Vodafone vs Airtel vs Reliance Jio: Prepaid combos under Rs 150 compared

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Nov 16, 2018, 06:36 PM IST

Reliance Jio has sparked fierce fights for subscribers in the telecom market. This has led to unveiling of many cheap offers and recharge plans to woo the customers to dominate the competition. Almost all major telecom firms are extending combo plans that include unlimited calling benefits, vast data allowance, along with other goodies, are more-or-less similar to each other. Since buyers have become king in this competitive market, let us have a look at those plans offering most value for money with a comparison pf the best ultra-affordable combos offered by three big players - Vodafone, Airtel, and Reliance Jio.


Vodafone (monthly cost of Rs 81-92)
Vodafone’s entry-level recharge plan is priced at Rs 35 for a validity of 28 days, offering a talk-time of Rs 26, outgoing calls at 2.5p/second, and 100MB of data. This plan is beneficial for those who don’t do many outgoing calls, but if you think the data is little low, you have option to combine this plan with Rs 46 data pack. This will offer you 1GB of high-speed data for 28 days, besides offering you a fair amount of calls and data at a monthly price of Rs 81. Image source: Reuters


If your calling need is on a higher side, and you don’t need much data, you have option to go for Vodafone’s Rs 65 recharge plan. This plan offers a talk time of Rs 55, outgoing calls at 1p/second along with 200MB data for a validity period of 28 days. If you club this with Vodafone's Rs 27 data pack, you will will get 500MB data for 28 days, therefore the monthly cost of this combo plan will cost you Rs 92. Image source: Reuters


Airtel (Monthly cost of Rs 65-133)
Airtel subscriber with ‘Smart Recharge’ packs can enjoy the benefit similar to that Vodafone plan. The base-level ‘Smart Recharge’ comes at Rs 35 offering a talk time of Rs 26.66 with 100MB data for 28 days. Since Airtel lacks any affordable data packs, it offers minimum 3GB data for 28 days at Rs 98. The data allowance is generous in comparison to Vodafone, when combined with the base voice plan, but monthly cost bloats to Rs 133. This amount is quite higher in comparison to Vodafone’s monthly cost. Image source: Reuters


If you don’t want to opt for a combo, you can go for Airtel’s Rs 95 ‘Smart Recharge’. This plan offers full talk time of Rs 95, with outgoing tariff of 30p/minute on local/STD/roaming calls for a validity of 28 days. Buyers can will also enjoy 500MB data bundled with this pack. Another ‘Smart Recharge’ of Rs 65 can also be opted that gives a talk time of Rs 55, outgoing tariff of 1p/second, along with 200MB data for a validity period of 28 days. Image source: Reuters


Reliance Jio (Monthly cost of Rs 49-98)
Those with Reliance Jio plan can go for its entry-level Rs 49 plan, which works with its JioPhone and JioPhone 2 ‘smart feature phones’. This plan comes with a validity period of 28 days, offering unlimited voice calling--both local and STD, besides providing 1GB data. You can also use WhatsApp, YouTube and Facebook on the JioPhone and JioPhone 2’s small displays. Image source: Reuters


If you own a smartphone, you can opt for Jio’s Rs 98 plan, offering both unlimited voice calls and 2GB data for a validity of 28 days. This is an ideal plan for those who use voice calls heavily but don't need have much data usage. Above all, you also get 300 text messages, besides having access to Jio’s entire suite of apps. Image source: Reuters