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1995–2000 2000–2005 2003–2005 (except Mumbai) 2005–2007 (pan-India including Mumbai) 2007–2017 2017–present
Not to be confused with Hutch in Sri Lanka, which is operational.

Max Touch (Mumbai circle only)


Max Touch

Orange (Mumbai circle only)


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2003–2005 (except Mumbai)


2005–2007 (pan-India including Mumbai)

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Vodafone bought out the shares of Hutchison Telecom in May 2007, and the joint venture with the Essar group was renamed from Hutchison Essar Limited to Vodafone Essar Limited in July 2007. On 21 September 2007, the Hutch brand in India was officially replaced by the Vodafone brand.

The Hutch brand is still used in Sri Lanka.



Vodafone Logo


Vodafone 2017

On 31 August 2018, the merger between the Aditya Birla Group–owned Idea Cellular and Vodafone India was completed, creating Vodafone Idea Limited, which was at the time the biggest telecom operator in India by subscribers and the second-biggest in the world after China Mobile (excluding Vodafone Group itself).

Both the Vodafone and Idea brands have been retained as consumer brands.


Since the merger completed, domestic competitors Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have since overtaken Vodafone Idea Limited in the global rankings (though not the domestic rankings), as have China Unicom and China Telecom, thereby making Vodafone Idea the sixth-largest telecom company in the world by subscribers.

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