Airtel Users Can Now Get 1.5GB/Day For Rs 199; Is It Better Than Jio, Vodafone Plans?
Previously, we shared a story about how BSNL is triggering price war. It looks like the same as Airtel is following suit by revising with Rs 199 prepaid plan and is now offering you 1.5GB of daily data for 28 days. Previously Airtel offered only 1GB daily data with the same recharge plan.
The 199 prepaid revised plan even includes:-
- Unlimited calling benefits,
- 100 SMS per day,
- Free access to Hellotunes, Wynk Music and
- Airtel Xstream app subscription that has more than 350 Live TV channels.
- Validity period of 24 days.
But, the pack is currently visible to only a few subscribers. The development was first reported by TelecomTalk.
It is worth noting that Airtel already offers a Rs 249 prepaid plan, which gives 1.5GB data per day for 28 days. This plan is available in all the telecom circles of Airtel.
However, the revised Rs 199 recharge plan is currently only accessible in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka telecom circles. A lot of Airtel customers can still buy the old Rs 199 plan with 1GB data.
What is strange is that Airtel is offering both Rs 249 and Rs 199 plan with the same benefits.
Airtel Rs 199 vs Jio prepaid recharge plan
Comparatively, Reliance Jio offers a Rs 199 prepaid plan to all its subscribers and this plan comes with 1.5GB daily data. This means that the company will ship a total of 42GB data. As the telecom giant has removed IUC charges, you will now get unlimited calls to all the networks. Jio customers also get 100 daily SMS for 28 days.
Unlike Airtel, there is also a Rs 249 Jio plan which gives:-
- 2GB daily data plan
- Total of 56GB data for 28 days. Once the data is exhausted, the speed to drop down to 64Kbps
- Jio to Jio unlimited voice calls and 1,000 minutes to Non-Jio network
- 100 SMS per day
- Access to Jio apps
Airtel Rs 199 vs Vi prepaid recharge plan
For 199, Vi (Vodafone) offers only :-
- 1GB data per day
- Truly unlimited local/national calls to all networks
- 100SMS per day
- Validity period for 24 Days.
- Access to Vi Movies and TV access.
Vodafone also has 2GB daily data plans and the cheapest one is Rs 595 for 56 days in which it gives:-
- 1 year ZEE5 Premium subscription
- 2GB daily data
- Unlimited calls
- 100 SMS per day
- Supports weekend roll-over data.