Vodafone India has silently introduced a new prepaid tariff plan of Rs 158, matching the benefits of Airtel and Idea Cellular's Rs 149 prepaid plan. Vodafone's Rs 158 prepaid plan is introduced for its subscribers in Kerala circle, and it provides benefits of unlimited voice calls and 1GB data per day. Sadly, this plan doesn't offer SMS benefits like the other telecom operators. The Rs 158 tariff plan is not available in any other circle as of now, like always, it will be expanded to other circles in the coming days. Also, the price of the plan is slightly higher than what incumbent telecom operators are offering.
Talking about the benefits, the Rs 158 tariff plan provides unlimited voice calls including roaming calls and 1GB data per day, which makes it 28GB data. The plan is valid for 28 days from the date of recharge. Do make a note that the voice calls are limited to 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week.
Alongside the Rs 158 tariff plan, Vodafone also unveiled a Rs 151 prepaid plan in the same Kerala circle, which provides the user unlimited voice calls (including roaming calls) and 1GB data for the period of 28 days. This is the same plan Idea Cellular introduced earlier today in Himachal Pradesh circle, but it's priced affordably at Rs 109. Airtel also has a similar plan of Rs 93.
So Vodafone's offerings are clearly on the steeper side and another massive letdown with Vodafone's Rs 158 and Rs 151 plans is they don't offer any SMS benefits, which is underwhelming by the company' standards.
Besides these two tariff plans, Vodafone has a Rs 199 prepaid plan, Rs 348 plan, Rs 458 and Rs 509 tariff plans in Kerala and all other circles, which offer benefits of 1.4GB data per day, unlimited calls, and SMS benefits too. The Rs 199 plan is valid for 28 days, Rs 348 plan offers 2.5GB data per day for 28 days, whereas the Rs 458 and Rs 509 plans are valid for 84 days and 90 days respectively. We're not sure when Vodafone will launch the Rs 158 and Rs 151 plans in other circles, but we will update this article once the company launches them.