Videocon Telecom, which started its services in March last year, became the 13th operator in the Indian telecom sector.
It currently offers pre paid services in 16 states -- Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP East, UP West and West Bengal.
Like other telcos, Videocon has a host of attractive tariff plans to woo customers.
In most states that it operates in, Videocon has an inaugural package that costs Rs 31, is valid for 365 days and has talk value of Rs 25.
All local and STD calls are charged at one paisa per second under this plan.
Base Tariff plan
A new Videocon pre paid connection with lifetime validity costs Rs 49, and comes with Rs 5 worth of talk time. This plan is available across the 16 states.
While all outgoing local calls are charged at Rs 1, STD calls cost Rs 1.50 per minute.
Local SMSs are charged at Rs 1, while for national SMSs users have to pay Rs 1.50, and international messages cost Rs 5 each.
ISD call rates differ from country to country. For example, the call rate for Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the UK is Rs 6.40 per minute, while for countries such as Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait and China voice calls cost Rs 9.20 per minute.
Special Tariff Voucher
In this plan, the user gets talktime worth Rs 23 by paying only Rs 28. The plan is valid for 365 days and local and STD calls to any network cost Rs 1 paisa with a pulse rate of 1 second.
Self Activation packs
The Self Activation plan costs Rs 5 and comes with bonus local or STD talk value with validity of one day. It is available across the 16 states.
There are two options under the Self Activation plan.
The first option provides up to 75 minutes of local or Videocon to Videocon talktime and the second option provides 15 minutes of STD talktime valid across all networks in India.
Calls under this offer will be charged at a pulse rate of 60 seconds.
Zero Paisa Plan
The much publicised Zero Paisa plan from Videocon Mobile has been able to garner a lot of eyeballs, but as they say, nothing comes free, and this offer is no exception.
If you buy a Videocon mobile handset from among the seven models that are part of this scheme you get to make between 10 and 30 minutes of free local calls to any network, every day for one year.
Also Read our previous story: Does Videocon's Zero Paisa plan make sense to you?