Videocon Telecom has been awarded the new Number series to meet additional 1 Mn subscriber demand

Videocon Telecom, has been awarded new number series to accommodate 1 million additional subscriber demand in the Gujarat Telecom Circle. The new series have been awarded post the telco’s eligibility of VLR criteria’s on existing series as specified by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).


Videocon Telecom which already has 3 Number series, to accommodate 3 million subscribers in Gujarat telecom circle, will now be able to accommodate an additional Million subscriber base with the new series of 8999.

With the new series, the telco will offer a whole lot of options to its customers to choose their favourite numbers (upto the last 6 digits) which could be their Lucky Number, Date of birth, House Number, Vehicle number etc on a SMS and USSD based application. The telco has offered an option for its retailers to browse, search and block the number of the customer’s choice by sending a SMS to 54054 or dialing USSD code *444#.

Mr. Arvind Bali, Director & CEO, Videocon Telecommunications Ltd. says, “We are growing aggressively in the Gujarat telecom market and have been awarded the 4th number series to accommodate a total of 4 Million subscribers in the circle. The new number series is allotted by the DoT as per standard guidelines on Subscriber base and VLR %.

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“The customers of the state are much enthusiastic about having a mobile number of their choice and have a fetish for VIP and other premium numbers. Needless to say, considering the demand, all such premium numbers were more or less exhausted in our previous 3 No. series. With the new series’, we will have a whole lot of such numbers in our kitty and we will be offering these to the customers through our channel partners via SMS and USSD. We already have started receiving huge enquiries for reserving premium numbers and are confident of addressing the huge demand”, he added.

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September 8, 2015 3:10 pm 3:10 PM

Half the fancy numbers they give to customers will port out to Airtel 🙂

Sanjit Roy
September 9, 2015 9:45 am 9:45 AM

@Duane-Bro u should know that Airtel is not a quality driven operator at every circle. In case of Gujarat Airtel has the bakwaas coverage quality, u should visit Gujarat and taste it, it is very simple to understand that Airtel do not holds 900 mhz or any low frequency band in Gujarat, so it’s easy to judge what’s the quality is offered by airtel in Gujarat.

Anil Kumar
September 8, 2015 6:13 pm 6:13 PM

For Daune.

Eat Airtel
Drink Airtel

Sanjit Roy
September 9, 2015 9:46 am 9:46 AM

Even potty airtel

Madhan Kumar
September 8, 2015 7:20 pm 7:20 PM

And F_Airtel

September 9, 2015 12:10 am 12:10 AM

R u serious? God cant believe it. U need a break man. Take out ur frustration elsewhere. This is not a right place

Madhan Kumar
September 9, 2015 5:41 pm 5:41 PM

@Arun:Well tell that to Duane!

September 8, 2015 3:48 pm 3:48 PM

Airtelwale isko chodke kuch toh bol kabhi !!! ;))

Airtel Lover
September 8, 2015 6:43 pm 6:43 PM

This time Duane is wrong. Not half, but all of them will port out to Airtel.

September 9, 2015 6:24 pm 6:24 PM

Agree with you.. As videocon have shitty coverage, people will just buy a Sim, use it for 3 month, then will port to Airtel and will sell it with a price over 10k ????