Following Airtel’s approach to lower its lifetime prepaid start-up amount, Vodafone last week announced its lifetime prepaid at Rs 99. Everything is similar to Airtel’s prepaid pack; the Vodafone card carries a talktime of Rs 10 and offers local calling at a flat rate of Re 1.
A not so earth shattering news comes from the Airtel front about the introduction of its lifetime prepaid card at a lower price point. Now the card goes for just Rs. 99 which will also carry a talktime of Rs. 10. However, as with other lifetime prepaid cards this one also has a string attached to it. A user needs to refill his account with a minimum of Rs. 200 every 6 months. The new price is effective from today.
Earlier, we had brought to you MTNL Jeevan Saathi – 299. And today this plan from MTNL has been revamped and now comes at a discounted price. The plan details have been provided below:
- Lifetime Validity
- Activation Charges: Rs.149
- Free Talktime: Rs.11
- All Local calls: 90paise
- Calls to MTNL Delhi: 90paise
- STD Calls: Rs.1.3
- Local SMS: 50paise
- National SMS: Rs.1.5
- International SMS: Rs.4
We say: The plan looks a lot better than the original one, because of the lowered activation charges and cheaper call rates. If considered individually, this plan still stands a good chance to succeed in getting some users. Another highlighting factor is the calls to Delhi being made local. This would prove to be a strength for the plan.
Virgin Mobile’s latest offering, vBling wants to tap those who wants a classy looking phone for a cheap price. Available at just Rs. 2499, the phone packs all the Virgin Mobile goodness like lifetime validity and access to vBytes (Virgin Mobile’s
WAP download service).
On the feature front, the all silver phone sports two display screens, weighs on the lighter side at 72 grams, FM Radio and comes preloaded with games and other multimedia stuff.
Correction: vBytes is not WAP enabled but it allows users to download ringtones, wallpapers etc. More info on vBytes.