Freshly rebranded Vodafone’s idea as Vi suggests that customers in Delhi shift to 4G before January 15, 2021.
Vi is fixed to shut their 3G services in Delhi. 3G data users who do not upgrade their SIM to 4G will be presented voice calling through 2G. However, data services will not be open on the old SIM connections. The current 4G users will continue unaffected, according to an online report.
The transit is a part of Vi’s continuous spectrum refarming under which the operator is practising its 3G spectrum for 4G services, reported by Gadgets360 site.
Vi urges customers to shift to their nearby Vi store to upgrade their SIM card to 4G sim to get data and voice services on their mobiles.
Vi reformed the 3G spectrum to 4G beyond all sites in Mumbai. The growth began in the light of the deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum band.
Vi noted that it was ramping up including the migration of 3G spectrum to 4G, to provide users Vi GIGAnet 4G with the triple advantages of wider coverage, network quality as correctly as more substantial traffic carriage capacity.
Vi consumers will be ready to enjoy higher download and upload speeds apart from more reliable indoor coverage.
“The year 2020 has brought about massive changes in consumer practices. While the data requirement has grown manifold, today’s telecom network has shifted the mandatory layer to existing in a digital society. This has brought focus on the criticality of 24×7 high-speed mobile network connectivity across both- commercial as well as residential areas,” Vi had written in a statement.
It further noted that the combination of erstwhile Vodafone and Idea networks, connected with the latest 3G to 4G spectrum refarming provides Vodafone Idea “the edge of optimum availability and utilization of spectrum to serve the requirements of tech-savvy individual customers as well as Enterprises.”
Vodafone Idea presently continues liberalized spectrum holdings of 10 MHz of 900 MHz band, 18.6 MHz of 1800 MHz band, 5 MHz of 2100 MHz band, and 20 MHz of 2500 MHz band in Delhi telecom circle, Only Tech reported.
Vi cited Ookla, the broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications, stating that it confirmed GIGAnet from Vi as the most compatible and fastest 4G network in Mumbai in download as thoroughly as upload speeds.
It also stated that after the revamp, Vi consumers in Mumbai could experience the faster 4G experience when they use a 4G handset and a 4G SIM. As per TRAI data Vi has an overall subscriber base of 292.84 million subscribers as of October 2020.