Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: Cheapest Prepaid Recharge Plan with 2.5GB of Data Per Day

These prepaid plans also give you calling benefits, and other freebies but which of these telcos has the best plan?


Even though 5G networks have launched in India, it is hard to argue that most of us still rely on 4G LTE for our daily needs, be it for voice calling and data consumption, among others. Prepaid users constitute the most mobile users in the country, and it is fair to say that these customers are truly spoilt for choices. You have prepaid plans with GB per day data along with free voice calls to all networks, while you have the option to pick a longer prepaid plan with more than a month’s validity. Today, we are going to look at the cheapest 2.5GB per day data plan from Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) that offer a slew of benefits and give you something extra based on your consumption. 

Airtel Rs 399 Prepaid Plan With 2.5GB of Data Per Day 

Airtel is one of the three telcos offering its 4G data plan in this bracket and its cheapest plan with this data quota costs Rs 399 per month. Airtel is offering the plan with a validity of 28 days and like we said, data bandwidth of 2.5GB per day for the entirety of the validity period. Airtel also offers free unlimited voice calls (local and STD) to any networks across the country. The telco also bundles free 100 SMS per day. Other benefits provided by Airtel includes 3 months subscription to Disney+ Hotstar Mobile, Apollo 24|7 Circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes and Wynk Music free access. 

Jio Rs 349 Prepaid Plan With 2.5GB of Data Per Day

Jio also has its prepaid plan with this data quota and as you can see its plan costs lower than Airtel and Vi’s offering. Interestingly, the Rs 349 prepaid plan comes with a validity of 30 days, which is two days more than a standard prepaid plan. You have the same data quota of 2.5GB per day, along with free unlimited voice calls and free 100 SMS per day. Jio subscribers also get access to its suite of apps like JioTV, JioCinema, JioSecurity and JioCloud.

Vi 399 Prepaid Plan With 2.5GB of Data Per Day

And finally, you have Vi giving its prepaid plan with 2.5GB data per day for Rs 399 with a validity of 28 days, similar to Airtel’s offering. Vi subscribers get free unlimited voice calls and free 100 SMS per day. Besides these standard benefits, you have Binge all night which offers fast speed internet during the night, weekend data rollover so that you can make up for the busy week and watch your favourite shows. Vi also has its Vi Movies and TV subscription bundled with this plan and also you have a three months subscription to Disney+ Hotstar mobile pack. 

Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: Which 2.5GB Per Day Data Plan Offers Best Value?

Going through these details most of you would say that Jio’s offering is not only cheaper by Rs 50 than Airtel and Vi but also gives you two days additional validity. Having said that, one might also agree that for the additional Rs 50, Airtel and Vi are bundling additional benefits like access to Disney+ Hotstar mobile pack, which is not part of Jio’s prepaid plan.

Jio Airtel Vi
Validity 30 days 28 days 28 days
Data (GB) per day 2.5GB  2.5GB 2.5GB
Calling Free unlimited Free unlimited Free unlimited
Other benefits Free 100 SMS/day, JioTV, JioCinema, JioSecurity, JioCloud Free 100 SMS/day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile pack for 3 months, Apollo 24|7 Circle, Free Hellotunes, Free Wynk Music, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag Free 100 SMS/day, Binge all night, 

Weekend data rollover, 

Vi Movies and TV subscription, 

Disney+ Hotstar Mobile for three months  

Price Rs 349 Rs 399 Rs 399