Vi (Vodafone Idea) is shutting down its 3G services in Delhi from January 15. As a result of the new transition, the operator has started asking its consumers in the Delhi circle to upgrade their existing SIM to 4G.
The move is a part of Vi’s continuous spectrum re-farming under which the operator is using its 3G spectrum for 4G services. It was already put in place in Bengaluru and Mumbai earlier. Vi customers in the capital city need to boost their existing SIM to 4G by visiting their nearby stores.
It is crucial to point out that while Vi will continue to provide voice calling via 2G to customers who won’t be able to upgrade their SIM to 4G, data services will no longer be available on old SIM connections. The change will also not impact users who are already using a Vi 4G SIM.
According to the information provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Vi has over 16.21 million wireless subscribers in the Delhi circle.
Strengthening the existing 4G infrastructure with the expansion on 2,100MHz layer has brought about enhanced data speeds, besides a better indoor network experience for Vi customers in Mumbai, Rajendra Chourasia, Operations Director – Mumbai, Vi, had said at the time on using 3G spectrum for 4G services in the city.