In a massive marketing plan, Vodafone India has rolled out two new prepaid plans to counter Jio’s ultra-affordable offerings. The all-new prepaid plans of Rs 569 and Rs 511 respectively offer as high as 3GB data per day for a validity period of 84 days. With these plans, Vodafone essentially brought down the value of per GB to Rs 2.25, which is a masterstroke from the telco as a telco has managed to beat the new entrant Reliance Jio for the first time after a long time. The two prepaid plans are available in some circles at the moment but could be launched on a pan-India basis very soon.
Vodafone Rs 569 Plan
The new Rs 569 prepaid plan offers 3GB of daily high speed 3G/4G data for a period of 84 days. There’s also unlimited voice calling feature and SMS service with the daily/weekly FUP limit. While the users can make voice calls for 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week, the SMSes are restricted to 100 per day.
Vodafone Rs 511 Plan
The Rs 511 plan comes with 2GB of 4G/3G data, unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day. The plan is once again valid for a period of 84 days, but there’s a limit on voice calls and SMS per day.
In plans starting around Rs 500, Vodafone also has two existing plans that offer similar benefits. There’s a Rs 549 prepaid plan that comes with 3.5GB data usage per day but has a validity of 28 days only. Another plan going for Rs 509 offers 1.4GB data per day with a validity of 90 days.
Unfortunately, Vodafone Rs 569 and Rs 511 prepaid packs are available to a limited number of circles at the moment. Still, these are pretty good deals from the telco as no other Indian company currently offers such special deal with 3GB of data for a period of 84 days.
Reliance Jio, for example, has a Rs 448 plan with similar benefits. Under this plan, Jio offers 2GB of 4G data per day with a validity of 84 days. Another Reliance Jio plan – Rs 498 – offers similar benefits for a validity of 91 days. Bharti Airtel, on the other hand, has a Rs 499 plan that offers 2GB of daily data along with unlimited voice calls and 100SMS per day with a validity of 81 days.
This makes Vodafone India Rs 569 plan, the best one in the prepaid category for now. Reliance Jio, however, is never the one to back down and we could see new offers from the Mukesh Ambani led firm soon enough.