This INR 500 Vodafone data plan beats Jio? Check prepaid plan comparison
Thanks to the close competition between the country’s top three telecom operators, Vodafone Idea (Vi), Jio and Airtel, users are being offered lucrative plans and services when they subscribe to prepaid and postpaid plans. With gigabytes of data offered daily, many of these plans also offer access to specific OTT services, similar to how broadband services are now offering bundled subscriptions these days.
When it comes to streaming videos and other content, one requires an adequate data plan if WiFi is not available. Both Vodafone and Jio offer plans that are priced around INR 500, offering users data and the ability to access their favourite streaming services. However, if users are to pick between these two packs, it is important to understand the benefits offered by both operators.
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INR 500 Vodafone prepaid data plan
Vodafone Idea has kept the competition with Jio going strong with its ₹499 prepaid data plan that comes with 3GB of data, unlimited calls and 100 SMS every day. The INR 500 Vodafone prepaid data plan itself is valid for 28 days. As a result, users get 84GB of data, which Vi extends up to 100GB thanks to 16GB of bonus data.
While this plan actually offers more data, the real benefit of subscribing to the data plan from Vi is the weekend data rollover and binge all night offers, which users can take advantage of to increase their data usage beyond the pack allowance. In terms of OTT services, Vi subscribers get access to Disney+Hotstar’s recently introduced Mobile-only plan which otherwise costs ₹499 per year.
INR 499 Jio prepaid data plan
The Jio prepaid data plan that competes with the Vi offer is a data pack that costs INR 499 and is also valid for a period of 28 days. Users are offered 3GB of data every day, just like the other plan with unlimited calls and 100 SMS every day. With 3GB data every day, users can access up to 84GB in a month, and Jio offers an additional 6GB, which brings the total up to 90GB. This is still 10GB less than Vi offers in its INR 501 data pack.
In terms of OTT services, users will gain access to the same Disney+Hotstar streaming plan for mobiles, while also gaining access to JioTV and JioCinema. The pricing of the plan was adjusted to accommodate the new streaming plans of Disney+Hotstar. However, the Jio INR 499 plan does not have the same data benefits (weekend rollover, plus binge all night) that the Vi plan does which puts it at a disadvantage compared to its competitor. It also offers less data (10GB less than Vi) which is worth keeping in mind when signing up for this plan.