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Idea and Vodafone India Merges to Make India’s Largest Telecom Entity

Idea and Vodafone India Merges

Idea Cellular has announced its merger with Vodafone India to make the country’s largest telecom network. As per the reports, the merger will be completed in 2018 and forms board of directors from both networks. The final decision on the same was pending and will be unveiled after meeting of top Vodafone executives on March 16.

The statement released states that the Promoters of Vodafone and Idea will have the right to nominate three directors each. The CFO will be a Vodafone’s nominee, and the chairman will be an Idea nominee. Both CEO and COO will be decided jointly by both the parties.

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“The combined company will have the scale required to ensure sustainable consumer choice in a competitive market and to expand new technologies—such as mobile money services—that have the potential to transform daily life for every Indian. We look forward to working with the Aditya Birla Group to create value for all stakeholders,” says, Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive Officer at Vodafone Group Plc.

In the combined entity, Vodafone will hold 45 percent and the idea to hold 26 percent after the merge. On the other hand, Idea shares have observed a six-month high share value after its merge with Vodafone India. In a move to equalize the share holding over time, Idea has right to buy up to 9.5 percent additional stake from Vodafone. Voting rights of additional shares will be exercised jointly until the equalization is achieved.

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The pact includes idea to contribute all its assets like 15.4k tenancies standalone towers and 11.15 percent in Indus Towers. Vodafone India will contribute standalone towers with 15.8k tenancies but no stake in Indus Towers. Also, Vodafone will pay a net debt of 25 billion rupees than the idea at completion. Post-closing, combined entity will be reported as a JV by Vodafone and accounted for the same method.

Vodafone offers 1GB 4G/3G data for Rs. 48 under its Vodafone Data Plan

Vodafone offers 1GB 4G/3G data for Rs. 48

The second largest telecom operator, Vodafone India announced the new data pack for its prepaid subscribers. Under this Vodafone Data Plan, users can enjoy 1GB of 4G/3G data for Rs. 48 with a validity of one day. Previously, users have to recharge with Rs. 99 to avail 1GB data for two days.

In addition to the Vodafone Data Plan, the network service provider rolled out another data pack which offers 1GB of 4G/3G data up to 5 days validity. However, users have to recharge with Rs. 99 to activate the plan. The RS99 still provides the same amount of data but with extra three days validity which is quite handy for the users.

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Once the limited 1GB data completed the standard browsing rates, i.e., 4paise per 10KB will be applied. However, if you have another 2G/3G data plan running on your number, you will the combined benefits. Users have to note that, this open market offer valid for all Vodafone prepaid subscribers in the Karnataka state. They can enjoy the Vodafone data plan of Rs. 99 and Rs. 48.

To avail this offer, subscribers can simply dial the number *444*99# from your smartphone. Users can also get through all modes like E-Top, Web and CRM mode. Vodafone recently introduced the Private Recharge Services for its subscribers in Kolkata.

Through this users can recharge their accounts without providing their number to the retailers. The company also launched another offer, i.e., Vodafone Sakhi Pack which allows the women to make private recharge without giving their contact numbers.

Vodafone Red Postpaid Plans: 3G/4G data, Unlimited Local & STD Calls for Postpaid Customers

Vodafone Red Postpaid plan

Telecom operator Vodafone Red has unveiled the Vodafone Red plans with unlimited calls and data benefits for postpaid customers. To combat with the rising Reliance Jio, Vodafone Red had introduced four new plans in the recent past. And right now it comes with the two new plans.

The new Vodafone Red Postpaid plan includes Rs. 1,699 and Rs. 1,999. Customers can expect the unlimited calls on the home network including roaming which means free outgoing calls on roaming in Rs. 1,699 Red Postpaid plan. 100 text messages and 20GB of bundled 4G/3G date for 4G smartphone user in Rs. 1,699 plan. The Rs. 1,999 Vodafone Red Postpaid plan offers all the above-mentioned offers but with 24GB of bundled 4G/3G for a 4G smartphone user.

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Vodafone Red offers 3G/4G data and unlimited STD and local calls for postpaid customers’ starts at Rs 499 across all networks. The number two telecom operator latest offers consists of 3GB data for 4G users, 1GB for non-4G data, 100 free text messages, free incoming on national roaming and unlimited STD and Local voice calls for Rs. 499.

Vodafone offers 5GB non-4G data and 8GB 4G data with free calling, free 100 text messages and free incoming national roaming for Rs. 999.

Sandeep Kataria, the Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said “Postpaid customers have higher usage of data and roaming. With the new Vodafone RED, our postpaid customers can enjoy an all-in-one plan that addresses their data, roaming and calling needs comprehensively,”

Vodafone revamping Vodafone RED Postpaid plans

The New offers have been added to Rs. 499, Rs. 699, Rs. 999 and Rs. 1,299 plans which launched earlier. Vodafone offers unlimited local and national calls and 100 text messages to all the above plans. The telco offers 3GB of 3G/4G data for 4G handphone users for Vodafone Red Rs. 499 postpaid plan and 3G/4G data to 5GB for 4G smartphone users for Rs. 699 Vodafone Red postpaid plan.

These plans are currently not available in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, Bihar & Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh circles.

OPPO Collaborates with Vodafone to Provide Free Data for F1S Buyers

OPPO Collaborates with Vodafone

Chinese mobile manufacturer, OPPO has announced a statement that it is associating with Vodafone India, which is one of the leading telecom networks in India to provide free data usage to OPPO F1S buyers.

Under the new offer, Vodafone users who buy the new OPPO F1S device will get 9GB of 2G/3G/4G data free on a recharge of 1GB or higher pack for prepaid or postpaid plan of 1GB or above. Speaking about the partnership with Vodafone in India, OPPO India’s Brand Director, Will Yang said, “OPPO is always looking to give best to its customers and associating with Vodafone is a part of that one. We are delighted to tie-up with Vodafone and trying to give the best experience to users. We believe this will get more customers in future.”

Vodafone Discover Gifts Offer Free data on MyVodafone app

From January 6, the free data offer goes on live, and it will be valid until March 31. Smartphone users those who bought OPPO F1S can enjoy this offer three times within the specified validity period. Currently, the offer is available in a few regions like Delhi, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Goa, Assam, Rajasthan, Punjab, Orissa, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

As we know, the OPPO F1S comes with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280*720 pixels. It is fitted with 1.5 GHZ octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor but sadly, the device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0 on top. Coming to the camera, it has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, PDAF, 1/3.06-inch sensor and f/2.2 aperture. It currently retails at Rs 16,890 on Amazon.

Vodafone Launches Game-a-Thon Online Gaming Festival in India

Vodafone Launches Game-a-Thon Online Gaming Festival in India

Gaming is the best experience when we get bored, on travel or when we compete with our friends for fun. Vodafone India, one of the leading telecommunication service providers has introduced a new offer named Vodafone U Game-A-Thon especially for gaming enthusiasts as a part of its ever 15-day ‘Online Gaming Fest’ in the country.

“We present ‘Vodafone U Game-A-Thon’ where our customers will get a choice of 18 Indie games to indulge and enjoy,” said by the Siddharth Banerjee, National Brand Head of Vodafone India.

What is Vodafone U Game-A-Thon???

The Vodafone U Game-A-Thon is just a regular recharge pack for more fun and experience. It is a set of 20 free games in different genres which are listed on the Google Play. These Vodafone games can be downloaded and played for free of cost by any person using Android handset/tab that supports Google Play without any restriction by the telecom network.

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The lists of games that are available on Vodafone U Game-A-Thon include different categories like sports, puzzles, stimulation and much more. They are as follows

  • MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Game
  • Fun Ways To Think 2
  • Kitchen Story
  • Hangman
  • Spider Solitaire
  • Jalebi – A desi word game
  • Indian Fashion Stylist
  • Power Cricket T20 Cup 2016
  • Unblock Ball
  • Real Cricket™ 16
  • MotuPatlu Race
  • Bat Attack Cricket Multiplayer
  • World Cricket Championship 2
  • Tambola – Indian Bingo
  • Donkey Quiz: India’s Quiz Game
  • Jungle Adventures
  • Word Search
  • Lexulous Word Game
  • PASTRY MANIA – Match 3 Games
  • Train Simulator 2016

The Vodafone Gaming offer is valid from 1st December 2016 to 14th December 2016. It is not mandatory to be on Vodafone U to play the U mode. Anyone can play and win a gift. The company has commenced the two categories for the game prizes.

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In the daily prize category, the daily winner who secured the highest scores in the leaderboard is selected at midnight every day. In big prize category, the person who scored highest in all the offers and they are selected at the midnight of offer last day.

  • Daily Prize: Vodafone U branded headphone (Sony Zx 110)
  • Big Prize: Google Pixel Smartphone