Airtel vs Jio vs Vodafone Idea: latest prepaid plans and what you will get

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Airtel vs Jio vs Vodafone Idea: latest prepaid plans and what you will get
Business Insider India
  • Reliance Jio has followed Airtel and Vi to hike the prices of its prepaid plans.
  • Here, we take a look at all the latest plans offered by the three telecom providers.
  • You can take a look at the plans and choose the best network provider for you.
Reliance Jio has followed its competitors Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) to hike the prices of its prepaid plans. The latest plans of Reliance Jio were announced yesterday, November 28th, and will come into effect from December 1st onwards.

In this article, we compare the plans offered by the three telecom operators. If you are a prepaid plan user, it will help you decide which company is offering the best plans so you can continue using your current network or port to a new network.

Jio prepaid plans


Let’s first take a look at all the Reliance Jio prepaid plans.
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NetworkPlanValidityDataCallsSMS
Jio₹9128 days3GBUnlimited 50 SMS
Jio₹15528 days2GBUnlimited300 SMS
Jio₹17924 days1GB/ dayUnlimited100 SMS/day
Jio₹23928 days1.5GB/ day, unlimited voice,100 SMS/ dayUnlimited100 SMS/ day
Jio₹29928 days2GB/ day, Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Jio₹47956 days1.5GB/ day, Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Jio₹53356 days2GB/ day, Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Jio₹39584 days6GB, Unlimited1,000 SMS
Jio₹66684 days1.5GB/ day Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Jio₹71984 days2GB/ day, Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Jio₹1559336 days24GB, Unlimited3600 SMS
Jio₹2879365 days2GB/ day, Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Jio₹61 (data plan)NA6GBNANA
Jio₹121 (data plan)NA12GBNANA
Jio₹301(data plan)30 days50GBNANA
While the plans offer the same benefits in terms of data, calls and SMS. the price of the plans has been hiked. The basic plan that started at ₹75 is increased to ₹91 offering 3GB data, 50 SMS and unlimited calling for 28 days on JioPhone.

The premium plan for 365 days has been increased to ₹2,879 from ₹2,399 offering the same benefits of 2GG data per day, unlimited calls and 100 SMS/day.

Airtel prepaid plans


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Now, we take a look at hiked Airtel prepaid plans.

NetworkPlanValidityDataCallsSMS
Airtel₹9928 Days200MB₹99 talk time, 1paise/sec voice tariffNA
Airtel₹17928 Days2GBUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹26528 days1GB/ dayUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹29928 Days1.5GB/day Unlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹35928 Days2GB/ dayUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹45584 Days6GBUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹54956 Days2GB/dayUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹71984 Days1.5GB/day Unlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹83984 Days2GB/dayUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹1799365 Days24GBUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹2999365 Days2GB/dayUnlimited 100 SMS/ day
Airtel₹58 (data pack)NA3GBNANA
Airtel₹118 (data pack)NA12GBNANA
Airtel301 (data ₹pack)NA50GBNANA
The basic plan of Airtel starts at ₹99 offering ₹99 talktime and 200MB data, valid for 28 days. The most premium plan is now priced at ₹2999 offering you 2GB data/day, unlimited calling and 100 SMS/day, valid for 365 days.

Vodafone Idea prepaid plans



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Here is a look at all the prepaid plans available for Vodafone Idea prepaid users.

NetworkPlanValidityDataCallsSMS
Vi₹9928 Days200MB₹99 talk time, 1paise/sec voice tariffNA
Vi₹17928 Days2GBUnlimited 300 SMS
Vi₹26928 Days1GB/ dayUnlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹29928 Days1.5GB/ day Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹35928 Days2GB/ dayUnlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹47956 Days1.5GB/ day Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹53956 Days2GB/ dayUnlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹45984 Days6GBUnlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹71984 Days1.5GB/ dayUnlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹83984 Days2GB/ dayUnlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹1,799365 Days24GB Unlimited 3,600 SMS
Vi₹2,899365 Days1.5GB/ day Unlimited100 SMS/ day
Vi₹58 (data plan)28 Days3GB dataNANA
Vi₹118(data plan)28 Days12GB dataNANA
Vi₹298(data plan)28 Days50GB dataNANA
Vi₹418(data plan)56 Days100GB dataNANA
Like Airtel, the basic plan of Vi is available at ₹99, offering ₹99 talktime and 200MB data. The most premium plan offers 1.5GB/day, unlimited calls and 100 SMS/day for 365 days.

The best plans


Although all three service providers have hiked the prices of their prepaid plans, Reliance Jio still offers the most economical plans out of the three. The Airtel and Vi plans are almost identical. So if you are on any of these networks, you don’t need to port your SIM to the others. However, you can always port to Reliance Jio to benefit from the best plans.
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You can also take a look at the postpaid plans offered by these network providers. Here are all the postpaid plans offered by Jio, Airtel and Vi.

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