Vodafone launches unique ‘3-in-1 Smart SIM cards’

Vodafone, the second largest telco in the India, is now offering unique ‘3-in-1 Smart SIM cards’ for their subscribers. From the last few months, we have seen how Bharti Airtel promoted their 4G SIM cards (128K) through advertisements or by giving them away for free when one purchases 4G-enabled smartphones from leading e-commerce website Flipkart.


Now, Vodafone has introduced a similar SIM card, which will be necessary to access their upcoming 4G LTE services in five circles; Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, and Kerala. The new Smart SIM (128K) can be used as a normal/ micro/nano SIM card. As most of the newer handsets requires micro or nano SIM card slots, it will be beneficial for many subscribers.

This ‘3-in-1 Smart SIM card’ is now available from Vodafone Stores (I got one from Vodafone Store in Barrackpore, Kolkata) and you will not be charged any money if you show the original SIM, and provide required documents. However, Vodafone doesn’t have an easy SIM Swap option.

In this regard, Vodafone has an old system, and if you go to its store to swap the SIM, you will have to wait for two hours to get the new SIM card activated without losing account balance and data benefits. Those who come to Vodafone’s network through MNP would also get the newer Smart SIM from Vodafone Stores.

We would like to mention that if you are a Vodafone subscriber in one of the mentioned circles, you can upgrade the SIM card for upcoming 4G services.

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November 9, 2015 1:09 am 1:09 AM
I am using idea since the launch in wb in 2009 November! I haven’t face any serious issues so far. I have used Airtel for just 2 months and that too before Nov,2009 😛 If u want to get quality service and cheap offers, then definitely idea is best among AVOID…and yes u r right they address issues very seriously specialy if its related to network coverage. As they are using Indus towers in wb, therefore they have robust coverage but airtel using 900Mhz band while idea is operating on 1800Mhz. therefore indoor coverage is a issue at places having… Read more »
Sanjit Roy
November 9, 2015 12:28 pm 12:28 PM
@Krish- If you have any indoor coverage issues in idea cellular at your town then approach to their appellate desk, they will surely send their RF teams for optimization in your locality, even in our locality they have visited several times for optimization. So don’t be hopeless I would like to tell you honestly that, idea cellular’s appellate desk is very cooperative and humble they really care for their customers and not like bharti airtel’s appellate desk who really ignores the complains of their customers, as well as closes the complains without any proper resolution or improvements and issues false… Read more »
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November 7, 2015 7:41 pm 7:41 PM

There is nothing like smart SIM or 3G SIM or 4G SIM.. It just SIM and USIM cards for GSM standards.. USIM was originally made for UMTS/3G standard which has more secure algorithm for subscriber authentication with better encryption lacking in 2G standards with SIM, there are other benefits too.. But operators allowed 2G subscribers on their 3G network with SIM cards too..
This is not in case of 4G.. USIM is mandatory for authentication and secure access to EPC(evolved packet core) in LTE and you can use USIM in any 2G/3G/4G compatible handsets..