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Airtel vs Jio vs Vodafone Idea: A comparison of top prepaid plans after recent price hike

Airtel vs Jio vs Vi Recharge Plans: Check out a head-to-head comparison between popular plans by Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea to decide which telecom operator offers the best plans for you.

By: Tech Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: November 28, 2021 8:23:34 pm
airtel vs Jio, airtel vs VI, airtel vs Jio vs VI prepaid plans,Here's a look at how Airtel's popular prepaid plans stack up against Vodafone Idea and Jio. (File)

Airtel vs Jio vs Vi Recharge Plans: Airtel announced its price hike on prepaid plans earlier this week with prices for various plans doing up by 20-25 per cent. Vodafone-Idea (VI) followed quickly and also announced a price hike for most of its plans with a similar range as Airtel. So far Jio is the only one that has not announced a price hike for its prepaid plans.

Here’s a quick look at how the prices for various plans compare between the three telecom giants now. Note that prices may/may not slightly vary based on your telecom sector.

Unlimited calling plans – 28 days validity

Airtel’s base unlimited calling plan starts at Rs 179 now and also offers 100 SMS per day along with 1GB of data per day. A higher Rs 299 plan offers the same benefits with 1.5GB data per day and for Rs 359 you get the same perks with 2GB data per day.

In comparison, Jio offers a Rs 149 plan (24 days) that includes unlimited calling 100 SMS per day and 1GB data per day. The 1.5GB data per day plan (28 days) costs Rs 199, while the 2GB data per day plan costs Rs 249. There is also a Rs 349 pack that offers 3GB data per day for 28 days.

Coming to Vodafone Idea, the 1.5GB data per day plan (28 days) costs Rs 299, and the 2GB data per day plan with unlimited calling and 100SMS per day now costs Rs 359.

Unlimited calling plans – 56 days validity

For 56 days or roughly two months, Airtel offers two unlimited plans. The Rs 479 plan offers 1.5GB data per day while the Rs 549 plan offers 2GB data per day. Both plans also include unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day.

With Jio, you have the 1.5GB data per day plan at Rs 399 and the 2GB data per day plan at Rs 666. Both plans again include unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day.

With Vodafone Idea, you have a 1.5GB per day plan at Rs 479, and a 2GB per day plan at Rs 539. Both offering unlimited calling and 100SMS per day.

Unlimited calling plans – 84 days validity

Airtel offers three plans for 84 days. These are the Rs 455 plan that offers 6GB data total, a Rs 719 plan that offers 1.5GB data per day, and Rs 839 plan that offers 2GB data per day.

Jio offers 1.5GB data per day at Rs 555, 2GB data per day at Rs 888, and 3GB data per day at Rs 999. Vodafone Idea offers 1.5GB data per day at Rs 719 and 2GB data per day at Rs 839. There is also a 6GB total data plan for Rs 459.

Data top-ups/ Data booster plans

Airtel offers three data booster plans at Rs 58 for 3GB, Rs 118 for 12GB, and Rs 301 for 50GB, all with unlimited validity (until your current plan ends).

Jio offers 1GB data at Rs 11, 2GB data at Rs 21, 6GB data at Rs 51, and 12GB data at Rs 101. There are also ‘Work from home’ data boosters with a 30-day validity that cost Rs 151 for 30GB, Rs 201 for 40GB, and Rs 251 for 50GB.

Vodafone Idea now offers 3GB data at Rs 58 with 28 days validity and 12GB data at Rs 118 with 28 days validity. There is also a Rs 298 plan that offers 50GB data for 28 days and a Rs 418 plan that offers 100GB data for 56 days.

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