Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL announce new year plans; which one should you buy?
Here's what you need to know about 'New Year' tariff plans by companies.
- BSNL has launched a 'combo' pack valid on blackout days.
- Idea has tweaked its Rs 309 plan after a month of launching it.
- Airtel has launched Rs 93 plan to compete with Jio.
Beginning the new year with price wars, telecom operators have rolled out plans and tweaked old ones to usher in 2018. After Reliance Jio unveiled its Happy New Year offer last week telcos have also followed suit.
Subscribers of all operators from Idea Cellular to Reliance Jio can now recharge for more data and calling benefits. Here is a complete list.
BSNL Combo Voucher
State-run, BSNL’s new plan is valid from December 24, 2017, to January 1, 2018. Customers can recharge during these days and enjoy benefits of the plan on blackout days as well, a report by Telecom Talk said.
For Rs 74 the plan offers 1GB data per day and 100 SMS per day for three days. It also offers Rs 10 talk time.
Jio’s Happy New Year
Reliance Jio rolled out two tariff plans priced at Rs 199 and Rs 299. The first plan offers subscribers 1.2GB per day in addition to ‘unlimited’ voice calls, SMS and Jio app benefits for Rs 199.
This plan is valid for 28 days.
The Rs 299 plan offers 2GB per day with its usual voice call benefits for a period of 28 days.
Idea Cellular Rs 309
The telecom arm of Aditya Birla Group has upgraded its Rs 309 plan to offer more data benefits. Keeping up with the competition, Idea is offering 1.5 GB data instead of the earlier 1GB for the same price. Subscribers will also get unlimited local and STD calling and 100 SMS daily.
Vodafone Rs 198
Under this plan, Vodafone is offering local and STD calls with 1GB data per day. New customers need to recharge with Rs 229 to get the same benefits, a report by Business Standard said. The Rs 198 plan is valid for 28 days and offers 100 SMS.
Airtel Rs 93
For just Rs 93, the largest telecom operator in India is offering unlimited local and STD calls. At the side of 1GB 3G/4G data per day, this pack offers 100 SMS as well. Validity of this plan is just 10 days unlike Jio’s Rs 98 plan which offers 2.1 GB of 4G data for 14 days.