Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Jio and Airtel Get More Competition: Idea Launches Rs

BSNL extends validity of prepaid plans offers more data BSNL extends validity of prepaid plans offers more data BSNL advertisement. Image Source BSNL Youtube
Kristine Garrett | 12 January, 2018, 18:36

Overall, Jio now has eight tariff plans, out of which four plans offer 1GB data per day, and the other four plans offer 1.5GB data per day during the validity period. The new Idea recharge pack is aimed at consumers who have higher calling requirements than data consumption, and thus seek an low-cost plan with "unlimited calls".

Following the footsteps of Airtel and Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular has now also launched a Rs 93 plan for its prepaid users. The Rs 448 plan has 84 days validity, which comes to 126GB total data, while the Rs 498 plan with 91 days validity now has 136GB data in total.

"This will make the unlimited monthly pack (1GB daily) available at only Rs 149, the lowest ever tariff in the industry". The validity time for this plan for 10 days. The existing tariff plans of Jio now offers up to 50% more data, and there are four new tariff plans as well. The plan has benefits such as "unlimited" local and STD calling and 1GB data valid for a period of 10 days. It offers unlimited local and STD calls (no cap), 140 SMS per day and 2.1GB data. Both these plans carry a validity of 28 days.

Reliance Jio's Rs 198 plan will now offer 42GB data, compared to the earlier offering of 28GB with a validity of 28 days. The plan also gives free and unlimited SMS benefits. The plan doesn't offer free SMS service, and there is cap of 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes weekly on the voice calls. After that, the calls will be charged at 1 paisa per second.

This is what we call disruption at its best.

The Rs 459 plan would now cost Rs 399 with a validity of same 84 days, while the 499 plan will now be bought at Rs 449 with 91 daily limit. Jio says they have more announcements in the pipeline.

What do you think of these new plans?

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