Vodafone has rolled out 4G services on 1800 MHz band in selected areas of Mumbai including western suburbs and south Mumbai. The company plans to expand its services fully across the city by the end of March 2016.
Vodafone has also come out with special offers for its 4G users. These include a free upgrade to the service with a 4G SIM, 100 per cent extra data for Vodafone 4G RED users for a month and 3 months complimentary subscription to content on Vodafone Play.
Other services that Vodafone is offering are instant SIM swap at Vodafone stores and door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIM within a day. Users cand check if their smartphone is 4G compatible by sending an SMS <4GCHECK> to 199 and request for a 4G SIM by calling the call centre or sending an SMS <4GSIM to 199>·
The Vodafone 4G service in Mumbai is built on fibre backhaul of 100G. It is also offering international roaming on 4G to Indian users visiting UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands. The trial packs start at Rs 26.
“Initial response from customers who have experienced our 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata and Delhi & NCR 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,” Sunil Sood, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone India said.
Vodafone 4G services are now available in 5 circles of Kerala, Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi & NCR and Kolkata.