Jio vs Airtel vs Vi vs BSNL: Cheapest SMS Packs with 100 SMS Per Day and Fixed Monthly Quota

We have compared a detailed comparison of the cheapest SMS pack available for Jio, Airtel, Vi, and BSNL users.


India has four major network operators in 2022  Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vi, and BSNL. While Jio always takes the aggressive approach and attracts customers, other players also have millions of loyal customers and they do offer value for money recharge packs and benefits for their respective user base. All the operators offer a bunch of prepaid offers for calls, internet packs, and SMS. 

In this guide, we will take a look at the cheapest plans from all the four operators with 100 SMS per day plan and the cheapest plans with a fixed number of SMS per month. While we don’t use SMS as much as we used to do a decade ago, SMS comes in handy when there is a bad internet connection or it comes in handy when you are verifying your bank details on a payment app. Having at least a few hundred SMS per month is always useful. Let’s take a look at the detailed comparison of the cheapest SMS pack available for Jio, Airtel, Vi, and BSNL users. 

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Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea (Vi) vs BSNL: Plans with 100 SMS/Day Quota

Let’s start with Jio, which offers the cheapest recharges among the four. The Jio Rs 149 pack is valid for 20 days and comes with 100 SMS per day. In addition, you get 20GB of data (1GB per day) and unlimited calls all over India. Next up is the Rs 209 pack from Airtel, which is valid for 24 days and offers 100 SMS per day along with 1GB of data per day and unlimited calls.  

Up next is Vodafone Idea (Vi) that offers a Rs 199 plan, but this has a validity of just 18 days. You get 100 SMS per day, 1GB data per day and unlimited calls. Lastly, we have BSNL with a Rs 187 pack and 100 SMS per day, 2GB 3G data per day, and unlimited calls. 

So, Jio is the one with the cheapest offering here with the 100 SMS per day option and Airtel is the costliest crossing the Rs 200 mark. The rest of the benefits from Jio, Airtel, and Vi are similar with 1GB per day data and unlimited calls. BSNL offers 2GB of data per day, but that’s 3G data. So, at the end of the day, Jio offers the best plan with 100 SMS/Day followed by Vi and Airtel. 

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Winner: Jio

Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone Idea (Vi) vs BSNL: Plans with Fixed Monthly SMS Quota

For those who want even cheaper SMS plans with a fixed number of SMS per month, Vi, Airtel, and BSNL offer recharge packs that cost less than Rs 200. Reliance Jio does not offer any fixed SMS pack and all the recharge packs from Jio come with 100 SMS per day. Now, let’s take a look at Airtel, Vi and BSNL recharge plans with fixed monthly SMS quota. 

Let’s start with Airtel, which offers a Rs 155 pack. This recharge pack will get you 300 SMS and 1GB 4G mobile data along with unlimited calls 一 all these are valid for 24 days. Similarly, Vi also offers a Rs 155 recharge pack with 300 SMS, 1GB overall data, and unlimited calls with 24 days validity. 

Lastly, BSNL’s Rs 185 pack comes with 28 days validity and offers 100 SMS, which is quite short when compared to Airtel and Vi. But, BSNL offers 1GB 3G data per day in addition to unlimited calls. 

Airtel and Vi are the clear winners as they both offer a 300 SMS limit per month for Rs 155 recharge. While BSNL offers better data, it is still 3G and you are just getting 100 SMS for 28 days. 

Winner: Airtel, Vi