Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Not to be left behind, Vodafone has joined the bandwagon and slashed the price of its data rates offering benefits up to 67 percent.
The schemes offering up to 67 percent more data are available on 2G, 3G and 4G services at same price.
"Under the revised data benefits, the 3GB 3G/4G monthly recharge pack, which was earlier priced at approximately Rs. 650 will now offer 5GB data, an increase of 67 percent,"Vodafone said in a statement.
Similarly, the Rs. 449 scheme of Vodafone for 3G/4G will now offers 50 percent more data by increasing the data benefit to 3GB from 2GB and the Rs. 999 3G/4G pack will now offer 10GB data, which is 54 percent more benefits.
"It will also make the Internet more affordable for customers who use mobile internet in a limited way and encourage first time users to come online," Vodafone said in a statement.
The development comes within a fortnight after Airtel and Idea slashed data tarrifs.
"The Rs39 2G sachet pack with 5-day validity now offers 225MB data compared to 160 MB, an increase of 41 percent, while the Rs 12 3G/4G sachet pack with 1-day validity now offers 50 MB data vs 30MB, an increase of 67 percent," Vodafone said.
The pack prices mentioned are indicative and may vary from circle to circle, it added.
"With Vodafone Delights offering more data, we want our several million customers to enjoy this network experience to the fullest. We are confident that this move of offering up to 67 percent additional data benefit on select pre-paid packs, will facilitate in faster adoption of data," Vodafone India, Director-Commercial, Sandeep Kataria said.
Earlier in July, India's leading telecom service providers Airtel and Idea had slashed the prices of their data rates by up to 67 percent each.