Following the lead of Airtel and Vodafone, Idea Cellular has now revised its Rs 348 plan to offer twice as much data (1GB) along with unlimited local and STD calling. This package comes with a validity of 28 days, just like the other networks. This particular plan is eligible to work with 4G handsets, attracting a large number of customers.
That puts Idea on a par with networks like Airtel and Vodafone, which have an oddly similar plan to offer, albeit at a marginally lower price. Given the kind of competition Jio is unleashing on Indian carriers, it’s imperative the networks do something to get back on track.
BSNL, which is virtually non-existent in metropolises, also has its own set of data plans similar to these. For Rs 339 per month, the operator offers 2GB of data per day and unlimited BSNL to BSNL calls. Vodafone’s plan costs Rs 342 per month and comes with 1GB of data per day. Airtel’s offer is priced at Rs 345 per month and will offer 1GB of data per day along with unlimited STD and local calls.
Although Jio has a healthy user base as of now, there’s no denying that there’s still plenty to do to catch up with Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, etc. in terms of network connectivity. But Jio makes up for it with her incredibly low prices and attractive promotional offers to attract new customers.