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Airtel, Vodafone, Idea unveil 4G plans to counter Jio

Airtel, Vodafone, Idea unveil 4G plans to counter Jio

The Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries has set the Indian Telecom Industry into a tug of war after announcing its Reliance Jio before five months.

Idea Cellular has launched a similar plan to that of Airtel, and is offering 14 GB data along with unlimited voice calls to any number in the country at just Rs. 345.

The catch here is that out of the 1GB daily data cap, only 500MB is available during the day and the rest 500MB can only be consumed between the unearthly hours of 3 and 5 am at night.

Prime membership requires users to enrol by 31 March, 2017. Those customers who opt for the plan before the expiry of the offer will be able to recharge the same offer for the next 11 months to get free data.

The telco has also modified Rs145 plan, which now offers unlimited Airtel to Airtel calls (local + national) and 2GB of data with a validity period of 28 days. A few days back, the company introduced the Jio Prime subscription, which went live on March 1.


Note: For both the network providers, you will need a 4G phone in order to get the offer and take advantage of it. Airtel network works with even 2G phones but for this offer, the company has mentioned that you need to grab it using a 4G phone. Reliance Jio has nearly forced other telecom operators to come up with affordable mobile plans.

Reliance Jio had announced recently that it would be starting its commercial operations from April. However, 1GB FUP per day is further divided into two - 500 MB of the 1GB data can be used only from 3am to 5am. All of them also give us The image attached below will give you a better idea of what exactly are we dealing here with and what are the different plans which we have on the table in front of us. While Jio offers unlimited data with FUP of 1GB, after which, the speed decreases to 128kbps, Vodafone's pack offers just 1GB of data.

Idea is imposing roaming charges for incoming and outgoing calls. Also offered was SIM card delivered to Sharma's home and Adhaar based activation. It was nearly like a similar offering from every operator before Reliance Jio entered the scene and now, there has been a big fall in the prices and increment in the services offered by the same carriers for the same prices.

In case you run out of data in the middle of your current tariff or billing cycle, Reliance also gives you an option to add data to your pack without recharging again. You can also contact the Idea Cellular customer care to find out.


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