Vodafone offers free national roaming
In a bid to lure more customers while celebrating 200 million users, Vodafone announced on October 21 that it will be making incoming calls free for customers on national roaming.
According to the media reports, Vodafone customers travelling anywhere out of their telecom circle will be able to receive incoming calls for free. Customers wouldn’t need to get special roaming packs from this Diwali.
“At Vodafone, the customer is at the heart of all that we do and it is an ongoing endeavour to come up with unmatched value and convenience for our customers. Even though outgoing charges while roaming had become comparable to home charges, consumer research has shown that incoming charges while roaming has been a hindrance to worry-free usage,” Sandeep Kataria, Director – Commercial, Vodafone India said to the media.
Even though Vodafone says that this move is a part of the company’s 200 million customer celebration, media suggests that it appears to be a move to counter the rise of Reliance Jio – which recently achieved the fastest 1 million customers.
“Along with our recently launched International Roaming Daily pack which makes International Roaming worry free, we are now confident that Vodafone India customers will not be holding back conversations while travelling nationally or internationally on Vodafone SuperNet,” Kataria added.
It is to be noted that this isn’t the first scheme offered by Vodafone since Reliance Jio entered the telecom market. As Jio offered free voice calls for life along with unlimited 4G data, all the incumbent operators have started to bring out beneficial offers for its users.
In one such offer, Vodafone announced last week that it will double the monthly data for its subscribers on Vodafone Red plans. In addition to the increase in data, users can also get a free subscription to Vodafone Play for a limited time.
A Vodafone Red plan allows postpaid subscribers to create a group of up to six people who share voice, SMS and Internet data. The plans start at Rs 499 for 1GB of data.
Even last month Vodafone had announced a free data plan that offers 10GB of 4G data to users at the price of a 1GB plan. It has been reported that the new scheme is being offered in circles where Vodafone offers its own 3G or 4G services and can be availed by both prepaid and postpaid customers till December 31, 2016.
Also, it launched ‘All in One’ roaming pack for its prepaid customers. It includes local talk time, STD, incoming and outgoing roaming minutes in a single recharge, exclusively for Vodafone prepaid customers in Delhi and NCR circle.