Vodafone is offering a helping hand to Reliance Communications (RCom) subscribers who will soon be facing a network shutdown. Loss-making telecom operator Reliance Communications will shut down voice call service from December 1. RCom customers can move to other networks by the end of the year, as per a direction issued by telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The regulator has directed RCom to not reject any porting out request of its subscribers and asked all telecom operators to accept request of RCom subscribers till December 31, 2017.
Key things to know about Vodafone offer for RCom customers
This offer is valid for all the customers in UP West, Kerala, Haryana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Punjab, UP East, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra & Goa and Karnataka. However, this Vodafone facility is not available in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Gujarat.
Avneesh Khosla, associate director, consumer business, Vodafone India, said, "We are very pleased to extend our value for money propositions for all customers, facing network shutdown. We urge all such customers to avail world class experience on Vodafone SuperNetTM."
How to port from RCom to Vodafone
1. Go to network settings on their mobile handsets, manually select Vodafone network.
2. Generate MNP code by sending PORT <Reliance Number> to 1900.
3. Submit this MNP code along with mandatory documents and photographs at the nearest Vodafone store or Vodafone retailer.
5. Customers coming on Vodafone network will have new exciting data and voice offers to choose from, which fit every pocket, said Vodafone in its release.
The Anil Ambani-led firm has informed TRAI that the company will be upgrading CDMA network of Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which has been merged with it, to provide 4G services in Delhi, Rajasthan, UP West, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Kolkata service areas.