TRAI orders telcos to allow SMS for porting regardless of tariffs

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has ordered telcos to allow users to be able to port out to another telecom operator irrespective of their prepaid or postpaid tariff value. Continue reading “TRAI orders telcos to allow SMS for porting regardless of tariffs”

Vodafone Idea launches new Rs. 29 all rounder pre-paid plan with talk time, data, rate cutter benefits

Vodafone Idea has silently introduced new Rs. 29 plan that becomes the company’s new minimum recharge All Rounder plans. The new plan offers Rs. 20 worth talk time benefits for calls and SMS, adds 2.5p/sec call rate cutter as well as 100 MB data with 14 days of validity. This looks like a good deal for the price. Continue reading “Vodafone Idea launches new Rs. 29 all rounder pre-paid plan with talk time, data, rate cutter benefits”

Vodafone Idea launches voice-based contactless recharge at retail outlets

Vodafone Idea has introduced yet another initiative to help their customers maintain social distancing protocols when using their retail store services. It is a voice-based contactless recharge option that is enabled in the Vodafone Idea Smart Connect retailer app, using Google voice recognition to input a customer’s phone number.

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Vodafone Idea to offer postpaid products and services under Vodafone RED brand

Vodafone Idea has announced that all its postpaid products and services will be exclusively offered to customers under its Vodafone RED brand. Beginning with Mumbai, this initiative will be rolled out in a phased manner to cover all circles over the next few months. Continue reading “Vodafone Idea to offer postpaid products and services under Vodafone RED brand”

Vodafone Idea offers unlimited calling to other networks with all unlimited plans

After Airtel, Vodafone Idea has is also now offering unlimited calling to other networks on their unlimited plans. Similar to Airtel,  there are ‘no conditions’ applicable and users can enjoy unlimited calling to any network on all unlimited plans. Vodafone Idea  revised its prepaid plans few days back to introduce FUP in off-net minutes and charged 6p/min for them, which is not applicable anymore with any of the unlimited plans. Continue reading “Vodafone Idea offers unlimited calling to other networks with all unlimited plans”

Vodafone mulling an exit from Indian market as losses mount: Report [Update: Vodafone denies exit rumors]

Update: UK’s Vodafone Group Plc. has denied reports and said that it doesn’t have any plans to exit India. It added that it supports the management of its India joint venture – Vodafone Idea – in these ‘challenging’ times.

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Coca-Cola India, Vodafone Idea business services and eBest IoT team up to introduce IoT enabled connected coolers

Coca-Cola India has collaborated with Vodafone Idea Business Services and eBest IoT, to introduce state-of-the-art Connected Coolers across the country. The IoT enabled fleet of Connected Coolers will enable Coca-Cola to understand consumer behavior.  Continue reading “Coca-Cola India, Vodafone Idea business services and eBest IoT team up to introduce IoT enabled connected coolers”

​​Vodafone India, Idea announce new leadership team ahead of merger

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In March last year Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announced merger of both the companies, which was expected to close last year. Earlier this week the companies said that the management team of the combined business would be confirmed prior to closing, which is now expected to complete in the first half of the current calendar year. Today they have announced the leadership team of the combined business, which will come into effect after the merger has been completed. Continue reading “​​Vodafone India, Idea announce new leadership team ahead of merger”

Vodafone, Idea announce merger to become India’s biggest telecom operator

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[Update] – Kumar Mangalam Birla will be chairman of the merged company, and Vodafone will appoint a CFO.

Couple of months after Vodafone confirming merger talks with Aditya Birla Group’s telecom arm Idea Cellular, Board of Directors of Idea Cellular  at its meeting held today, 20th March have approved amalgamation of Vodafone India Limited (VIL) and its wholly owned subsidiary Vodafone Mobile Services Limited (VMSL) with Idea. The combined market share of both the telecom operators add up to 43%, making it the largest telecom firm, surpassing Airtel.

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Vodafone confirms merger talks with Idea Cellular

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Vodafone today confirmed that it is in talks with Aditya Birla Group’s telecom arm Idea Cellular for an all-share deal that could help both the companies counter the fierce competition in the market. This will create India’s largest telecom company with revenues of over Rs. 80,000 crore. Continue reading “Vodafone confirms merger talks with Idea Cellular”