Idea has launched a new prepaid plan for its users with free calls and data. The telecom operator has launched the new prepaid plan 499 with free calls and data. The new prepaid plan of Idea is launched to compete with the Jio Prepaid Plan 498 and Airtel prepaid Plan 499. The 499 prepaid plan of Idea offers free calling benefits, data benefits and SMS benefits for a period of 82 days.
Idea Prepaid Plan 499 Benefits
Idea Cellular new prepaid plan 499 offers its users free calling benefits. The calling in the plan is not unlimited and there is a daily or weekly calling limit. The plan offers only 250 free minutes per day and weekly calling limit of 1000 minutes. Once the user consumes the daily or weekly calling limit then calls will be charged. The calls will be charged as one paisa per second after the limit is exhausted.
The free calling also includes national roaming on Idea network only. The plan also offers its users free SMS. Users will get daily 100 free SMS. After the 100 SMS limit, the SMS will be charged as Rs 1 and Rs 1.5 for local and national SMS. In a week, users can only make free calls to only 100 unique numbers,
This prepaid plan of Idea also offers 2GB of 4GB data/2G data/3G data. After the consumption of the data given per day, the users will be charged as 4 paise per 10 Kb which means for 1MB of data usage, users will have to give more than 4 Rs. The validity of the plan is 82 days.
Comparison of Idea 499 Plan with Airtel 499 Plan and Jio 498 Plan
As said above, the new prepaid plan of Idea directly competes with Jio 498 and Airtel 499 plan. Well, in terms of calling, Jio and Airtel are offering free and unlimited calls without any calling limit. On the other side, Idea is offering free calling with daily minutes and weekly minutes. The users will be charged if they cross the given calling limit. The data benefits are same in all these three plans but the validity is different. Jio is offering validity of 91 days, Airtel is giving validity of 82 days while the 499 plan of Idea is also giving 82 days validity.