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Tariff wars: Vodafone & Airtel launch 4G data offers to counter Jio

Vodafone India will offer an additional 9 GB of 4G data as a promotional offer for subscribers who make 1GB 4G data pack recharges above Rs 250 up to 31 December 2016, reports TelecomTalk. The offer will however be valid only for new 4G smartphone users whose devices have not been registered on the Vodafone network in the past 6 months, the report added. What’s disappointing is subscribers in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata circles cannot use the promotional 9GB data if there is no 4G network coverage. If the network switches back to a lower 2G/3G mode, usage will be billed from base tariff account or another 2G/3G pack in case the user has one active. In addition, subscribers in Uttar Pradesh (West), Uttar Pradesh (East), Haryana, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu , Maharashtra & Goa, Assam, North East states, Rajasthan circles can use the promotional 9GB data only in night-time from 12 AM to 6 AM, limited to 4G handsets only. The company has also partnered with Hungama and HOOQ to offer free subscription to its services up till 31 December 2016. How useful is the offer? Vodafone says “With this offer, we are encouraging new 4G handset users to enjoy the Vodafone SuperNet experience to the fullest and explore the wonders of the internet in a truly worry-free manner.” However, we are not sure how many users would be awake from 12AM to 6AM to “experience wonders of the Internet.” Additionally, we'd like to point out that users in…

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