Norway-based Telenor, which is on the verge of merging its operations with Bharti Airtel has announced two new plans for its users last month. When it comes to the tariff plans department, Telenor leads the way with affordable plans, which are better than any other operator. However, Telenor doesn’t have a huge presence in the country, and as a result, these offers are just for namesake.
Especially after the entrance of Reliance Jio to the country, Telenor has been launching new plans to retain the customers. Yes, you heard it right. Right now, Telenor’s aim is to retain its existing customers, rather than focusing on new customers. In the last few months, we have seen Telenor losing its subscribers in a huge number, according to the data released by TRAI.
Telenor’s two new plans of Rs. 116 and Rs. 146 are giving a tough fight to Reliance Jio and other operators. Seeing the growing demand for unlimited data, Telenor has launched two 1GB 4G data per day packs. One is priced at Rs. 116, and the other one is priced at Rs. 146. Both packs offer unlimited Telenor to Telenor calling. However, to enjoy voice calling to another network, users have to recharge with the Rs. 146 plan because of the Rs. 116 plan offers just Telenor to Telenor calling.
|Validity||28 days.||28 Days|
|Data||1 GB per day.||1 GB per day.|
|Data reset time||12 AM||12 AM|
|Effective cost per day.||Rs. 4.14||Rs.5.21|
|Recharge Availability||On mobile website and App.||On mobile website and App.|
|Restriction||Unlimited Telenor To Telenor calls.||FUP applies for calls.|
|Offer||Discount offers by Telenor.||Discount offers by Telenor.|
Also, for the Rs.146 prepaid plan, calls to other networks are capped at 400 mins for AP & Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa Circles and 300 mins for Bihar & Jharkhand, UP East, Up West Circles. The Rs.116 pack lacks free intra-operator calling.
Both the packs lack free SMS and free roaming. Telenor has its presence in seven circles- Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West) and Assam with a total of 54 million subscribers.
While placing a call, Telenor network shifts from 4G to 2G. Given the network quality and presence in only seven circles as of today, Telenor poses no significant threat to any of the incumbents. But after the Airtel-Telenor deal is completed, Telenor plans will be closely watched by every user. Airtel-Telenor combine will try to retain existing customers with its attractive plans.