Vodafone rolled out it’s cellular service today (Monday, Dec 15) in Himachal. The company started operations in Shimla and Baddi in the first phase which will be gradually started all over the state. Vodafone Welcome SIM pack will cost Rs. 249/ with a life time validatity, talk time of Rs. 10/ and 340 SMS local & national. The welcome pack also includes a wrist watch for the new customers.
The company is offering a call rate of 20 paise per minute for Vodafone to Vodafone localcalls, 50 paise per minute for Vodafone to other local mobiles and 60 paise per minute for Vodafone to local land line calls. This will be available on a power top up of Rs. 39/ per month for pre paid customers in the state. Vodafone numbers will be available in 97360xxxxx series. More details will be available at the launch today at Shimla.
Till now the market leader Airtel has not been affected with the arrival of other companies in the state. Idea, Aircel and Reliance have massive distribution and technical problems and have not been able to reach the customers in proper fashion, one reason why Airtel has been acting cocky being a market leader for so long. BSNL, on the other hand has grown from strength to strength and it’s latest student pack has been a big hit . BSNL offers one of the best coverage in the entire state including the tribal districts.
Looking forward for a price war among mobile companies in Himachal. I am with Airtel for the past 7 years with 6 connections in the family and have not received a single thank you card/ gift / movie vouchers ever. I will be the first to switch over to Vodafone wagon.
Vodafone Himachal site is now live. Click here for more details.
Address of Vodafone Himachal:
Vodafone Essar Spacetel Limited, 130, Durga Cottage, SDA complex, Kasumpti, Shimla-171009