Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea best 3GB data per day plans

  • Over 600 million users in India rely on mobile data to connect to the internet, while only 19 million households have a broadband connection.
  • With India under a 21-day lockdown, mobile data has come to the rescue of nearly half of the country’s population.
  • While all three telcos have high FUP plans, Airtel and Vodafone Idea offer better value for money as compared to Jio.
India is currently under a 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the lockdown is scheduled to end on April 14, there have been reports that several state governments want to extend the lockdown.

With people stuck at home, their internet usage has gone up over the past few days, be it for remote working, online classes or entertainment. Over 630 million users in India rely on mobile data to connect to the internet and with low FUP limits, users have to worry about exhausting it.

Best 3GB data per day plan

To help you get your work done and get your daily dose of entertainment, you can select a 3GB data plan that is offered by telcos. In this post, we look at the 3GB data plans from the different telcos.

Plans with 28 days validity

TelcoPlanValidityVoice calling
Reliance Jio₹ 34928 days1,000 non-Jio minutes
Airtel₹ 39828 daysUnlimited
Vodafone Idea₹ 39828 daysUnlimited

While Reliance Jio’s 3GB data per day plan is cheaper than Airtel and Vodafone Idea, it offers limited off-net calling. Jio is offering 1,000 minutes of non-Jio calls. So, if you are only looking for data and are okay with the 1,000 minutes, it is better to go for Reliance Jio’s plan.

Plans with 56 days validity


TelcoPlanValidityVoice Calling
Reliance Jio---
Airtel₹ 55856 daysUnlimited
Vodafone Idea₹ 55856 daysUnlimited

Reliance Jio does not have a 3GB data per day plan with 56 days validity. The one month cost for the plans from Airtel and Vodafone Idea comes down to ₹279 per month when you opt for the 56 days plan.

If we look at all the plans, the 56 days plan from Airtel and Vodafone Idea offer the most benefit. We suggest users to opt for this plan if they are looking for plans that offer higher data limits.

See also:
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