Videocon To Shut Down GSM Operations in 11 Circles Including Mumbai, Asks Customers To Port Out Before 18 January

Videocon which currently operates GSM services in 18 circles, and won back 6 of its 17 circles (excluding Punjab) in the recent spectrum auction has now asked its customers in 11 telecom circles including Mumbai to Port Out from its network to any other service provider using Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in respective circles.

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In an official communications to all customers Vidiocon said “As per Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order, Videocon services will not be available from Jan 19, 2013 (00.00 hour). Please use your available balance and port out than”.

Videocon currently operates in Tamil Nadu( including Chennai ), Punjab (with Hfcl Infotel Ltd), Haryana,  Mumbai, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh, UP East, UP West and Himachal Pradesh. However Videocon is commercially available in selected circles like Tamilnadu, Mumbai & Maharastra, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Kerala. While 18 circles out of 22 are listed on Videocon’s website to show their minimal presence to meet roll out obligations.

In the recent auction of 1800MHz  airwave Videocon won back just 6 circles -Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana,  Madhya Pradedsh , UP – East, UP – West, and failed to get spectrum and license for all other circles including Mumbai. Apart from these 6 circles Its GSM service will be continue in Punjab circles wherein it is operating under brand sharing agreement between HITL (Hfcl Infotel Ltd) and Videocon.

On 17 December India’s telecom regulator TRAI gave a 15 days deadline to the all mobile service providers who’s licences had quashed by SC, to inform their subscribers about the closer of mobile service in the respective circles and also send text messages or provide this information in writing to all their customers in those circles where they failed to retain spectrum and renew their licences.

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Zeeshan ahmed
March 27, 2016 3:38 pm 3:38 PM

Are videocon services is going to stop.

February 18, 2016 9:07 pm 9:07 PM

Videocon 4G LTE service in west Bengal circle hurry up!please.

December 12, 2014 11:56 pm 11:56 PM


April 25, 2014 10:26 pm 10:26 PM

bsnl is the worst internet provider.. If we put internet card net speed will slow

February 8, 2013 4:38 pm 4:38 PM
Dear Sir, I have Videocon Number 9080333333 and i have not received any communication sms on services getting disconnection. you can check my usage at least 10 to 30 minutes is daily outgoing call from my number if this services is going to be discontinued i would have ported out from videocon. I have paid Rs.45000/- to get this number by Demand Draft in the name of Videocon and Rs.55,000 as cash to the concerned distributor. I need at least the UPC Code so that i can migrate to some other operator. All my communications have got blocked due to… Read more »
January 8, 2013 3:44 pm 3:44 PM

My videocon no is inactive for the past 2 months , how to port out from videocon ?

Animesh Sengupta
January 5, 2013 1:05 pm 1:05 PM

was in Mumbai yesterday did not Videocon network any where in Navi Mumbai

January 5, 2013 11:20 am 11:20 AM

I recommend everyone to use videocon and enjoy cheapest 2p/min on-net calling with such a bang bang voice quality.

January 5, 2013 11:15 am 11:15 AM

Hello everybody. this is Ankit from haryana and i’m very happy that videocon mobile is back. i buy a new sim in december and very much satisfied with the quality of their service and it is too cheap. they charged me rs.
50 for new sim and i took 2 sims, one for me and other one for my girlfriend. i’m using their 19 pack which provides 2p/min on-net calling for 30 days.

January 5, 2013 10:41 am 10:41 AM

The shutting down of mobile operations of these operators will continue till, the telecom field in india will stabilize. Most of players in this field today will not be available tomorrow. Only BSNL , Airtel, idea ,Tata, Vodafone will be only available.

January 5, 2013 5:46 pm 5:46 PM

What about reliance rajiv! in my opinion tata may merge with some other operator and reliance will stay. do you agree? and one more question friend. why reliance is not promoting cdma network? will they expand or not?