Jio wants to stop 2G-3G service, Vi raised voice against, know what is the whole matter

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Reliance Jio has said that the government should stop 2G and 3G services. At the same time, now Vodafone Idea (Vi) has commented against it. In fact, Vi opposed Jio's stance on phasing out old technology, especially 2G and 3G networks, and suggested that the government should formulate a policy in this regard. This response was submitted in response to TRAI's consultation paper on “Digital Transformation through 5G Ecosystem”.

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Vi's counterattack on Jio

In its response, Vodafone-Idea argued that such comments and demands are rhetorical in nature and ignore the serious impact that network closure through regulatory orders will have on existing customers.

Vi has a large number of 2G customers

Vi said the 2G network primarily serves customers with feature phones, who may be unable to switch to smartphones due to the high cost of purchasing new devices. The telecom company also emphasized that a large number of customers are still dependent on 2G networks.

Vi explained that 2G networks primarily provide coverage to customers who still use feature phones and are unable to switch to smartphones due to the cost of purchasing new handsets. The telecom company also emphasized that a large number of customers are still getting service through 2G network.

Vi's statement regarding 3G shutdown

Regarding 3G networks, Vi said they are being phased out gradually in various circles depending on the number of 3G-specific devices still using the network to access 3G services.

3G network shutdown update

During its Q3 FY24 earnings call, Vi confirmed that it has completely shut down the 3G network in five circles namely Maharashtra, Gujarat, Mumbai, Kolkata and Andhra Pradesh.

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