Vodafone Idea users, there is some bad news for you. Vodafone Idea’s double data offer which was earlier limited to 14 circles is now limited to 9 circles. This includes Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Kolkata, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir. But that's not all. The number of plans offering double data has reduced from 3 to just 2. Earlier, the Rs 249, Rs 399 and Rs 599 plans gave users 3 GB data per day (1.5GB daily data + additional 1.5GB) and a validity of 28 days, 56 days and 84 days, respectively. Now only the Rs 399 and Rs 599 plans offer the double data offer. Last week Vodafone Idea reduced the number of circles from 22 to 14 where the plan was available and now it's down to 9, as mentioned above. The Rs 249 plan now gives users 1.5GB data per day with a validity of 28 days. For the validity of 28 days and 3GB data per day, users will have to resort to the Rs 398 plan.
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.
If you are working from home and looking at checking out some great prepaid plans, you can do so here.