Friday, 14 April 2017

After Airtel, Idea Cellular to offer 70GB data for 70 days at Rs. 297 to counter Jio

The tariff war has gone to the next level after Reliance Jio announced Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. The country's leading telecom operators have started responding to Jio's offer and first one to do so was Airtel, which offered 70GB data per day (with unlimited calls) at just Rs. 244 for 70 days.

Now according to TelecomTalk, Idea Cellular will also roll out two new plans of Rs. 297 and Rs. 447 with ifs and buts for segmented prepaid users in coming days to counter Jio.

The Rs. 297 plan will offer 1GB of 4G data per day for 70 days (total 70GB) along with unlimied Idea-to-Idea local and STD calls. However, Idea will limit the voice calls to 300 minutes per days, and 1200 minutes per week. After the daily FUP (fair usage policy), users will be charged at 30p/minute.

The Rs. 447 will also give 1GB of 4G data per day for 70  days, but it will provide unlimited calls to any network across the country. This plan will also have limitation. The voice calls will be limited to just 3000 minutes for 70 days, and post exhaustion, subscribers will be charged at 30p/minute. This is a bit disappointing as other telecos are offering unlimited calls to any network without FUP.

It's also worth mentioning that, for a user to be eligible for the offer, should have 4G handset and 4G Idea SIM card, otherwise the recharge will fail. 


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