Vodafone Idea Cellular Offers 1.5GB Daily Data Starting with ₹209 Plan
The newly merged entity Vodafone Idea Cellular Ltd is busy in extending its prepaid tariff portfolio. Till now the prepaid users are used to daily 1.4GB daily data plans. In response to Reliance Jio, the Vodafone Idea Cellular has now launched 1.5GB daily data plans offering up to 135GB of 2G/3G/4G data.
Starting with ₹209, the largest telecom company has set a new trend by offering a 1.5GB daily data plan. The other two plans are ₹479 and ₹529 with similar benefits. These plans are in addition to the existing 1.4GB daily data plans.
Idea Cellular ₹529 Plan with 135GB Data:
If you consider the ₹529 plan, it offers a mammoth 135GB of 4G data with a validity of 90 days. The other combo benefits include unlimited voice calls (250 min per day), 100 local/national SMS/day, and 1.5GB daily data with a validity of 90 days.
Similarly, the Vodafone Idea Cellular ₹479 plan offers daily 1.5GB data, unlimited voice calling (250 min per day) and 100 local/national SMS per day with a validity of 84 days. In totally, it offers 126GB of data.
Unlimited Pack but Not Truly Unlimited:
The lowest recharge tariff plan is of ₹209 that has a validity of 28 days. As a bundled package, it offers daily 1.5GB data (2G/3G/4G) and 100 SMS (local & national) and unlimited calls for 28 days. Though the pack says unlimited voice calls it limits the usage to 250 minutes per day (till midnight) and 1000 minutes in consecutive 7 days. Post the 1.5GB daily limit usage, the data will be charged at a default rate of 4 paise per 10 KB.
The third tariff plan with the 1.5GB daily limit is ₹479 plan. It has all the benefits that are specified in the above plans but with a validity of 84 days.
Unlimited Packs Daily 1.5GB Data Plans Comparison:
Unlimited Pack Validity Unlimited Voice Calls SMS Benefit / Day Daily Data Total Data ₹209 28 days Free (local, national, roaming) 100 SMS (local & national) 1.5GB 4G/3G/2G 42 GB ₹479 84 days Free (local, national, roaming) 100 SMS (local & national) 1.5GB 4G/3G/2G 126 GB ₹529 90 days Free (local, national, roaming) 100 SMS (local & national) 1.5GB 4G/3G/2G 135 GB
Incidentally, the Idea Cellular is still maintaining 1.4GB daily data plans in its kitty. Both the plans (daily 1.4GB and 1.5GB data plans) are valid across India. These 1.5 GB daily data plans were first initiated by Reliance Jio then Vodafone and Idea Cellular followed it.
What’s Your Opinion?
The new entrant Reliance Jio has updated its prepaid plans with 1.5GB daily data instead of the existing 1.4GB data. The joint venture of Vodafone Idea Cellular Ltd is rolling out competitive plans. Thus, one can expect Bharti Airtel to launch me-too plans with the same data benefit.