Airtel has launched a new data plan at Rs 198 for a validity period of 28 days. This new plan surfaces one day after Vodafone announced Talk Non-Stop offer at Rs 199. However, there are many differences in both the plans.
On one hand, the Airtel plan will be a good choice for people with average data requirements and lesser calling on the other hand, Vodafone’s plan is geared towards customers that have phone calls as a priority.
The Airtel plan at Rs 198 offers 1GB of data per day for a period of 28days but does not offer any amount of talk-time with it. On the contrary Vodafone offers unlimited talk time for a period of 28 days.
The Airtel plan is focused on a consumer who needs a good amount of data on a daily basis but won’t need unlimited calls. Vodafone is targeting a user whose primary requirement is talk-time and minimal usage of internet with this plan.
Both plans come with limitations of their own. According to the terms and conditions of Vodafone’s new plan, users cannot make calls of more than 250 minutes per day or 1000 minutes per week. Anything north of this threshold will attract a sum of 30paisa per minute. For instance, if a customer consumes 1000 mins on 2nd day, she/he would be charged for rest of the five days of the week.
Another condition will be that the user shouldn’t call more than 300 unique numbers in a period of seven days. If they manage to cross the threshold, the user will be charged at 30 paisa per minute for the extra calls.
Airtel’s new Rs 198 plan has not been officially announced but the plan has showed up on the MyAirtel app for a few users. The company might soon launch the offer across more circles in India. Both the plans are only available for pre-paid users.
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