Is Vodafone SuperHour plan the cheapest data pack in the market now?

By February 6th, 2017 AT 1:01 PM

Vodafone India is putting in all its efforts to attack Jio’s aggressive data and voice offers in the country. And in one such effort, the telco had recently introduced the SuperHour data packs which seem to have received a positive response from the customers. After all, Vodafone is offering unlimited 3G/4G data for one hour starting as low as Rs. 16.


Too good to be true, right? Not really, Reliance Jio is offering the same (or even a better deal) without charging a single penny. Nevertheless, if you ignore Jio’s offerings for a moment, the SuperHour pack is quite an attractive deal. In fact, one can even regard it as one of the cheapest data packs in the market currently.

For the unaware, Vodafone had recently introduced SuperHour data packs for its customers. This offer allows its users to download, stream, and browse unlimited content for the next hour from the time of activation at 3G/4G speeds. The best part is its pricing. As mentioned earlier, Vodafone SuperHour data packs come with a starting price of Rs. 16.

Furthermore, 2G customers can also make use of SuperHour packs by recharging with Rs. 5 to get unlimited 2G data for one hour.

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And if this weren’t enough, the telco had also introduced SuperHour voice calling (not applicable on Domestic roaming) packs which offer unlimited voice calls for just Rs. 7. The offer is limited to calls within the network, though.

By now, some of you may have been wondering if the plan really matters? If yes, who is it aimed for?

Well, the plan may not matter to all but, for people who travel for a fixed amount of time day-in-and-day-out, it’s certainly helpful. For instance, most of the people have an active internet connection at their homes. And of course, there will be an internet service at the office as well.

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But, while traveling from office to home or vice versa (which accounts for an hour for many usually) people may not have an active internet connection. That’s exactly where the Vodafone SuperHour data packs can be useful. Using the hourly data packs, people can recharge whenever they want. Flexibility is always there.
Moreover, these days, users don’t like streaming content. Instead, they prefer to download it and watch it while on-the-go. Who likes buffering anyway, right?

Also Read: Vodafone launches New ‘SuperHour’ Offering Unlimited Internet for One Hour; Packs Start at Just Rs. 16

Well, these are just a couple of examples. There can be other useful instances as well.

So eventually, it all boils down to one question: is Vodafone SuperHour plan the cheapest data pack in the market now? The answer is both yes and no.

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Yes, for those who need an internet connection for a limited amount of time as highlighted above.

A big no, if you plan to rely entirely on SuperHour data packs for longer durations of time. You may end up paying a lot more than what you’d pay usually. That isn’t entirely a bad thing, though. You are still getting unlimited data at high internet speeds.

Do you use Vodafone SuperHour data packs? Did you find them useful? Tell us your views in the comments section below.

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