All the telecom operators in India offer data plans at different prices and you also have some of them bundled with subscriptions for OTT apps like Disney+ Hotstar and Sony Liv among others. These are part of the full package that includes calling benefits, data usage allotted, and free SMS as well.
Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea or Vi all have plans with these features, and the best thing is you can get them at the cheapest prices based on your budget for mobile bills. So, we have decided to list down the best and cheapest plans from Airtel, Jio and Vi that give you free access to OTT streaming apps.
Airtel Rs 148 vs Jio Rs 151 vs Vi Rs 82 OTT Plans
The cheapest plans that Airtel, Jio and Vi in India will cost you are Rs 148, Rs 151 and Rs 82 respectively. Airtel’s plan is more of a data pack with the bundled Xtreme Mobile plan which gives you free access to the content on any one platform like Sony Liv, HoiChoi, and ErosNow at no extra cost. In addition to this, you get 15GB of data usage.
Jio has its Rs 151 plan which also is an add-on to your existing prepaid plan. You get 8GB of data usage and a subscription to the Disney+ Hotstar mobile plan. Vi offers the most affordable plan voucher for its prepaid users which will cost you Rs 82. For this price, you get 4GB data usage, but offered with a validity of 14 days, and bundled with one month of Sony Liv mobile subscription.
Which One Is Better?
If you talk purely from a price point of view, Vi with its Rs 82 plan voucher is the cheapest but doesn’t give you good value, because it has only 2 weeks of validity. Jio has its voucher for Rs 151 which gives you 8GB data and a Disney+ Hotstar subscription, while Airtel gives you 15GB data and access to any one of its partner apps through the Xtreme platform.
Airtel Rs 399 vs Jio Rs 333 vs Vi Rs 399 OTT Plans
The next option for those looking at budget OTT prepaid plans ranges from Rs 333 to Rs 399 offered by these three telcos. Airtel has a Rs 399 plan that comes with benefits like data usage of 2.5GB/day, free 100 SMS/day, unlimited calls to any network, Disney+ Hotstar subscription for 3 months, three months of Apollo 24|7 Circle plan, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag and free Hellotunes.
Jio has the cheapest of the three in this segment, with its plan cost Rs 333 per month. The telco is offering data usage of 1.5GB/day for a validity of 28 days, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, and three months of Disney+ Hotstar Mobile plan subscription.
Vi has a similar plan to Airtel which also is priced at Rs 399 and gives you 2.5GB/day of data usage with a validity of 28 days. You also have benefits like unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS/day. Vi is offering 3 months of Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription, and access to its Vi Movies and TV app.
Which One is Better?
Over here, we would say that Jio’s plan is the cheapest but that means you get less daily data usage compared to those offered by Airtel and Vi. Other benefits are more or less the same, so if budget is an issue then Jio is worth going for.
Airtel Rs 499 vs Jio Rs 499 vs Vi Rs 499 OTT Plans
If you have a higher budget and still need plans that give free access to OTT apps then you can consider plans costing Rs 499 and available through all three telcos. Airtel has a Rs 499 plan that comes with benefits like data usage of 2GB/day, free 100 SMS/day, unlimited calls to any network, Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription for one year, three months of Apollo 24|7 Circle plan, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, Wynk Music Free, and free Hellotunes.
Jio’s plan in this segment also comes for Rs 499. The telco is offering data usage of 2GB/day for a validity of 28 days, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, and a one-year Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription.
Vi has a similar plan to both these telcos and is also priced at Rs 499, which gives you 2GB/day of data usage with a validity of 28 days. You also have benefits like unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS/day. Vi is offering one year of Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription, and access to its Vi Movies and TV app.
Which One Is Better?
In this segment, it is very difficult to say which one is better, because all three plans cost you the same, and the benefits are also similar. So, if you seek more than data and OTT streaming, Airtel has a few more freebies lined up. Jio and Vi keep things simple, while the latter has weekend rollover benefits which could help some of you.