This started with the Jio entering the telecom space back in September 2016.
In Rs 399 plan, the company is now offering 10 GB of data - applicable on all network modes 4G, 3G and 2G. The plan also comes with 4g data. These plans were believed to be in response to aggressive cashback offers of up to Rs 2,599 announced by Jio recently.
Although unlimited calling sounds impressive at Rs. 199, it is not really the case this time around.
Vodafone has now rolled out a new prepaid plan for its customers in Delhi-NCR circle with unlimited calls across the country. Along with this, subscribers will also get local and STD calls for 250 minutes in a day and 1000 minutes per week. "The Rs 177 and Rs 496 First Recharges are very attractive offers for pre-paid customers wanting to switch over to Vodafone SuperNet". Upon exceeding this calling limit, users will be charged 30 paise per minute.
Vodafone ToS states that users can't make calls to more than 300 unique numbers in a 7-day period.
Vodafone's new Rs 199 plan directly counters Jio's Rs 149 plan - under which it offers 2GB of data, unlimited calls to any networks (both local and STD) and unlimited SMS (300 limits per day). Taking cue from it, other telecom operators also started offering new offers and data packs for its users. Interestingly, if you have exceeded the 2GB data limit on Jio it doesn't charge anything extra for the data you consume afterwards. The plan comes with a validity of 28 days.
Earlier Vodafone had released two new data plans with a 1 GB per day data limit for Rs 509 and Rs 458 for prepaid users. This plan is limited only for the prepaid users. In case, they breach it then all calls will be charged at 30 paisa per minute for the remaining days within the validity span.