Vodafone has launched 3G services in Bangalore through an intra-circle roaming agreement with Airtel as it does not have 3G spectrum in the circle.
SB P Singh, chief executive officer, Vodafone Karnataka said, “We expect a strong uptake and high demand for these 3G services and we welcome all our customers to faster, smarter, better world of 3G. There are numerous avenues for the consumers to have faster access to entertainment, better fulfilment of their information needs and a smarter way to communicate, while on the go.”
Vodafone will also launch 3G in other towns and cities in Karnataka in a phased manner over the coming months.
Prepaid users can access Vodafone with a minimum recharge of Rs 28, for which they will get 28 MB data for a day. The maximum recharge value available is for Rs 4,250 for which users will get 18 GB data for 180 days.
In between, there are seven recharge options ranging between Rs 101 to Rs 1,000 with data access of 100 MB to 5 GB. Excess data will be charged at 10 paisa for 10 KB and video calls will be charged at Rs 3 per minute.
Postpaid customers will get plans starting from Rs 100 for which they will get 100 MB data for 30 day, Rs 1,250 per month will give 5 GB access. There are 3 quarterly plans as well starting with Rs 3,250 for 6 GB data and Rs 4,250 for 18 GB and Rs 6,250 for 30 GB data access over 3 months. Postpaid users will pay only 2 paisa per 10 KB post free bundled data. Other charges remain the same.
3G dongles are also available with internet only plans similar to the mobile plans.