Jio Effect: Vodafone Now Launches 1GB/Day Plan For Rs 244; BSNL’s 4G To Be Launched By March, 2018
To counter Reliance Jio's unlimited voice & Data offerings, Vodafone has now launched their own 1GB per Data plan for just Rs. 244, which includes unlimited voice calling. And, BSNL will their 4G services by March 20th, 2018
After Reliance Jio announced brand new combo plans earlier this week, other telecom operators have started plotting and devising newer plans, to counter attack the onslaught.
First among them is Vodafone, which has launched one of the cheapest combo plans till date, from private telecom operators. But, there is a catch here.
On the other hand, reports are coming in regarding the launch of much awaited BSNL’s 4G network in India.
Vodafone New Users: Get 1 GB/Day For Rs 244
In order to counter Jio’s new combo plans, Vodafone has launched 1 GB/day plan for Rs 244.
However, there are two restrictions, which somewhat limits its benefits:
- This plan is only for new users, who are selecting Vodafone
- Only Vodafone to Vodafone unlimited calls are included in this plan
1 GB per day can be accessed on both 3G and 4G networks.
Vodafone Rs. 244 Plan
Rs 244 for 70 days with 1 GB/day and Vodafone-to-Vodafone free calls are only valid for the first recharge, for new users. Second recharge onwards, the validity will decrease to 35 days, with the same benefits.
Vodafone Rs. 346 Plan
Another plan costing Rs 346 has been launched, which gives free calls to any network for 56 days, along with 1 GB per day data for the same period. Again, there is a catch here: the unlimited voice calls are limited to 300 minutes per day and 1200 minutes per week.
Airtel may also launch new combo plans, in order to counter Jio. Details are awaited.
BSNL: 4G Network To Be Launched By March 2018
The much awaited 4G launch by BSNL is now closer to reality.
BSNL Telangana Circle Chief General Manager L Anantharam revealed last week that BSNL will launch 4G network in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by March 2018.
As per the statements issued, around 1150 4G sites have been installed in both of these states for the launch. Overall, BSNL will install 10,000 4G sites across India for pan-India 4G launch.
As per BSNL General Manager P Sudhakara Rao: “For the 4G project, tendering process has been completed and we have to receive guidelines from BSNL headquarters. The vendor has also been finalised. For BSNL 4G project, 10,000 4G sites have been planned pan India while for Telangana we are getting 550 sites and 600 in Andhra Pradesh…hopefully before this financial year end we will launch 4G services in both the states,”
Under their BSNL 4G Plus scheme, around 63 locations would be empowered with 4G based WiFi services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; which would be launched by August 2017.
We will keep you updated as we receive more updates…