After a long wait, Vodafone has finally revised its Rs 1,699 prepaid plan to offer 1.5GB data, unlimited calling, and 100SMSes per day. The prepaid plan comes with a validity of 365 days. With this revision, Vodafone joins alongside Reliance Jio, and both now offer similar benefits to the subscribers. Bharti Airtel has also recently revised its Rs 1,699 prepaid and now offers 1.4GB data per day, unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day with a validity of 365 days. However, Reliance Jio is the first telecom operator to launch Rs 1,699 plan back in October. Following the footsteps, both Vodafone and Airtel have launched similar plans to take on Reliance Jio.
Details and Benefits of Vodafone Rs 1,699 plan before revision
Before the revision, Rs 1,699 plan of Vodafone offered 1GB data per day, unlimited calling without any FUP and 100SMSes per day valid for 365 days. Later, Vodafone launched the higher Rs 1,999 prepaid plan that offers 1.5GB per day, unlimited voice calling without any FUP limit and 100 SMS per day with a validity of 365 days. It would now be interesting to see what Vodafone does to the already existing Rs 1,999 Prepaid plan. After the revision, both Rs 1,699 and Rs 1,999 prepaid plans offer the same benefits to the customers. Therefore, there are higher chances that Vodafone may discontinue the higher Rs 1,999 plan or revamp the plan by offering additional benefits.
How would the current revision from Vodafone stand in competition with both Reliance Jio and Airtel?
After the current revision, both Vodafone and Reliance Jio stay on par by offering similar benefits. But Airtel seems to lag behind when you compare the data benefits. Both Vodafone and Reliance Jio offers a total of 547.5GB data benefits valid for 365 days. The other Voice calling and SMS benefits stay the same for both the telecom operators. At this juncture, Rs 1,699 Bharti Airtel offers a total of 511GB data valid for 365 days, which is comparatively lower as compared to both Vodafone and Reliance Jio.