Airtel and Jio are constantly keeping the telecom industry on its toes, with high-speed data becoming ever cheaper. To compete with them on an even footing, Vodafone has introduced two new prepaid packs that offer unlimited voice calls and high speed data access for a validity of 28 days. Part of Vodafone’s SuperPlans, the new Rs. 158 pack offers unlimited voice calls (250 minutes/ day and 1,000 minutes/ week), and 1GB 4G/ 3G data per day, with a validity of 28 days. The second pack is priced at Rs. 151 and offers unlimited voice calls and a total of 1GB 4G/ 3G data with a validity of 28 days. Both packs are currently applicable only in the Kerala circle.
The Rs. 158 pack has been launched in direct competition to Reliance Jio’s Rs. 149 pack that offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS messages per day, and 1.5GB data per day with a validity of 28 days. It also takes on Airtel’s Rs. 169 pack that offers unlimited calls, 100 SMS messages per day, and 1GB data per day with a validity of 28 days for Airtel partnered 4G handsets and a validity of 14 days for other handsets.
While the tariff pack hasn’t yet been launched in other major telecom circles including Delhi NCR and Mumbai, Vodafone’s Rs. 198 prepaid pack – applicable in these and most other telecom circles – offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMSes per day, and 1.4GB 3G/ 4G data per day, with a validity of 28 days.
On the other hand, the Rs. 151 pack takes on Airtel’s Rs. 93 prepaid pack that was recently upgraded to offer unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS messages per day, and a total of 1GB data, with a validity of 28 days. There is a Rs. 109 pack from Idea Cellular that has similar benefits with a validity of 14 days.
Interestingly enough, the Rs. 158 prepaid pack is just Rs. 7 more expensive than the Rs. 151 pack, although it offers total benefits of 28GB data compared to just 1GB on the latter.