Unlimited calling and data plans from Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Vodafone

Telecom companies Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Vodafone, Idea has come up with free unlimited local + STD calling packages. Besides unlimited calling, they are offering some free 4G data as well (not much though). It all seems to be the affect of Jio Welcome offers that has pushed the traditional telecom giants to take a step ahead of their old conventional approach. In order to compete with Jio unlimited free calling and 4G data offers, it might be the collective effort from all these companies that can help them holding their existing grip to the same or high levels even. Here we will be discussing in details about various offers and schemes that are launched by all the telecom companies to compete with Jio.





In the recent Happy New Year from Jio, company has restricted the plan in terms of data usage FUP. With new offer, customers will be getting FUP data up to 1 GB only. 1GB 4G data is something that can be consumed abruptly with fare speed (I mean if speed is up to the mark of 4G then 1 GB is nothing). We have seen several other problems related to Jio like internet speed is poor, connectivity is not proper etc. In order to en cash the situation properly, it is the best time for other companies to launch lucrative unlimited calling + data plans to stand head to head with Jio. For users it is really a win-win situation from all the angles.




Unlimited Local + STD Calls and Internet Data Plans from Airtel

Airtel has come up with "Airtel Unlimited Calling Plan" under which they are offering unlimited calls and limited data amounts. They have launched two versions of the latest plan. One version is for the customers who wants to get free calling facility to Airtel numbers only, whereas second will give free unlimited calling across the networks through India. Below are the details:
Plan Price
Calls (Local+STD)
Internet Data
Validity
Rs. 145-146
Unlimited (Airtel to Airtel)
300 MB 4G
28 days
Rs. 345-346
Unlimited (All networks)
1 GB 4G
28 days
Exact price of the plan will vary from state to state so we have mentioned lower and upper limits both.
Airtel Unlimited Calling and Data Plans
Airtel Unlimited Calling and Data Plans




How to activate Airtel Unlimited Calls and Internet Data Pack

  • Go to official website or download the official app from Google Play Store (let us know if yu need direct links)
  • Complete the registration as per your mobile number. You will need to verify your phone number through OTP
  • Visit the recharge page and select one among the above offers
  • Pay online
That's it! Offer will be activated on your mobile number within 24 hours.

Unlimited Calling and Internet Offer from Vodafone

Vodafone seems to be in race from quite a long time now. They have already launched "Vodafone Double Data Offer" which allows users to have double data usage for same plan/price. As part of double data offer, is user recharge their number/account with a 4G pack more than Rs. 255 then they will get double value for that. Validity and other things will remain same, only the data value will be doubled.

Like Airtel, Vodafone too have come up with dual plans for free calling and data usage benefits. Below are the details:
Plan Price
Calls (Local+STD)
Internet Data
Validity
Rs. 144-149
Unlimited (Vodafone to Vodafone)
300 MB 4G
28 days
Rs. 344-349
Unlimited (All networks)
1 GB 4G
28 days

Vodafone Unlimited Calling and Data Plans
Vodafone Unlimited Calling and Data Plans


How to activate the offer

There are no special instructions on how to activate and use free calling and internet offer from Vodafone. It is similar to any other normal plan.offer from the company. Follow below steps to activate any of the above plan:

  • Visit official Vodafone recharge portal or download the app from Play Store or App Store or Windows store, whichever applicable
  • Complete the registration by verifying your mobile number
  • Visit recharge section and choose the desired pack
  • Pay the amount using online banking, credit card or debit card options

 

Unlimited Calls and Data Offers from Idea

Idea seems to be on same track when it comes about competing Jio. They have launched same price packs that offer free unlimited voice calling with limited data offers. These packs are valid across all parts/state of the country (it is same for offers/packs from all the companies). Below are the details of latest offer from Idea:
Plan Price
Calls (Local+STD)
Internet Data
Validity
Rs. 148
Unlimited (Idea to Idea)
300 MB 4G
28 days
Rs. 348
Unlimited (All networks)
1 GB 4G
28 days

Idea Unlimited Calling and Data Plans
Idea Unlimited Calling and Data Plans


Activation part is simple, which can be done through both online portals as well as through Idea application available on different OS app stores. Verify your number, choose the plan and at last pay for it.

BSNL Unlimited Calling and Internet Plans

BSNL is in news for launching similar offer like what Jio has launched in terms of "Happy New Year". As per several reports (which might be false through), BSNL is planning to launch their unlimited STD+Local calling offer in January 2017. They might name this offer related to new year most probably. Although no concrete details are available from officials but they might come up with below 2 offers to compete with all other companies including Jio. BSNL has launched BB249 Broadband package that offers great benefits which you must check right now.

BSNL Unlimited Calling and Data Plans
BSNL Unlimited Calling and Data Plans

 Below are the expected offere price that BSNL might come up with:
Plan Price
Calls (Local+STD)
Internet Data
Validity
Rs. 99
Unlimited (BSNL to BSNL)
300 MB 4G
28 days
Rs. 349
Unlimited (All networks)
1 GB 4G
28 days
Activation details/steps will be similar to any other plan from BSNL.

UPDATE: BSNL has officially launched unlimited calling and internet plan today. They have come up with 2 plans, one will offer unlimited calling to BSNL-BSNL number only (STD + Local) whereas second will extend unlimited calling to other networks as well. BSNL-BSNL offer is limited to few selected states only and can be activated for Rs. 99 only. It will offer 300 MB 4G data also.

Second offer that will offer that provides cross network unlimited calling with 1 GB 4G data can be activated for Rs. 349.

You can check complete details here: BSNL Unlimited Calling, Data Offers

As per some reports, RCOM will too launch such free calling and internet offer in coming months. It is expected to go on same track of range Rs. 140-150 and Rs. 340-350. We will surely update you whenever they will announce any such offer.

People might have complains about services that Jio has provided (in fact providing) so far. They have issues in terms of poor internet speed (in expectation to standard 4G connection, poor connectivity, signal strength etc) but users should not forget that they are using all the services for free and it is all because of Jio that has forced all other companies to reduce their plans to all time lower values. Now choose the best and enjoy reliable services from any of the telecom company.

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