Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, has begun a phased roll-out ofSuperfast 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.