Vodafone and Airtel woo Loop’s subscribers, start offering attractive benefits

With Loop Mobile set to close operations from November 29th, 2014, leading telecom companies like Vodafone and Airtel have started targeting its customers. Loop has 3 million subscribers in Mumbai. Both the telecom giants are offering free porting facilities and attractive introductory offers to attract as many subscribers.

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Recently the telecom regulator had also asked Loop Mobile users to take facility at least a week before November 29, after which the Mumbai-based firm will not be able to offer telecom services. TRAI had earlier directed Loop Mobile to inform the date of closure of its services in Mumbai to all subscribers either in writing or by sending an SMS or email.

Both the companies have set up their stall at Mohammed Ali Road in South Mumbai to assist Loop’s customers with number portability. Interestingly, other operators in the circle are also looking at poaching Loop Mobile’s users by offering “competitive” tariff plans.

According to our source, call centres of both the companies have also been actively contacting Loop users, offering attractive deals on telephone and internet services.

A few days ago, Airtel had cancelled its plan to purchase business and assets of Mumbai based small operator Loop Mobile for about Rs 700 crore. It has been reported that the merger deal between Airtel and Loop was hampered by Department of Telecom (DoT). Loop Mobile is owned by Dubai based IP Khaitan and family.

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November 27, 2014 4:51 pm 4:51 PM

LOOP MOBILE no signal in thane. How to port out?

November 28, 2014 5:56 am 5:56 AM

@ Ratan – goto the Loop Gallery today (as tomorrow it will not be open / exist) and generate a UPC there. Then choose Vodafone OR airtel (assuming these are the best networks at par with Loop) and port out.

November 28, 2014 11:01 am 11:01 AM

@ DUANE thanks.

November 26, 2014 12:33 pm 12:33 PM

My loop Sime POTABLE IN Airtel

Amit Kumar Das
November 22, 2014 1:23 pm 1:23 PM

How is the network, call clarity, coverage of MTS in Kolkata and West Bengal circle? Please share your experiences. Also tell me which CDMA is better RELIANCE or MTS regarding network, call clarity and coverage?

November 22, 2014 3:31 pm 3:31 PM
Just 3 weeks have passed since I have taken a new MTS connection and I must say that their network is at par with Airtel or Vodafone.I havent faced network problem anywhere.I took the sim from the shyambazar MTS store and they charged 100 rupees overall.I got 10 local+std talktime,100 local+std sms,150 mins local+national mts-mts mins,250 mb of 1X data and 1.2p/2secs for one year!But just for testing I had recharged rupees 10 in my main account and was surprised to find out that it had been reduced to 1.90 rupees.Made a complain to the appellate authority,they refunded the money… Read more »
Amit Kumar Das
November 22, 2014 8:33 pm 8:33 PM

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback.

November 22, 2014 9:46 pm 9:46 PM

You are welcome!