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Idea Cellular announces Rs 227 prepaid plan with unlimited calls, free dialer tone and missed call alerts

Idea Cellular has been adding more subscribers than incumbent players and this new plan might help expand its base.

  • Published: June 27, 2018 3:07 PM IST
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Idea Cellular has quietly introduced a new prepaid tariff plan priced at Rs 227, which offers a validity of 28 days. The new tariff plan offers benefits similar to the Rs 199 plan, but comes with free bundled services such as missed call alerts and unlimited dialer tune subscription.

Idea Cellular’s Rs 227 prepaid plan rivals the Rs 219 plan from Bharti Airtel offering free subscription to Hello Tunes. The Rs 227 plan is only valid in select circles and is expected to become available in all circles soon. In terms of benefits, the plan offers 1.4GB 3G / 4G data per day along with unlimited voice calls. The voice calls come with daily cap of 250 minutes, and weekly cap of 1,000 minutes.

The plan also offers 100 free SMS per data, free missed call alerts and a subscription to dialer tones. Usually, the missed call alerts subscription is an opt-in subscription that costs Rs 30 per month. The service is available for free for the first 15 days and Idea Cellular charges Rs 30 per month after the free trial. With the Rs 227 plan, Idea Cellular offering that benefit for free.

TelecomTalk reports that Idea Cellular has also mentioned some ‘Free Contest’ benefits with the plan but has not divulged details about those contests just yet. There is a possibility that it is introducing offers similar to Vodafone’s Red Hot Deals which gives free subscription to Amazon Prime Video and other benefits.

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As mentioned above, the prepaid plan comes with a validity of 28 days from the date of recharge and offers free dialer tone service. In comparison, Bharti Airtel’s Rs 219 plan launched in April offers benefits of 1.4GB data per day, unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit, 100 SMS per day and free Hello Tunes subscription. If you don’t want free missed call alerts and a subscription to dialer tones, then the Rs 199 plan would be a better fit.

  • Published Date: June 27, 2018 3:07 PM IST