Vi (Vodafone Idea) is shutting down its 3G products and services in Delhi from January 15. On account of the new change, the operator has started asking its customers in the Delhi circle to upgrade their existing SIM to 4G. The move is part of Vi’s ongoing spectrum re-farming under which the operator is the usage of its 3G spectrum for 4G products and services. It was once already put in place in Bengaluru and Mumbai earlier this month. Vi customers in the capital city want to upgrade their existing SIM to 4G by visiting their nearby stores.
To notify customers approximately the switch, Gadgets 360 has learnt that Vi has started sending out an SMS message to its customers in the Delhi circle. The message asks users to upgrade their SIM to 4G before January 15 to get uninterrupted service on their phones.
It is very important point out that while Vi will continue to supply voice calling via 2G to customers who will be unable to upgrade their SIM to 4G, data products and services will no longer be accessible on old SIM connections. The change will also not have an effect on users who are already the usage of a Vi 4G SIM.
Vi is asking customers to visit their nearby store to upgrade their SIM to 4G to continue to receive data and voice products and services on their phones.
According to the data given by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Vi has over 16.21 million wireless subscribers in the Delhi circle.
Vi started re-farming its 3G spectrum for 4G in Bengaluru earlier this month. It expanded that move to Mumbai final week.
“Supplementing the existing 4G infrastructure with the expansion on 2,100MHz layer has brought approximately enhanced data speeds, but even so a better indoor network experience for Vi customers in Mumbai,” Rajendra Chourasia, Operations Director – Mumbai, Vi, had said at the time on the usage of 3G spectrum for 4G products and services in the city.
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