Airtel Vs Jio Vs Vodafone Idea Vs BSNL Rs 149 Prepaid Plan

Telecom operators like BSNL, Vodafone Idea (VI), Reliance Jio, and Bharti Airtel have been in tough competition ever since next-generation SIM cards are launching rapidly. With Reliance entering the market with Jio offering the cheapest calling and SMS services, the other market leaders had to lower their prices and introduce new, more affordable plans with different benefits.


Reliance Jio has unlimited calling, prepaid plans starting from Rs. 49 and Rs. 69 including unlimited data, exclusively for Jio phone users. The other cheaper prepaid packs available for everyone else are the Rs. 129 and Rs. 149. Rs. 150 prepaid plan is also available for Airtel and VI users that includes unlimited calls and many other benefits.

In this article, we are going to look at a detailed comparison of Rs. 149 packs of each company and their benefits.

It’s important to note that while Airtel, Jio, and VI users can readily avail of 149 prepaid plans, BSNL has yet to launch its plan. The company has announced that they will soon introduce their Rs. 149 plans with one-month validity in which they will provide unlimited calling and of both local and national range to the network. This plan is going to be 3G and not 4G LTE but will include 300MB of mobile data.

The Top 149 Recharge Offers In India & How To Avail Them

If you’re on the verge of choosing a new provider that offers better features in their Rs 149 plan, we’ve provided a side-by-side comparison to help you make an informed decision.

  Reliance Jio Airtel VI (Vodafone Idea) BSNL
Price Rs. 149 Rs. 149 Rs. 149 Rs. 149
Data 24GB (Monthly)

1GB (Per day)

2GB 3GB NA
Validity 24 days 28 days 28 days 1 Month
Voice calls Unlimited (Jio to Jio ) 300 minutes (Non-jio users) Unlimited calling to all networks. Unlimited calling to all networks. Unlimited calling to all networks.
SMSs 100 SMS per day 300 SMS for 28 days 300 SMS for 28 days NA
OTT apps subscriptions All Jio Apps All Airtel apps and free hello tunes for 28 days Vi Movies, Vodafone Play, and Zee5. NA

Reliance Jio 149 Plan Details

The Reliance Jio Rs 149 plan offers 24 GB of data monthly, which means you get 1 GB of data per day in this plan. The plan's validity is for 24 days. Users also get unlimited calls for Jio to Jio customers, and for non-jio users, you get a 300 minutes FUP limit for voice calls. You get 100 free SMS per day, so 2400 SMS's over 24 days. This plan also includes a free subscription to a plethora of informative and engaging Jio applications.

How To Avail Reliance Jio’s 149 Plan Online?

There are three ways to recharge your Jio number with their Rs 149 plan:

The Jio Website

  1. Visit JIO
  2. Enter your mobile details
  3. Choose a plan
  4. Make the payment

Once the payment goes through, your Jio number will be recharged with the 149 plan.

The MyJio Application

  1. Download and launch the MyJio app on your phone
  2. Click on ‘Mobile’ and input your mobile number (you can skip this step if you’ve already logged in)
  3. Click on the ‘Recharge’ button and select your preferred plan
  4. Make the payment, following which you can reap the benefits of the 149 plan.

Third-Party Applications

  1. Visit the website or application of a third-party website like PayTM, Freecharge, etc.
  2. Select the ‘Reliance Jio Prepaid’ option
  3. Add your number and select your preferred plan
  4. Make the payment and start enjoying the benefits of the 149 plan!

Airtel 149 Plan Details

The Airtel Rs 149 prepaid plan offers 2GB of data speed. There is no daily FUP, which essentially means if the user wants to exhaust the entire 2GB of data in a day, they can. The plan's validity is 28 days.

In addition to this, Airtel’s plan offers benefits like a complimentary subscription to Airtel XStream, Wynk Music, and free hello tunes. Airtel users get unlimited calls on any network. Airtel offers 300 SMSs in total for 28 days.

You can also check your Airtel 149 balance on your Airtel account by dialing *121# from your registered Airtel mobile number, and you will see a pop-up menu; you need to select option 5.

How To Avail Airtel’s 149 Plan Online?

There are three ways to recharge your Airtel number with their Rs 149 plan:

The Airtel Website

  1. Visit Airtel
  2. Enter your mobile details
  3. Choose a plan
  4. Make the payment

Once the payment goes through, your Airtel number will be recharged with the 149 plan.

The Airtel Thanks Application

  1. Download and launch the Airtel Thanks app on your phone and log in with your registered Airtel phone number.
  2. Click on the ‘Recharge’ button and select your preferred plan
  3. Make the payment, following which you can reap the benefits of the 149 plan.

Third-Party Applications

  1. Visit the website or application of a third-party website like PayTM, Freecharge, etc.
  2. Select the Airtel Prepaid option
  3. Add your number and select your preferred plan
  4. Make the payment and start enjoying the benefits of the 149 plan!

VI 149 Plan Details

In its 149 plan, VI offers 3GB of data along with 300 SMS and unlimited calling. The additional benefits include VI Movies & TV access. The only difference between Vodafone's Rs. 129 plan and Rs. 149 plan is the plan with a more extended validity period of 28 days.

Furthermore, this plan includes genuinely unlimited calls to all networks, 2GB data, 300 SMS, and a complimentary subscription to Vodafone Play, Zee5.

How To Avail VI’s 149 Plan Online?

There are three ways to recharge your VI number with their Rs 149 plan:

The VI Website

  1. Visit VI
  2. Enter your mobile details
  3. Choose a plan
  4. Make the payment

Once the payment goes through, your VI number will be recharged with the 149 plan.

The Vi™ App

  1. Download and launch the Vi™ App app on your phone and log in with your registered VI phone number.
  2. Click on the ‘Recharge’ button and select your preferred plan
  3. Make the payment, following which you can reap the benefits of the 149 plan.

Third-Party Applications

  1. Visit the website or application of a third-party website like PayTM, Freecharge, etc.
  2. Select the VI Prepaid option
  3. Add your number and select your preferred plan
  4. Make the payment and start enjoying the benefits of the 149 plan!

BSNL 149 Plan Details

BSNL’s Rs. 149 Super Value prepaid plan will be launched soon in an attempt to retain its customers. Their Rs. 149 prepaid plan includes unlimited local and STD calling to BSNL and other networks. This plan is for new and old BSNL customers. They have a unique nighttime benefit which means free calling from 10:30 pm to 6 Am. They also offer unlimited calling on Sundays.

How To Avail BSNL’s 149 Plan Online?

There are two ways to recharge your BSNL number with their Rs 149 plan:

The BSNL Website

  1. Visit BSNL
  2. Enter your mobile details
  3. Choose a plan
  4. Make the payment

Once the payment goes through, your BSNL number will be recharged with the 149 plan.

Conclusion

By comparing all the plans from leading companies, it seems like Jio offers maximum data per month. On the other hand, Airtel and VI’s Rs. 149 pack offers the most beneficial complimentary subscriptions. That being said, BSNL offers comprehensive calling benefits. So, depending on your requirement and which features matters the most, you can make a decision regarding which service provider you want to choose.

To know more about various plans, offers, and benefits provided by the top telecom service providers in India, keep reading Selectra.

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