Vodafone has launched a new plan of Rs 179 for its prepaid users that offers unlimited data and calls. The new ‘Vodafone Super Plan’ which comes with a validity period of 28 days has been introduced in Bihar and Jharkhand circle. There is one huge catch though – it’s 2G data; not 4G, not even 3G. Just 2G at the fag end of 2017.
The plan offers unlimited local and STD calls to any network. But while the plan appears lucrative, it won’t excite you once you know about the real benefits. First up, the unlimited data bundled with the pack is limited to 2G connectivity. The unlimited voice calls have a daily cap of 250 minutes a day and 1000 minutes in a week. The cap limit once crossed, users will be charged 30 paise per minute. Further users are allowed to call just 300 unique users during the validity period, surpassing this they will be charged 30 paise per minute. Too much of fineprint to bother about.
While major telecom operators are wooing Indian customers with aggressive 4G data plans, it is surprising, rather shocking, to see Vodafone providing a 2G plan for its users in this age. Even OEMs are emphasizing on catering to the mass with low-cost affordable 4G handsets.
If you take a good look at the so-called “Vodafone Super Plan”, Reliance Jio has a better offering for a slightly lower price. Jio’s Rs 149 plan which comes with a validity of 28 days provide unlimited 4.2 GB 4G data with a daily cap of 0.15 GB and unlimited local, STD and roaming calls to any network along with 300 SMS.