Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday unveiled unlimited voice calls and more 4G data under a new plan, while keeping the old subscribers to 4G unhappy as it costs Rs.200 per GB on these devices now. Vodafone on Wednesday announced double 4G data for all plans over Rs 255.
As per a Times of India report, which quotes analyst Rajiv Sharma of HSBC, possibilities are that Jio would prefer to further the already free 4G offerings even after March 31 2017 based on if incumbent telcos adapt intensive counter strategies with respect to providing 4G services.
Idea Cellular has announced today that it is launching two monthly voice packs that will provide unlimited voice calling.
As of now, existing customers of Reliance Jio would automatically be migrated to the Happy New Year 4G offer that provides free voice calls on LTE network, voice calls without charges, 100 free text messages and free incoming calls while on roaming.
The two new bundled packs are available at Rs 145 and Rs 345, offering them more flexibility. For internet-enabled feature phones, customers get 50MB of data in addition to free Airtel to Airtel calls. Both voice calling plans will be valid for 28 days.
By spending Rs. 145 users will get 300 MB data with a 4G ready mobile along with free Local and STD calls to other Airtel numbers.
Both the Rs 348 and Rs 148 packs come with a validity of 28 days. Like the previous pack, it offers 50MB data in addition to free calls to any network to customers with basic mobile phones.
If you're wondering what Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have in store to tackle the disruption of Reliance Jio, then we've got news for you. It's mobile network covers 96 per cent of India's population. After Idea, Airtel is now offering free voice calls everywhere in India.
The tariff war is increasing, and with Reliance Jio upping the ante with its extras, other service providers are also following suit.
Th other Idea voice call plan costs Rs 348 and offers free local and STD calls across all networks in India along with 50MB of data benefit.