Vodafone, BSNL, Airtel, Reliance and Idea announced various new offers ahead of the festival. The deals include free data, extra talk time on recharge packs and reduced call tariffs.
On the front Vodafone is focusing on offering free internet browsing with its Diwali offer, giving away 100MB of 3G or 2G data to both prepaid and postpaid subscribers on November 11. Aside from this, the brand has further introduced a ‘One Rate, One South’ pack.The Rs 57 pack allows users to place local, STD and roaming calls at a flat tariff of Rs 0.01 per second. It’s only applicable in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala
BSNL has launched 2 special recharge vouchers for prepaid users which are only applicable from November 11 to 17. Under the STV35 deal, consumers have to pay Rs 35 in order to make local and STD calls at Rs 0.20 per minute. In the STV48 offer, people must cough up Rs 48 in order to get 80 minutes of free local and STD calls via any network on national roaming.Note that the 1st is only valid for 2 days and the 2nd is valid for 3 days.
Reliance is allowing new customers to avail free calling on Reliance numbers from 11 pm to 6 am on November 11. Existing customers have access to a double talk time scheme, where if they recharge for Rs 52, they get an extra 52 minutes of talk time, this offer valid for 3 days.
In the meanwhile, Idea Cellular has rolled out its own Freedom Packs. These prepaid vouchers are aimed at people like new users and students.One provides up to 300MB of 2G data at Rs 100 and the other hands out 500MB of 3G data at Rs 175. Both these offers can be used within 28 days.
Finally, Airtel has started giving away Rs 750 to anyone who subscribes to the operator’s data packs.