphone and upgrade to a 4G ready SIM. Vodafone 4G SIMs are available at all Vodafone Stores, Vodafone Mini Stores and more than 9000 multi brand outlets located across the circle. Customers can get their 4G ready SIM free of cost with a hassle free exchange process which involves no additional documents. With the new 4G ready SIM, they will continue to enjoy uninterrupted mobile internet experience as per their existing plans and will be automatically upgraded to 4G as soon as the services are launched commercially Initially the 4G services will be launched in select towns of Maharashtra & Goa.
Pre-paid customers can enjoy the one time offer of 2GB data free for a period of ten days while post-paid customers can avail the benefit for one bill cycle. Customers will need to use their 4G ready SIM on a 4G enabled handset to avail this free data offer. With the new Vodafone SuperNet™ 4G SIM, customers will continue to enjoy uninterrupted mobile internet with an additional 2GB of free data which will be added to the customer’s data balance within 48 hours of the SIM exchange.
To ensure a smooth and seamless exchange of 4G ready SIMs, these are being made available in advance of the commercial launch of Vodafone’s 4G services in Maharashtra & Goa. A formal announcement regarding the launch, which is expected soon, will be made in due course. To avail the 4G services, customers will need to use their 4G ready SIM in a 4G enabled handset.
Announcing this, Ashish Chandra, Business Head, Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India, said, “Vodafone is one of the leading telecommunication services providers in Maharashtra & Goa, and our 18.65 million customers in the region have a lot to look forward to. We have made 2GB of Data free for our customers to give them a flavor of things to come, and to ensure that they are ready for the high speed 4G mobile internet services as soon as these are launched commercially. We are excited and fully geared up to launch our 4G services on the superior 2100 MHz band in Maharashtra & Goa very soon.”
Vodafone has successfully tested its 4G services on its robust network architecture coupled with strong backup to support the expected volumes and speed requirements of its customers. In the past few months, Vodafone has invested significantly in modernizing its existing network, incorporating the latest advances in technology thereby making it more resilient and energy efficient.
Customers can switch to a 4G ready SIM following these easy steps
⦁ Walk in to any nearby Vodafone Store, Vodafone Mini Store or multi brand outlet and get your 4G ready SIM free of cost
⦁ To activate the 4G SIM card, use your existing Vodafone number to SMS ‘SIMEX <your 20 digit new 4G SIM card number>’ to 55199 (this number will be available on the new SIM card/jacket given to you)
⦁ You will receive a response SMS from 55199 with partial SIM number entered
⦁ Please send the last 6 digits of the new SIM number to 55199 within 2 hours of receiving the SMS mentioned in the above step
⦁ You will receive a success SMS, post which your 4G ready SIM will be activated within 15-20 minutes.
⦁ Subsequently, replace your old SIM in the handset with the new 4G ready SIM and continue to enjoy un-interrupted Vodafone services.
⦁ You will enjoy benefits of high speed 4G services as soon as they are launched commercially in Assam & North East.
In case customers face any issues with the SIM upgrade process, they can call 199 or seek assistance from our staff at any Vodafone retail store.
Vodafone has launched its high speed 4G services in Kerala, Kolkata, Karnataka, Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal (ROB). By the end of FY 16-17, Vodafone SuperNet 4G services will be available in 2400 towns across 17 circles, including Rajasthan, Maharashtra & Goa, Assam & North East, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh (West).
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 200 million customers (over 106 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today 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.
About Vodafone India
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.
Globally, Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2016, Vodafone had 470 million mobile customers and 14 million fixed broadband customers.
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