Idea Cellular Silently Launches Rs 295 Prepaid Plan, Offers Data and Voice Calling Benefits


As part of its pre-merger strategy, Idea Cellular launched a new Rs 295 recharge that gets placed right beside the Rs 299 prepaid plan by Bharti Airtel. However, like you might expect the two plans to offer similar benefits being in the same price range, that’s not the case. The Idea Cellular plan of Rs 295 comes with 42 days of validity, and it offers bundled combo services like data, voice calling and SMS benefits. The thing to keep in mind is that although Idea Cellular is handing out a combo offering for its subscribers, the voice calling on this plan comes with a weekly and daily capex. Contrary to that, Airtel’s Rs 299 plan is offering only voice calling, although it comes with no maximum cap at all. Below is a detailed description of the Idea Cellular Rs 295 prepaid plan.

Rs 295 Recharge by Idea Cellular Details

This prepaid bundled offering by Aditya Birla owned telco offers 5GB 2G/3G/4G data to the subscribers for the entire validity period of 42 days. Like we mentioned above, the plan also offers voice calling benefits as well. However, the voice calling remains limited to 250 minutes a day and has also been capped weekly at the rate of 1000 minutes a week. Before exhausting the FUP limit for calling subscribers will be able to make free local, STD or roaming calls. The validity of this plan is 42 days.

After FUP Charges for Rs 295 Idea Cellular Recharge

Another thing to note about this plan is that subscribers will be limited to calling only 100 unique numbers in consecutive 7 days. In total, there are going to be three limitations on voice calling which would include a daily cap, a monthly cap and a cap on the count of unique numbers which the subscribers dial in a period of 7 consecutive days. In case the subscribers cross any of this FUP capex they will be charged at the rate of 1p/sec.

Data Related FUP on Rs 295 Idea Cellular Recharge

We mentioned earlier in the plan details that this recharge by Idea Cellular will avail the subscribers 5GB data for the entire validity period. In case the subscribers exhaust this limit, the further data use will be chargeable at 4p/10KB. Readers should keep in mind that Airtel also offers a similar plan which bundles only unlimited calling for 45 days at Rs 299. In Idea’s plan, however, subscriber get the added advantage of 100 SMSes per day along with some data.

No wonder, this plan by Idea Cellular has been launched to compete with Bharti Airtel Rs 299 plan which offers only voice calling benefits which remain genuinely unlimited for the validity period. The downside with the Idea Cellular plan is the cap which the telco has set on the calling. However, to make up for that, Idea Cellular has also sprinkled the plan with 5GB data and SMS benefits.


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