If you are a Vodafone Idea user then there is some bad news for you. Vodafone Idea has discontinued its double data offer in eight circles. The eight circles include Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra & Goa, the North East, Punjab, and UP West circles. This means that of the 22 circles, the double data plan will be available only in 14 circles. The double data plans gave users an attractive offer. The Rs 249, Rs 399 and Rs 599 plans gave users 3 GB data per day and a validity of 28 days, 56 days and 84 days, respectively. You can read more about the plans here.
Now the people in the 8 circles where the double data offer is not available will have to resort to plans like the Rs 699 plan that gives users 2GB daily data and a validity of 84 days. There is also the Rs 558 plan which gives users 3GB data daily and a validity of 56 days. This makes it expensive for people living in the eight circles to avail more data at a lower price on a daily basis.
With the lockdown in India extended till May 3, people are consuming more content. In such cases, the data cap of 1GB or 1.5GB may not be enough and people may be looking for more data to keep themselves entertained. To ensure there is no strain on networks, OTT platforms like Netflix and Prime Videos are reducing their bit rate to ensure there is no load on the network. Even YouTube has dropped its resolution to 480p on mobile devices to help ease network congestion.
In other Vodafone Idea news, you can recharge your number via an ATM if you can't find a shop near your house to do the same during the lockdown. You can also recharge your Vodafone Idea number via SMS. You can learn the step by step process on how to do that here.