Vodafone And Idea Counter Jio Prime With Unlimited Voice Calling + Data Plans @ Rs. 350


Jio shook the Indian telecom market by announcing Jio Prime subscription plans offering unlimited data and voice starting Rs. 303 per month. Airtel took to the offensive and launched their own unlimited calling plan @ Rs. 349 offering 14 GB data per month.

Now Vodafone and Idea have launched similar tariff plans priced around Rs. 350. These plans offer unlimited voice calls to any network in the country along with a certain high-speed data.

Idea Offers 14 GB 4G Data & Unlimited Calls @ Rs. 345

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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.

This pack comes with a validity of 28 days and has a cap of 500 MB/day. It not clear whether the pack comes with FUP or the users would be charged post the exhaustion of their daily data limit.

Idea Cellular has not announced if this plan is available for all users or if it is just valid for a select few users. However, you can check your eligibility for the pack by signing into your account in the “My Idea” app.

Vodafone Offers 28 GB 4G Data & Unlimited Calls @ Rs. 346

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While Airtel and Idea plans look very reasonable at the first glance, given their network quality and reliability, Vodafone is offering something much more lucrative.

Vodafone has taken the telecom tariff price wars very seriously and is now determined to beat Jio in their own ball game!

The company will offer 1 GB 4G data/day coupled with unlimited voice calls to any network at just Rs. 346, valid for 28 days.

To add bells and whistles to its already attractive offer, Vodafone will be offering double data benefit and double validity to first-time recharges of this pack. So, if you are a Vodafone user and decide to recharge with this Rs. 346 pack, then you will get 56 GB 4G data (restricted to 1GB/day) valid for 56 days.

How Do These Offers Fare Against Jio Prime?

Jio Prime users will get unlimited data along with a daily FUP limit (1 GB high-speed data), unlimited voice and SMS, and zero roaming charges.

The pack costs Rs. 303 for 28 days, but the users will have to enroll themselves into Jio Prime membership costing Rs. 99 for a year. This brings the total cost of the pack to Rs. 311 approx.

Now, as we all know, the Jio network is not as reliable as that of Airtel, or Vodafone, or Idea. This might push a lot of business users away. Now, when the leading telecom players are offering 14-28 GB data per month, which is enough for most of us, many average users will have less inclination to opt for Jio Prime.

As of now, Airtel and Idea are offering 14 GB for 28 days, but we expecting them to revise their offering to match Vodafone and Jio tariff plans.

The incumbents will leap frog each other in this price war, till the market stabilizes in a few quarters. Many would like to wait and watch before porting their current number to the operator offering the best value for money. In the meantime, some might subscribe to Jio Prime by paying Rs. 99 and then wait before recharging their Jio number with Rs. 303.

What will you do? I am waiting till the month-end before taking a call.

  1. akash says

    vodafone launches 346 scheme only upto 15th march not beyind that, they create lot of confusion, just trying to divert the mind of the consumers, they will not be able to provide the competetive rate for long term.

  2. ajay says

    These all offers are fake Vodafone and Airtel. Jio is for all users but Vodafone offer is only for special customers.

    1. Anand Karwa says

      Hi Ajay,
      The offer is rolling out in phases to almost everyone. However, if you have still not gotten the SMS regarding the offer, then follow this trick:
      Send a port out request, and the when customer care executive calls you for asking the reason, then you can state that you are porting as you are getting a better deal on Jio. They will give that offer to you as well.
      Note: You need to be on a 4G phone to be eligible for the offer.
      Hope it helps. ;)

      1. ajay says

        I i have 4g phone but i put Vodafone in 2g device so im not getting message??

        I called and said about port out they said u will get message but when they don’t said.10 days over i haven’t got any message. Thanks for reply

  3. Arun says

    How could we believe in “greedy” telecom operators like Airtel,Vodafone and Idea….. The offers provided by them would be temporary mostly. We “Jio users” messed up with there high charges. Airtel kind of Operators ready to rob customers with high prices nothing more than that. Still take a look at there recharge packs with 28 days validity. Complete worthless to believe them and going back to there service again would be a nightmare again…… i think this is the best example whats going to happen visit this link:https://telecomtalk.info/airtel-rc149-data-pack/160896/

  4. minato says

    what about the other services jio is providing for free like JioTV with 429 channels (whereas dittotv costs Rs.20/month for somewhere around 100 channels), JioCinema including hotstar(whereas for non-jio users hotstar costs Rs.199/month), JioMags(whereas magzter costs Rs.399/month) and JioMusic(wheaeas saavn pro costs Rs.99/month)

    It would be great if you could include some of them in your article

  5. GSP says

    Go with Jio..
    Other operators tariff plans might be temporary.
    But I don’t think that’s the same with Jio. So JIO!!

  6. MTSGuy says

    …and what about this stinky MTS that I’m stuck with? What are THEY doing??!!

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