Jio set the market alight with its ultra-low cost data plans when it started operations, and the benefits continue even a year and and half after its launch. While Jio focuses on its data network, the unlimited bundled calls it offers are also an attractive proposition for subscribers across the country; the company has the Rs. 98 recharge with unlimited calls and 2GB 4G data for 28 days for such customers. It was no surprise when Airtel followed suit and upgraded its Rs. 93 pack to provide customers with unlimited calls and 1GB data for 28 days. Now it is Idea which has launched a plan to compete with Jio and Airtel with its own affordable plan with unlimited calls and bundled data.
According to the official Idea Cellular website, the Rs. 109 prepaid pack offers 'unlimited' local, STD, and roaming calls, alongside 1GB of 4G/ 3G data and daily 100 local and national SMS. The voice calls through the pack are limited to 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week, identical to other 'unlimited' packs. Furthermore, beyond the bundled calls, subscribers will be charged at 1 paisa per second for calls.
The pack is available in a few circles, including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bihar and Jharkhand, Gujarat, Haryana, and Karnataka, among others. The availability of 4G/ 3G data is subject to the network rollout. Subscribers can recharge their accounts with the new Rs. 109 pack either through the operator's official site or via My Idea app.
Earlier this week, Idea revised its Nirvana Postpaid plans to offer additional data benefits at existing charges. The plans that have been revised include the Rs. 499, Rs. 649, Rs. 999, Rs. 389, Rs. 1,299, Rs. 1,699, Rs. 1,999, and Rs. 2,999. While the lowest among all the plans, the Rs. 398 plan, offers 20GB of data - up from 10GB, the Rs. 2,999 plan comes with 300GB of data for a month.