Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone vs Idea vs BSNL prepaid plans: BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with Rs 78 plan; check all similar plans here
Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone vs Idea vs BSNL plans: There are normally two plans offered by the telcos in this range - one has seven days validity and the other has 28 days of valdity.
Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone vs Idea vs BSNL plans: The Indian telecom sector is facing intense competition and the relatively new entrant into the sector - Reliance Jio - has significantly increased its market share and customer base. The Jio has forced other telcos to rationalise, modify and even bring new cheap plans. Vodafone and Airtel have already launched plans similar to that of Reliance Jio.
State-owned BSNL has also launched Rs 78 plan to counter Jio and keep its customer base intact. The plan gives 2GB data and unlimited calling per day. The plan is valid for 10 days. Therefore, a user will get 20GB data in total. Since the BSNL is yet to roll out 4G facility for its users, the users will get either 2G or 3G speed. If a user exhausts the daily limit, he will get free data at the speed of 80 kbps.
BSNL also has a Rs 98 plan named as 'Data Tsunami'. It offers 1.5GB 3G data per day for 26 days. Post daily limit, a user will be charged 3p/10kb.
If we talk about Jio, then it has two plan in this range. One is Rs 52 plan which offers 1.05GB 4G data per day and is valid for 7 days. Another is Rs 98 plan which offers 2GB 4G data per day for 28 days.
On the other hand, Vodafone has two plans in this range. One is Rs 99 which gives 3GB data for 28 days. Post the 3GB limit, a user is charged 4p/10kb. The other is Rs 97 plan which comes bundled with 6GB data for 7 days. Post 6GB, a user is charged 4p/10kb.
The Airtel has similar plans like Vodafone. Its Rs 98 plan offers 3GB data for 28 days while the Rs 92 plan gives 6GB data for 7 days.
The Idea also has two plans priced at Rs 92 and Rs 98. The Rs 98 plans come with 3GB (3G/2G) data and 28 days validity. The Rs 92 plan offers 6GB (3G/2G) data with 7 days validity.
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The battle will further intensify as telecom firms have come up with a minimum recharge rule. Under this, a user will have to recharge their SIM with a minimum Rs 35 to keep receiving the incoming call as well as to continue the service. Failing which, the user's SIM will be deactivated by the company. This will result in more people giving up on their second SIM. Therefore, the telecom firm may see a decline in their user base.
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