Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs Airtel vs BSNL: Under Rs 200 prepaid plans compared

Jul 16, 2018, 03:58 PM IST

India's telecom space has fast turned into a consumers market. In comparison to other countries in the world, people are able to avail one of the cheapest data plans due to ongoing stiff competition among telecom firms. A couple of years ago, consumers had to pay Rs 250 for 1GB data, but the picture has changed completely. Now, 1.5GB data per day is available for less than Rs 200. Several plans extending 1.5GB daily data under Rs 200 are available in the market, here’re a few plans offered by Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel and BSNL.


Reliance Jio prepaid plan at Rs 149: Jio offers a plan at Rs 149, wherein, buyers can avail daily 1.5GB 4G data with a validity of 28 days, besides he/she can download up to 42GB data. Additionally, the plan comes with unlimited voice calls, unlimited roaming and 100 free SMS daily. Users also get a complimentary subscription to Jio suite of apps, such as JioMovies, JioMusic and JioTV. Image source: Reuters


Vodafone prepaid plan at Rs 199: Offering unlimited roaming, unlimited local and STD calls and 100 free SMS daily, Vodafone's Rs 199 plan also includes 1.4GB daily high-speed 3G / 4G data with validity period of 28 days. Buyers are also offered a complimentary subscription to Vodafone Play service where they can watch Live TV and movies on demand. Image source: Reuters


Airtel prepaid plan at Rs 199: Like Vodafone, Bharti Airtel also offers prepaid plan with a validity of 28 days at Rs 199. The plan includes unlimited roaming, unlimited local and national calling, besides 100 free SMS daily and 1.4GB 3G / 4G data per day. Airtel, however, does not bundle any freebies like Wynk Music or Airtel TV subscription the way it offers with postpaid plans. Image source: Reuters


BSNL prepaid plan at Rs 98: Recently, the state-run BSNL has come out with some plans creating a tough situation for existing private players in the telecom space. The BSNL's Rs 98 plan comes with a validity of 26 days, offering 1.5GB daily data with 3G speeds. Users can download up to 39GB data under this plan, but it doesn’t include any voice calling benefits. The offer is merely a simple data plan. Image source: Reuters