Idea Cellular New RC 357 Adds 1.5 GB/Day Data & Unlimited Roaming Calls
Soon after Bharti Airtel started offering 1.5GB per day data and unlimited roaming calls, Idea Cellular joined the race with me-too combo tariff plan. All the incumbent telecom operators are leaving no stone unturned in its combat against the new entrant.
In one way or the other, Both Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular are trying to dominate Reliance Jio in terms of combo tariff plans. Till now, the incumbent telecom network operators showered unlimited calls and 1GB per day 4G data exclusively to 4G handset users. Then, they opened the plans to all the networks including 2G, 3G and 4G.
Recently, Bharti Airtel revised its popular plan ₹349 to offer 100 SMS per day and free outgoing roaming. Now, the leading operator further revised its plan to offer 1.5GB data per day instead of 1GB data. Finally, the STV Combo 349 offers 1.5 GB/day 4G/3G data, unlimited local STD calls + Unlimited Roaming calls, and 100 SMS/day with a validity of 28 days.
Idea Cellular New 357 Plan:
Idea Cellular too revised its plan and as per the latest information, the new 357 recharge offers unlimited voice calls (local and STD) and unlimited outgoing roaming calls, and 100 SMS per day along with 1.5GB 4G/3G/2G data.
Apart from this new 357 recharge, Idea Cellular also launched two new 398 recharge vouchers. The ₹398 recharge vouchers differ in the validity period. One has 58 days and the other 70 days. However, it offers 1GB/day data (applicable in 4G/3G/2G), and unlimited calling (local, STD, and roaming) and 100 SMS per day.
However, Idea Cellular’s new partner Vodafone India is also offering the same benefits except for 100 SMS per day. It seems Vodafone is little late in adopting the new standards.
Who is Number #1?
If you compare Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and, Vodafone India, then Bharti Airtel’s offering is miles ahead in terms of innovation. However, it lacks credibility as the company adopted differential pricing. Leaving it aside, Bharti Airtel is the real number one network in India.