Recently, Idea Cellular and Vodafone merged to form the largest telecom network in the country. Now, the former has come up with a new prepaid recharge pack costing Rs. 189. This one offers a validity of 56 days and is similar to the one that Vodafone had introduced a few months back. As Vodafone already offers a plan with similar benefits, it isn't surprising that Idea Cellular has come up with this one.
In addition to this, the new Idea Cellular plan is a competitive one meant to combat with similar recharge plans offered by Reliance Jio. We say so as Jio doesn't offer any plans offering benefits for 56 days under Rs. 200.
Idea Cellular Rs. 189 prepaid plan
With the new Rs. 189 prepaid plan, Idea Cellular offers unlimited voice calls with a FUP limit, 100 SMS per day and 2GB of data all throughout the validity period of 56 days. Notably, on exceeding the allotted data benefit, the subscribers will be charged from their talk time balance. Given that the telco offers 2GB data for a period of 56 days, we need to say that this plan is not suitable for heavy data users.
In a recent move, Idea Cellular removed the talk time recharges just like the other telcos. Currently, the telecom operator provides only three talktime plans priced at Rs. 10, Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 5,000, claims a report by TelecomTalk.
Talking about the voice calling limit, this prepaid recharge plan from Idea Cellular comes with a cap of 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week. Notably, this is the cheapest plan from the telco with a validity period of 56 days.
Similar to Vodafone, Airtel and Jio plans
This plan is similar to the Rs. 189 prepaid plan offered by Vodafone. It also offers 2GB of data and other benefits all through its validity period of 56 days. On the other hand, Airtel has a Rs. 199 prepaid plan offering 1.4GB of data per day, 100 SMS per day and truly unlimited voice calling without any limit for a period of 28 days. And, Reliance Jio revised its plan to offer 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calls without any limit and 100 SMS per day. This plan is valid for a period of 28 days.