Jio vs. Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Vodafone: Prepaid Recharge Plans with 1.5GB Data per day Compared

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Reliance Jio’s entry into the Indian telecom market has ushered in a new price war, which may be a bad news for other telecom players like Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone, but it has been pretty beneficial for Indian consumers. Earlier, 1GB of 3G/4G cellular data used to cost close to Rs. 250 and the validity would be 28 days. Now, consumers can get 1GB of 3G/4G data per day for 28 days at the same price. That is data cap increment of a whopping 28 times, all thanks to Reliance Jio.

Let us have a look at all the recharge plans from Jio that offers 1.5GB data per day and then compare those plans with similar data plans from other telecom players like Airtel, BSNL, Idea and Vodafone. Since not all operators have prepaid recharge plans with 1.5GB of data per day, we’ve tried to include all the prepaid recharge plans with 1.4GB of data per day.

Jio Prepaid Recharge Plans With 1.5GB Data Per Day

Jio has four prepaid recharge plans that offer 1.5GB 4G data per day: Rs. 149, Rs. 349, Rs. 399, and Rs. 449. The Rs. 149 plan offers free voice calls, 100 SMS per day, complimentary subscription to Jio apps, and 1.5GB 4G data per day (data speed with shift to 64kbps after the data limit surpasses). It has a validity of 28 days. This constitutes to 42GB of 4G data over the course of subscription period.

The Rs. 349 prepaid recharge plan offers free voice calls, 100 SMS per day, 1.5GB of 4G data per day (a total 4G data limit of 105GB), and subscription to Jio apps, and the validity period for this plan is 70 days. The Rs. 399 plan for Jio prepaid customers offers benefits similar to the Rs. 349, but its validity period is 84 days. The total 4G data limit for this plan comes to around 125GB over the course of 84 days. The Rs. 449 plan offers unlimited free voice calls, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB data/day (total data limit of 136.5GB), and complimentary subscription to Jio apps for 91 days.

Airtel Prepaid Recharge Plans With 1.5GB Data Per Day

While Airtel does not have prepaid recharge plans with 1.5GB 4G data per day, it does have three plans with 1.4GB data per day: Rs. 199, Rs. 399, and Rs. 448. The Rs. 199 prepaid recharge plan from Airtel offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, and 1.4GB of 4G data per day. It has a validity of 28 days. The Rs. 399 plan offers the same benefits as that of the Rs. 199 plan, but the validity of this plan is for 70 days. The Rs. 448 prepaid recharge plan offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, and 1.4GB data per day for 82 days.

BSNL Prepaid Recharge Plans With 1.5GB Data Per Day

BSNL has three prepaid recharge plans that offer 1.4GB of cellular data per day: Rs. 199, Rs. 399, and Rs. 448. The telco’s Rs. 199 plan offers 1.4GB data per day, unlimited calls, and 100 local and STD SMS/day.

The Rs. 399 prepaid recharge plan, which comes with a validity of 70 days, offers customers with unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls along with 100 SMS per day and 1.4GB data per day. This plan offers a validity of 84 days.

The Rs. 448 recharge plan from BSNL offers unlimited incoming and outgoing calls (local, STD, roaming), 100 local and STD SMS per day, and 1.4GB of data per day. This plan has a validity of 82 days.

Idea Prepaid Recharge Plans With 1.5GB Data Per Day

Idea Cellular has only one prepaid recharge plan that offers 1.5GB of data limit per day: Rs. 697. However, it also offers four prepaid recharge plans that offer 1.4GB data per day: Rs. 199, Rs. 398, Rs. 449, and Rs. 509. The Rs. 697 recharge plan offers unlimited voice calls and 1.5GB of 3G/4G data per day (after which the data will be charged at 4p/10kb), and it has a validity of 70 days. There are no free SMS in this plan.

The Rs. 199 prepaid recharge plan from Idea offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, and 1.4GB 3G/4G data per day. This recharge plan has a validity of 28 days. The Rs. 398 plan offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, 1.4GB 3G/4G data per day. The validity of this plan stands at 70 days. The Rs. 449 recharge plan offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, and 1.4GB of 3G/4G data per day. The validity of this plan is for 82 days from the day of recharge.

The Rs. 509 prepaid recharge plan offers customers unlimited voice calls (local, national, and roaming), 100 SMS per day (local and national), and 1.4GB 2G/3G/4G data per day. The validity of the Rs. 509 prepaid recharge plan from Idea is 90 days.

Vodafone Prepaid Recharge Plans With 1.5GB Data Per Day

Vodafone has three prepaid recharge plans with 1.4GB data per day: Rs. 199, Rs. 399, and Rs. 448. The Rs. 199 plan offers 1.4GB data/day, unlimited calls, and 100 SMS/day for 28 days. The Rs. 399 plan offers unlimited incoming and outgoing calls, 100 SMS per day, and 1.4GB of data per day for 84 days. The Rs. 448 plan from Vodafone comes with a validity of 82 days, and offers 1.4GB data per day, 100 SMS/day, and unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls.

The Rs. 347 plan comes with unlimited local and STD voice calling, free incoming and outgoing voice calls while roaming, 25p/SMS (local and national), and 1.5GB of 2G/3G/4G data per day. However, there’s a cap of 250 minutes of outgoing voice calls per day and 1,000 minutes of outgoing voice calls per week.


Note: All the plans mentioned in this article are for Andhra and Telangana circle. Plans for all the cellular operators for other states and circles might be slightly different, so you should confirm with your operator before proceeding with the recharge.

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