Vodafone Subscribers Can Now Choose Their Own Mobile Number in Delhi

Vodafone India has announced an all-new “Choose Your Number” facility for its subscribers in the Delhi & NCR circle. Under the new scheme, prepaid as well as postpaid Vodafone subscribers in Delhi & NCR can opt for numeric combinations based on any favourite number including car registration number, date of birth, or anniversary dates.

The company in a press statement added that subscribers can visit any of the 52 stores and 212 mini stores as well as around 40,000 Multi Brand Outlets for the availability of the desired combination.

Detailing further Vodafone said that before a desired number is assigned to the subscriber, the retailer will check the availability of the preferred number. “Retailer will confirm the process and then the customer needs to deposit the requisite documents for activation,” added the company.

It’s worth noting that for prepaid and postpaid numbers, the first five and four digits respectively are fixed and cannot be customised, as per the company.

Commenting on the new offer, Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head, Delhi & NCR, Vodafone India, said, “Choose your number offer has been designed against the backdrop of giving our customers the freedom to choose. Our customer research also indicates that there is a deep interest amongst the mobile users to have numbers aligned with some significant event in their lives. With Choose your number, we want to acknowledge the faith they have invested in our network and offer another benefit to the prospective customers who have shown interest in subscribing to Vodafone.”

Vodafone, earlier this month, announced that it was working on a war footing to resolve the call drop problem at the earliest to provide best experience to its customers. The company had added that it was looking to improve the network and add more sites.

Telenor India Launches Free Life Insurance for Subscribers

Telenor India on Wednesday announced free life insurance cover for its existing 47.55 million as well as potential new customers across its six operating circles.

By spending on regular recharges with a small incremental value, Telenor consumers will get the benefit of a life insurance cover, which will be a hundred times of the monthly recharge value and up to a maximum of Rs. 50,000, the company said in a statement.

“This is an innovative product that will bridge the disparity in access to life insurance among the low and middle-income individuals. With insurance penetration being very low in the country, our scheme has the potential to empower society through financial security,” said Telenor India CEO Vivek Sood.

Telenor will work with Shriram Life Insurance and MicroEnsure to take the initiative to the masses. At each customer touch point, trained staff will be available to educate the customers and address their queries.

“It would help contribute meaningfully to the financial inclusion agenda of the government ensuring financial security for family members,” the company said.

“Our deep understanding of mass-market consumers’ behaviour, a huge retail network and efforts to create awareness around services beyond basic voice will enable us to remove persistent financial risks faced by our customers. With the life insurance offer, Telenor will create a unique differentiation in financial services just like we have done with our affordable mobile service,” Sood added.

Telenor customers can avail this service by calling customer call center or dial the self-help menu *121# or opt-in for it by approaching any of the 2,100 Telenor stores.

Telenor operates in six circles – UP (West), UP (East), Bihar (including Jharkhand), Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat and plans to start commercial operations in Assam soon.