Reliance Jio 4G Plans impact: Vodafone now offers 20GB data for Rs 998 in Gujarat’

By: | Published: September 3, 2016 6:16 AM

A day after Reliance Jio announced aggressive tariff plans for data and offered voice calls for free, Vodafone India, the country's second-biggest operator, on Friday said it would start offering 20GB of data for R998 per month in Gujarat circle, at about 33% discount to Reliance Jio's offer of R1,499 a month.

A day after Reliance Jio announced aggressive tariff plans for data and offered voice calls for free, Vodafone India, the country’s second-biggest operator, on Friday said it would start offering 20GB of data for R998 per month in Gujarat circle, at about 33% discount to Reliance Jio’s offer of R1,499 a month.

As part of the plans, Vodafone India is also offering free calls but within its network for a limited period and also double the data for consumers subscribing to data for 1Gb or more in its 4G network. The company is also offering three months free access to television, movies and videos on its Vodafone Play app store, for consumers migrating to its 4G services.

On Thursday, Vodafone India launched its 4G services in Surat and plans to expand it to the entire state of Gujarat over the next few months, the company said. Gujarat is the latest circle for 4G launch for the local unit of the British telecommunications company, after launching it in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata, Delhi & NCR, Mumbai, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh East.

Reacting to Reliance Jio’s offers, Sunil Sood, managing director of Vodafone India said the company has ensured that its customers get top-end services at competitive prices. “Some people go for prices, we go for quality and pricing and efficiency. We are a combination of right prices, right services and right products and we have always emerged victorious from our battles. Our customers have remained loyal to us, since they have confidence in us,” Sood added.

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