Soon after Idea Cellular and Vodafone India merger, the new entity, Vodafone Idea, is going all aggressive to compete with other telecom operators. The telco has launched new prepaid plans offering benefits to both, Vodafone and Idea Cellular users. Now, not leaving behind the postpaid subscribers, the telco has partnered with Citibank to come up with an offer and make postpaid plans lucrative.
Vodafone and Idea Cellular users can get 50 percent discount on monthly bills, up to Rs 2,400 for a year. The maximum discount per month will be capped at Rs 200. There is, however, a small catch when it comes to availing this benefit. To begin with, you’ll have to apply for a new Citibank credit card – either from the telecom company website, or from My Vodafone or My Idea app. The offer is available only in select cities.
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Users on Vodafone RED Rs 399 postpaid plan and above, or Idea Nirvana Rs 399 postpaid plan and above will be eligible for the cashback. If you are on Rs 299 postpaid plan, you won’t be able to avail the benefits.
Once you get the Citibank credit card, you’ll have to make a transaction of Rs 4,000 within 60 days to become eligible for the offer. This can be one single transaction, or multiple ones. Once the criteria is met, you will be notified via an e-mail and SMS.
Essentially, if you are on Rs 399 plan, you will get Rs 200 discount in the form of cashback, which means you get 50 percent discount on your bill, effectively. If you are on a higher plan, say Rs 999, after Rs 200 discount, you end up paying about Rs 799, which is not bad.
For Vodafone users, there is one more benefit – they get Amazon Prime membership for one-year, and Netflix subscription for up to 12 months on select plans, and these benefits certainly make the deal attractive. Sadly, Idea Cellular does not bundle any such complimentary subscription.