NEW DELHI: Vodafone Idea users you can now enjoy 2GB of extra data. The telecom operator Vi is now giving 2GB of extra data to its subscribers under the prepaid plan of Rs 219. The offer is available only on the web and the Vi app.
The service provider offers 1GB data per day as part of its 219 plan. This means that the users will get a total 28GB of data. However, after revision, the users of the Rs 219 plan will get a total of 30GB data.
The plan also offers the ability to make unlimited local and national calls along with 100 SMS per day. This prepaid plan from Vi comes with the validity of 28 days. Along with this plan, the Vi subscribers also have complimentary access to Vi movies and TV Basic.
In order to avail the benefit of extra 2GB data, users will have to recharge either from the company website or the mobile app.
Meanwhile, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has slapped a penalty of Rs 2,000 crore on Vodafone Idea and Rs 1,050 crore on Bharti Airtel based on sector regulator Trai‘s recommendation five years ago, according to sources. The DoT has given three weeks time to the telecom operators to pay the penalty.
In October 2016, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had recommended imposing a total penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea (now merged) for allegedly denying inter-connectivity to Reliance Jio. The regulator had, at that time, stopped short of recommending cancellation of their telecom licences saying it may lead to significant consumer inconvenience.
Trai’s recommendation had come on a complaint by Reliance Jio that over 75 per cent of calls on its network were failing as incumbents were not releasing sufficient numbers of points of interface (PoIs).