“The Rs 209 and Rs 479 Vodafone recharges now offer 1.5GB data per day, up from 1.4GB, while the Rs 154 pack provides 600 minutes of free on-net calls for 184 days”
Since the entry of Jio, the telecom sector of India has seen several changes that has made competition much more intense. After taking the mandatory step to make minimum recharge to continue the phone numbers, all the major service providers had introduced the Rs 35 recharges to boost ARPU and weed out low-value subscribers. And now, Vodafone has launched a new recharge priced at Rs 154 for those seeking long validity periods. Moreover, it has upgraded the bundled data on select packs to retain subscribers.
The Rs 154 Vodafone recharge does not provide any data, SMS or talk-time benefits, but comes with 600 free calling minutes only for customers on the same network. The free calling minutes are valid from 11pm and 6am. However, the highlight of the pack is the validity – this recharge will be valid for 184 days, or nearly half a year.
Besides the new long-term validity pack, Vodafone Idea has revised two existing recharges, priced at Rs 209 and Rs 479. Customers opting for the recharges will now get additional 100MB data per day over the 1.5GB daily quota. The two recharges are valid for 28 days and 84 days, respectively. Besides this, the prepaid plans also offer unlimited voice calling without FUP limit, 100 SMS per day, and free access to Vodafone Play.
Previously, the Rs 199 and Rs 459 Vodafone recharges had been upgraded to offer 1.5GB data per day, up from 1.4GB daily data allocation. The telco also updated the yearly plan of Rs 1,499, which offers 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calling and 100 SMS per day for one year from the date of recharge. It has now been extended to various circles (previously it was available in less than five areas) including Vodafone Idea’s non-4G circles.