Vodafone’s Rs 169 prepaid offering has now been revamped to offer 1GB 4G/3G data per day, taking the total data offered to 28GB for its validity period of 28 days. Earlier, the total data offering was limited to 1GB for the entire validity period.
With the increased data offering, users should be able to stream and watch comparatively more movies. Other benefits under the plan remain the same and these are:
Free + unlimited voice calls, free roaming, 100 text messages free per day, along with the 28GB internet offering - valid for a period of 28 days. Here, it is worth noting that these unlimited - bonus plans eliminate the hassles of having to recharge separately for different kind of services.
These bonus plans have been touted by rumour mills as competing with Reliance Jio’s prepaid offerings that initially offered a package of voice and data upon recharging only once. However, these prepaid recharge “package” schemes result in benefits to consumers at the end of the day as a host of services only, irrespective of however small or large these are, make communication seamless whilst potentially eliminating worries about aspects like recharging to continue communication.
Even if competition is to be considered on one side, competitive offerings only lead to an advantage for the end subscribers. In this scenario, making the choices are only the seemingly brain-flexing aspect.
With package-offering longer-validity schemes signifying a new trend in the Indian telecom sector, it remains to be seen if these result in an increase in the overall smartphone shipments as a voice calls + data package only naturally results in an increased drive to own smartphones to consume varied forms of content.
In this regard, do share your insights on the long validity + package system of prepaid recharges which are now being offered to Indian mobile subscribers by telcos. Are most of these doing service, what do you think?