In an effort to compete with Reliance Jio, Vodafone has now introduced a new prepaid plan for Rs 47.
The new plan will offer 125 minutes of local and STD voice calling, along with 50 local and national SMS messages, and 500MB of 3G/ 4G data. The validity period of the plan is 28 days. Earlier, this pack would 1GB of 3G/4G data with a validity period of one day, without any calling or SMS benefits.
Recently, the Department of Telecom gave conditional nod for merger of these companies on July 9 and asked companies to meet the demand raised for taking merger on record. The combined operations of Idea and Vodafone will create the country’s largest telecom operator worth over USD 23 billion (or over Rs 1.5 lakh crore), with a 35 per cent market share and a subscriber base of around 430 million.