Vodafone To Launch Cheapest Mobile Phone In India, What Happened To Airtel’s Virtual Phone Numbers?

Earlier the mobile operator, Vodafone announced the world’s cheapest mobile phones priced at sub $15 at the Mobile World congress  in February this year and now the  company has announced the launch of it’s ultra low cost series with Vodafone 150 and Vodafone 250. Cheaper of the two Vodafone 150 is priced at Rs 700/-  featuring 1.0” monochrome graphic display, polyphonic ringtones, alarm, calculator, torch and mini USB connector, Reportedly the battery life is claimed to 400 hours standby and 5 hours talk time.


Nokia, the leading manufacturer of mobile handsets in the country has also reportedly announced it’s plans to launch a $10 phone some time soon.

What happened to Airtel’s Virtual phone number’s ?

Now amid the cut-throat competition for the huge untapped ultra low cost mobile phone market which is up for grabs, I really wonder what happened to the Airtel’s virtual phone number. Airtel earlier announced Comviva’s virtual phone number’s where people can share one mobile handset with single SIM card but have 10 unique phone numbers.

We already know price of the mobile phone is the main hurdle in capturing the left over untapped mobile phone market in the country and virtual phone number is a great idea to tap some of this, but with the steep fall in prices of the mobile phones  virtual phone numbers for sure seem to loose this race, What do you think?

5 Responses to “Vodafone To Launch Cheapest Mobile Phone In India, What Happened To Airtel’s Virtual Phone Numbers?”

  1. April 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    wow that’s seriously cheap

  2. May 1, 2010 at 11:16 am #


    You forget to mention the role of second hand mobile phones which fuel the continuing demand for mobile phone connections in India. A basic used handset sells for as low as Rs 250 in many places. So maybe there are other options for the great untapped potential.

  3. Sundeep Mehta
    May 3, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    Did Airtel really made any announcement for the launch of Virtual Phone??????

  4. July 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    poor network

  5. ajay
    August 31, 2010 at 9:52 am #

    i want to know more about virtual mobile number

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