A man and two passengers ride on a scooter past a shop displaying the Vodafone logo on its shutter in Jammu
A man and two passengers ride on a scooter past a shop displaying the Vodafone logo on its shutter in Jammu.Reuters

Vodafone India, the country's second largest telecom operator, on Tuesday has announced that it will launch its 4G networks in India on the FDD-LTE 1800MHz band from Monday, 10 December in Kochi, Kerala. With the 4G rollout, it will be the first telecom operator in Kerala to offer 2G/ 3G/ 4G services on its own radio.

Vodafone in an emailed statement added it will increase the intensity of its 4G rollout covering important metros - Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata in the first phase. It added that testing of 4G services in these locations has already commenced successfully. The company had announced December rollouts for Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Kolkata back in October.

Existing subscribers in Kochi can avail of a free upgrade to 4G services along with a new "Superfast 4G SIM". The user also gets access to free unlimited music streaming on Vodafone Music.

 Kochi customers can also get benefits like "100% Extra Data", for all 4G RED customers for 3 months. 4G data packs range from a trial pack of 120MB at Rs. 29 to a bonanza pack of 20GB at Rs. 2,499. Users can also use 4G mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for up to 10 devices.

Customers can get an instant SIM swap at all Vodafone stores and select retail outlets in the city, request for a 4G SIM through the call centre or SMS, and avail of same day door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIMs.