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.