Vodafone Idea - Still existing & confusing dual branding
Opinion: Inevitable conflicts with such a big merger, which can be understood, but they have in-fact missed an excellent chance.
Customers are troubled and confused too. This hindrance is at the cost of a golden opportunity.
Vodafone and idea have merged as we know.
On NSE - national stock exchange it is listed as IDEA
@guruz haha what should a consumer do with this data and holding pattern statistics?
Very well aware of the patterns and pricing. It's just in the last 2-3 days the share price has touched 4, as well as the most traded stock these days.
But coming to consumer point, don't you think there are issues?
When one brand enables VoLTE in a circle and other brand doesn't. Like this there are many other things which can be discussed.
@srikapardhi it might help someone make the right choice.
Stock prices are very bad compared to jio and airtel.
Is Vodafone Idea a shutting down PSU - public sector unit?
volte is faulty and wifi calling also is not upto the mark.
Maybe being an international brand they might have some kind of quality and standards to match upto.
Network wise only jio holds pan India 850mhz
But then again it's volte only.
If telecom sector is under debt then I don't think they would want to make things better.
But looking at that money mobile operators owe to the govt.I feel if it is for real.
There's MNP if any network shuts down.
@guruz But I don't think there is capacity READILY available with the rest to accept a huge influx of customers. The current situation has already proved that. And thats a huge no for MNP too.
@srikapardhi if all networks go bsnl will stay.
Is there any way to findout how much we should we really be paying for the mobile companies to turn profitable..
Here in my circle of UPE, the integration is compete and IDEA brand has completely vanished from everywhere. All new billboards here that have been put up recently are of Vodafone 4G. There is no spec of IDEA even in many small brick and mortal SIM shops.
I think IDEA brand is gone at least here in UPE. btw, they did shut down IDEA's network here.
@SS (Shivang Singh)
Same in UPW you are right no sign of Idea branding even in the college local recharge shop they have removed the banner and everything now even the local recharge shop guy is saying its Vodafone 4G.
But will they reduce the data price in UPW atleast the data is getting costly hardly 1 or 2GB is not enough
@Payal Verma I disagree with you. Idea is the Anchor Network in the Western Region (UP Circle) and all in all Vodafone Network is nowhere to be seen. Talking about the branding Vodafone will not be removed as the Postpaid section has been exclusively handed over to them irrespective of the Brand User. Idea Brick and Mortar showrooms will continue if they don't shut their operations. May I know which College you're in where Vodafone is being projected as the Anchor Network??
@Priyansh Let me ask you a simple question if you look at any recent ad from VIL both vodafone and idea still comes like two different entity.
The first thing is this need to be changed then they should even think of customers , even i still think most of the end customers who are in remote part of India hardly knows both Vodafone Idea is one.
Maybe what Vodafone is doing is right maybe they just want to project as Vodafone as a brand rather than Vodafone Idea ?
On idea website, if you click on buy sim, it redirects to Vodafone website's page where you have to select the plan
I know it's the same network now, but my guess- the brand vodafone may stay in the future?
@Mani brand Vodafone is going to stay and is here to stay.
It looks like 'Idea' is lost in its own world. Wake up and get going, you are a thing of the PAST!
I really don't understand what message are they trying to put forward.
I'm able to feel its message - I'm still myself - in every act.
Whispers in ears - You want to say something?, but hey listen no one forced you.
Enough and it's okay; Leave your shoes at the door.
Let customers breathe and come out of confusion.
& worst part is - cannot manage idea number on MyVodafone app & vice versa.
They must need to have Vodafone-idea app in Play store.
Only network is merged, not company.
Screenshot : Well now my Vodafone number latches on IDEA 4G network (without any VoLTE service). Network continuously dance between 2G & 4G. (as I posted in Video earlier )
Idea 4G. Bigger, Better & Faster! Enjoy 2X speed on our newly enhanced 4G network across AP & Telangana. An Idea can Change your life!
This one message shows and gives the picture of the mindset of Idea! They want customers to remind them that they are VIL?
An Idea has changed your life!
Finally, noticing unified communication behaviour. Now it says Vodafone Idea Network, Vodafone Idea ... and so and so..