The ongoing pricing war between telecom operators means a good news for the subscribers. Each telecom operator is trying to offer the best data plan offers to attract customers. Continuing the trend, Reliance Jio recently announced Happy new year plans. The company has come up with two new tariff plans at Rs 199 and Rs 299. Thereby providing more choice to its prepaid subscribers. As has been the trend in the last few months both Airtel and Vodafone also provide similar plans to counter Jio.
Comparison – 28 Days Validity Data Plan Offers
|Jio (Rs 199 plan)||Vodafone (Rs 198 plan)||Airtel(Rs 199 plan)|
|1.2 GB 4G Daily data for 28 days||1GB 4G/3G data per day
for 28 days
|1GB 4G/3G data per day for 28 days|
|Unlimited calls and SMS||300 unlimited calls/day + 100 SMS/day||Unlimited local/STD calls
+ 100 SMS per day
Reliance Jio Rs 199 Plan: The newly launched tariff plan of Jio provides, 1.2GB of high speed 4G data per day for 28 days. Alongside the benefit of unlimited Local/STD calls and SMS. The company has also a Rs 299 plan providing 2GB/Day, the remaining benefits are the same.
Vodafone Rs 198 plan: The telecom operator is providing Unlimited Local, STD, Roaming calls & 100 SMS/day within India alongside 1GB 4G/3G per day for 28 days.
Airtel Rs 199 Plan: Airtel has also boosted up the benefits of its already existing Rs 199 plan to match its rivals Jio and Vodafone. Airtel is offering the same benefits that include Unlimited Local, STD, Roaming calls & 100 SMS/day within India alongside 1GB 4G/3G per day for 28 days.
Comparison – Long Validity Plans
Reliance Jio started the trend for long validity plans with its Dhana Dhan Offers and has continued this trend ever since. Its rivals have not remained back introducing similar plans.
|Reliance Jio (Rs 459 plan)||Vodafone (Rs 458 plan)||Airtel(Rs 448 plan)|
|1GB data per day for 84 days||1GB 4G/3G data per day
for 70 days
|1GB 4G data per day for 70 days|
|Unlimited calls and SMS||Unlimited* local/STD calls + 100 SMS per day||Unlimited local/STD calls + 100 SMS per day|
|Free National Roaming||Free National Roaming||Free National Roaming|
Comparison – The High Budget Plans
The tough competition between telecom operators continues in the high budget segment. These plans are specially for subscribers with high data usage needs.
|Reliance Jio (Rs 799 plan)||Vodafone (Rs 859 plan)||Airtel (Rs 799 plan)|
|3GB data per day for 28 days + Unlimited calls and SMS||11 GB 3G data & free Wi-Fi
@ 1 GB – for 2G/3G/4G for 28 days
|3.5GB data per day for 28 days + unlimited calls + 100 local/STD SMS per day|
Cashback Offers on Mobile Recharge Plans
The pricing war between telcos is not only limited to tariff plans but also to cashback offers. Like Reliance jio is offering benefits worth up to Rs 3300 on its recharge plans of Rs 399 & above. Jio Cashback Offer was recently announced by the company. Other telecom operators have also dished out attractive cashback offers on their recharge plans.
There is very little to choose between the tariff plans available in the market. It really comes down to individual choice as plans of all telecom companies are so close to each other. If you only want unlimited calling then Rs 149 plan of Reliance Jio seems to be the best choice. Apart from the free local/STD calls, the plan provides 4GB data for 28 days. As far as unlimited calling goes, it is the cheapest plan available in the market. But even if you’ve a heavy data use, there are plenty of choice with data plan offers of Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone.