Exclusive: Videocon To Shut Down Services in Most Circles

By March 21st, 2012 AT 12:00 AM

After the cancellation of 2G licenses, it is now turn for Videocon to shut down services in most of the circles where they operate as we came to know from our sources. This is the 3rd operator after STel and Cheers Mobile who went to close operations.

In 2008 Videocon got license and 2G GSM spectrum for 21 circles, and in Punjab they operate as brand sharing agreement between QTL and Videocon. 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 oligations.

As per our sources, Videocon will shut down their services all circles except those circles having more than 5 lakh customers. The operating circles of Videocon Mobile will be Tamilnadu incl. Chennai, Punjab & Haryana and M.P & Mumbai. Currently M.P has largest Videocon customer base.

Renjith M a TelecomTalk reader and a Videocon customer from kerala cited that recharge is disabled in Kerala for 3 days and most of the FRC (First Recharge Coupon) are withdrawn.

As per our sources now few Selected FRC will be available for the customers in the above mentioned operating circles.

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Manvendra singh
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Kya videocon ki service bnd hone k bad number chalu rahega.?

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@Vardan, videocon license in punjab was not among those cancelled so it will continue to provide service in Punjab. In the recent auction they won spectrum in 6 circles which are Bihar incl. Jharkhand Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh incl. Chattisgarh, UP East and UP West. So Videocon will provide service in total of 7 circles and in other circles, services will be stopped. Out of these 7, videocon is currently operational in Punjab, Haryana, MP and Gujarat and rest 3 circles will be covered slowly in next 2-3 years but in next one year coverage will be 30-50 percent in… Read more »

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