Virgin Mobile today announced a new enticing SMS offer dubbed as the New Thumb Rule. The offer comprises of giving the user, a daily quota of 100 local and 100 national SMSes free. Yea, it looks pretty lucrative but is it worth? Let’s do the math.
To activate the scheme, a Virgin Mobile user first needs to send 3 local SMSes or 3 national SMSes to get his daily quota. In this case, we’ll concentrate only on local messages. Each message sent to a local number will be charged Re. 1 (except in Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Karnataka where it will be charged 50paise). Say you sent the first three messages everyday making the total expenditure of 30 days to Rs. 90. This gives you 3000 messages in a month. Well, that’s cheap but not cheap enough when you compare it to some SMS packs available from other service providers. And another thing is that the free messages allotted, has to be exhausted on a daily basis. You cannot carry forward the remaining number of messages.
You can learn more about the offer from here.