Bharti Airtel VS Reliance Jio VS Vodafone Idea: Who has the best 30-day prepaid plan?
Bharti Airtel announced new plans following Reliance Jio’s announcement of plans that came with validities of 15,30, 60, 90, and 365 days. Vodafone Idea also announced similar plans. But how well do these plans match up? And which one is better?
Reliance Jio recently announced new plans with validities of 15, 30, 60, 90, and 365 days. This was followed by both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea announcing similar plans of their own. Now, Airtel and Vodafone are offering 30-day and 60-day plans to their users, and when you compare all the plans, Airtel's 30-day plan is the most expensive of the three. So, does it make sense to opt for Airtel's plans over Jio or Vodafone? Bharti Airtel is offering the most expensive 30-day prepaid plan as compared to Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio. Jio started the trend of offering “round-figure” validities to users and the plans came with validities of 15, 30, 60, 90, and 365 days and Airtel and Vodafone followed suit to offer 30 and 60-day plans.
What does Airtel's 30-day plan have?
Bharti Airtel's 30-day plan is priced at ₹299. It comes with 30GB of data in total and offers unlimited voice calling and 100 SMS per day. Along with this, the 30-day plan brings Airtel Thanks benefits that include a free trial of Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition, free hello tunes subscription, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music, and more.
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What do Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea's 30-day plans have?
Jio's and Vodafone's 30-day plans are priced at ₹247 and ₹267 respectively. Both of them come with 25GB of data and the plans offer unlimited voice calling and 100 SMS per day. This is the same as Airtel's plan, but the Airtel plan gets you 5GB of data more. Also, with the Jio plan, you get the additional benefit of a suite of Jio apps, while the Vodafone plan gets you free access to Vi Movies & TV Classic.
Airtel's plan might be more expensive, but it's just as good
If one calculates the average cost of each gigabyte of data offered by Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone is approximately ₹10 across the three 30-day plans. And while all the telecom operators are offering additional benefits, Airtel's offering of a month's free trial of Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition, free hello tune subscription, Wynk Music, Airtel Xstream Premium, etc, is a better deal. Now, unlimited voice calling and 100 SMS per day is offered by all the companies, so the main issue comes down to how much data you need. Since Airtel gives you 5GB of data more than Jio and Vodafone, and if you need at least 1GB of data per day, the Airtel plan is better for you.