It seems that competition is much on the rise in the telecom industry. Initially, Jio has started its telecom operations with the promise of unlimited free calling for all its recharges, and this definitely became a boon for subscribers in smaller cities without the use of comparatively fewer data as the amount is used for calls. Of course, to raise the bar, the other telcos like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, and BSNL jumped on the Jio bandwagon with data recharges having bundled calls. Then came the time for voice calling with relatively affordable recharge packs to cater to this segment. Now, a new ₹99 Vodafone recharge pack has been launched to offer bundled calls to prepaid subscribers of the operator. This would basically counter the ₹98 Jio recharge, which offers data as well as calling benefits.
Coming back to this ₹99 Vodafone recharge offer, it provides users with bundled calls limited to 1,000 minutes a week and 250 minutes a day, as confirmed by a customer care agent. Right now, this is available to purchase from the official Vodafone app and website but right now, not on third-party sites such as Paytm and MobiKwik yet. The validity of the pack is 28 days. However, there are no data and SMS benefits with the pack.
Now, the ₹98 Jio recharge offers 1GB data per day and 300 text messages, along with the unlimited voice calls, all for a validity of 28 days.
Airtel too offers bundled local and STD calls, 1GB data, and 100 SMS with its Rs. 99 pack. However, here the validity is just 10 days, much less when compared to what Vodafone and Jio are offering.