Jio vs Airtel vs Vi (Vodafone Idea) vs BSNL: How the New Recharge Plans with 84 Days Validity Compare with Each Other

Here's how the new recharge plans from Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio compares with the state-owned BSNL.

All the major telecom operators, including Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio, have recently increased the prices of their prepaid recharge plans. With this, most prepaid plans available in the market are now up to 25 per cent pricier while offering the same benefits as before. That said, only the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has not increased the tariff for its range of prepaid plans. So, the question here is: Does it make sense to switch BSNL? In this article, we have compared all the plans from each operator with 84 days of validity. Furthermore, we have segregated it based on fixed data, 1.5GB of data per day, and 2GB of data per day. So, without further ado, let’s start with this comparison.

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Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea (Vi) vs BSNL: Fixed Data Plan with 84 days of validity

All the operators are offering fixed data plans with 84 days of validity. Check it out here:

Airtel Rs 455 Recharge Plan

To start with Airtel, the operator has a Rs 455 prepaid plan that offers fixed data benefits. Users will get 6GB of data for the entire period of validity. Apart from this, the pack also comes with unlimited voice calls on both local, STD, and national roaming. It also offers 900 SMS for the entire validity period. Moreover, the prepaid plan offers an Amazon Prime Mobile Edition free trial for 30 days, Apollo 24/7 Circle for three months, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes, and Wynk Music.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Airtel Rs 455 6GB Unlimited 84 Days 900 SMS
Amazon Prime Mobile Edition free trial, free Apollo 24/7 Circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes, Wynk Music

 

Also Read: BSNL Recharge Plans & Offers 2021: Best BSNL Prepaid Plans for Data, SMS, Unlimited Calling, SIM Validity

Reliance Jio Rs 395 Recharge Plan

Reliance Jio also has a Rs 395 prepaid plan that gives you fixed data benefits. The pack comes with 6GB of data for the entire period of validity. It also offers unlimited voice calls and 1000 SMS and is valid for 84 days. You also get free access to the Jio app suite, including Jio TV, JioCinema, JioSecutiry, and JioCloud.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Reliance Jio Rs 395 6GB Unlimited 84 Days 1000 SMS
Free access to Jio App suites

Also Read: Vodafone Idea Recharge Plans 2021: Vi Best Recharge Plan and Offers List with Validity, Data, Unlimited Calling

Vi (Vodafone Idea) Rs 459 Recharge Plan

Vodafone Idea is also not far behind and gives you a fixed data benefit of 6GB with its Rs 459 prepaid plan. The pack has a validity of 84 days and offers unlimited voice calls on local and national roaming. The prepaid plan also comes with 1000 SMSes for the entire period of validity. You also get Vi Movies and TV Basic subscription for free with this recharge plan.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Vi Rs 459 6GB Unlimited 84 Days 1000 SMS
Free access to Vi Mvies and TV

BSNL Rs 319 Recharge Plan

Lastly, we have BSNL Rs 319 recharge plan. The pack comes with 6GB of data for the entire period of validity. The only downside here is that it offers a validity of 75 days. However, if you do the math, the same plan for 84 days will be priced around Rs 382. Like all the other plans from Airtel, Jio, and Vi, this one also comes with unlimited voice calls across the country, including Mumbai and Delhi circles.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
BSNL Rs 319 6GB Unlimited 75 Days 1000 SMS NA

Winner: Reliance Jio Rs 379 prepaid plan

Also Read: Airtel Recharge Plans 2021: Airtel Best Recharge Plan and Offers List with Validity, Data, Unlimited Calling

Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea (Vi) vs BSNL: 1.5GB/Day Data Plan with 84 days of validity

Airtel Rs 719 Recharge Plan

Let’s talk about Rs 719 prepaid plan from Airtel. The pack comes with truly unlimited voice calls and comes with a validity of 84 days. The prepaid plan offers 1.5GB of data per day and comes with 100 SMS per day. The pack also comes with unlimited voice calls. You also get some benefits like Amazon Prime Mobile Edition free trial for 30 days, Apollo 24/7 Circle for three months, free online courses with Shaw Academy, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes, and Wynk Music.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Airtel Rs 719 1.5GB/day Unlimited 84 Days 100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime Mobile Edition free trial, free Apollo 24/7 Circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, Shaw Academy free courses, free Hellotunes, Wynk Music

Reliance Jio Rs 666 Recharge Plan

Next on the list is Rs 666 prepaid recharge plan from Reliance Jio. The pack comes with 1.5GB of data per day and offer a validity of 84 days. The prepaid plan comes with unlimited voice calls, and you also get 100 SMS per day. You also get the free Jio apps suite with the prepaid plan.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Reliance Jio Rs 666 1.5GB/day Unlimited 84 Days 100 SMS/day
Free access to Jio App suites

Vi (Vodafone Idea) Rs 719 Recharge Plan

The Vodafone Idea Rs 719 prepaid plan offers a host of exciting benefits. To start with, users will get 1.5GB of data per day, and one can also avail up to 2GB of backup data every month. The plan also comes with Weekend Data Rollover facility. It also comes with Binge All Night offer under which customers will have unlimited internet access from 12 AM to 6 AM. The plan offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day and Vi Movies and TV Classic access.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Vi Rs 719 1.5GB/day Unlimited 84 Days 100 SMS/day
Weekend data rollover, Binge All night, up to 2GB backup data, Vi Movies and TV Class access

BSNL Rs 485 Recharge Plan

Lastly, we have the BSNL Rs 485 prepaid recharge plan that is the cheapest compared to other telecom operators. Moreover, you get unlimited voice calls, including Mumbai and Delhi circles, and 100 SMS per day for 90 days. That said, the BSNL prepaid plan looks quite interesting as it is not only more affordable than plans by other telcos, but offers more validity too. The only downside here is the limited internet speed of around 2Mbps.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
BSNL Rs 485 1.5GB/day Unlimited 90 Days 100 SMS/day NA

Winner: Vodafone Idea Rs 719 Recharge Plan as it offers better data benefits

Also Read: Jio Recharge Plans and Offers 2021: Jio Prepaid Recharge Plan Price List with Talktime, Validity, 4G Data Benefits

Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea (Vi) vs BSNL: 2GB/Day Data Plan with 84 days of validity

Airtel Rs 839 Recharge Plan

The Airtel Rs 839 prepaid plan also comes with several benefits. The plan comes with 2GB of data per day. The plan also comes with 84 days of validity, and you get 100 SMS per day. In addition, the prepaid plan from Airtel offers unlimited voice calls. You also get Mobile Edition free trial, Apollo 24/7 Circle for 3 months, free online courses with Shaw Academy, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes, and Wynk Music.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Airtel Rs 839 2GB/day Unlimited 84 Days 100 SMS/day
Amazon Prime Mobile Edition free trial, free Apollo 24/7 Circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, Shaw Academy free courses, free Hellotunes, Wynk Music

Jio Rs 719 Recharge Plan

The Rs 719 prepaid plan from Reliance Jio comes with a total of data of 168GB. Users will get 2GB of data per day. Apart from this, the prepaid plan also comes with unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS/day. You also get Jio apps subscriptions of Jio TV, JioCinema, JioSecurity, and JioCloud.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Reliance Jio Rs 719 2GB/day Unlimited 84 Days 100 SMS/day
Free access to Jio App suites

Vi (Vodafone Idea) Rs 839 Recharge Plan

Moving on, the Vodafone Idea plan also offers a 2GB per day recharge plan for its customers. The pack comes with a price tag of Rs 839 and provides some exciting benefits. To start with, you get up to 2GB of backup data every month at no additional cost. Moreover, you get Weekend Data Rollover facility under which customers can transfer unused data to weekends. It also comes with Binge All Night offer, which allows users to stream the internet for free from 12 AM to 6 AM. In addition, the prepaid plan from Vi provides unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS/day.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
Vi Rs 839 2GB/day Unlimited 84 Days 100 SMS/day
Weekend data rollover, Binge All night, up to 2GB backup data, Vi Movies and TV Class access

BSNL Rs 499 Recharge Plan

Coming to BSNL, the state-owned operator offers a Rs 499 prepaid plan that is probably one of the most affordable ones present in the market. The pack comes with 2GB of data per day. You also get unlimited voice calls, including Delhi and Mumbai circles. That said, the BSNL Rs 499 wins this round as you are getting a much affordable option with similar data benefits with better validity of 90 days.

Operator Price Data Calls Validity SMS Other Benefits
BSNL Rs 499 2GB/day Unlimited 90 Days 100 SMS/day NA

Winner: BSNL Rs 499 Recharge Plan

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