Reliance Jio has shaken up the Indian telecom market with its ultra cheap plans and free voice calling offer. This has obviously triggered a debate about postpaid plans of various telecom operators. Unfortunately, all operators offer a number of plans and tweak it differently for different users.
Here we have tried to compare Reliance Jio’s plans with that of Airtel and Vodafone’s postpaid plans.
Reliance Jio Postpaid Plans
Reliance revealed their prepaid as well as postpaid plans which will be effective from January 1, 2017. All the plans for Jio subscribers come with free unlimited voice calls and night data (2 am – 5 am).
The cheapest postpaid plan in the Jio network comes in at Rs 149 which offers 300 MB actual 4G data and 700MB WiFi JioNet hotspot data with a validity of 1 month. You also get 100 SMS free and Jio Apps subscription.
Moving up, next plan offers 4GB data with 8GB WiFi data at Rs 499. You will also get free 100 SMS per day and it has validity of 28 days. For Rs 999, you will get 10GB actual data, 20GB WiFi data and it has validity of 28 days.
There is a Rs 1,499 plan that offers 20GB 4G cellular data and 40GB WiFi data. Bumping it further for Rs 2,499 you will get 35GB 4G data and 70GB WiFi data. Two high end plans, at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999 offer 60 GB and 75 GB of cellular data respectively.
Airtel Postpaid Plans
Airtel has several plans with monthly rental starting from Rs 199 to Rs 1,599.
According to Airtel’s recently announced ‘my Plan infinity’, the mobile operator offers a total of 5 postpaid 4G plans starting from Rs 949.
At Rs 949 you get 1 GB 4G data plus unlimited access to music, movies and local calls. Apart from this plan, users also get free roaming and STD calls. To have the unlimited roaming and STD calls, the plan costs you Rs 200 extra at Rs 1199.
Next, you get 5GB 4G data with unlimited access to offers mentioned above at Rs 1,599
Further, for Rs 1,999 and Rs 2,999 users get 10GB and 20GB of 4G data.
Vodafone offers a bunch of postpaid data plans starting from Rs 100/month which offers 300MB data and post that it charge 4p/10kb. Bumping the data, the 1GB plan comes in two prices – Rs 299 and Rs 250 differing in terms of the post limit usage charges. In its Rs 299 plan users will be charges 50p/MB and in 250 plan users will be charged 4p/10kb.
The Bill cycle plans come at Rs 450 and Rs 499 for 3GB data.
And for the monthly plans, users have to pay Rs 650 for 3GB and Rs 750 for 4GB 4G data.
Moving up, for 5GB monthly plan, users need to pay Rs 850, for 8GB Rs 1,250 and for 12GB Rs 1,599.
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Apparently, Reliance Jio 4G is offering much more at cheaper tariffs but connectivity issues and call drops are another issue which reliance needs to solve. To jot it in numbers, as of now Jio is offering the same plans at 50% or less rates.