The Delhi High Court has issued notice to telecom major Vodafone over its failure to restore services of international SIM card provider Matrix Cellular’s cell phone through which it provides services to 65,000 post-paid subscribers of Vodafone.
Taking note of Matrix’s plea, Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to Vodafone Essar Mobile Service Ltd. Tuesday, seeking its reply by Nov 23.
In October, interim relief was given to Matrix by the court which ordered Vodafone to ensure that its agreement with Matrix remained in force for the next two months.
Matrix approached the court Nov 15 saying that Vodafone had not followed the orders.
The court earlier said: “Vodafone will forthwith restore services to mobile number 9811188888, which is in the name of Matrix, and make the same operational as it was on Oct 13.”
Matrix Cellular offers telecom solutions to Indians visiting abroad, international SIM cards, international 3G data cards, student mobile services and wireless communication services.
It approached the court alleging that Vodafone Oct 14 terminated the agreement, entered between the two firms July 10, 2003, by serving a notice.
Matrix alleged that Vodafone has stolen its corporate identity and hijacked its business.