Ever since Reliance Jio entered the Indian Telecom market, saying that the Telecom market has ‘changed’ would probably be understating it. What began with roaming rates being slashed and later, completely abolished; has since then moved to being nothing short of a Data Revolution. The Telecom sector has entered a cut-throat race to provide the cheapest and best plans, especially designed to keep your Data needs in mind. Today we compare all the Data plans that Vodafone is offering to Indian prepaid customers.
Vodafone Data Recharge packs
Vodafone has launched Data plans ranging from Rs 9, going upto Rs 1999 for periods ranging from 1 hour to 1 month (28 days). Here are the plans in detail:
Rs. 9: Vodafone is offering Unlimited 2G data in the Rs 9 pack. This pack is valid for 1 hour only.
Rs. 11: With this pack, Vodafone is offering 60 MB of 4G/3G/2G data. Post 60 MB, customers will be charged 4p/10kb. This pack is valid for one day.
Rs. 31: With this pack, Vodafone is offering 150 MB of 4G/3G/2G data for Rs. 31. Post 150 MB, customers will be charged 4p/10kb. The pack is valid for 28 days.
Rs. 37: For Rs. 37, Vodafone is offering 375 MB of 4G/3G/2G data which lasts for a period of 5 days.
Rs. 48: This one is for the heavy users. Under this pack, Vodafone offers 3 GB of 4G/3G/2G data . However, this pack will be valid only for a single day.
Rs. 92: If you’re looking for heavy data usage for a week, this pack might be the one for you. Subscribers get 6 GB of 4G/3G/2G data for a period of 7 days.
Rs. 149: If you’re looking for a moderate usage data plan, you might find this plan to be to your liking. Vodafone is offering 1.5 GB of 4G/3G/2G data for a period of 28 days.
Rs. 175: For Rs. 175, Vodafone is offering 2 GB of 4G/3G/2G data. Post 2GB customers will be charges 4p/10kb. The pack is valid for 28 days.
Rs. 459: This one is for the power users. Under this plan, Vodafone is offering 6 GB of 4G/3G/2G for a period of 28 days. The pack also offers free 1 GB wi-fi for all customers.
Rs. 859: This one is the pick of the lot! You get a whopping 11 GB of 4G/3G/2G data for 28 days. Under this pack, Vodafone is offering free 1 GB wi-fi for all customers. The pack lasts for 28 days.
Rs. 999: This one will not only satisfy your data needs but could also be useful if you use your mobile data to run other devices via hotspot. Vodafone offers 13 GB of 4G/3G/2G data for 28 days under this pack. One also gets free 1 GB wi-fi.
Rs. 1,999: In the unlikely eventuality that you are still not satisfied, Vodafone has an even bigger pack to offer. The packs offers 30 GB of 4G/3G/2G data for 28 days and free 1 GB wi-fi for all customers. It lasts for 28 days.
Prepaid Combo Plans: Airtel vs Jio vs Vodafone compared
Ever since Jio launched the all-inclusive combo plans, other operators have jumped on the bandwagon too. If we look at the 84-day (~3 month) validity plans across retailers, Reliance Jio’s Rs. 399 plan is the cheapest plan with 84 days validity followed by Airtel’s Rs. 448 plan and Vodafone’s Rs. 458 plan. However, while Jio and Vodafone are offering 84 days validity, Airtel is offering 82 days validity. All the three plans have similar call and SMS benefits including unlimited local calls, unlimited STD calls, unlimited roaming, and100 SMS per day. Jio’s plan in spite of being the most affordable has the highest data on offer, i.e. 126GB, which is limited to 1.5GB per day, while Airtel and Vodafone are offering 1.4GB data per day. Due to the lower validity, the Airtel’s plan has 114.8GB of total data on offer, while the Vodafone’s plan has 117.6GB of data.
Postpaid Plans: Airtel vs Jio vs Vodafone compared
Jio’s Rs 199 plan is significantly superior in all offerings when compared to what the competition has to offer. Airtel’s comparative plan is its Rs. 299 plan, wherein users are provided with unlimited voice calls every month (however outgoing roaming calls will incur charges), 1GB of mobile data every month and 100 free SMSs every day. Any international roaming will incur separate charges.
Similarly, Vodafone’s comparative plan is its more expensive Rs. 399 plan, which offers unlimited voice calls across India, 2GB of mobile data every month, but provides no free SMSs as a part of this plan. Here again international roaming and calls will have to be subscribed separately with a deposit.
On the other hand, Airtel and Vodafone seem to have had a distinct advantage as they offer subscription to Airtel Infinity and Vodafone Red, respectively. These plans offer access to third party applications such as Netflix, Wynk, Live TV and other services. Reliance is looking to match this offering by offering subscription to its range of Jio Apps that includes Jio TV streaming services.
The Telecom wars have meant that every operator is launching a slew of options providing data and other benefits which were unheard of in the Pre-Jio era. With this race not looking to end anytime soon, the biggest winner out of this dogfight are bound to be the customers. Stay tuned for all the latest launch and offers in the Telecom business.