Vodafone India to soon revise its entry-level Rs 399 postpaid plan with better benefits as per our sources. After the revision, Vodafone RED Rs 399 postpaid plan will offer unlimited outgoing voice calls even on roaming and 20GB of data per month. The same plan is currently offering 20GB of data, roaming incoming voice calls and the outgoing roaming calls are charged at standard rates.
This change from Vodafone comes right after Bharti Airtel's revision of its entry-level Rs 399 postpaid plan. And Vodafone is offering same data benefit as the latter with this new revision. The revised Vodafone Rs 399 postpaid plan will offer unlimited voice calls on roaming without any FUP, 20GB data per billing cycle with data rollover scheme up to 200GB and unlimited access to Vodafone Play premium subscription.
With that said, we're not sure about the SMS benefits and other benefits such as Magzter subscription, RED Shield, Vodafone Store and Call Center Services though. As per sources, this plan will go live today or in the next couple of days. As of this writing, Vodafone's application or website haven't updated yet, and they still show the old plan benefits.
Vodafone should offer SMS benefits with the revised plan as the earlier Rs 399 plan doesn't offer any SMS benefits, which was underwhelming. But hopefully, this changes with the revised plan when it goes official.
On top of that, Vodafone is also providing 20% rental discount up to Rs 100 (again thanks to our sources) with all its RED range of postpaid plans. Earlier, we reported about Vodafone's rental discount offer of up to 20% on postpaid plans, but back then, we're not sure about the maximum discount. We have now learnt that the maximum discount is Rs 100 and with that discount, the Rs 399 becomes Rs 299 per month excluding taxes.
And that's a great deal, but not as good as the prepaid tariff plans. One major advantage is the data rollover scheme for this plan.
Airtel also revised its Rs 399 postpaid plan very recently, and it's offering the same benefits as Airtel.