Vodafone is aggressively expanding its All Rounder prepaid plan portfolio to offer more recharge options to the customers. After launching the Rs 45 All Rounder pack, Vodafone is now back with a new Rs 69 recharge under the same portfolio. Last year, Vodafone introduced All Rounder recharges of Rs 35, Rs 65, Rs 95, Rs 145 and Rs 245, however, in some circles, the company has discontinued the Rs 65 All Rounder plan. Now, it has a new Rs 69 All Rounder plan which ships with different benefits compared to the Rs 65 All Rounder pack. Vodafone is not providing any talk time benefit with this new plan, instead, the telco is offering users free voice calling minutes. Similar to the other All Rounder plans of Vodafone, the Rs 69 pack also extends service validity by 28 days. The benefits of the pack are also valid for 28 days from the date of recharge.
Vodafone Rs 69 Recharge: What it Offers to the Subscribers?
First of all, do make a note that Vodafone has introduced this Rs 69 prepaid recharge in 17 circles at the moment and some of them are Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bihar and Jharkhand, Delhi & NCR, Gujarat, Karnataka and so on. As for the benefits, it offers a user 150 local/STD/roaming minutes, 250MB of 4G/2G data and 100 SMSes. The validity of the plan is 28 days from the date of recharge. That said, the Rs 69 All Rounder plan is slightly different compared to other All Rounder plans from the company.
All Rounder packs or Active Recharge plans from Vodafone Idea allows a user to extend their account's service validity for a certain period of time. Both Vodafone and Idea are providing five packs- Rs 35, Rs 65, Rs 95, Rs 145 and Rs 245. The maximum validity of these plans is 84 days, whereas the minimum validity offered is 28 days.
The All Rounder packs basically ship with talk time, data, SMS and rate cutter benefits, but the Rs 69 plan comes with free voice calling minutes which make the difference. Also, as mentioned above, Vodafone has removed the Rs 65 pack in some circles and the reason behind the removal is not unknown at the moment. Notably, Idea is also providing similar Rs 69 Active Recharge pack in some circles, so we can safely say Vodafone Idea is combinedly expanding the All Rounder or Active Recharge plan portfolio.
Vodafone Idea Will Continue Offering Unlimited Voice Calls to Other Networks
In other news, telecom operators in India are entering into a new battlefield again with Jio being the initiator yet again. Back in 2016, Reliance Jio announced that it would not charge for voice calls for the entire lifetime. However, a couple of days ago, the company made a U-Turn and said it would start charging 6 paise per minute for all the outgoing voice calls made to other networks from Jio number.
Right after this decision from Reliance Jio, the former leading operator, Vodafone Idea came out with a press statement saying that it will not charge for voice calls since they've already implemented the unlimited voice calling scheme last year. It's good to see that Vodafone Idea is not following the footsteps of Reliance Jio this time around and the decision to not charge for off-net voice calls comes as a relief to the subscribers. Even Bharti Airtel confirmed it will not charge for off-net voice calls and says unlimited means unlimited on its network. As for Jio, it has introduced some special IUC Top-UP vouchers to the customers with free off-net voice calling minutes.