Since Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom industry with its free internet and calling, followed by high-value data packs being offered at low tariffs, all its rivals have been following suit. And now Vodafone has launched a Rs 244 valued tariff which gives users 70GB of data for 70 days and free intra calling.
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But the catch is that the 70GB of data is only being given to a new user on their first recharge. Existing Vodafone users can also avail the Rs 244 tariff, but will be given 35GB of data for 35 days.
Now considering that the amount of money being charged would’ve fetched users only about 1GB of data a year ago, the Rs 244 pack is value for money.
Users will receive 1GB of data per day for Rs 244.
The only difference in the pack for new and existing users is the validity. Once the first recharge pack of Rs 244 is over after 70 days, upon renewal, news users will also get only 35GB data for 35 days. But again, not a bad deal at all.
In addition to the data, users are also being offered free calls to any Vodafone number nationally.
Recently, Vodafone had also revised their Rs 346 tariff plan, which now gives users 1GB data per day, 300 minutes of free voice call for 56 days.
On similar lines, in addition to such data packages, Airtel will also start rolling over the remaining data of the month to the next month from August 1, 2017, onwards. Aircel had also launched unlimited plans for 3G network. Reliance Jio has also revised its data plans to keep up the competition.
UK-based Vodafone Group’s India unit and Birla’s Idea Cellular have moved a step forward in creating the biggest telecom company in India as their merger has received a nod from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
The combined subscriber count of both these companies is more than 400 million, giving them a massive 35 percent customer market share and 41 percent revenue market share.