Idea Challenges Jio With New 1.5 GB/Day Plans; We Compared Them With Jio, Airtel!

Idea's new plans have been designed to take on Jio and Airtel. Will they work?

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Idea's new 1.5Gb/day plans
Idea New 1.5GB Plans

Soon after the merger, both Idea and Vodafone have started to work on their plans to retain their customers. Reliance Jio continues to sweep away customers and telecom companies are in a fix. Idea and Vodafone combined is now the largest telecom operator in the country.

While Airtel is trying to offer OTT and other freebies to attract new customers, BSNL has drastically changed its table of plans and tariffs to hold on to existing customers.

Idea Cellular has launched three new plans which come with validity starting at 28. All the plans offer 1.5GB data per day clubbed with calling and SMS benefits. We have covered each plan and compared it with similar plans from Airtel and Jio.

Idea New Prepaid Plans | Idea 1.5GB Per Day Data Plans

The three new Idea 1.5GB per day data plans are priced at Rs 209, Rs 479 and Rs 529 respectively.

Rs 209 Idea Plan

The Rs 209 Idea plan offers 1.5GB data per day for a validity period of 28 days. The 209 Idea plan comes with a total of 42GB data for 28 days with free unlimited voice calls and 100 local and national SMS per day.

Let’s see who has the best plan offering 1.5GB data per day for 28 days.

Plan Idea 209 Plan Jio 149 Plan Airtel 199 Plan
Validity 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days
Data Per Day 1.5GB 1.5GB 1.4GB
Total Data 42GB 42GB 39.4GB
Per GB Cost Rs 4.97 Rs 3.54 Rs 5.05
Calls Unlimited (Local + STD)** Unlimited (Local + STD) Unlimited (Local + STD)
SMS 100 Per Day 100 Per Day 100 Per Day

Rs 479 Idea Plan

The Rs 479 Idea plan offers 1.5GB data per day for a validity period of 84 days. The 479 Idea plan comes with a total of 126GB data for 84 days with free unlimited voice calls and 100 local and national SMS per day.

Let’s see who has the best plan offering 1.5GB data per day for 84 days.

Plan Idea 479 Plan Jio 399 Plan Airtel 399 Plan
Validity 84 Days 84 Days 84 Days
Data Per Day 1.5GB 1.5GB 1.4GB
Total Data 126GB 126GB 117.6GB
Per GB Cost Rs 3.80 Rs 3.16 Rs 3.39
Calls Unlimited (Local + STD)** Unlimited (Local + STD) Unlimited (Local + STD)
SMS 100 Per Day 100 Per Day 100 Per Day

Rs 529 Idea Plan

The Rs 529 Idea plan offers 1.5GB data per day for a validity period of 90 days. The 529 Idea plan comes with a total of 135GB data for 90 days with free unlimited voice calls and 100 local and national SMS per day.

Let’s see who has the best plan offering 1.5GB data per day for three months.

Plan Idea 529 Plan Jio 449 Plan Airtel 509 Plan
Validity 90 Days 91 Days 90 Days
Data Per Day 1.5GB 1.5GB 1.4GB
Total Data 135GB 136.5GB 126GB
Per GB Cost Rs 3.91 Rs 3.28 Rs 4.03
Calls Unlimited (Local + STD)** Unlimited (Local + STD) Unlimited (Local + STD)
SMS 100 Per Day 100 Per Day 100 Per Day

Idea New 1.5GB Plans: Three Things You Should Know

The newly launched Idea plans come with certain limitations. Before you go ahead and recharge any of the plans, here a few things you should note:

  1. The calling benefits are restricted to 250 outgoing minutes per day and 1000 minutes in any period of seven consecutive days.
  2. Post the limit, calls will be charged at one paisa per second.
  3. After the completion of FUP limit of 1.5GB data per day, you will be charged at 4 paise per 10 KB.

New Idea 1.5GB Per Day Data Plans: Verdict

Ides has upgraded its plans to offer a host of new benefits, but still they are not good enough to beat Jio. To start with, the plans are not truly unlimited in nature when it comes to either calls or data. The company will charge you for both calls and data once you cross the threshold limit.

Also, if you compare both Idea and Jio head to head against their respective plans, Jio is way ahead.

So, again Reliance Jio has better value-for-money plans without any conditions or limitations offering truly unlimited data and calls with free access to Jio suite of premium apps.

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