Vodafone India Sets The Mood For Football

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Delightful news for the football crazy Its not just your Vodafone  make it the Vodafootball!

The Mega feast of football has begun and if you are not headed to South Africa you should be at least headed to your TV room Or should you? Vodafone has gone a step ahead to bring all that to you in a more personal way.

Just tune in to the right service on Vodafone and you are set to receive all the trivia and action from the colorful land of S.Africa. Now set the vuvuzela blaring on your mobile, no matter where you are headed.

In keeping with the theme of the ongoing football season, Vodafone Essar has launched several exciting value-added services and roaming benefits for its customers.Vodafone’s value-added services (VAS) include callertunes, ringtones, football alerts, Four in one alerts, wallpapers, exclusive games, news, trivia, polls and videos.

1. Callertunes : sms ANTHEM to 111 (toll-free)

To activate Song
Dial*567*02# or  sms  CT 10707437 to 56789 ‘Waka Waka this time for Africa’ by Shakira
Dial *567*00# or  sms CT 10708328 to 56789 ‘Hips Don’t lie by Shakira’
sms CT 10708331 to 56789 ‘Cup of Life’ by Ricky Martin
Dial*567*02# sms CT 10707937 to 56789 Waving Flag Celebration mix’
sms CT 1500541 to 56789 3 above songs can be shuffled

Charges: Rs 3 / SMS | Call at 30p/min | Rs 15 / song selection | Monthly rent – Rs 30

2. Alerts : For General Football updates simply SMS FOOTBALL to 111

Description To activate/subscribe Charges
Football Alerts Dial *123*225# Rs 50/ per month
Four -in- one sports alerts service (four alerts per match/any match day including- football, cricket, tennis &  motorsports, Dial *123*04# Rs 3/- per match day

3.Vodafone live !

Customers can now experiencing soccer like never before by simply logging on to Vodafone live! from their GPRS enabled mobile phones to play football games, download ringtones, videos and images. You can also get match scores, news, and lots more. They can take part in some exciting contests and win prizes as well.

Usage charge: 10p / 10KB

4.Reduced Roaming charges

For customers travelling to South Africa in partnership with its subsidiary Vodacom, one of South Africa’s leading mobile services provider, is offering a 25 percent discount on calls and SMS

Customers must select the Vodacom network while roaming in South Africa to enjoy this benefit.

ROAMING RATES IN SOUTH AFRICA (Prepaid and Post-paid Customers)
Rs. per minute Outgoing calls - International Incoming Calls SMS GPRS (Exclusively for Postpaid Customers)
Current Retail Rate/ Min 58.00 27.60 15.00 5.50
Discount % 25%
Discounted Rate/Min 43.50 20.70 11.25 4.13

The special roaming rates are applicable till July 14, 2010 to all Vodafone India customers traveling to South Africa.

K Sankara Narayanan, Chief Executive Officer - Karnataka , Vodafone Essar South Limited said “The football fever is in full swing and in addition to being broadcast partners, we are also delighted to provide our customers with innovative ways of experiencing the soccer mania. We have a slew of exciting services and we do hope that our customers will savor the very best on their mobile phones this season. ”

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