Idea Cellular has been in the news very often these days. After filing for a new name for the yet-to-be-merged entity, the telco has silently unveiled a prepaid voice calling plan worth Rs 149. The telco must have introduced this voice calling plan to take on the likes of Airtel’s Rs 299 plan and BSNL’s Rs 99 prepaid plan. Being a voice-only plan, this new plan doesn’t offer any data benefit, but on the brighter side, Idea has added SMS benefit to keep the customers intact. At the moment, this plan is live in some circles where Idea has its domination, and it’s expected to go live in all the circles in the near future.
Delving into the benefits of the Rs 149 voice calling plans, it offers unlimited voice calls (local, national & roaming). Same as the case with its every other tariff plan, Idea limits the voice calling to just 250 minutes per day, 1000 minutes per week and the calls should be made to only 100 unique numbers during the validity period. And lastly, this plan also provides the user 100 SMS per day. This new plan from Idea Cellular is valid for 21 days from the date of recharge.
Aforementioned, this plan doesn’t come with any data benefit or such, but Idea states that the customers are free to recharge any data pack on top of this plan. For example, users on the Rs 149 plan can recharge with the Rs 92 plan that offers 6GB of data for a period of seven days. Instead, Idea users can also recharge with the Rs 199 prepaid unlimited combo plan to get the benefits of 1.4GB data per day, 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calls with the same FUP cap mentioned above.
Recently, Airtel unveiled a Rs 299 prepaid voice-calling plan, under which the leading telco is offering unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day for 45 days. Maybe, Idea Cellular will also come up with a similar plan like Airtel of Rs 299. BSNL is still leading in the voice only tariff plans segment with the Rs 99 and Rs 319 plans as they offer unlimited voice calls without any limit for 28 days and 90 days respectively.