After Vodafone Idea announced tariff hikes on Sunday for its prepaid users, the telecom major has finally rolled out the new plans starting today midnight.
Apart from Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio also announced new plans with tariff hikes. The surge in most of the plans provided by the three operators are in the range of 15-47%. While Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have already rolled out the revised plans as previously mentioned by the telcos, Reliance Jio’s revised plans will come into effect on 6 December.
We bring you a break up of the major revised prepaid tariffs.
The significant rate hikes are reflected in the unlimited packs offered by the telecom company. Offering the plans in three schemes, mainly 24 days, 84 days and 365 days, the plans are listed as follows:
₹249 monthly plan - Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day, 28 days validity
₹399 monthly plan: Unlimited voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 3 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day, 28 days validity
₹379 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 6 GB data, 1000 SMS, 84 days validity
₹599 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day, 84 days validity. The same plan was offered by the telecom for ₹458 earlier.
Apart from this, there is also a ₹699 recharge for a validity of 84 days added to the prepaid recharge schemes that provides unlimited voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 2 GB data and 100 SMS
₹1,499 early plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 12000 mins for off-net calls), 24 GB data, 3600 SMS, 365 days validity. This plan has seen a significant rate hike of ₹500. The same benefits were provided to the prepaid consumers for a much less price of ₹999. However, the telecom major increased the data usage limit from 12 GB to 24 GB.
Apart from these major combo packs, the telecom major also has smaller talktime and data vouchers:
₹49 monthly plan: This plan will offer a ₹38 talktime, 100 MB data, 2.5p/sec tariff, 28 days validity
₹79 monthly plan: This plan has a ₹64 talktime, 200 MB data, 1p/sec tariff, 28 days validity.
Moreover, there is also a section for first recharges with the revised rates for monthly basis recharge:
₹97 plan: ₹45 Talktime, 100 MB data, 1p/ sec tariff, 28 days validity
₹197 plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 2 GB data, 300 SMS, 28 days validity
₹297 plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day, 28 days validity
There is also a ₹647 yearly plan in the forst recharges section that entails unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day, 84 days validity.
Note that the unlimited calls entail a cap on every recharge pack for off-net calls. Off net calls are essentially calls made from Vodafone Idea connection to other telecom connections. The company stated that off-net calls after the free usage in the plan, would be charged at 6p/min. However, Vodafone to Vodafone and Vodafone to Idea and vice versa are considered on-net and there is no charge on them, at all.
Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) closed 14% up at ₹7.79 from its BSE close on Friday as investors cheered Sunday’s announcement by the telecom major that it would hike prepaid tariffs of its call and data packs.