Vodafone Introduces Budget Plans For Postpaid Customers In Kolkata & Rest of WB

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) May 19, 2009 -- Vodafone Essar, one of India's leading cellular services providers has launched three new monthly Postpaid rental plans - Budget 500, Budget 750 and Budget 1000 - for its postpaid customers in Kolkata and West Bengal. These Budget plans offer combinations of free minutes over local and STD calls along with free local SMS. This offer is valid for existing as well as new Postpaid customers.

With Budget 500, customers get 1000 minutes free as a combination of local and STD calls along with 100 free local SMSs. Budget 750 offers 1500 minutes free as a combination of local and STD calls along with 200 free local SMSs and Budget 1000 offers 2050 minutes free as a combination of local and STD calls along with 500 free local SMSs. The call combinations are mentioned in the box alongside.

Sridhar Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Essar East Limited, said "These budget plans will specially appeal to customers with high usage who can now manage their mobile bills without compromising on talktime or SMS volume."

Highlights of the Budget Plan

Budget Plan @ 500 • 750 minutes free local calls to Vodafone numbers and 200 minutes to local numbers • 50 minutes free STD calls • 100 free local SMS

Budget Plan @ 750 • 1000 minutes free local calls to Vodafone numbers and 400 minutes to local numbers • 100 minutes free STD calls • 200 free local SMS

Budget Plan @ 1000 • 1250 minutes free local calls to Vodafone numbers and 600 minutes to local numbers • 200 minutes free STD calls • 500 free local SMS

About Vodafone Essar Limited

Vodafone Essar is the Indian subsidiary of Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The company now has operations across the country with over 68.76 million customers**.

Over the years, Vodafone Essar, under the Hutch brand, has been named the 'Most Respected Telecom Company', the 'Best Mobile Service in the country' and the 'Most Creative and Most Effective Advertiser of the Year'.
Vodafone Group is the world's leading international mobile communications corporation. It currently has equity interests in 27 countries across 5 continents and 40 partner networks with over 289 million proportionate customers worldwide. The Essar Group is Vodafone's principal partner in India.

The Essar Group is a diversified business corporation with a balanced portfolio of assets in the manufacturing and services sectors of Steel, Energy, Power, Communications, Shipping Ports & Logistics, and Projects. Essar employs more than 50,000 people across offices in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

**Figures from Cellular Operators Association of India, March 31, 2009

For more information, contact:
Samridhi Sharma / Umesh Nair
Genesis Burson Marsteller
Vodafone: +91 98202 11064 / +91 98194 23875
Email: samridhi.sharma@bm.com / umesh.nair@bm.com

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Press Release Submitted On: May 19, 2009 at 2:44 am
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