The telecom industry saw the first blasting effect of Reliance Jio in the month of September when the company officially launched the 4G services. Within few hours the share price of all the major telecom companies fell. They all had to come up with different attractive plans to make sure least number of customers move out to Jio. One December 1st, Mr. Mukesh Ambani again threw a bomb by announcing that Jio is extending offer period for another 3 months.
Bharti Airtel has already dropped the price of 4G plans and now offering very attractive offers in the form of new packs. Now Vodafone India has also made a major announcement. All the users who recharge the phone with Rs.255+ packs will get double the data benefit. There are no new plans, but all the plans that are offering 1 GB or more will give the user double data benefit.
The plan details
There are five major plans above Rs.255/-. The first pack comes at a price of Rs.255 that was offering 1 GB data benefit. Now, the user will enjoy 2 GB 4G data. Similarly, the Rs.459 pack will now give the data benefit of 6 GB 4G data, Rs.559 will give 8GB, Rs.999 pack 20 GB and finally the Rs.1999 plan will give 40 GB of 4G data.
Statement by the company
Apoorva Mehrotra who is the Business Head of Delhi-NCR region issued a statement over the extra data benefit. She said that the company is confident that the extra data benefit will allow the users the experience the Vodafone SuperNet4G at the fullest.
Competition is not easy
Vodafone decided to offer extra data benefits on the existing plans, which Airtel had done during the month of September and October. Now, Airtel is offering very affordable 4G net for one year if the user recharge for Rs.1496/-. Once the customer pays the amount, every time he recharges for Rs.53/- 1 GB data benefit will get credited in his account. Under that plan, the cheapest option is Rs.95/- in which the user gets 2 GB data which makes 1 GB data at just Rs.47.5/- that is the cheapest in the market.
Problems with Jio
Reliance Jio is facing a lot of issues with call drop and slow internet speed. The company has capped the free high-speed data to 1 GB per day for the new users which were 4 GB under the welcome offer. Until it rectifies the speed and calls drop issues, it will not be possible for Jio to meet the target that the company had set for itself.
All the telecom companies are not only working on bringing the price down for 4G packs, but they are also offering amazing offers on 2G and 3G data as well. Also, BSNL, Aircel, and Reliance communication have introduced new plans for voice calls as well. BSNL and Aircel now offer free calling on Rs.149 and Rs.148 packs respectively. However, Reliance Jio has promised not to charge for calls or messages even after the welcome or New Year offer end.