Jio impact: Vodafone now offers data at ₹25/GB
- Indian phone-addicts have never had so much access to cheap data
- After Jio and Airtel, Vodafone has launched its new data pack at ₹25 per GB
To counter Reliance Jio's free service offer, Vodafone has now announced a free data plan offering 10 GB 4G mobile services at the price of 1 GB plan but with various riders. This works out to ₹ 25 per GB said a report in the Financial Express.
This move comes right after country’s largest operator Airtel unveiled its data pack last week that provided 30 GB data for 90 days at ₹1,495 making the per-GB cost ₹50.
Vodafone in its offer, now says that a Vodafone customer with a new smartphone will get additional 9GB of 4G mobile broadband usage when he/she recharges the 1 GB plan.
The new scheme is being offered in circles where Vodafone offers its own 3G or 4G services and can be availed by both prepaid and post-paid customers till December 31, 2016.
Jio on the other hand is offering unlimited free voice calls to all its subscribers besides unlimited use of 4G high speed mobile services till December 31, 2016. "We are giving a greater reason to customers to upgrade to 4G handsets. With this offer, we are encouraging new 4G handset users to enjoy the Vodafone SuperNet experience to the fullest," Sandeep Kataria, director - commercial, Vodafone India said in a statement.