Vodafone Idea Limited, which is now the leading telecom service provider in India with over 400 million subscribers today announced the upgradation of its network in Bihar & Jharkhand telecom circle to enhance the user experience. At the same time, the telco has announced it will provide free 4GB of data to the new 4G customers in the circle. Idea Cellular already has its 4G coverage in Bihar & Jharkhand, but until now, Vodafone has been offering only 2G and 3G coverage. From now, Vodafone will provide 4G services to users in Bihar & Jharkhand. That said, all the existing Vodafone customers will have to convert their current SIM card to a 4G one to enjoy the high-speed data services.
Vodafone Launches 4G Services in Bihar & Jharkhand
Until now, Vodafone has been offering 2G and 3G services in Bihar & Jharkhand circles. However, with the merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular now finalised, the telco has introduced 4G services in the circle. Vodafone prepaid and postpaid customers in the said circle will get free 4GB of 4G data on upgrading to 4G SIM card from the existing 3G SIM card. As of November 30, 2018, Vodafone has over 9.5 million subscribers in the circle.
With the rollout of 4G services in 2471 towns in the circle, Vodafone customers across Bihar & Jharkhand will now get to experience high-speed 4G services. Some of the key states where Vodafone 4G has launched are Patna, Ranchi, Muzaffarpur, Dhanbad, Begusarai, Jamshedpur, Bhagalpur, Bokaro and Darbhanga.
"Supported by a world-class high capacity fibre backhaul, the upgraded network empowers the customers with seamless data experience and connectivity at all times even in the remotest locations in Bihar & Jharkhand. This fibre is capable of supporting expected growth in data carrying capacity due to accelerating demand for high-speed internet by growing consumer base," said Vodafone in the press statement.
Vodafone also confirmed that a customer would have to visit the nearest retailer store or Vodafone Store to get their SIM upgraded to 4G. After upgrading, Vodafone will credit the free data benefit.
Vodafone Idea Combinedly Has 23.6 Million Subscribers in Bihar & Jharkhand
Mr Monishi Ghosh, Business Head, Bihar & Jharkhand, Vodafone Idea Ltd said, “Vodafone Idea is one of the leading telecommunications service providers in Bihar & Jharkhand with over 2.36 Cr. customers across both brands. With the benefit of a vast and deep-rooted network in the region, we are happy to extend our world-class 4G services to all Vodafone customers in Bihar & Jharkhand fulfilling their ever-increasing data needs. The free 4GB complimentary data offer will encourage users to begin a digital journey on our high-speed broadband network.”
Aforesaid, Idea Cellular has been offering 4G services in the circle for a long time. Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio are also providing 4G services in the said circle.