Vodafone is providing select customers two new plans with 1GB data per day, unlimited local and STD calls, as well as free outgoing roaming calls. The new plans are likely in response to the Jio tariff revision that raised the price of the popular Rs. 399 plan and introduced a few new plans. This is the latest in a series of prepaid plans launched by incumbent operators to keep the Jio juggernaut at bay, especially in the wake of new cashback offers launched by the new telco to lure more new subscribers by giving cashbacks and vouchers of up to Rs. 2,599.
The Rs. 509 Vodafone pack comes with 1GB data per day, bundled local and STD calls, free roaming outgoing calls, and 100 SMSes per day for 84 days. There is cap on the bundled calls – users can make up to 250 minutes of calls per day and 1,000 minutes per week without charge. This plan is in direct competition with the Rs. 459 Jio plan that provides 1GB data per day, 84-day validity, free calls (including outgoing), 100 SMSes per day, and access to Jio apps. Reliance Jio also has a Rs. 509 plan, but that comes with 2GB data per day and 49-day validity, and the other freebies the operator offers.
Vodafone’s Rs. 458 plan has validity of 70 days, and provides customers with 1GB data per day, 100 SMSes, free roaming calls, and bundled calls. The daily and weekly FUPs on calls applies with this plan is the same as that of the Rs. 509 plan. Jio’s plan offering similar benefits is priced at Rs. 399.
While these plans are available only to select customers on pan-India basis, it is likely Vodafone will make them available to more users in the weeks to come. Prepaid users can check the MyVodafone app or call the customer care to check if these offers are available to them.
The operator has been in overdrive mode over the few weeks, as it announced a Rs. 38 pack with 100 minutes of STD and local calls and 100MB of data a day ago, and launched data rollover facility for postpaid users last week.