Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs Airtel: Cheapest Prepaid Recharge Data packs with Unlimited Voice Calls, SMS


The race to woo consumers is turning more intense among telcos in India. The major participants in this race include Reliance Jio, Vodafone, and Airtel. All the three companies have launched a slew of affordable prepaid recharge packs to fetch more customers and challenge each other to any level possible. The battle of telcos deserves a comparison to enlighten our readers regarding the prepaid packs offered each of the three major telecom operators in India – Reliance Jio, Vodafone, and Airtel. Let’s take a look at what each company is offering.

Reliance Jio: Cheapest Prepaid Recharge Data Packs with Unlimited Voice Calls and SMS

Starting with Reliance Jio who is responsible for bringing a wave of change in the Indian telecom sector with its affordable pricing and killer strategy involving free 4G for months to every user and unlimited calling. We won’t be exaggerating to crown Reliance Jio as the trendsetter when it comes to cheaper 4G plans. The Mukesh Ambani-led company has taken the entire industry by storm and thus creating a cut-throat competition among major players.

Regarding the prepaid packs offered by Reliance Jio, there is a Rs 19 sachet pack that provides 0.15GB of 4G internet data and after reaching the data limit its internet speed gets capped at 64 Kbps. As for other features, the pack also includes unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls alongside 20 SMSes free of cost. The Reliance Jio sachet pack’s validity is only one day.

Then there is another sachet pack by the company, priced at Rs. 20. It offers 1.05GB of 4G data with a daily limit of 0.15GB data. On crossing the 0.15GB daily data limit, the internet speed lessens to 64 Kbps. This pack also includes unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls but with 70 free SMSes and validity period of 7 days.

Vodafone: Cheapest Prepaid Recharge Data Packs with Unlimited Voice Calls and SMS

To compete with Reliance Jio, Vodafone introduced a variety of packs similar to some of the packs offered by the former. There is Rs. 21 recharge pack from Vodafone that includes unlimited 3G/4G data access for an hour’s duration. It is valid only for a day. A suitable plan for those who want to download big files without the fear of running out of data. This plan directly rivals Reliance Jio’s Rs. 19 pack, but with a better data setup.

The company had also launched two new prepaid packs, priced at Rs. 151 and Rs. 158 respectively. The Rs. 151 prepaid pack comes with unlimited local, STD and roaming calls, and 1GB of 4G data daily for 18 days. But this plan is currently limited to Kerala telecom circle only. The Rs. 158 prepaid pack is also limited to Kerala telecom circle. It offers unlimited voice calling for 250 minutes per day along with 1GB of 4G/3G data daily, both for a validity period of 28 days.

Vodafone also overhauled its Rs. 399 Vodafone RED plan for the postpaid customers. The new plan includes unlimited local and STD calls, 100 SMS and 20GB monthly data. Users of this plan are also enabled to roll over their remaining data to next month. Besides, Vodafone has also included free access to movies via Vodafone Play service for a year along with the Magzter subscription for four months.

Airtel: Cheapest Prepaid Recharge Data Pack with Unlimited Voice Calls and SMS

Just like Vodafone, Bharti Airtel is also running with the same fervor in the race. The company has launched a variety of prepaid packs including 4G data and unlimited calls. There is an all-new Rs. 59 prepaid pack that offers unlimited STD, local, and roaming calls along with 500MB 3G/4G data based on the circle user resides in.