The Indian telecom sector has seen major disruptions in tariffs since the entry of Reliance Jio in 2016. Due to the aggressive pricing strategy of the Mukesh Ambani owned company, other telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea had to come up with new and innovative plans to hold on its customers. Talking about Vodafone, we have seen many new plans and offers being launched by the company in the last few months. Now, it has come up with another new prepaid plan to offer both data and calling benefits to its customers.
Vodafone has launched a new prepaid plan priced at Rs 159 to offer data and voice calling benefits. Under the plan, the company is offering 28GB of 3G/4G data along with unlimited voice calling with a validity period of 28 days. The users will get a daily quota of 1GB data per day which takes the total to 28GB for 28 days. The plan also offers unlimited calling benefits although it is not truly unlimited.
This is because the plan comes with a daily limit of 250 minutes and a cap of 100 unique numbers for the entire 28-day validity. Although it should be well suited for general consumers, it does not really provide truly unlimited calling benefits like Reliance Jio and Airtel. In addition to all these, the plan also offers 100 SMS messages per day for 28 days.
To compare this plan with other telcos, Airtel has a prepaid plan priced at Rs 149 that offers 1GB of data per day along with unlimited calling benefits without any FUP limits and 100SMS messages per day. The plan has a validity of 28 days just like the one from Vodafone.
As mentioned earlier, the downside of nearly all prepaid plans from Vodafone is the FUP on voice calls. Operators like Airtel and Reliance Jio, on the other hand, provide truly unlimited calling benefits without any daily or weekly FUP limits so those plans are more beneficial to the customers. However, if you are a general customer, the limits imposed by Vodafone should not bother you too much.