Telecom operator Vodafone Idea has once again become truly "unlimited" as the telco removed cap on free outgoing calls on other networks under new plans for pre-paid customers that came into effect from December 3. The company had earlier capped outgoing calls on other networks at 1,000 minutes in plan with 28-days validity, 3,000 minutes in 84-days validity and 12,000 in 365 days validity plan.
Beyond this limit, customers were required to pay 6 paisa per minute for outgoing calls to network of other telecom operators. The announcement was made on Twitter on late Friday night.
"Here's to unlimited possibilities with free unlimited calling, even to other networks," Vodafone Idea tweeted with note that the changes are effective from December 6 onward.
Enjoy free unlimited calls to everyone. More reasons for you to rejoice for being on your favourite network. pic.twitter.com/nqcqK8e00z— Vodafone (@VodafoneIN) December 6, 2019
Vodafone Idea on December 1 announced new plans under which call and data charges became costlier for its pre-paid customers by up to 50 per cent from December 3. The company announced new plans in "unlimited" category with 2 days, 28 days, 84 days, 365 days validity.
The announcement to remove the cap on free outgoing calls on other networks was made the same day Reliance Jio raised the price of its calling and internet plans by about 40 per cent.
Although Jio announced plans a little cheaper than its competitors Airtel and Vodafone Idea, the telco didn’t announce any changes in free call limit to other networks. Airtel has also removed cap on free calls on other networks.