Telecom service provider Vodafone Idea on Saturday discontinued its newly launched caller tunes Value Added Service (VAS) plans within 2 weeks of its introduction. The VAS plans had been launched in the 3rd week of March.
The plans which were earlier listed under the Mumbai circle have now been removed. Vodafone’s website shows no VAS plans on its website. The new VAS plans have also been delisted from the Idea website.
OnlyTech had initially on 19th March reported the introduction of these caller tune VAS plans. Back then we noted that the Vodafone and Idea’s website seemed to be showing wrong validity information as the cheaper Rs 67 plan was giving 90 days validity while the costlier Rs 78 plan was providing 89 days validity only.
While the plans remained listed on the website, popular news sites like NDTV, Times of India, Firstpost, India Today, and Times Now among others reported the new plans yesterday only. Vodafone seems to have taken note of the reports and noticed its goof up.
The three new VAS plans priced at Rs 47, Rs 67 and Rs 78 only provided caller tunes. The pack provided unlimited song change for its subscribers. Rs 47 had a validity of 28 days. However, the main issue was with Rs 67 and Rs 78 plans. Rs 67 offered 90 days validity while Rs 78 offered 89 days validity.
Vodafone had recently brought back its Rs 95 All-Rounder pack with increased validity and reduced calling and data benefits. The plan was discontinued last year after the tariff hike exercise.