February 8th, 2021 7:08 AM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea ZEE5 Recharge Plans: Up to One Year Validity, Rs 355 Starting Price and More

Vodafone Idea always tries to establish unique partnerships with other companies. While Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and BSNL kept themselves busy in partnering with Amazon Prime, Vodafone Idea went ahead and partnered with Zee Entertainment Enterprise. Vodafone Idea is now offering five prepaid plans bundled with ZEE5 Premium subscription starting at just Rs 355. On the other hand, Bharti Airtel has only one prepaid plan with ZEE5 Premium subscription bundled... Read More

February 6th, 2021 10:16 AM 0 COMMENTS

Latest Trai MyCall Report Indicates Dip in BSNL Voice Quality

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) as per data collected by Trai's MyCall app is at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to voice quality comparison against alternative service providers all around the country. The app was capable of recording over 13,000 reports, with 3,626 (29.7%) reports from Reliance Jio users, 3,391 (27.7%) reports from Idea customers, 1,772 (14.5%) from Vodafone users, 2,903 (23.8%) reports from... Read More

February 4th, 2021 10:53 AM 57 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Upgrading Network to Offer 4G-Only Services in Kerala

Vodafone Idea which is currently in the process of phasing out the 3G network across the country says it is upgrading the network in Kerala circle. Vi is informing this news to its customers in Kerala via an SMS, but what's more interesting is the mentioning of '4G-only' services. For the unaware, Vi has already refarmed 3G spectrum for 4G in four circles- Delhi & NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Gujarat.... Read More

January 12th, 2021 10:37 PM 38 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Migrates 3G Spectrum to 4G in Gujarat, Also Increases 4G Bandwidth

Vodafone Idea continues to refarm the 3G spectrum to enhance its 4G services. As per the latest development, Vi has successfully refarmed its 3G spectrum to 4G across 11 cities in Gujarat. The telco already refarmed its 3G spectrum to 4G in other circles like Delhi & NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru. The refarming of 3G spectrum will substantially enhance Vi's GIGAnet 4G capacity in these cities. Furthermore, Vi also added... Read More

December 14th, 2020 9:52 AM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Brings Back Rs 65 Prepaid Recharge With Rs 52 Talk Time

Vodafone Idea has now brought back the Rs 65 prepaid recharge pack under the 'combo' plan section. To recall, Vi used to offer Rs 65 Active Recharge pack in the past, but it was removed as part of the tariff hike that happened in December 2019. So it is safe to say the company has brought back the Rs 65 recharge exactly after one year of removing it. That said,... Read More

October 1st, 2020 11:06 AM 110 COMMENTS

Vi (Vodafone Idea) Might Increase the Tariffs for Prepaid and Postpaid Plans in Near Future

The Indian telecom industry desperately needs the help of tariff hikes, believes Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Vi. Birla said in the Vi Annual General Meeting on Wednesday that India’s telecom sector depends on higher tariff rates for its future growth. The Indian telecom industry was among the worst economically hit industries during the COVID19 pandemic and received another setback in the form of AGR verdict. The telcos plea for... Read More

September 12th, 2020 5:01 PM 68 COMMENTS

What Lies Ahead for VI, the New Vodafone Idea?

Just a few days back, Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) announced that they are rebranding the company as VI. The AGR case verdict has cleared things for the telecom industry as well as Vodafone Idea. This rebranding move is to get a fresh start for the company. As for the AGR verdict, VI now has to pay dues worth Rs 54,754 crore in the coming 10 years. VI has had a... Read More

September 7th, 2020 12:47 PM 61 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Switches to “Vi” Brand Identity, Completes Network Integration

Vodafone and Idea brands today announced the completion of network integration which both the brands started back in 2018. Vodafone Idea Limited today marked the completion of the world's largest network integration with the launch of a single brand identity- "Vi" (read as "We"). The telco also introduced a new logo to represent a single brand. The new slogan for the brand is 'Better and Brighter Tomorrow.' The new identity... Read More

July 22nd, 2020 1:24 PM 3 COMMENTS

VIL Brings all Idea Postpaid Customers Under Vodafone RED to Offer Unified Services

Vodafone and Idea merged back on August 31, 2018. After the merger, it was renamed as Vodafone Idea Limited. Now Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) has brought the Idea postpaid customers under one umbrella of Vodafone RED. This is by far the biggest consolidation move by VIL in merging the services of Vodafone and Idea since the time they came together. The Idea postpaid users will be getting the benefit of... Read More

July 20th, 2020 12:01 PM 4 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Launches eSIM Service for Apple iPhones, Service Limited to 3 Circles

Telecom operator Vodafone Idea has finally launched the eSIM service in India. A few weeks ago, we reported the launch of the same eSIM service for LTE-enabled Apple Watches, and now, the same has been launched for Apple iPhones. In a press release, Vodafone Idea stated that the service would also be available for select Samsung handsets very soon. Although eSIM on Vodafone Idea is now available, it is limited... Read More

July 14th, 2020 5:33 PM 14 COMMENTS

Jio and BSNL Gain Subscribers in March as Vodafone and Airtel Lose

Reliance Jio and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) gained subscribers while Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost its users in March, a report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) reveals. The Trai report highlighting the Telecom Subscription Data as on March 31, 2020 said that India had 989.10 million active wireless subscribers. Crucially, the total number of telephone subscribers in India is said to have decreased from... Read More

July 1st, 2020 12:58 PM 18 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Reports Decline in Subscriber Base, Data Volumes Up by 7.9%

Vodafone Idea on Tuesday announced its fourth quarter results ended March 2020 with the operator reporting a revenue growth of 6% on a quarterly basis. The company said that the revenue growth was largely driven by the tariff hike implemented by the telecom operators in December 2019. Vodafone Idea said that the average revenue per user (ARPU) improved to Rs 121 in the fourth quarter ended March 2020 as compared... Read More

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