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Best Prepaid and Postpaid Plans Compared: Airtel Vs. Jio Vs. Idea

Best Prepaid and Postpaid Plans Compared: Airtel Vs. Jio Vs. Idea

Without doubt, since Reliance Jio was launched there has been a huge reduction seen in the tariff rates for both postpaid and prepaid users. Data has become much cheaper and voice calls have become almost free.

Some Best Prepaid Plans to go for

The starting days of Reliance Jio gave heartburns to other telecom companies but within few months almost all of them retaliated with competitive plans which further benefited customers. Here are some of the plans that may suit you:

Telecom Operator Tariff Plan in Rupees Description
Reliance Jio 459 1 GB of 4G data for 84 days, Free voice calls and SMS
Reliance Jio 399 1GB of 4G data for 70 days, free SMS and voice calls
Airtel 399 1GB of 4G data for 70 days, free voice calls but offer limited to selected customers
Airtel 449 1GB of 4G data for 84 days, free voice calls to any number but limited.
Airtel 293 1GB 4G data for 84 days, free voice calls limited to Airtel numbers, offer to limited
Idea 447 1GB 4G data for 70 days, free voice calls to any network

Other data plans are no match to these offers. These include prepaid plan by BSNL of Rs 395 offering 2GB 3G data per day for 71 days. A voice call of 3000 minutes BSNL to BSNL while 1800 minutes for BSNL to other networks.

Some Best Postpaid Plans to Go For

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is the leading choice as it has offers ranging from 399 to 999. The 399 plan offer 30GB of 4G data for one complete bill cycle with FUP. One needs to deposit Rs 400 as security deposit. The Rs 409 plan offers 20GB of GB data without Fair use policy. One needs to deposit Rs 500 for it. The Rs 509 plan offers 60GB of 4G data for one bill cycle and a 2GB FUP per day.

The 999 plan offers 60GB 4G data for one bill cycle with no FUP, it means the user can use the entire 60GB data in one day. The offer can be availed by depositing Rs 1150 as security.

In the postpaid plan as well, the competition is between the private players.


On the other hand, Airtel gives their users the rollover option which means that the unused data can be added to the next month data. The plan starts with Rs 399 and goes up to Rs 999. In comparison to Jio, Airtel is offering less data. The 399 plan offers only 20GB 4G data while the 499 plan offers 20GB data. Similarly, the 599 plan offers 30GB of 4G data per month. Free voice call is available in all while roaming charges are not counted in free calls.

No one is ready to let it go…

Before Reliance Jio was launched, most of the telecom companies offered tariff plans at a very costly rate. One GB of 2G plan for a month used to cost Rs 251 for Idea while Vodafone gave 4GB 3G data for 1 month in 500 INR. But since Jio came into the market, every telecom operator went into shock and in competition has to decrease the rate.

Early or late, all the telecom operators are giving hard fight. Idea and Vodafone are in talks for Merger and Kumar Mangalam has said that the merger will be finalized by 2018. It is matter of time when one can expect something more shocking in this industry which will after all benefit the customers who have suffered a lot earlier. Thanks to Jio after all!

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