Telcos' tariff plans getting too confusing? Read this before your next recharge
Want to know which plans to recharge with next month? Take a look at some of the top plans by telcos in Rs 400-Rs 500 range.
- After Airtel, Idea and Vodafone have rolled out data rollover benefits for postpaid subscribers.
- Most plans compared in the story will require Rs 400- to Rs 500 per month.
- Postpaid customers get higher data of up to 10GB per billing cycle.
Tariff wars are still ablaze with the telecom operators with monthly recharges being announced by the second. Low-cost bundled tariff plans comprising of everything from free calling and messages at the side of an internet pack.
For most prepaid subscribers, information on new tariff plans are got from your nearest kirana shopkeepers who have a fair idea of ‘what’s the new poison’ as far as recharge plans go.
However, for postpaid subscribers to change monthly billing cycles may involve a task of calculated research which can be quite trying.
Here are the most popular plans by the operators:
Do keep in mind that prices of some of these plans may vary based on telecom circles.
Airtel Rs 199 prepaid recharge plan
Airtel is offering 1 GB of 3G/4G mobile data in this plan. The pack also offers unlimited calling which comes with a validity of 28 days. This scheme is valid in select circles allows free incoming calls on roaming but outgoing calls are not free on roaming. The pack also provides unlimited messaging.
For postpaid customers the ‘Best selling’ postpaid plans listed on the company’s website range from Rs 399 to Rs 999.
Airtel Rs 499 Infinity postpaid plan
This plan includes 20 GB of data at 4G/3G in the postpaid plan priced at Rs 499 per month. It includes unlimited local/STD calls as well as outgoing calls on national roaming, among other benefits. Airtel’s 'data rollover' feature is available with this plan.
Airtel Rs 399 postpaid plan
Airtel’s Rs 399 plan includes unlimited local, STD calling and 10GB of 3G/4G data.
Vodafone Rs 348 prepaid recharge plan
The operator is offering unlimited local, STD and roaming calls within India with 2GB 4G/3G per day for 28 days.
Vodafone RED postpaid plan for Rs 399
This Vodafone plan for Rs 399 offers 10 GB internet data. Local and STD calls are unlimited, as per the company’s website. There's free incoming allowed in this postpaid plan and national roaming is also free. Vodafone also has a data roll-over feature of up to 200 GB allows.
Idea Rs 449 prepaid recharge plan
This plan offers 1GB data per day. It also provides unlimited local, STD, roaming calls and 100 local and national SMS per day. An additional 1GB data free for 28 days in this prepaid recharge plan which is valid for 70 days.
Idea Nirvana Postpaid Plan Rs 389
This plan gives its subscribers a total of 10GB data, while Rs 499 plan offers 20GB data. All the plans offer 100 local and national SMS per day for the entire billing period. Idea has also introduced the 'data rollover' scheme like Airtel and Vodafone.
Reliance Jio prepaid recharge plan Rs 399
The flagship plan of Reliance Jio comes with 70 GB of ‘high speed’ data for a validity period of 70 days. FUP of 1 GB is applicable. Subscribers also get unlimited local/STD/roaming SMSes across all operators for the validity period, according to Jio's website.
Jio Rs 409 postpaid plan
Jio is asking its postpaid subscribers to pay security deposits for availing the plans. For this plan customers will have to pay Rs 500 ‘security deposit’. The plan will give subscribers unlimited local, STD and calls on roaming. Plus 20GB data and unlimited SMSes.