5 Ways How the Vodafone RED Basic Postpaid Plan of Rs 299 Competes With JioPostpaid Plan

Vodafone India is unstoppable at the moment as the country’s second-largest telecom operator has come up with a new entry-level postpaid plan of Rs 299, dubbed as Vodafone RED Basic. This plan is priced at Rs 299 and offers benefits almost in-line with the Jio’s postpaid plan of Rs 199. Unlike other Vodafone RED postpaid plans such as the Rs 399 or Rs 499, the RED Basic plan of Rs 299 just offers one year of free Vodafone Play subscription, and it won’t give any additional benefits such as Amazon Prime subscription or Netflix subscription. As the name of the plan (RED Basic) itself suggests, it’s aimed at standard users who don’t consume much of data and content on their smartphone. Here’s how the new postpaid plan from Vodafone competes with the Jio’s postpaid plan of Rs 199.

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Unlimited Voice Calling

The RED Basic postpaid plan from Vodafone offers unlimited local, STD and national roaming calls for the entire rental period. Having said that, the best part of this postpaid plan is the voice calls are unlimited, and there’s no limit for the voice calls as Vodafone has set for prepaid users. For the unaware, Vodafone is limiting the voice calls on its prepaid network at 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week.

20GB Data With Carry Forward Option

Moving onto other benefits, the RED Basic plan provides a user with 20GB of data along with carry-forward option. That said, a user can carry forward up to a maximum of 50GB data under this plan.

100 Local+STD SMS Benefit

It also gives 100 SMSes and do make a note that the SMS benefit is not applicable to numbers in other circles. Other Vodafone plans of Rs 399 and Rs 499 does offer SMS benefits even on national roaming. The RED Basic postpaid plan does not offer any voice calling minutes to international roaming.

Vodafone Play Subscription

As mentioned above, other benefits such as free Amazon Prime subscription, Netflix subscription, RED Hot Deals, Mobile Shield-Device Protection and Bill Guarantee are not applicable to this Vodafone postpaid plan.

Vodafone RED Together

Nevertheless, this plan is eligible for Vodafone RED Together scheme, under which the telco is giving 20% discount on the final billing every month.

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44 Comments on "5 Ways How the Vodafone RED Basic Postpaid Plan of Rs 299 Competes With JioPostpaid Plan"


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Sougata Das
July 13, 2018 9:34 am 9:34 AM

Hi, This is plan is not showing in Vodafone website.

July 12, 2018 10:19 pm 10:19 PM

This Chakri seems to be a Vodafone stooge, deleting all comments against them! I’ll put the snapshots of all my comments that he deleted on social media and expose him/TT!!!!!

July 12, 2018 11:27 pm 11:27 PM

Good luck brother. There’s no one moderating comments. If you’re comment is not appearing on the portal, then it’s auto flagged.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
July 13, 2018 7:41 pm 7:41 PM

Oh CK lies.

Maratha | Pune
July 13, 2018 12:21 pm 12:21 PM


SS(Shivang Singh)
July 12, 2018 7:51 pm 7:51 PM

Off-topic- I thought it would be great to post the development of telenor integration in airtel. 4 days back, airtel shut down telenor’s native network at my place and the number is now permanently roaming on Airtel.

All short codes have been replaced by Airtel one’s including *123#, *121#, etc. 121, 198 now has Airtel IVRS instead of Telenor one. I was able to recharge my telenor number from My airtel app and the number can now be registered as airtel number in my airtel app.

Overall, the integration is complete and successful.

Deepak Kumar Vasudevan
July 13, 2018 9:20 am 9:20 AM

Then why it is still in Roaming?

SS(Shivang Singh)
July 13, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 AM

The MCC-MNC of telenor SIM card is different than the one airtel uses which instructs the phone to show roaming warning. Obviously there are network workarounds for it but airtel doesn’t bother with all those and prefers to push users into changing their SIM card to an airtel one.