With the entry of Reliance Jio, leading telecos like Airtel and Vodafone are doing everything they can to retain their customers. After offering free data, unlimited voice-calls etc, now Vodafone has started sending out messages to its Red plan subscribers which doubles their monthly data. Plus, Vodafone Red users will get a free subscription of Vodafone Play for a limited period.
One of our colleagues, who uses Vodafone RED individual plan got the following message: “Thank You for making Vodafone a 200 million strong family! As a token of our gratitude we have added 3 GB FREE to your Red 899_Individual plan, taking your internet quota from 2 GB to 5 GB per month. Happy Surfing!”
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While we could check how much of data from our monthly plan was consumed; the extra 3 GB only appeared when we clicked on a separate tab. So, we’re not sure if subscribers will get a separate message to activate the extra data credited to their accounts or they can keep using the Internet the same way till all the data (including free) is exhausted.
Vodafone will offer double data to existing and new Red subscribers as well. This means, you’ll be eligible for double data if you decide to go for a Vodafone Red connection right now.
Vodafone Red allows postpaid subscribers to create groups of up to 6 people to share voice, internet and SMS within the group. The plan is available for individual users as well. Vodafone Red plans start at Rs 499 for 1GB of data and go up till Rs 1,99 for 8GB data.
Check out the message here:
Ok then. Not bad. pic.twitter.com/yGxDCG2tEo
— Shruti Dhapola (@ShrutiDhaps) October 12, 2016
To counter Reliance Jio’s free data services, Vodafone recently announced its free data plan which offers 10 GB 4G data at the price of 1GB plan. Under the plan, Vodafone users with new smartphone will get additional 9GB of 4G mobile broadband usage when they recharge at the 1 GB plan. The offer is only applicable on those 4G smartphones which were not used on Vodafone network in the last 6 months.
The scheme can be availed by both prepaid and postpaid customers till December 31, 2016. Under the offer, Vodafone customer will also get free subscription to TV, Movies & Music on Vodafone Play.
Reliance Jio has announced its ‘welcome offer’ which gives users an access to free unlimited 4G data till December 31, 2016. Reliance Jio SIM card can be bought at Reliance Xpress Mini and Reliance Digital stores. Post the ‘welcome offer’ period, users will be charged as per 4G data plans revealed by the company earlier.