The data war in the telecom sector has taken a completely new turn over the past few months. Incumbent operators are becoming aggressive with their voice and data plans to give Reliance Jio a tough fight. Earlier this month, Idea Cellular introduced a new prepaid plan priced at Rs 309 with 1GB daily data and more with a validity of 28 days. Now, in less than a month, the telecom operator has revised the plan with increased data benefits.
While the Rs 309 plan still offers 28 days validity, you now get 1.5GB daily high-speed data. The plan also offers unlimited local and national calls, including in roaming, and 100 SMS per day. There is, however, a cap on the outgoing calls which is 250 minutes per day, and 1,000 minutes per week. After the free calls are exhausted, users will need to pay one paisa per second. Also, users are not allowed to call more than 100 unique numbers in a week.
In comparison, Reliance Jio also has a Rs 309 plan, which offers 49 days validity with 1GB daily data. After the 1GB data is exhausted, speed will be cut down to 64Kbps. The plan also offers unlimited local and national outgoing calls, without any limits. Jio also offers access to its suite of apps such as JioCinema, JioTV and JioMusic among others.
Airtel has two plans priced at Rs 199 and Rs 349, both offering 28 days validity. With user benefits such as unlimited local and national calls, unlimited roaming and 100 free SMS per day, the Rs 199 plan offers 1GB daily data, whereas the Rs 349 plan offers 2GB daily data.
Vodafone, on the other hand, has Rs 198 and Rs 349 plans both offering 28 days validity, 100 free SMS per day, and unlimited local and national calling, even in roaming. Now, while the Rs 198 plan offers 1GB daily data, the Rs 349 plan offers 2GB daily data.