Idea Cellular revises Rs 198 plan for prepaid customers

Mindy Sparks
December 8, 2017

However, the company this time has put a calling limit on free calls to avoid misuse of the plan, similar to Jio, Airtel and others who have launched such unlimited free call plans. Through this change, the company is trying to prevent its customers from choosing Reliance Jio.

Earlier last month, Airtel announced its ₹448 prepaid plan, and, two days ago, the telco revised its ₹349 and ₹549 prepaid plans to offer more data to the customers. Idea subscriber will now get more than 50 percent more data than the first Rs 198.

As mentioned, this competes against Reliance Jio's recently introduced Rs 459 tariff plan, under which it offers the same benefits, that is 1GB of data per day, unlimited voice calls, and 100 SMS per day. Now customers will get 1.5 GB data. Airtel is offering unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls along with 1GB data and 100 free SMS per day. So the total data will be 2.5 GB.

In addition to internet data, Idea's plan comes with the convenience of unlimited voice calls. Voice calls are free on all networks, STDs also with locals. Idea subscribers can not call more than 100 unique users in a week, if you use more than the limit you will be charged 1 Paisa per second. Also, you can not call on more than 100 unique phone numbers a week. If you talk more than the specified limit, then every call will have to pay at 1 paisa per second. Similarly, after the expiry of the data limit, payment will be made @ 4 paise per kb. These telcos are offering between 1GB and 3.5 GB per day with unlimited local and roaming calls along with SMS. However, with the Idea Cellular plan, you get 1GB extra data if your recharge using the app or website. It offers free calls, free data usage, and free SMS. In Jio 4G plan 459 all calls are free and in Airtel 509 plan all calls are free too.

Idea's Rs 509 plan also offers similar benefits as Reliance Jio's Rs 459 plan and Airtel Rs 509 tariff plan.

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