Jio Rs.448 vs Airtel Rs. 449 vs Vodafone Rs. 458 Pack vs Idea Rs.449: Prepaid Recharge Plans Compared


The price war in the telecom industry is at its peak. The telecom operators keep launching new recharge plans to woo their existing and potential customers. We have kept you updated with the latest from the telecom industry. In our previous telecom story, we compared the best recharge plans under Rs. 100. Today, we will be comparing prepaid recharge plans of higher order from Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea.

Reliance Jio Prepaid Recharge Plan for Rs. 448: Details

Let’s start with the one that started all this. Reliance Jio has remained impressive when it comes to unlimited packs. The prepaid recharge plan priced at Rs. 448 offers a total of 168GB of high-speed  4G data. The plan holds a validity of 84 days with a daily data limit set to 2GB. The plan also offers unlimited voice calling benefits including local, STD and roaming calls. This plan comes with a complimentary subscription to Jio apps and packs 100 free SMSes with it. All the offers in the plan are valid for 84 days.

Airtel Prepaid Recharge Plan for Rs. 449: Details

Airtel has a reputation of India’s fastest network. And, the telco is certainly quick when it comes to rolling out recharge plans to retain their huge subscriber base. The prepaid recharge plan from Airtel priced at Rs. 449 offers a total of 140GBs of data, at both 3G and 4G speeds. The plan holds a validity of 70 days. The daily data usage limit is set to 2GB for this plan. According to Airtel’s official website, this prepaid pack also offers unlimited voice calling benefits including local, STD and roaming calls. The plan packs 100 local and STD free SMSes are also bundled with this plan. All the offerings from the plan expire in 70 days.

Vodafone Prepaid Recharge Plan for Rs. 458

Vodafone has rolled out several recharge plans to counter the plans from other telcos. Vodafone has significantly increased its subscriber base in the past few years. The latest offering from Vodafone are decent but they just might not be apt to take on the similar plans from Jio and Airtel. The prepaid recharge plan priced at  Rs. 458 from Vodafone offers a total 117.6 GB data at 3G/4G speeds. The daily data cap on the plan is 1.4GB. The plan carries a validity of 84 days. This plan also offers unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls. According to the telecom operator’ official website, Vodafone’s unlimited calling is actually limited to 250 minutes of calling per day and 1000 minutes of calling per week. This plan also packs 100 free SMSes (local and national). All the offers hold a validity of 84 days.

Idea Prepaid Recharge Plan for Rs. 449: Details

Idea has launched several prepaid as well as postpaid recharge plans recently. Most of them are a decent take on its rivals. Idea has improved its data offerings and voice calling benefits recently. The plan priced at Rs. 449 also makes a good appeal to the telco’s subscribers. This prepaid recharge plan by Idea offers 1GB data per day, as mentioned on the Idea website. This prepaid recharge plan also packs local, STD and roaming calls along with 100 local and national SMSes per day. Also, Idea is giving the additional benefit of availing up to 100 percent cashback offer to its customers. But, the offer is only valid if the recharge is done through My Idea app and website. Furthermore, users also get an additional data of 1GB for 28 days with this offer. The entire plan, however, carries a validity of 73 days. Idea has been big on its cashback offers. It had previously rolled out cashback offers up to Rs. 3300 on unlimited packs under the name Idea’s ‘Magic Cashback’.


The offerings from Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea seem to counter each other. All the data packs nearly hold similar validity period. But, there is a significant difference in the data offerings of the plans. And, the best plan amongst all the four comes from Reliance Jio. It provides the most data along with other additional benefits.