- Bharti Airtel also introduced Rs 100 and Rs 500 prepaid talk time plans recently
- Vodafone Idea and Airtel removed prepaid talk time plans and launched minimum recharge plans
In the past few weeks, there has been a slew of new prepaid tariff plans from Vodafone. To counter its rival Bharti Airtel which has been making quick revisions to its plans alongside introducing new plans and luring in the customers, Vodafone is also following on the same footsteps, and now it has launched three new talk time plans of Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 500. These prepaid plans come with various validity and offer simple talk time benefits. However, what’s interesting to see among all of this is that telecom operators are starting to again lean towards the talk time benefits. Earlier, they used to offer talk time plans, but in October 2018, they discontinued the talk time recharges and introduced minimum recharge plans.
Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 500 Vodafone Talk Time Plans Reintroduced
Talking about the details of the offer which Vodafone has recently introduced, first is the Rs 50 top-up recharge plan which offers Rs 39.37 of talk time with an outgoing validity of 28 days. Now, you might think that this plan ships less benefit in terms of competition when compared with other plans, but the catch is that the Rs 50 top-up recharge also comes with a carry forward facility, meaning that in case you have unused recharge left in your account balance, then it will be carried forward with your next recharge for the same validity period of the new plan.
Next up, we have the Rs 100 talk time recharge from Vodafone which offers full talk time benefit of Rs 100, and this one also comes with a validity of 28 days. Lastly, we have the Rs 500 talk time voucher, and this one comes with a validity of 84 days. Also, these plans offer the same validity as the validity of your current recharge plan or the original validity depending on whichever is higher. For example, if you have a recharge pack that comes with a validity of 70 days and on the same day you top up your account with the Rs 50 top-up recharge, then the validity of the Rs 50 talk time balance will be 70 days instead of just 28 days. This means that consumers won’t have to worry about their talk time balance going unused in only 28 days. This essentially means that Vodafone is offering talk time plans with a validity and if you don’t use the remaining amount before the expiry, it will be lapsed. The Rs 10, Rs 1,000 and Rs 5,000 talk time plans from Vodafone come with lifetime validity, but the outgoing services will be barred after 28 days from the date of recharge.
It is noteworthy that Vodafone is also offering other plans including Rs 10 talk time offer which ships Rs 7.47 talk time. There is also a talk time recharge of Rs 1,000 which ships full talk time of Rs 1,000 with it. Another high-value recharge pack for Vodafone subscribers is the Rs 5,000 top-up pack which comes with total Rs 5,000 talk time validity.
Additional Vodafone Plans
Vodafone also has a Rs 169 recharge plan in its portfolio, and this plan offers local, STD and free roaming calls for 28 days and along with the free calling, this plan also ships 1GB 3G/4G data for the customers and 100SMS per day as well. Another plan in Vodafone’s portfolio is Rs 396 unlimited plan and this plan offers the same unlimited calling benefits, 1.4GB daily data 100SMS per day, Vodafone Play application access and it comes with a validity of 69 days.
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