Vodafone becomes first pan India 3G operator

Vodafone has become the first operator in India to offer 3G services across the country, the company said in a statement.

Its latest launch has been Orissa, where it will give a 40% discount on 3G data packs for the next ten days.

In Orissa, Vodafone’s postpaid plans start from monthly rentals of INR 150 for 500MB, going up to INR 850 for 5GB Data.

“Prepaid plans start from INR 27 for 90MB data with a validity of three days. As a special promotional launch offer, Vodafone will be offering prepaid customers a 40% discount on data plans for a period of 10 days.

“So a customer can buy a 1GB 3G Data pack for INR 157 and a 10GB Pack for a heavy user will cost just INR 777 during this period. Vodafone prepaid customers in Odisha can also purchase a one day internet trial pack for INR 8,” the company said.


Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel has increased 3G charges in Punjab by about 15%. The company had, yesterday, said it would give 4G data packs at less than 3G rates.

As a result of the increase in 3G data packs in Punjab, Bharti’s 4G data packs are now cheaper than 3G data packs. For example, a 2 GB pack costs Rs 495 in 3G, but only 455 in 4G.

Idea continues to maintain its 3G prices. Tata DoCoMo and Aircel have cut prices to around Rs 150 for 1 GB.