To fight with Reliance Jio’s aggressive plans, the Idea has come out with the new rental offer. The Idea now offers 1GB 4G data per day for the postpaid customers. The new plan available at Rs.300 per month but it’s now available at discounted rate for the first quarter. All Idea postpaid customers who have a rental plan of Rs.199 or above, are eligible for this offer.
Idea users who have a rental plan above Rs.499 will get this pack absolutely free, while those who have a rental plan between Rs. 349 to Rs. 498 are eligible to get this offer at discounted rate at just Rs.50. The customers who have rental plans between Rs. 199 to 349, will qualify for this offer and get this plan at the discounted rate at Rs.200. However, this discount offer is only for first three months. After the three months, the users will be charged Rs.300 per month.
The new plan is available until April 30, 2017, and valid till March 31, 2018. That means users have to subscribe this plan before April 30, 2017. This plan with 1GB data per day is only available on 4G handsets, and Non-4G users will get only 3GB per month with this offer. So if you are using the 3G/2G handset, then this offer is useless for you.
Not only Idea launched this type of plan to counter Reliance Jio; Airtel too launched new rentals. Under the Airtel Surprise promotional offer, Airtel offers 30GB of 4G data to its users for three months. However, here is a catch. The Airtel capped data usage at 10GB per month. So the user is not allowed to use all 30GB in a month.
The state-owned telecom player MTNL is not behind. On its 31st anniversary, MTNL announced a new plan which cost at Rs.319. It will offer 2GB of 3G data and unlimited calling within MTNL network. MTNL users will also get 25 minutes of free calls to other networks every day. After the 25 minutes, they will get charged at 25 paise per minute.
As per recent reports, Jio has extended its Rs. 99 Prime plan subscriptions date to April 15. Jio announced that 72 million users have already opted for the Prime membership. So let’s see how telecom players come out with more aggressive plans in the near future.