Tata Docomo has announced the launch of special pre-pay packs for Rs 500, allowing users to get a recharge using their old Rs 500 notes till December 15, 2016. The company says that the pre-packs are being offered to give ‘maximum voice and data benefits to its subscribers’.
Customers who get a recharge of RC 500 will get talktime worth Rs 600. On the RC 494 recharge, users can get unlimited local and STD calling for 30 days while in their home circle. With RC 496, Docomo customers can get Rs 250 talktime and 5GB of 3G/2G data that has 60 days of validity. For users who only need data, RC 495 recharge can give them 10GB of 3G/2G data with 90 days validity.
“We have launched these special packs around Rs 500 to add to the convenience of our subscribers during the demonetization phase. These products have been designed to cater to our large subscriber base with varying needs and offer maximum voice and data benefits. Also our subscribers can avail these using the old 500 currency notes. As a customer centric brand we will continue to delight our subscribers with innovative products and services.” said a Docomo spokesperson in a press release.
Tata Docomo’s offer stands to give a user 1GB of data for Rs 50, which is equivalent to what Reliance Jio promised when it was first launched back in September. Following the announcement, large telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have offered similar deals.
Reliance Jio gives free unlimited 4G data to users until December 31, 2017, while also giving them unlimited voice calling and national roaming. Recent reports have suggested that Relinace Jio will be extending its ‘Welcome Offer’ until March 2017, meaning that users will continue to get free data and calling until March 31. The announcement is expected to be made on December 28.
Back in September Vodafone announced a free data plan offering 10 GB 4G mobile services at the price of 1 GB plan. Under the offer, Vodafone customers with a new smartphone get additional 9GB of 4G mobile broadband usage when they get the 1 GB plan recharge.
Similarly in October, Airtel announced 10GB of 4G/3G data for users who purchase a new 4G-enabled smartphone and got a recharge of Rs 259.