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Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, has begun a phased roll-out of Superfast 3G services on its own 3G network in Bengaluru. Built on the superior 2100 MHz, this modern and technology efficient 3G network will offer the people of Bengaluru a faster, smarter and better mobile internet experience with good speeds and seamless connectivity.
Vodafone has been providing 3G services to its customers in Bengaluru through intra-circle roaming arrangements with other operators. Now, J P Nagar, Chamrajpet, Basavanagudi, Padmanabha Nagar, Hanumanth Nagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Srinagar, Jayanagar, KR Market, Kumaraswamy layout, Electronic City, Jigni, Bommasandra and Bommanahalli have Vodafone’s own 3G network. Vodafone will continue to expand in a phased manner and complete the roll out of 3G on its own network across the entire city in the next 60 days. Vodafone has been rapidly deploying its own 3G network in Karnataka and has already launched its own 3G services in 19 towns that includes Tumkur, Gadag, Bellary, Hassan, Shimoga, Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga, Belgaum, Mangalore and Mysuru among others.
Vodafone’s own 3G will enhance both Data and Voice experience for its customers. With a 3G enabled smartphone on the Superfast Vodafone 3G network, one can avail HD Voice, make video calls, watch live TV, access the internet, download large email attachments faster and download music tracks, over and above the usual voice and messaging services.
Commenting on the launch of Vodafone’s own 3G network in Bengaluru, Suresh Kumar, Operations Director –South, Vodafone India said, “Bengaluru is a strategic and critical data market for us in Karnataka and in India. We have made significant investments in Karnataka to enhance customer experience. With the launch of our own 3G network, our valued customers in Bengaluru can now enjoy a superior data browsing experience at existing 3G tariffs. Customer response to our own 3G services in other parts of the state has been overwhelming and we look forward to faster mobile internet adoption.”
Coinciding with the launch, Vodafone Karnataka has a range of special offers for customers both existing and new. They include first recharge of Rs. 97 and Rs. 149 giving 500MB and 750MB 3G data respectively for 30 days for new customers. Existing subscribers can dial *121# from their phones to view their customized 3G offers.
Vodafone has around 76 lakhs customers in Karnataka Circle with 58% being data users, which is growing at a fast pace. As part of its strategy to democratize data, Vodafone India has been focusing on closer engagement with customers to use mobile internet, and educating current and potential users about how internet can add significant value to them.
About Vodafone India
Vodafone India is a fully owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc., which is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. Making its entry into India in 2007, Vodafone today has built an ever growing, robust business in highly price sensitive and competitive market. Serving around 194 million customers, Vodafone provides innovative, customer friendly and differentiated products and services through a wide scale distribution and exclusive retail footprint – backed up with a modern, technologically advanced network for both voice and data. With over 9,950 branded retail stores, covering over 1.56 million sq.ft. and attracting more than 115million footfalls annually, Vodafone India is now amongst the largest retailers in the country actively engaged in the holistic development of India’s rapidly growing retail sector.
Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone, provides total telecommunications solutions across both mobility and wireline platforms and enables Global Enterprises, National Corporates, SME’s and Government segments to communicate, collaborate and connect. With the advantage of its global expertise and knowledge of local markets, Vodafone India is well poised to significantly expand the Government’s capacity to deliver benefits and outcomes for citizens, governments and businesses. Vodafone endeavours to be a steadfast partner in the Government’s efforts towards Digital India.
Vodafone India provides customers with a new currency in the form of M-Pesa – the world renowned mobile wallet and money transfer service, which was ranked Number one in Fortune’s ‘Change The World’ list of technology initiatives influencing lives. Vodafone M-Pesa is an innovative, safe and secure mobile wallet that enables complete suite of services like money transfer, bill payments, and recharge on the move from the mobile. It caters to all segments of the society, from the unbanked to the under banked and to the net-savvy and evolved customers. Today, with a pan-India distribution of over 97,000 agents and around 4 million customers, Vodafone M-Pesa is the largest banking correspondent in the country and is playing a vital role in enabling financial inclusion and m-commerce. The in-principle payment bank licence by RBI acts as an impetus and will enable Vodafone M-Pesa to build on this further and offer a more comprehensive portfolio of banking and financial products and services, accelerating India’s journey into a cashless economy.
A value based organization; Vodafone is committed to achieving the highest standards of Health, Safety and Well-being for its employees and business partners. As a responsible corporate, Vodafone India has been working with several partners from the social sector to address some of India’s most pressing challenges over the years. Sustainability for us is an ongoing journey as we firmly believe that what is good for the society is good for business. The Vodafone Foundation too is actively engaged in CSR by harnessing the potential of mobile services and technology to maximize impact within communities, especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2015, Vodafone had 454 million mobile customers and 12.5 million fixed broadband customers.
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