Now that reliance Jio has announced tons of user-friendly offer which are ultra-affordable to access, all other telcom operators are pulling-up their socks to compete with the plans. Within a day of Reliance Jio announcing the launch of its much-talked about 4G services with dirt-cheap tariffs, Vodafone said it will invest more than Rs 500 crore to expand its 4G services in Gujarat. Announcing the launch of Vodafone SuperNet 4G services in Surat, Vodafone India MD & chief executive Sunil Sood said, “the company has invested about Rs 541 crore in Gujarat, and will invest a similar amount this year towards network expansion.” Also Read - Vi prepaid recharge plans July 2021: List of all Vi recharge plans under Rs 500 with benefits, validityAlso Read - Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: Best prepaid plan offering 2GB of daily data and other benefits
Sood said the company will roll out the 4G services across the state over the next few months. The Gujarat launch follows successful launches of 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi & NCR, Mumbai, Haryana & UP East. Built on the more efficient 1,800 MHz band, this network will enable the 4G customers access the Internet with higher speed. “As a steadfast partner to Digital India drive, we are delighted to launch Vodafone 4G in Gujarat during this second phase of our 4G rollout,” he said, adding the next destination will be Bengal and 1,000 towns across the country by the end of the year.
Vodafone’s global expertise and experience of launching 4G across 20 countries gives us a better understanding of this technology and the needs of the 4G customer, said Sood.
Vodafone has also announced its 4G services in Surat. Launching its 4G operations in Gujarat, Vodafone announced an array of data packs starting from as low as Rs 8 for 30MB, free upgrade to 4G for customers along with high-speed 4G SIM, and double data 20GB at Rs 998. The launch comes a day after Reliance Jio, yesterday, shook the telecom sector with its disruptive offering of free voice calls for life, and data tariffs priced as low at one-tenth of the prevailing market rates.
Vodafone 4G services will soon also be available in West Bengal and in 1,000 towns across the country by end of the year. The nine circles of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, Gujarat, UP (E) and West Bengal, together contribute to just fewer than 70 percent of Vodafone India s data revenues, the statement added.ALSO READ: Vodafone, Airtel networks witnessed cyberattacks in July: Manoj Sinha
With additional inputs