Tata Sky Binge+ Android STB runs the full Android TV smart TV software and you will get access to a wide library of compatible video streaming apps from the Google Play Store, as well as built-in Google Assistant and Google Chromecast.
Last Updated: June 1, 2020, 10:16 AM IST
The direct to home (DTH) battles seem to have resumed with Tata Sky now joining the party with their own set top box (STB) that runs Android TV and allows slick access to OTT video streaming apps as well. The Tata Sky Binge+ Android STB is priced at Rs 3,999 and there is a lot of bundled goodness that comes with it. For starters, Tata Sky is bundling three months of free subscription to Amazon Prime, which includes the Amazon Prime Video streaming service, Amazon Music as well as shopping benefits on Amazon India. The Tata Sky Binge+ Android STB also comes bundled with 6 months of free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, SunNxt, Hungama Play, Eros Now and ShemarooMe.
“Entertainment consumption is evolving rapidly. As content becomes multi-platform, we are constantly pushing the envelope to expand our expertise so that we can take content to our viewers through whichever touchpoint they are most attuned to. Bringing the strengths of traditional DTH with next-generation features and the world of OTT content together, the fully integrated Tata Sky Binge+ device delivers an enriched viewing experience, with the highest image quality and a consistent end-user experience on their TV screens,” says Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial & Content Officer, Tata Sky. Tata Sky also says subscribers can catch-up to and access shows they may have missed on their favorite TV channels, for the past 7 days.
Since the Tata Sky Binge+ Android STB runs the full Android TV smart TV software, you will get access to a wide library of compatible video streaming apps from the Google Play Store, as well as built-in Google Assistant and Google Chromecast. This one STB will give you access to Live TV channels as part of your regular Tata Sky subscription, as well as all the video streaming apps.
The Tata Sky Binge+ Android STB is going into battle with the Airtel Xstream Box, which also runs Android TV, which means it can run Netflix, Amazon Prime and other video streaming apps as well—this is priced at Rs 3639.
The existing plans now get a slightly higher price tag and there is a new 300Mbps speed plan available as well. And while Tata Sky Broadband calls these ‘Unlimited’, they do have a fair usage policy (FUP) in place.
Last Updated: May 24, 2020, 10:36 AM IST
At a time when home broadband lines are being used more than ever by people working from home, and most internet service providers (ISPs) are supporting them with more data, higher speeds and the promise of faster service, Tata Sky Broadband is also making changes to its broadband tariff plans. In the sense, this is yet another change in the space of a month. The existing plans now get a slightly higher price tag and there is a new 300Mbps speed plan available as well. And while Tata Sky Broadband calls these ‘Unlimited’, they do have a fair usage policy (FUP) in place.
The new Tata Sky Broadband’s unlimited plans now have four options in place, instead of the three earlier. The first is priced a Rs 950 instead of Rs 900 and offers speeds up to 25Mbps. Then there is the Rs 1050 plan which cost Rs 1,000 earlier and offers 50Mbps. The erstwhile Rs 1100 plan now costs Rs 1150 and will get you 100Mbps speed. Now there is a flagship plan for Rs 1900 which offers 300Mbps speed. This brings it closer to the similar speed home broadband plans offered by the likes Airtel Broadband and Spectra, for instance. Earlier, Tata Sky Broadband’s options capped out at 100Mbps speeds.
Tata Sky Broadband also different FUP tiers, depending on which plan you subscribe to. For the 25Mbps, 50Mbps and 100Mbps plans, the monthly data cap for these unlimited plans is set at 1500GB after which the speed reduces to 2Mbps for the rest of the billing cycle. If you opt for the 300Mbps speed plan, your FUP limit is much higher at 3300GB data per month, before you run the risk of having the speed reduced to 2Mbps for the rest of the billing cycle.
Tata Sky Broadband also has Fixed GB plans which are available between Rs 790 per month to Rs 1050 per month, with 50Mbps and 100Mps speed options.
The new Airtel Rs 2,498 prepaid recharge plan is now live on the telco’s website.
Last Updated: May 19, 2020, 11:57 AM IST
Airtel has launched a new prepaid plan for consumers looking for long-term validity. Priced at Rs 2,498 the plan offers a bunch of benefits including 2GB of daily data with a validity of 365 days. The plan also offers free Hello tunes and anti-virus protection for your smartphone. You also get free online courses for 28 days via Upskill with Shaw Academy.
Apart from the above benefits, customers get unlimited calls to any network, 100 SMS messages per day along with additional benefits like free Zee5 premium subscription, and Airtel Xstream Premium subscription. Customers also get Wynk Music prepaid subscription; and Rs. 150 cashback on FASTag.
Airtel also offers the Rs. 2,398 long-term validity pack which offers a similar validity of 365 days. This prepaid plan offers 1.5GB daily data, unlimited calls, and 100 SMS messages per day. It also offers similar additional benefits as the Rs. 2,498 prepaid plan including the 28-day free Upskill with Shaw Academy online courses. A similar Rs 1,498 prepaid plan also offers 365 days validity with unlimited calling and additional benefits, however, the data benefit is only 24GB in total, and SMS benefits include 3600 messages.
Reliance Jio offers a similar long term prepaid plan priced at Rs 2,399 offering 2GB of daily data with a validity of 365 days, unlimited calling to Jio numbers, 12,000 minutes of free calling to non-Jio numbers, 100 SMS per day and subscription to Jio apps.
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Spectra is one of the oldest and most popular broadband service providers in India. In fact, Spectra was the first among broadband companies to offer unlimited data for home broadband users as everyone went on the work from home routine back in March—anticipating users will need more data as they acclimatize to working remotely in the midst of the COVID pandemic (You can read more here). Recently, in an email communication with consumers, Spectra confirmed that they have upgraded all connections from single path to dual path, which makes connections more reliable. That is good to know, particularly at this time when home broadband lines are as important as the air we breathe. And well, it is among the fastest broadband service providers in the country, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps with the subscription plans.
At this time, Spectra is competing with the likes of Reliance JioFiber, Airtel Xstream broadband and ACT Fibernet, to name a few. And the company has some rather unique plans, in terms of what is bundled, depending on the duration you choose to pay for in one go. Also, plans tend to change from region to region, and the Spectra website simply allows you to enter your present location to check the home broadband subscription plans in your area. At this time, Spectra is available in multiple cities across India, including Delhi, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Ghaziabad, Noida and Chennai.
100Mbps is your entry point
In many regions, Spectra offers 100Mbps as the entry point to its broadband subscription plans. That speed, to be honest, is great for most home users—they work very well for video streaming, document sharing, video calls and even 4K video, as long as your Wi-Fi network isn’t being drained by other devices at the same time. For instance, in Mumbai, Chennai and Ghaziabad, you get the Spectra Starter plan which is priced at Rs 899 per month. What you get is 500GB data per month if you decide to go for the monthly billing option or 1000GB per month if you decide to pay for 6 months or 12 months in advance.
And a push to 150Mbps too
If you want to upgrade the speed a bit more, there is also the Spectra Fast 150Mbps option in cities where 100Mbps is the entry point. This plan costs Rs 999 per month and the data bundling options remain the same as the 100Mbps Spectra Starter pack.
250Mbps plans for 4K and more
If you have a heavy user, which includes generous doses of 4K streaming, sometimes even on multiple devices simultaneously, the 250Mbps plan would be fantastic for you. You get great headroom for video streaming, document sharing, video calls and 4K binging with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on multiple devices at the same time, without your broadband line even showing the slightest of strain.
In the cities where 100Mbps Spectra Starter and 150Mbps Spectra Fast plans are available, this 250Mbps plan is called Spectra Faster and is priced at Rs 1249 per month. What you get is 500GB data for the monthly billing option, 1000GB per month if you pay for 6-months in advance and unlimited data if you pay for an entire year in one go.
In cities such as Delhi where this is the entry spec plan, the 250Mbps Spectra Fast is priced at Rs 999 per month. Now that is a great deal. You get is 500GB data per month if you decide to go for the monthly billing option or 1000GB per month if you decide to pay for 6 months or 12 months in advance.
Spectra Voice for calling
Spectra has also added the Spectra Voice feature, which enables high definition audio calling over the Wi-Fi network. You need to use the Spectra Voice app for your Android phone or iPhone. This is either free or costs Rs 99 per month, depending on the plan that you have selected. It is a great value addition for someone who may not have a landline phone and struggles with spotty mobile network coverage at home.
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500Mbps is all about speed
In some cities, the 500Mbps plan is priced at Rs 1,599 per month and offers 750GB data per month with the monthly billing cycle, 1500GB data per month if you pay for 6 months and unlimited data if you pay for a year in advance.
In other cities, the same plan is priced at Rs 1,999 per month and offers the same data bundles. Do note, that not all cities have the 1Gbps option just yet, and in those regions, the 500Mbps plan is the flagship plan.
1Gbps is the pinnacle of the broadband experience
Incidentally, the 1Gbps journey started long ago for Spectra. They have been offering 1Gbps plans in various regions for a while now—though there have been price revisions since. At present, Spectra has the Spectra Fastest plan which offers 1Gbps speed is priced at Rs 2,499 per month. This is actually an increase from the Rs 1,549 price tag that was slapped on this plan till a few months ago. Nevertheless, you now also get the Spectra Voice VoIP service for free with this plan, which means unlimited voice calls as well over Wi-Fi. If you choose the monthly billing plan, that will get you 1000GB data per month. If you choose to pay for 6 months in advance, you get 2000GB data per month. If you decide to pay for an entire year in one go, then you get unlimited data usage per month.
Direct to home (DTH) services are becoming smarter than ever before. D2h, the Dish tv owned service provider, has announced a new smart set top box (STB) called d2h Stream. This runs Google’s Android TV smart TV platform and offers access to Live TV channels available on the d2h platform as well as access to video streaming apps including Watcho, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, Voot, ALTBalaji, YouTube and more. The d2h Stream HD STB is priced at Rs 3,999 for new subscribers and Rs 2,499 for existing users who want to upgrade. D2h says the Stream with Android TV 9.0 has built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast support, and also supports the Dolby audio formats. You will also get access to the Google Play Store which will allow users to download more apps. The d2h Stream’s remote allows direct access to Amazon Alexa virtual assistant, which allows you to use voice commands to control certain functionality of the STB.
D2h have also launched a d2h Magic voice enabled add-on kit for existing d2h subscribers. This can simply be plugged in to a d2h V7000 HDW RF STB and adds Wi-Fi, allows access to video streaming apps and has the Alexa assistant built in. That means you can set up what in the world of Alexa is known as skills for accessing functionality of third-party apps and also use voice commands to discover and play content, get the news updates, check sports scores and more. The d2h Magic stick is priced at Rs 1,199.
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With these new additions to the STB and add-ons line-up, d2h is now taking on Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV head-on. Tata Sky recently launched the Binge Plus Android TV STB. It also offers a voice activated remote that can be used to make Google Assistant searches and queries. The Binge Plus set-top box offers Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Sun NXT, Eros Now, Zee5 and Hungama Play, with support for Netflix expected soon. It also includes a modular ‘Catch-up’ mode, which seemingly allows users to view live TV programming content of up to seven days earlier. It also comes bundled with Tata Sky’s Binge subscription service which offers bundled access to all the streaming platforms, along with access to Tata Sky’s video on demand library of TV shows and movies, as well as the ability to view TV content from the previous seven days. Users upgrading to the Binge Plus set-top box will get the first month of Binge free, and be charged Rs 249 per month after that.
Airtel also has the Xstream STB line-up. Airtel Xstream Box for DTH connections is offer the traditional TV broadcast channels as well as over the top (OTT) video streaming services including Amazon Video, Hotstar, Zee5, Jio Cinema and Netflix. The Xstream Box is 4K capable, which means streaming content that is offered in 4K will be readily available in that resolution for you. The Airtel Xstream box runs Android means you get access to pretty much every app that is built for the platform, with the Google Play Store which offers more than 5000 apps. The other Android functionalities, such as Assistant voice search and Chromecast are also available on this STB. The Airtel Xstream Box has 2GB of RAM as well as 8GB of internal storage. There is also a USB 2.0 port and a slot for a memory card up to 128GB in size. There is the HDMI 2.0 port which enables the 4K resolution support with compatible TVs. The Airtel Xstream Box supports the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks and works with all broadband networks.
Depending on which plan you pick, Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone are bundling subscriptions for Amazon Prime, Netflix, Zee5 and even their own content-rich streaming apps.
A recent Ovum-Amdocs report on the state of OTT services in India suggested that as many as 50% of users are willing to pay for premium media services via their carrier bill if offered at a discount or with an extended free trial. Cellcos are tripping over themselves to bundle Netflix, Amazon Video, Zee5 and more with your bill plan or prepaid recharge.
Last Updated: February 26, 2020, 12:43 PM IST
Time to Netflix and chill? It turns out, you may not have to pay even a single rupee for subscriptions to video streaming services if you play your cards right. Actually, play your postpaid mobile bill plan or prepaid mobile recharge properly, and you could save a lot of money in the process. And yet not compromise even one bit on the entertainment portfolio. That is because Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone are bundling subscriptions for video streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5 and more with the postpaid bill plans as well as prepaid recharge packs. You might want to pay attention to this and reconfigure your prepaid or postpaid plan to get the best value.
Here is how much you will save, if you get the bundled subscriptions for video streaming platforms with your mobile prepaid and postpaid plans. The Hotstar VIP subscription costs Rs 365 per year while the Hotstar Premium subscription costs Rs 299 per month or Rs 999 per year. Amazon charges Rs 129 per month or Rs 999 per year for the Prime subscription that also includes Amazon Video. Netflix subscription options start at Rs 499 per month for the basic HD subscription going all the way up to Rs 799 per month for the 4K HDR plan—though you have a mobile only plan for Rs 199 per month but that’s just too limiting anyway. Sony Liv charges Rs 499 per year for the premium pack, while Zee5 will cost Rs 999 per year for the All Access Pack. Now that would be a lot of money saved, wouldn’t it?
This is what you mobile plan can get you
Let us give you a snapshot of what is available with each mobile connection, be it prepaid or postpaid. If you have a Reliance Jio subscription, with any prepaid and postpaid plan for the Jio mobile service, you get bundled subscription for a complete range of apps that include Jio TV and Jio Cinema. That is a lot of content to consume, including Live TV which no rival does as well, though Airtel comes close. Speaking of which, Airtel is bundling the Amazon Prime subscription for a year which includes the Prime Video streaming platform, Zee5 and the Airtel Xstream premium video streaming app as part of the Airtel Thanks rewards for postpaid users. Interestingly enough, the Airtel Prime subscription option is available only on the Rs 249 prepaid recharge pack. Vodafone offers subscription to Amazon Prime as well as Vodafone Play and Zee5 platforms with all postpaid plans above Rs 499. The Vodafone REDX premium postpaid plan which costs Rs 999 per month gets the additional benefit of Netflix bundle as well along with a lot of other benefits. All Vodafone prepaid plans bundle Vodafone Play and Zee5 subscriptions.
Reliance Jio: Jio TV and Jio Cinema offer a world of entertainment
Let us start with Reliance Jio first. The Jio TV app is available for Android and iOS platforms, and is perhaps your best choice if you want to watch Live TV without actually needing a DTH or cable TV subscription—there are more than 500 Live channels on board, which includes more than 60 HD channels. As we said before, no other Live TV app in India comes close to the sort of variety and extensive channel options that Jio TV offers. Be it English or Hindi entertainment, news, Live sports, infotainment, music and more, all possible channels covering almost all Indian languages are available—Colors, Star Plus, Sony, Zee TV, &TV, Star Gold, Sony Max, Zee Cinema, Star Movies, HBO HD, Star Sports channels in HD, Sony sports channels in HD, Discovery HD World as well as some value-adds such as the Jio Sports channels. Watching Live sports, including cricket matches, just becomes incredibly more convenient than having to jump from app to app. And that is before we get to the Jio Cinema app—this has an extensive library of Movies and TV shows, including the exclusive Disney content that includes Star Wars, Iron Man and Avengers franchises. Jio Cinema is available for Android, iOS, Android TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick platforms.
India likes the convenience
A recent Ovum-Amdocs report on the state of OTT services in India suggested that 47% subscribers less likely to switch service providers if they get their preferred OTT streaming services. At the same time, 30% of respondents would not mind switching to another operator if their current operator doesn’t offer their preferred streaming subscriptions. In India, the biggest video streaming services include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Sony Liv, Voot, Zee 5 and Eros Now. The report also suggests that as many as 50% of users are willing to pay for premium media services via their carrier bill if offered at a discount or with an extended free trial. The report did throw up a rather interesting set of statistics. It turns out that Sony Liv gets 50% of its total subscriptions from bundles with mobile, broadband or TV bills. That is the most for any streaming service in India, with Voot in second with 38% while Zee5 follows at 34%. Amazon Prime, which includes the Amazon Prime Video streaming service, gets 25% of its total subscriptions from media bundles—though it is quite commonly found in tariff plans offered by Airtel and Vodafone Idea. For some reason, the survey calculates Amazon Prime’s conversion separately at 15%, but it would be prudent to add the 25% and 15% together under one umbrella. Netflix gets just 19% of its subscribers from media bundles.
Airtel: Are you on prepaid or postpaid?
If you are an Airtel subscriber, postpaid plans have the better bundles—these plans are priced upwards of Rs 499. You get a one-year subscription for Prime Video streaming platform as well as access to premium content on Zee5 and the Airtel Xstream premium video streaming app. In fact, the Airtel Xstream app has more than 10,000 movies on board, TV shows as well as content from a variety of platforms under one roof—these include ZEE5, Hungama, Eros Now, HOOQ, ShareIt, YouTube, ShemarooMe, Ultra, Curiosity Stream. Airtel Xstream app also has Live TV including HD channels. You can access the Airtel Xstream app on Android as well as iOS devices. Airtel prepaid plans which start at Rs 129 for 28-days validity offer Airtel Xstream subscriptions, though only the Rs 349 plan with 28-days validity also bundles the Amazon Prime subscription.
Vodafone: The Vodafone REDX gets it all
For Vodafone, if you are a prepaid subscriber, you will get the Vodafone Play subscription as well as premium content from Zee5 with all unlimited recharge packs. The Vodafone Play app gives you access to more than 450 Live TV channels as well as more than 15,000 movies on the platform. Vodafone says the Play content includes movies and TV shows from ZEE5, SonyLIV, Lionsgate Play, Eros Now, Shemaroo Me, Hoichoi, Sun NXT, Hungama, Discovery and Yupp TV. Now that’s out of the way, let us look at the slight complexity that the postpaid plans offer. The entry spec Rs 399 Vodafone RED plan also only offers Vodafone Play and premium Zee5 content. But for the Vodafone RED plan Rs 499 and more, there is the additional sweetener of the Amazon Prime subscription worth Rs 999. However, the flagship Vodafone REDX plan which costs Rs 999 per month gets you one year of Netflix subscription worth Rs 5,998 per year as well, among other advantages such as complimentary international roaming packs and airport lounge access.
If smartphone and internet users in India get bundled subscriptions for their favorite streaming services with their mobile or broadband connections, they do not mind paying more for the convenience. In fact, 44% of mobile and broadband subscribers spend more on a higher tariff plan tier because it may have more OTT video streaming subscriptions bundled, suggests the latest Ovum-Amdocs survey.
The link between streaming service subscriptions and mobile as well as broadband connections runs even deeper, with 47% subscribers less likely to switch service providers if they get their preferred OTT streaming services. At the same time, 30% of respondents would not mind switching to another operator if their current operator doesn’t offer their preferred streaming subscriptions. In India, the biggest video streaming services include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Sony Liv, Voot, Zee 5 and Eros Now. The report also suggests that as many as 50% of users are willing to pay for premium media services via their carrier bill if offered at a discount or with an extended free trial.
As many as 4,000 consumers were surveyed in India, Australia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand, of which more than half were from India itself. ““Our research shows that this market is willing to spend even more on their monthly telecom bill in exchange for the right bundle, with the right offer, at the right price point,” says Pankaj Lamba, Customer Business Executive, APAC, Amdocs. “India is one of the hottest markets for OTT media services and carrier-OTT partnerships in the region, registering the strongest retention and user acquisition potential from bundling,” says Guillermo Escofet, Principal Analyst, Ovum.
With as many as 7 leading OTT video streaming platforms available in India, the Ovum-Amdocs survey suggests that Indians prefer to subscribe to more than one video streaming service. As many as 42% subscribers pay for more than one video streaming service because they feel no one streaming platform offers all the content they want. At the same time, 56% of respondents also said they need to subscribe to multiple options between the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Sony Liv, Voot, Zee 5 and Eros Now because every member of the family likes different content.
The report does throw up some very interesting stats. Sony Liv gets 50% of its total subscriptions from bundles with mobile, broadband or TV bills. That is the most for any streaming service in India, with Voot in second with 38% while Zee5 follows at 34%. Amazon Prime, which includes the Amazon Prime Video streaming service, gets 25% of its total subscriptions from media bundles—though it is quite commonly found in tariff plans offered by Airtel and Vodafone Idea. For some reason, the survey calculates Amazon Prime’s conversion separately at 15%, but it would be prudent to add the 25% and 15% together under one umbrella. Netflix gets just 19% of its subscribers from media bundles.
The Ovum-Amdocs survey perhaps raises a very important shortcoming in the Indian OTT video streaming ecosystem—the lack of a pay-per-view option. As many as 69% of those surveyed would not mind paying for a specific content, instead of a full month of subscription. That stems from the fact that Indians on an average pay Rs 306 per month for video streaming services. “The maximum consumers would willingly pay for a monthly online video subscription is: Rs 50-200 (22%); Rs 201-400 (30%); Rs 401-600 (22%); Rs 600-800 (12%); Rs 800 (7%),” says the survey.
But what about the data that streaming apps may get access to, perhaps for targeted advertising, in return for offering services at a possible discount? As many as 70% consumers wouldn’t mind paying less for a service, even if they have to sit through adverts. About 16% users are okay with sharing personal data if it isn’t personally identifiable. But 12% consumers are very clear that they don’t want to share any personal data, even if that means sitting through adverts.
The media bundling scenario in India has become quite popular over the past year. For instance, Airtel with its prepaid mobile, postpaid mobile and Xstream home broadband and Vodafone with its prepaid and postpaid mobile bill plans, have been bundling subscriptions to services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5 and more. The advantage for operators is that it allows them to offer upgraded tariff plans to users, which in turn result in better average revenue per user (ARPU) stats. This also increases data consumption and allows service providers to position themselves as more than just telecom companies.
For OTT streaming services, this is a great opportunity to get more subscribers on board, while spending significantly lower in terms of subscriber acquisition costs. They also get better retention figures, as a subscriber is likely to stay as an active subscriber for longer if the subscription is bundled. OTT companies don’t need to pay for advertising, and they can attempt to crack newer markets.
The Vodafone Rs 99 prepaid recharge pack is currently available in Kolkata, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP East, UP West and West Bengal circles.
The Vodafone Rs 99 prepaid recharge pack is currently available in Kolkata, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP East, UP West and West Bengal circles.
After the complete reconfiguration of the prepaid recharge packs just a bit more than a month ago, Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea have been adding new recharge options since. What once felt like a much-needed clean-up of the fairly confusing recharge options, Vodafone Idea has reverted to type since. The operator has now added two new prepaid options for its subscribers. The first is the Rs 555 prepaid recharge option which offers 70 days validity, the one and only pack in the Vodafone line-up to offer this specific validity period. And at the same time, there is a new Rs 99 pack as well, which offers 18 days validity.
If you recharge with the Rs 555 pack, you’ll get unlimited local, STD and national roaming voice calls, as well as 1.5GB data per day. Bundled with this pack are also the Zee5 subscription and the Vodafone Play subscriptions. This plan is available only in select circles, though we won’t be surprised if Vodafone makes this available across India in the coming weeks. The Vodafone Rs 555 prepaid recharge sits between the Rs 449 plan with 56 days validity that offers 2GB data per day as well as unlimited national voice calls and the Rs 599 recharge pack that has 84 days validity offering 1.5GB data per day and unlimited national voice calls.
The Vodafone Rs 99 prepaid recharge pack is currently available in Kolkata, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP East, UP West and West Bengal circles. The validity period for this is 18 days, and what you get are unlimited national voice calls as well as a total of 1GB data for the validity period.
The competition between Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea is tough. Reliance Jio has the 2020 Happy New Year Offer that allows users one-year service validity at Rs 2020 with 1.5GB data per day and a 12,000 minute FUP on calls outside the Jio network. Airtel also is offering a cashback on the purchase of a new FASTag with certain prepaid recharge packs.