Vodafone Idea: News

12 Apr 2024

Aditya Birla Group

Vodafone Idea's ₹18,000 crore FPO starts April 18

Vodafone Idea has officially announced the launch of a follow-on public offering (FPO) of its equity shares, valued at ₹18,000 crore.

07 Apr 2024

Aditya Birla Group

VI gets approval to raise ₹2,075cr from Aditya Birla Group

Vodafone Idea has announced its plans to secure a substantial investment of ₹2,075 crore from its promoter, the Aditya Birla Group.

03 Apr 2024


Vodafone Idea shareholders approve ₹20,000cr fundraise plan for 5G push

Shareholders of Vodafone Idea have approved a ₹20,000 crore fundraising initiative on April 3.

22 Mar 2024

Bharti Airtel

Airtel, Vi roll out special offers for IPL 2024 season

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) have launched a variety of discounts, tariff revisions, and bonus data deals for prepaid customers in anticipation of the Indian Premier League's 2024 season.

01 Mar 2024


Vodafone-Idea secures $1 billion in equity commitments from anchor investors

Vodafone Idea is making strides in its financial restructuring efforts, having secured over $1 billion (Rs. 8,200 crore) in equity commitments from anchor investors, as it aims to raise Rs. 45,000 crore in equity and debt.

28 Feb 2024

Bharti Airtel

SC overturns HC orders on taxing SIM card sale discounts

The Supreme Court of India granted significant relief to telecom companies by overturning Delhi and Calcutta High Courts' rulings on taxing discounts given during the sale of SIM cards.

29 Jan 2024

Reliance Jio

Vodafone Idea reports Q3 net loss of Rs. 6,986 crore

Vodafone Idea has experienced a net loss of Rs. 6,985.9 crore in Q3 FY24.

24 Jan 2024


These Vodafone Idea postpaid plans offer free Swiggy One membership

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has announced that Swiggy One membership will now be included in its Vi Max postpaid plans.

02 Jan 2024

Elon Musk

Is Vodafone Idea tying up with Elon Musk's Starlink?

Cash-strapped telecom operator Vodafone Idea has revealed it is not in talks with Elon Musk's satellite internet company, Starlink.

01 Jan 2024

Stock Market

Vodafone Idea jumps 15% to hit 52-week high

Vodafone Idea's stock price on Monday skyrocketed nearly 15% to a new 52-week high of Rs. 18.42 per share on the BSE,

22 Dec 2023

Amazon Prime Video

Vi launches Rs. 3,199 annual plan with Prime Video subscription

Vi (Vodafone Idea) has introduced a Rs. 3,199 annual prepaid recharge plan that comes bundled with a one-year Amazon Prime Video mobile subscription.

05 Dec 2023

Reliance Jio

These Airtel, Jio, Vi plans offer free Disney+ Hotstar subscription

Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone Idea (Vi) all offer prepaid plans bundled with free Disney+ Hotstar subscription.

03 Oct 2023

Vodafone India

Vi Max Family postpaid plans now offer unlimited night-time data

Vi (Vodafone Idea) has rolled out new features for its Max Family postpaid plan subscribers, including Data Sharing and Night Time Unlimited Data.

12 Aug 2023


Vodafone Idea announces Independence Day offer for prepaid users

Just as Independence Day is around the corner, Vodafone Idea (Vi) has revealed a new 'Freedom Offer' for its customers.

09 Jun 2023

Reliance Jio

Best quarterly prepaid recharge plans from Airtel, Jio, and Vi

India's leading telecom operators are now offering a range of prepaid recharge plans to users with good data benefits, validity, and additional perks.

03 Jun 2023


Cheapest data plans from Vi: Price starts at Rs. 17

Vodafone Idea (Vi) provides a bunch of appealing data plans for its prepaid customers, perhaps more affordable compared to other telecom operators.

12 Mar 2023


These Vi postpaid plans offer multiple connections on single bill

Vodafone Idea (Vi) offers a range of postpaid plans in India.

11 Mar 2023


Vi's single-subscriber postpaid plans in India: Check price and benefits

Vodafone Idea (Vi) currently offers five single-subscriber postpaid plans in India.

05 Mar 2023

Vodafone India

Vodafone Idea (Vi) prepaid plans with additional data, weekend rollover

Vodafone Idea (Vi) offers some of the best prepaid recharge plans in the Indian telecom industry.

04 Mar 2023

Bharti Airtel

Vi, Jio, Airtel: Whose Rs. 296 plan is better 

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has introduced a new prepaid plan for Indian customers at Rs. 296. The recharge bundle includes bulk data, SMS, voice calling, and 30 days of validity.

08 Feb 2023


Vodafone Idea and Motorola announce 5G partnership in India

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has partnered with Motorola to bring 5G technology to the OEM's smartphone lineup in India.

22 Dec 2022

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vi to increase tariffs by 10%

You may soon have higher mobile bills as leading telcos in India are expected to hike the prices of their mobile plans.

05 Dec 2022

5G Technology

5G in India: Which cities have Airtel, Jio's 5G services?

The fifth-generation mobile network or 5G is now live in select parts of India.

SEBI allows converting Vodafone Idea's dues into equity

Struggling telecom player Vodafone Idea has been thrown a lifeline. The Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved the central government's proposal to convert the company's dues worth $1.92 billion to equity, two officials told Reuters.

11 Sep 2022


Here's how you can get free Vi VIP number online

Telecom provider Vodafone Idea (Vi) has introduced an interesting offer in India that allows customers to select their own new number. They can also obtain a VIP one for free.

02 Aug 2022

Bharti Airtel

5G auction ends: Looking at bids of Jio, Airtel, Adani

India's first 5G spectrum auction came to an end on Monday after 40 rounds of intense bidding.

28 Jul 2022

Bharti Airtel

5G spectrum auction: Reliance Jio emerges as top bidder

The third day of India's first 5G spectrum auction has commenced with the 10th round now underway. Five rounds of intense bidding were witnessed yesterday.

26 Jul 2022

Bharti Airtel

India's 5G auction starts: Reliance Jio, Airtel, Adani among bidders

India's first 5G spectrum auction is now underway and will go on till 6pm today. The number of days of the auction will depend on demand.

11 Jan 2022

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Government becomes largest shareholder in Vodafone Idea under new plan

Vodafone Idea (Vi) Ltd. has decided to convert its Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues into government equity.

Vodafone Idea shares hit 52-week low amid uncertainty over future

Trouble is mounting for debt-laden Vodafone Idea (Vi) as its shares tanked as much as 24% on the Bombay Stock Exchange Thursday.

02 Aug 2021

Kumar Mangalam Birla

KM Birla offers to hand over VIL stake to government

The Chairman of Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla has offered to hand over his stake in debt-laden Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL) to the government or any other entity that the government may consider worthy to keep the company operational.

23 Jul 2021

Bharti Airtel

AGR dues: SC rejects telcos' plea seeking corrections in dues

In a major blow to major Indian telecom players, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected the applications by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Tata Teleservices, seeking corrections in the calculation of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) owed to the Centre.

04 Dec 2020

Bharti Airtel

Beating Jio, Airtel gained 3.77mn new subscribers in September: Details

After a huge gap of four years, India's second-largest telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel, has outperformed Reliance Jio Infocomm in terms of monthly mobile subscriber additions.

Vodafone Idea rebrands itself as Vi; price hike expected

Vodafone Idea on Monday announced that it is rebranding itself as Vi two years after the merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular.

02 Jul 2020


Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.

01 Jun 2020

Reliance Jio

Why WeTransfer is not working in India?

WeTransfer appears to have hit a roadblock in India.

14 Apr 2020


Now, you can 'call' Google Assistant for food/night shelter locations

A few days back, Google had introduced the ability to use Maps, Google Assistant, or Search to look up the locations of food and night shelters across 33 Indian cities.

02 Apr 2020

Reliance Industries

Amid lockdown, JioPhone users get validity extension, free calling minutes

Reliance Jio is pulling out all the stops to help its customers amid the ongoing 21-day lockdown imposed in India to contain the coronavirus.

No relief for telcos over AGR dues; SC slams Centre

The Supreme Court on Wednesday lashed out at the Centre for its plea seeking more time to recover adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues from telecom companies.

Vodafone Idea seeks higher tariffs for data, outgoing calls

Vodafone Idea has written to the Department of Telecommunications, seeking higher tariffs for data and minimum monthly connection charge.

20 Jan 2020

Bharti Airtel

Airtel's new Rs. 179 prepaid pack offers free life insurance

Bharti Airtel, in partnership with Bharti AXA Life Insurance, has launched a new Rs. 179 prepaid pack in India that comes with a free life insurance cover of Rs. 2 lakh.

09 Dec 2019


Vodafone launches new Rs. 219, Rs. 449 unlimited prepaid plans

Vodafone Idea has introduced two new unlimited prepaid plans in India. The latest recharge packs, available in the denominations of Rs. 219 and Rs. 449, promise to offer unlimited voice calls, upto 2GB of daily data, and validity of upto 56 days.

05 Dec 2019


This is how Indians are consuming porn

Last year in October, the Indian government took the major step of banning porn in the country.

04 Dec 2019

Reliance Jio

Ahead of tariff hike, Jio launches Rs. 1,776 All-in-One prepaid-plan

Just ahead of the upcoming price hike in prepaid services and products, Reliance Jio has introduced a new All-in-One pack worth Rs. 1,776.

02 Dec 2019


After Vodafone, Jio and Airtel's prepaid plans also become expensive

Just days after Vodafone Idea announced a hike in prepaid plans, telecom majors Reliance Jio and Airtel have also raised the prices of their prepaid services and products in India.

01 Dec 2019


Vodafone Idea increases calling and data charges: All details here

Vodafone Idea Limited, currently the leading telecom service provider in India, has announced an increase in the prices of prepaid services from December 3.

21 Nov 2019


Vodafone Idea, Airtel lost 5 million subscribers in September: TRAI

Facing tough competition from Reliance Jio, telecom giants Airtel and Vodafone Idea continue to lose their subscriber base. According to the data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in the month of September, Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost over 5 million subscribers in total.

21 Nov 2019

Bharti Airtel

Government defers spectrum dues, Telcos get Rs. 42,000 crore lifeline

In a major relief for the ailing telecom sector, the government on Wednesday approved the recommendation of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) on providing relief to the stressed telcos and allowed a two-year moratorium on spectrum payment.

09 Oct 2019

Reliance Jio

Jio starts charging 6 paise/minute for calls to other networks

Reliance Jio has announced that it will start charging customers 6 paise per minute as Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) for all outgoing voice calls made to non-Jio mobile numbers.

01 Oct 2019

Reliance Jio

Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak

In a major development, Redtube and Pornhub have made a return in India.

22 Sep 2019


OPPO Reno 2 now available for purchase in India

The recently-launched camera-centric OPPO Reno 2 is now available for purchase in India.

06 Sep 2019


OPPO Reno 2Z goes on sale in India: Details here

The recently launched OPPO Reno 2Z smartphone is now available for purchase in India.

28 Aug 2019

Bharti Airtel

Airtel is giving 400MB extra data on these prepaid plans

In a bid to take on Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel has updated some of its prepaid plans to pass on more benefits to its users.

17 Aug 2019

Bharti Airtel

Rivaling Jio, Airtel is launching feature-rich 'Black' postpaid plan

In a bid to take on Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel is working to launch a premium, feature-rich postpaid plan for its high-spending customers, according to The Economic Times.

29 Jul 2019


Jio launches in-app digital assistant: Here's how to use it

Reliance Jio has launched an in-app digital assistant that is aimed at simplifying digital recharges.

27 Jul 2019


Reliance Jio beats Vodafone to become India's largest telecom operator

In a remarkable achievement, Reliance Jio has beaten Vodafone Idea to become the largest telecom operator in India with a subscriber base of 331.3 million.

25 Jun 2019

Bharti Airtel

Airtel is offering free 20GB data: How to get it

Taking on Reliance Jio and Vodafone-Idea in India, Bharti Airtel has started offering free data to its subscribers. The telco is giving up to 20GB additional data with some of its prepaid plans.

22 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Soon, Jio plans to bring new calling technology: Details here

Over the years, the telecom sector has evolved in ways more than one could imagine, giving us access to improved calling, internet services.

09 Apr 2019

Idea Cellular

Idea outage: Delhi NCR customers report connectivity issues

Leading Indian telco Idea Cellular appears to be in the midst of connectivity issues.

14 Feb 2019


Steps to activate DND on Airtel, Jio, Vi, other networks

Have those endless promotional calls and messages been annoying you?

15 Jan 2019


Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti

At the daybreak of Tuesday, which marked Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the chilly waters of the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers - thus officially kicking off the Kumbh Mela 2019.

31 Dec 2018


BSNL, Vodafone won't spoil your New Year eve: Here's why

Calling friends and family to share New Year wishes? The possibility is your special tariffs are not active.

28 Dec 2018


Airtel willing to lose customers after ending free incoming

Airtel is willing to lose up to 70 million of its customers as it continues to enforce its minimum balance requirement to keep incoming calls active on prepaid connections.

11 Dec 2018


Vodafone Idea issues new 'fraud warning': Details here

In the wake of rising internet scams, telecom giant Vodafone Idea has started issuing warning messages to alert its subscribers about potential frauds.

29 Nov 2018

Bharti Airtel

Telecom industry wants Rajinikanth's '2.0' banned for depicting mobiles badly

The mega-budget movie 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is already making waves about its potential for commercial success.

27 Nov 2018


Huawei Mate 20 Pro launched for Rs. 69,990: Details here

Huawei has launched its latest Mate 20 Pro smartphone in India today for Rs. 69,990.

22 Nov 2018


SIM swap fraud: How spammers are cloning SIMs, stealing money

In the last one year, fraudsters in India have turned to a new mobile scam - SIM swap.

Telcos to replace Aadhaar-based eKYC process: Here's how

Telecom operators are rolling out a new digital KYC verification process for issuing new connections and bringing more customers onboard.

11 Oct 2018


Soon, Indians will get a million Wi-Fi hotspots: Details here

In a bid to keep people connected, government is working with major telecom giants to establish a massive public Wi-Fi network.

01 Oct 2018

Bharti Airtel

UIDAI asks telcos to submit plan to discontinue Aadhaar-based eKYC

Days after the Supreme Court imposed curbs on the use of Aadhaar, biometric-issuing authority UIDAI today asked telecom companies to submit, within the next 15 days, a plan to stop using the 12-digit Unique ID number for customer authentication.

31 Aug 2018


India's largest telecom operator born as Vodafone, Idea complete merger

Following the Department of Telecommunications' approval in July, the long-awaited merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular has finally been completed.

02 Jun 2018


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