Vodafone India

Vodafone Service Friends by Vodafone Germany – Teenagers for Tech Support. Can it happen in India?

Several of us, the tech savvy populace often receive queries from older friends and elders about carrying out operations on their smartphones and computers. This is a global phenomenon and many are happy to help. Vodafone Germany recently innovated surrounding this trend and introduced Vodafone Service Friends. The service experiment leverages the expertise of tech savvy teenagers to help Vodafone customers in need. All a user needs to do is

Licence extension: SCI to hear Vodafone petition on December 18

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) has issued notice to the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) on a fresh petition by Vodafone India Ltd for extension of its licences in six telecom circles due to expire in December 2015. The SCI will next hear the case on December 18. Yesterday, Vodafone petition filed in the SCI where it had mentioned that the company’s licences in six telecom circles including Maharashtra, Gujarat

Tata Docomo 3G Vs. Vodafone 3G plan- who offers the best value for money?

Of late, 3G tariffs have been constantly increasing. The telecom operators blame the hike on the increasing operating cost and spectrum auction price. Market leader Airtel has been at the forefront of this tariff hike. However, Vodafone India, another major telecom operator has launched affordable 3G plans. Tata Docomo has also been offering some of the best 3G packs without making a dent in your pocket. Let us compare 3G

Vodafone India becomes first Private telco to offer 3G services across India, launches 3G roaming in Odisha

Vodafone India, has launched its 3G roaming services to its customers in Odisha circle with this launch, Vodafone also becomes the first private Telco to provide 3G services across India.   In addition to offering customers (both pre and post paid) 3G roaming facilities, Vodafone is also offering multiple packages to suit customer requirements in Odisha. The postpaid plans start from monthly rentals of Rs. 150 for 500MB, going up to Rs

Government should do away with USOF: Vodafone MD and CEO

Vodafone India MD and CEO, Marten Pieters has stated that telecom service providers face "financial burdens" and other charges like USO Fund fee and spectrum usage charge (SUC) in Indian market. According to him, all these charges are limiting their investment capacity in domestic market. He said that the government should "get rid" of charges like the USO Fund, which he felt holds no relevance in today's times. He also

Vodafone India partners with Department of Posts to offer recharge vouchers through post offices in Kerala

Vodafone India, today announced a tie-up with the Department of Posts to offer recharge vouchers through post offices in Kerala for the benefit of its prepaid customers. Vodafone recharge coupons will now be available at post offices, enabling Vodafone prepaid subscribers to recharge their cell phones through coupons while they are in a post office. Given the prolific distribution of post offices, this would save them a separate trip to

TDSAT asks Vodafone India to accept fresh permits

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has asked telecom major Vodafone India, which had opposed DoT's guidelines on new licences, to accept the fresh permits pending the final verdict in the matter. Vodafone says that instead of signing and executing Unified Licences, DoT has declined the company's request for the deletion of "restrictive" clauses in licence pertaining to roaming. Plus Vodafone's current permits for these areas are set

Vodafone starts offering its 2G and 3G services in Lachung Sikkim, first private telecom operator to do so

Vodafone India will now offer 2G and 3G services in Lachung, Sikkim. With this expansion, Vodafone would now cover approximately 369 towns & villages. Vodafone has so far deployed almost 181 cell sites across the state and 7150 approx across the Rest of Bengal Circle and continues to expand its network. In Sikkim, Vodafone’s retail network consists of 4 Vodafone Mini Stores and 1 Vodafone Store. Announcing the expansion of

Vodafone Business Services aims to catalyse Indian Businesses, launches 3 Key initiatives

Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India has launched three key initiatives to catalyse the growth of Indian businesses. The company’s latest program to connect, and engage fast-growing medium sized businesses with annual turnover between Rs 50 crore and Rs 500 crore. These initiatives leverage the latest advances in technology led communication and will enable businesses to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve customer responsiveness. “As a

Vodafone India withdraws its ‘arm twisting’ plea against DoT

Vodafone India has withdrawn its plea against the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) from the Delhi High Court. The plea alleged that DoT was indulging in "arm-twisting" and "coercive" tactics by refusing to sign its unified licence (UL), till the telecom major unconditionally accepts the "restrictive" clauses in the licence. The petition was withdrawn after a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul agreed with the government of India

Vodafone India: Unhappy with Current telecom market, looking forward to changes

Vodafone India MD and CEO Marten Pieters said that doing business in this country have not improved much in the last few months but it is "hopeful that change will happen" during announcement of company's first half of financial result (April-September quarter 2014-15) in New Delhi. "Its not nice to say, but it is reality. It is not like we said 'its difficult to do business in India', and we