Idea Cellular Joins the Race with ₹198 Plan to Offer Unlimited Calls and 1GB Data for 28 Days
The third largest telecom network, Idea Cellular, joined the race by announcing a new plan that offers unlimited voice calls and 1GB of data. Incidentally, this plan is open to all 4G/3G/2G customers.
With the recent TRAI figures, Idea Cellular is losing many subscribers and is failing to lure new customers. The delay in Vodafone India – Idea Cellular merger combined with no new affordable plan announcements to counter Reliance Jio is helping the subscribers to port out.
Putting an end to it, Idea Cellular unveiled a new ₹198 plan that offers unlimited voice calls and 1GB of 4G/3G/2G data for a period of 28 days. It is a me-too plan following the footsteps of Airtel ₹199 plan that offers the same benefits of unlimited all local and STD calls and 1GB of 4G/3G/2G data.
It is to be noted that the same benefits are available for the new customers at just ₹178.
Reliance Jio ₹149 Vs Idea ₹198 Plan:
In contrast, Reliance Jio 149 plan offers unlimited voice calls, 300 SMS and 2GB of 4G data with 28 days validity. There is no restriction on voice calls as of now in Reliance Jio. Though it is rumoured that a cap of 300 minutes per day is being levied on the customers who are misusing the free voice calls benefit, there is no official information yet.
However, both Airtel and Idea Cellular have mentioned terms and conditions with a restriction of 300 minutes per day and 1200 minutes per week.
Idea Cellular ₹357 Plan:
Apart from ₹198 plan, Idea Cellular also announced ₹357 plan that offers unlimited calls and 1GB/day data benefit. As said earlier, it is open to all 4G/3G/2G users. If you are a new subscriber, then you can get the benefit at a discounted price of ₹338 only.
With the similar reports pouring in, even Vodafone India is also offering the same benefits with ₹198 plan. This clearly shows that all the three operators are struggling hard to counter Reliance Jio’s ₹149 plan