Ahead of 4G launch, Vodafone India rolls out 4G-ready SIMs in Kolkata

Country’s second-largest telecom operator Vodafone India has announced the availability of 4G SIMs for its customers in Kolkata as it braces itself up for bringing in the world’s largest 4G network in the city. These 4G ready SIMs will be made available at multi-brand outlets in a phased manner and also in around 28 exclusive stores located in and around Kolkata.


“To avail 4G services, customers will need to have a 4G-enabled handset and a new 4G-Ready SIM card. 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 Kolkata,” Vodafone said in a statement.

A formal announcement regarding the launch, which is expected soon, will be made in due course, it added.

Anand Sahai, Business Head–Kolkata and Rest of Bengal Circles, Vodafone India, said, “Vodafone is the leading telecommunication services provider in Kolkata and our five million customers have a lot to look forward to…We are excited and fully geared up to launch our 4G services on the superior 1800 MHz band in Kolkata very soon.”

Vodafone has successfully tested its 4G services on its network architecture coupled with strong backup to support the expected volumes and speed requirements of its customers. Vodafone is investing about Rs 13,000 crore for modernizing its existing network and is also incorporating the latest advances in technology.

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January 13, 2016 3:32 pm 3:32 PM

Just collected a 4G sim from Vodafone Store in Camac Street, Kolkata. They will launch 4G here on 26 Jan as confirmed by the Store executives. The sim swap process is slightly tedious as compared to airtel.

Deep Sarkar
January 16, 2016 2:31 pm 2:31 PM

HI i got a vodafone 4g sim, m from kolkata to ..I am unable to replace the sim ,everytime reply is coming last 6 digits not matching. Please tell me how did you succeed in replacing the sim ..you can reply me in email if you want its

Pug La
January 13, 2016 1:45 pm 1:45 PM
I replaced my old sim with 4G sim in vodafone store of Mumbai. It never worked ‘no service’ error full time. Went back to the store even they couldn’t get a solution. After 40 minutes of trial and error, they handed me the regular (non 4g) sim and said there is some issue with the sims since they tried a few more 4g sims too and none worked. Thus after wasting so much time and petrol im back with a regular sim. Such is thier so called’international 4g’ experience. Dont know whey they launch all this if they are not… Read more »
January 14, 2016 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

@Pug La – when they havent launched how in Mumbai, how do you expect to get signals? the NO SERVICE message comes when there is a SIM CARD REGISTRATION failure on the (4G) network. This is normal. You should have kept the same and used it on 2G, 3G.. this is what I did here in Secunderabad and Hyderabad a few days ahead of the AIRTEL 4G launch.

Rahul Yadav
January 13, 2016 2:23 am 2:23 AM

idea cellular remove MP/CG circle from 4G LTE Pre-booking Registration for 1GB free 4G data offer. It mean they gonna launch 4G in MP/CG soon. I think then gonna be 1st 4G Operator in MP/CG. Even JIO signal is not live here.

January 13, 2016 8:00 am 8:00 AM

Jio 4G is not live in JBP? Seriously? Their signals are only live in Bhopal I guess.
Jio will be the first operator to launch in 4G MGCG.
What about Tower work of Jio?

Rahul Yadav
January 13, 2016 2:58 pm 2:58 PM

NikhilS there are lot’s of JIO tower in Jabalpur. But it not started yet I try to search many times 4G single but not found. Only JIO Net wifi is available till now.