Idea cellular in the latest move has discontinued its rewards program “Har Recharge Pe Extra” for prepaid mobile users. The telecom operator is now displaying the message confirming the same when dialled to *999#. The telco also thanked the millions of Idea subscribers who have availed the offer. Idea has initially mentioned it as the limited period offer during the launch in its terms and conditions and it now appears that it has discontinued the same.
Har Recharge Pe Extra Rewards Program: Assured Freebies on Every Prepaid Recharge
Idea Cellular has earlier launched Har Recharge Pe Extra rewards programs to offer assured benefits to prepaid customers on every recharge. The telco offered guaranteed rewards to its subscribers in the form of additional data benefits, cashback or SMS packs. Idea offered various rewards that are inline with the recharge amount. The telco offered the customers with the option to pick their desired freebie from the preferred ones and added the same to their account. The customers are given a time period of 72 hours to claim the rewards.
Indian Telecom Industry is in a Phase of Consolidation
It appears that the telecom operators in India are in a phase of consolidation as evidenced by their discontinuation of various offers. Reliance Jio, the leading telecom operator in India has stopped offering unlimited voice calls to its prepaid subscribers. The Mukesh Ambani-led telco has introduced Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC) and started levying six paise per minute on voice calls made to other networks. The telco has also discontinued Rs 19 and Rs 52 sachet packs after the introduction of IUC Top-up vouchers. Additionally, Jio introduced All-in-One plans for both prepaid subscribers and Jio Phone users with IUC minutes. The plans are intended to help Jio customers making calls to other networks such as Airtel, Vodafone Idea and BSNL. Similarly, Bharti Airtel has also stopped offering data roll over feature to broadband users. On the other hand, BSNL is now offering a cashback of six paise cashback offer to its subscribers for making voice calls of more than five minutes. The cashback offer is applicable to BSNL wireline, BSNL Broadband and BSNL FTTH subscribers.