Airtel Beats Vodafone India To regain top slot in Rural Customer User Base

Airtel has taken over the place of Vodafone India to regain its position as the largest operator in the rural sector and adding a net of 1.66 million users, while the country’s GSM operators added a net of 3.5 million subscribers in April 2013.

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According to data compiled by COAI GSM operators added 3.8 million subscribers from rural India. Of this, Airtel added 1.66 million users, regaining its top slot lost to Vodafone India in April.

On an all  India basis, Bharti Airtel added 6,01,252 subscribers in April, while the operator around a million customers in urban areas.

Vodafone India added 1.18 million users, taking a total of 83.42 million rural subscribers during the previous month, Vodafone India had emerged as the largest operator in rural India by a total of 82.24 million users.

In terms of overall subscribers however, Airtel continues to be the leader with 188 million users, Vodafone 153 million and Idea Cellular 122 million.

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Saikat
July 7, 2014 3:05 pm 3:05 PM
Im from Kolkata and West Bengal circle. I use both Airtel, Vodafone. As per my user experience Airtel is widely acceptable. – Both have more or less call charges and the tariff plan diff in Rs.5+-(prepaid) – Airtel has better postpaid plan(you can customize your plan) than Vodafone – 2G internet speed is pretty better in Airtel as compared to Vodafone(Tested) – 2G internet speed of Vodafone is quite unsatisfactory – Missed call alert service is one important feature of Airtel which is FREE , while Vodafone charges Rs.30/month – Any power/data/tariff plan instantly get activated in Airtel while Vodafone… Read more »
SEBASTIAN
June 10, 2013 8:32 am 8:32 AM

CONGRATS TO AIRTEL
EVRYTHING OK BUT CONNECTIVITY PROBLEM AIRTEL WOULD BE NO 1

soumya
May 30, 2013 7:11 pm 7:11 PM

TODAY RS 25 WAS DEDUCTED FROM MY AIRTEL PREPAID ACCOUNT. WITHIN 1 HR OF COMPLAIN STRANGLY I GOT BACK MY ACCOUNT DEDUCTED WITHIN 1 HR OF COMPLAIN. SECONDLY ON 2G PACKS SPEED IS 260kbps CONSTANTLY WITH DOWNLOAD SPEED OF 34KB/SEC. On EDGE NETWORK. WHATS HAPPENING TO AIRTEL. ME FROM DURGAPUR(WEST BENGAL).

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