Vodafone hikes Bonus Cards tariffs in Kolkata circle

Kolkata’s largest operator, Vodafone, has now revised their Bonus Cards (STV) for prepaid users in the region. Most importantly, the operator has hiked the prices of Bonus Cards by slashing the benefits. Also, it has also launched new bonus cards at higher prices with a month-long validity.

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The revision in voice products came after two months as the company hasn’t hiked basic ratecutters in the mentioned period. In that period the telco has also launched Double Validity & Double Data products, which offers double validity or data on selected recharges.

Earlier, customers were getting all local & STD calls at 1.2 ps/2 sec with a recharge of Rs. 65 for a validity of 28 days. However, from now on customers would get same voice rates for calling purposes, while the validity of the product has now been reduced to 21 days.

Another popular Rs 49 ratecutter will now cost more as the validity of the pack has been slashed from 28 days to 14 days. The calling rate of local & STD calls remains the same @ 35p/Min. Those who were recharging with Rs 65 can now recharge with the new bonus card of Rs. 79 to get validity of 28 days.

Revised Vodafone Bonus Cards in Kolkata Circle
Type Bonus Card Existing Benefits Revised Benefits
Old Rs 65 Local & STD calls @1.2 Paisa/2sec  for 28 Days Local & STD calls @1.2 Paisa/2sec  for 21 Days
Old Rs 49 All Local & STD calls @ 35paisa/Minute for 28 Days All Local & STD calls @ 35paisa/Minute for 14 Days
New Rs 79 —————- Local & STD calls @1.2 Paisa/2sec  for

Vodafone has 50 lakh customers in the circle and the majority of them are prepaid users, so this will surely make an impact on those users. Maximum customers rely on Vodafone’s network as it offers most extensive network in that region. However, they haven’t increased 3G data plans due to competition from smaller rivals like Aircel and Reliance.

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Kaushik Roy
November 10, 2015 10:42 pm 10:42 PM

BC 65 and 79 gives only local calls 1.2p per 2 sec. Airtel stv 79 gives all local and std mobile 1.4p per 2 sec for 28 days.

Amit Kumar Das
November 10, 2015 11:26 pm 11:26 PM

Airtel is good in terms of quality of internet. But in 2g voice section Airtel’s quality has degraded a lot. Voice over Airtel 2g is very bad.

Nikhil Prathapan
November 10, 2015 11:35 am 11:35 AM

Vodafone Kerala:

Llast month – Rs. 28 All local calls @30 P /Min for 28 days

From last week Rs. 68 All local calls @30 P /Min for 28 days

Rs. 40 increase in 1 month..!

November 10, 2015 3:09 pm 3:09 PM

Rs.68 double validity is there.
its for two months.

November 10, 2015 3:03 pm 3:03 PM

yes . i too had noticed that.

November 10, 2015 10:51 am 10:51 AM

Who really cares or uses these STV’s in Kolkata I dont know that Vodafone dares to increase the prices.People use Aircel for calling for their cheap stv’s.This actually wont have any effect.

Jyotirmoy Manna
November 10, 2015 6:11 pm 6:11 PM

I use voda stv regularly.
Use Rs.54, 1.2p/2s. ,val. 54 days – activation is possible only through *111#
Easy recharge of Rs.54 will give a different pack.
At present ,using a pack against special offer – Rs.27+Rs.7, voda to voda 20p/min, val. 56days.

Kaushik Roy
November 10, 2015 10:45 pm 10:45 PM

In my vodafone no bc 27 plus extra validity of bc 7 gives local voda 10 paise and other local mobile 30 paise for 56 days.

November 10, 2015 6:34 pm 6:34 PM

even in Mumbai aircel have Rs.1 per day STV with 1.2/2 sec or 30 p p.m. pack

Jyotirmoy Manna
November 10, 2015 5:49 pm 5:49 PM

AIRCEL coverage,specially in-house. is a little better than Bsnl.