Vodafone India, India’ second largest telecom operator, has launched Gurugram’s first ever Wi-Fi enabled bus shelter at the HUDA City Centre today. The new service allows patrons to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi at the bus shelter for up to 20 minutes in a day. Despite being a Vodafone enabled Wi-Fi service, users of any Indian telecom operators are free to access it. This is one of the first initiatives by Vodafone India to pitch seamless, technology-backed Wi-Fi networks in the region to bolster data consumption among smartphone users.
The HUDA City Centre at Gurugram witnesses a heavy influx of people throughout the day, so it only makes the place a suitable choice for such kind of a setup. It is reported that at the heels of this first initiative, Vodafone will be setting up a couple more Wi-Fi networks at different bus shelters across the city.
The Vodafone Wi-Fi Hotspot network is already available across 115 prime locations in Delhi NCR, which is the crux of most popular market places, malls, colleges, hospitals, etc.
Vodafone India has introduced a range of free Wi-Fi offers for its Prepaid customers as well as its Postpaid RED users so that they can avail extra benefits at these Wi-Fi enabled locations. 20 minutes of free Wi-Fi service has been made available in regions like Dilli Haat (INA market), Fortis Hospital (Gurugram), Khan market, and all the Vodafone stores in all of Delhi NCR.
Commenting on this digital innovation, Alok Verma, Business Head – Vodafone Delhi NCR says, “With customer needs evolving from voice to data, Wi-Fi is an effective technology to provide seamless connectivity to a large group of consumers in a defined space. Mobile users will now be able to experience more fun with high-speed Wi-Fi seamlessly. The Wi-Fi service at the Bus shelter can be availed by all mobile users irrespective of their network provider. We urge everyone to use the WiFi bus shelter facility and enjoy the Vodafone 4G experience.”
This latest announcement falls in line with the government’s Digital India drive and the smart city project. Do you think such services should be provided in your city as well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.