Prominent business and residential corridors of Bengaluru get Vodafone’s next generation, high-speed 4G network. Jayanagar, Basavangudi, J.P.Nagar, Electronic City, Bangalore International Airport, Whitefield, B.T.M. Layout, Chamrajpet and Koramangala are the locations that received the service. The roll-out will get completed by across all parts of Bengaluru by March 2016. With this launch, Vodafone’s 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi and NCR and Mumbai mark a successful completion.
Built on the efficient 1800 MHz band, this 4G network will enable Vodafone 4G customers to access the internet via mobile with speeds across a range of devices including Mobile Wi-Fi. The network is built on a strong fibre backhaul and is supported by its superfast 3.5G services. With this launch, the company claims to offer 2G/3G/4G services on its own state of the art, convergent radio technology.
“We are delighted to launch our high-speed 4G services in Bengaluru for our customers to experience the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. The initial response from customers who have experienced our 4G services in these markets has been positive and encouraging. 4G has the potential to revolutionize the mobile experience through powerful innovation that impacts how we work and live,” said Sunil Sood, Managing Director & CEO, Vodafone India.
“Vodafone’s global expertise and experience of launching 4G across 19 countries give us a better understanding of this technology and the needs of the 4G customer. As a steadfast partner of Digital India, we remain focused on deploying multiple technologies –be it 2G, 3G and now 4G-for optimum use as each technology has its own vital role to play in servicing the myriad connectivity needs of consumers across the country,” he added.
“We are one of the leading telecommunication services providers in Karnataka and our over 26 lakh customers in Bengaluru have a lot to look forward to. After having successfully launched our 4G services in Mysuru, we are proud and delighted to launch 4G services on the superior 1800 MHz band in the State capital. Beginning with key business and residential corridors in Bengaluru, which constitute more than 46% of our data users in Karnataka, we will soon expand our 4G services across the length and breadth of city in a phased manner by March 2016”, said Suresh Kumar, Operations Director –South, Vodafone India.
“The roll-out of our 4G services in Karnataka will continue to Mangalore, Hubli and over 50+ towns in a phased manner. We will continue to pursue our customer-centric strategy of catering to the evolving needs of retail and enterprise customers for better and smarter solutions for both voice and data. We invite our data savvy customers in Bengaluru to make the most of the bonanza of special benefits and enjoy the best mobile internet experience,” he said.
Several launch offers await the customers who swap to 4G services. Vodafone offers a free upgrade to 4G along with high-speed 4G SIM. The 4G services are now offered at 3G prices for both post-paid and prepaid customers. The customers will also get 100% extra data on 4G for prepaid and postpaid. Besides, the service provider offers 100% Extra 4G data on Vodafone RED Plans for postpaid.
Three months complimentary subscription TV, Movies & Music on Vodafone Play, 100+ Live TV channels, access to Hungama Play, VOD service HOOQ, Vodafone Music and many more are also available as offers.
For swapping to 4G SIM, customers can visit Vodafone stores or call customer center. SMS can also be sent for the purpose to SMS <4GSIM to 199>. They can check their device compatibility to 4G SIM by sending an SMS <4GCHECK> to 199.