Vodafone India is seeking to expand its high-speed 4G services across several regions shortly in areas that include UP East, Gujrat and select areas in West Bengal, with Haryana slated to be the first. Customers in Haryana can walk into any nearby Vodafone Store, Vodafone Mini Store or multi-brand outlet in the state and get their 4G ready SIM free of cost with a hassle free exchange process.
Vodafone is gearing up to launch their 4G services in Haryana on the superior 1800 MHz band by the end of August this year. Mohit Narru, an executive of Vodafone India, Haryana region, was reported as saying, “Vodafone, one of the world’s largest 4G network, is now all set to bring the international 4G experience to our 5.4 million customers in Haryana. While we announce our formal 4G launch soon, we want our customers to be future ready. We are offering 1GB Free 4G data as a way of thanking our valued customers who upgrade their sim now. Also, Vodafone 4G customers in Haryana can now experience 4G connectivity while roaming across all Vodafone 4G circles in India.”
Customers in Haryana can pre-book their Vodafone 4G SIM simply by sending a message to 199 with ‘GO 4G’ written in the body. Those who do this between the dates of August 1 to August 23, 2016, will be eligible to avail the 1GB free 4G data offer on their connection. The free data amount will be valid for ten days after service activation. In order to be eligible for the said offer, customers in the state need to possess a 4G enabled phone as well as a working Vodafone 3G data pack as on August 24, 2016.
Vodafone has already launched its high-speed 4G services in Kerala, Kolkata, Karnataka, Delhi & Mumbai and is trying to rope in more customers in these circles by offering up to 67% more data on their existing data packs.
According to the Telecomm Regulatory Authority of India, Vodafone and Airtel were named among the worst service providers in the country, based on a survey of complaints registered against them. Telecomm services have experienced a backlash in their data use after customers across the nation have complained about poor service and speed offered by them at high prices. Earlier, Airtel and Idea had also resorted to slashing their data prices after Reliance launched its Jio 4G SIM to keep customers interested.