Vodafone has revised its Rs 129 prepaid plan across all the circles where it's offering the plan. The Rs 129 prepaid recharge from Vodafone now offers 2GB of data for 28 days, which is an increase from the earlier 1.5GB data benefit. Vodafone seems to have made this change to match Bharti Airtel, which is also providing Rs 129 prepaid plan as an open market one across the country. Vodafone is now providing Rs 129 prepaid plan across all the 22 telecom circles where it has operations. Earlier, Vodafone provided this plan in only select circles, but it has now been modified as an open market plan, another move that's aimed to match Bharti Airtel. Except for the increased data benefit, the validity and other benefits of the plan remain the same.
Vodafone Rs 129 Prepaid Recharge: What it Offers?
After the revision, Vodafone's Rs 129 prepaid plan ships with 2GB of 2G/3G/4G data, unlimited voice calling without any FUP limit and 300 SMSes for the entire validity period. The plan comes with a validity of 28 days. This plan is very useful for users who are looking for minimal data benefit and heavy voice calling as there's no FUP limit on calling. Also, Vodafone customers can recharge this plan to keep their mobile number active because the company introduced minimum recharge scheme last year.
To recall, Vodafone introduced the Rs 129 prepaid plan in February this year with 1.5GB data benefit and unlimited calling benefits. Later on, the company added SMS benefit to the plan, and now, it has increased the data benefit by 500MB to match Bharti Airtel. As mentioned above, Vodafone's Rs 129 prepaid plan is valid across all the telecom circles where it has operations.
Vodafone Rs 129 Prepaid Plan vs Airtel Rs 129 Prepaid Recharge
Notably, Bharti Airtel is also providing a similar prepaid plan of Rs 129 and it's also an open market one. Airtel customers on recharging the Rs 129 plan will get unlimited voice calling, 2GB of 4G/3G/2G data and 300 SMSes valid for 28 days. After the new revision, Vodafone is also providing similar benefits, so it's a tie between the operators. With Airtel, users will also get access to Airtel TV and Wynk Music, while Vodafone customers will be able to enjoy Vodafone Play subscription for free.
Vodafone Rs 129 Prepaid Plan vs Reliance Jio Rs 98 Prepaid Recharge
It has been nearly 18 months since Reliance Jio revamped its prepaid plans in the country. The current tariff plans from Jio were introduced at the start of 2018, and since then, the company did not modify them because they're still ahead of the competition. Reliance Jio has a Rs 98 prepaid plan which offers similar benefits as the Rs 129 prepaid plan from Airtel and Vodafone. The Mukesh Ambani-owned company is shipping 2GB of 4G data, 300 SMSes and unlimited voice calling over VoLTE with the Rs 98 plan. So pricing wise, Reliance Jio is still ahead of Vodafone and Airtel, at least with the Rs 98 plan. And yes, Reliance Jio's Rs 98 plan is an open market one valid across all the 22 telecom circles.