Country’s second-largest telecom operator Vodafone India has announced the availability of its 4G SIMs at its stores across Delhi and NCR.
“Customers who are upgrading to 4G-Ready SIMs will be rewarded with free 1GB 4G internet, at the time of launch. All they need to do is send a short SMS “GO4G” to 199,” the company said in a statement.
For availing 4G services, a customer will need to have a 4G-enabled handset and a new 4G-Ready SIM card. The company is also making arrangements of home delivery of 4G-ready SIMs for its high-value customers in Delhi and NCR. A formal communication is being sent out to all these customers with details of the initiative.
“Customers can walk in to any nearby Vodafone store and get their 4G-ready SIM with a hassle -free exchange process- free of cost,” the statement said.
Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head–Delhi & NCR, Vodafone India, said, “Before we step into the next generation of telecommunications, we want to make the transition to 4G to be smooth and seamless for our 10 million customers in Delhi & NCR. We want them to be 4G-ready so that they can start experiencing the benefits of high speed mobile internet services as soon as they are launched commercially.
Hence, this facility to upgrade to 4G-ready SIMs in advance. We are excited and fully geared up to launch our 4G services on the superior 1800 MHz band in Delhi & NCR very soon.”
Vodafone has successfully tested its 4G services on its network infrastructure to support the expected volumes and speed requirements of its customers. The company has already rolled out 4G services in Kerala and Karnataka and the announcement of 4G launch will follow soon in other states. The company is investing about Rs 13,000 crores for upgrading and modernizing its network.
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