Vodafone India is now offering 1GB of 3G/4G data at Rs 47 for all its prepaid customers in the country. This plan is listed on the company's official website, and interested customers can head over to MyVodafone app or Vodafone India website to recharge the plan. For the unaware, other private telcos Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular also offering a similar plan for the prepaid subscribers in India.
Vodafone's Rs 47 prepaid plan offers 1GB of 4G/3G data for one day. In contrast, Idea Cellular is offering the same 1GB of 4G data at Rs 51 for two days, while Airtel's Rs 49 tariff plan gives 1GB 3G/4G data for one day. After the completion of FUP, users will be charged at four paise per 10KB of data usage.
Besides the Rs 47 tariff plan, Vodafone also has other data-centric plans such as Rs 99, Rs 147, Rs 175 which offers 1GB, 1.5GB and 2GB data for 28 days respectively. Idea Cellular and Airtel are also offering similar plans of Rs 98, which gives 1GB data per day for 28 days.
In order to compete with Reliance Jio and its competitive tariff plans, the top three private telecom operators have come a long way. If we consider the scenario 18 months ago, customers used to pay Rs 255 for 1GB of 4G data for 28 days, but that has changed now. Reliance Jio is proving 42GB data for 28 days at just Rs 149, while Airtel is offering 28GB data for 28 days at the same price.
To be noted, Vodafone and Idea Cellular are the only telecom operators not going after Reliance Jio's new tariff plans. Vodafone is yet to revise its long-validity unlimited combo plans with better data offering like Reliance Jio, Airtel and Idea Cellular. The telco has to be aggressive to stay in this competitive Indian market.