Best Data Plans by Airtel, Jio, BSNL & Vodafone Idea

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Are you thinking about choosing a great plan, but confused as there are so many service providers ? Do you need some pointers on the best data plans in India? Selectra has come up with a brief discussion to help you select the most suited plan for you among the many plans. Read on to know about the popular plans by Airtel, Jio, Vi and BSNL.


Top 5 things to check when choosing a data plan

Before diving into the details of the various plans available, you have to know what to consider or compare before taking a new plan. A quick checklist is given below-

  • Reliability of Service provider
  • Plan price and validity
  • Speed Test
  • Additional Benefits
  • Mobile Hotspot

Find the best-unlimited data plans in India

All the major service providers have introduced unlimited data plans which fall under the Below Rs 300 category. These plans have become widely accepted by subscribers due to affordability and convenience. Take a look at the best-unlimited data plans in India from all four service providers.

Jio unlimited data plans

We have found the best chosen Jio plans as given below:-

Plan Jio 149 Jio 199 Jio 249
Pack Rs 149/- Rs 199/- Rs 249/-
On Net Calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Off Net Calls 300 mins 1,000 mins 2,000 mins
Validity 24 days 28 days 28 days
Data 24GB 42GB 2GB per day
Cost/GB Rs 6.20 Rs 4.73 Rs 4.44

BSNL unlimited data plans

These are the top BSNL unlimited data plans:-

Plan BSNL 98 BSNL 198
Pack Rs 98/- Rs 198/-
Data 2GB per day 2GB per day
Cost/GB Rs 2.04/- Rs 1.83/-
Calls Chargeable 250 minutes a day
Validity 24 days 54 days

Airtel unlimited data plans

Find the table of Airtel best data plans as below :-

Plan Airtel 199 Airtel 249 Airtel 298
Amount Rs 199 Rs 249 Rs 298
Cost/GB Rs 7.10 Rs 5.90 Rs 5.32
On Net Calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Off Net Calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Data 1GB per day 1.5GB per day 2GB per day
Validity 28 days 28 days 28 days

Vodafone Idea unlimited data plans

There are many Vodafone prepaid unlimited data plans. Here are the some of the best Vi data plans for your information:-

Plan Vodafone 219 Plan Vodafone Idea 249 Plan Vodafone Idea 299 Plan
Amount Rs 219 Rs 249 Rs 299
Off Net Calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
On Net Calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Data 1GB per day 1.5 GB per day 2GB per day
Cost/GB Rs 7.82 Rs 5.93 Rs 5.32
Validity 28 days 28 days 28 days

Most affordable data plans

What we have done in this section is to give you information about the cheapest data plans offered by Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. Each of the above service providers has efficiently introduced certain plans affordable by all economic classes of subscribers. This category is also a highly popular quick recharge option.

Jio Data Plans - Cheapest

Rs 11/- prepaid planJio gives 1 GB total data within the validity period of the already existing base plan the subscriber has taken.

Rs 21/- prepaid planJio gives 2 GB total data within the validity period of the already existing base plan the subscriber has taken.

There are no other added benefits, so if you need talk time services or SMS options, you may have to consider other combo offers.

Vi Data Plans – Cheapest

Rs. 16/- prepaid planVodafone Idea offers this pack with 1GB of total data benefit having 24 hours of validity.

Rs. 48/- prepaid planVodafone Idea offers this pack with 3GB of total data benefit having 28 days of validity.

There are no other added benefits, so if you need talk time services or SMS options, you may have to consider other combo offers.

Airtel Data Plans – Cheapest

Rs. 48/- prepaid planAirtel offers this pack with 3GB of total data benefit having 28 days of validity. Once the data tariff is over, you will be charged 50 paise per MB.

Rs.78/- prepaid planAirtel offers this pack with of 5GB of data within the validity period of the already existing base plan the subscriber has taken

Know about the best-prepaid data plans available

All the four telecom operators, be it AirtelVodafone Idea (Vi), Reliance Jio, and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)offer some of the best mobile internet plans. While it is not possible to list down all the prepaid plans, we have selected the best ones based on popularity for your convenience.

All four offer a wide range of plans, out of which we have listed below the best data plans for mobile users. These plans are affordable and hence very popular.

Airtel -Rs 149/-

Airtel offers the Rs. 149 prepaid plan with 28 days of validity and 2GB data

Benefits

  • Unlimited calls
  • 300 free SMS
  • Free Hello Tunes
  • A subscription to Wynk Music
  • A subscription to Airtel Xstream.

Note:-After exhausting 300 SMS that have a maximum 100 SMS per day limit, you will be charged.The charges per SMS are Rs. 1 for local & Rs. 1.50 for STD once the 300 free limit is over. (the maximum limit per day is 100 SMS). On exhausting the 2GB data limit, charges are Rs. 0.50 per MB.

Airtel -Rs 179/-

Airtel offers the Rs. 179/- prepaid plan with 28 days of validity and 2GB data

Benefits

  • Unlimited calls
  • 300 free SMS
  • Free Hello Tunes
  • A subscription to Wynk Music
  • A subscription to Airtel Xstream.
  • Rs. 2 lakh life Insurance

After exhausting 300 SMS that have a maximum 100 SMS per day limit, you will be charged.The charges per SMS are Rs. 1 for local & Rs. 1.50 for STD once the 300 free limit is over. (the maximum limit per day is 100 SMS). On exhausting the 2GB data limit, charges are Rs. 0.50 per MB.

Jio has brought in some very popular prepaid plans. These plans are affordable and most subscribers have vouched for the convenience.

Reliance Jio - Prepaid plan Rs199/-

In this plan, you get a total data of 42GB for a validity of 28 days. There is a limit of data usage which is 1.5GB daily. Once you exhaust this limit, data speed reduces to 64Kbps.

More details

  • Enjoy 100 SMS(maximum) per day
  • Access to Unlimited calls
  • A subscription to Jio apps (complimentary)

Reliance Jio - Prepaid plan Rs 249/-

Yet another popular prepaid plan from Jio is the Rs 249/-. Users can enjoy a total of 56GB (the limit is 2GB daily at higher speeds). The validity period is 28 days.

More Details

  • Enjoy 100 SMS(maximum) per day
  • Access to Unlimited calls
  • A subscription to Jio apps (complimentary)

Now, let's take a look at the affordable and popular prepaid plans Vi has to offer to subscribers.

Vi Prepaid -Rs 149/-

With this plan comes 3GB data with a validity period of 28 days.

More details

  • Unlimited talk time
  • 300 SMS
  • access to Vi Movies
  • Access to TV subscription

**As a bonus, the Vodafone idea offers 1GB extra when you recharge through the Vi App or Vodafone Idea website.

Vi Prepaid -Rs 219/-

With this plan comes 1 GB data with a validity period of 28 days.

More details

  • Unlimited calls
  • 100 SMS daily
  • access to Vi Movies
  • Access to TV subscription

**As a bonus, the Vodafone idea offers 2GB extra when you recharge through the Vi App or Vodafone Idea website.

BSNL prepaid monthly plans

BSNL has certain prepaid plans that customers find handy. The most chosen ones are listed here:-

BSNL voice plan for Rs 187/-

BSNL gives a 28-day validity plan for Rs 187/-.

  • Local & STD calls (with national roaming facility)-250 minutes per day
  • With this plan the speeds will be reduced to 80Kbps once you cross 2GB in a day.
  • 100 SMS daily
  • PBRT which is a Personalised Ring Back Tone

BSNL plan for Rs. 247 /-

BSNL has a Rs. 247 prepaid plan that lasts for 30 days

  • Unlimited voice calls
  • With this plan the speeds will be reduced to 80Kbps once you cross 3GB in a day.
  • 100 SMS daily
  • PBRT which is a Personalised Ring Back Tone

Learn more about the best postpaid data plans available

Airtel, BSNL, Jio and Vodafone Idea offer a wide range of postpaid plans to their subscribers. Each of these plans are designed to cater to the requirements of consumers. You can take a look through the details of the most chosen plans to get an idea. If you need more information, kindly look through our individual pages for the service operators.

Airtel postpaid plans

Airtel postpaid plan-Rs. 399

Airtel postpaid plans for Rs. 399 gives monthly 40GB data and a rollover of 200GB

Other Benefits

  • unlimited calls (include local, STD& roaming)
  • 100 SMS daily (Charges are Rs. 0.10 per SMS. )
  • Airtel Thanks rewards with this plan include
  • One-year free access to Shaw academy
  • Access to Juggernaut books,
  • Subscriptions to Airtel Xstream and Wynk Music.
  • Users can also add family connections at the given rates:-
    • Rs. 249 per connection for regular plan
      • unlimited calls
      • 10GB data
      • 100 SMS daily
    • Rs 99 for a data-only SIM.

Airtel Postpaid Platinum Plan- Rs. 499

Airtel Postpaid Platinum Plan is for Rs. 499 with 75GB monthly data with data rollover for 200GB.

Other benefits

  1. unlimited calls ( include local, STD& roaming)
  2. 100 SMS daily ( include local, STD& roaming)
  3. Airtel Thanks rewards
  4. Free Amazon Prime membership for one year,
  5. handset protection,
  6. Shaw academy lifetime access,
  7. Juggernaut books membership
  8. subscription to Airtel Xstream and
  9. Access to Wynk Music.

Below listed are the Vodafone Idea postpaid plans that have gained popularity

Vi postpaid -Rs 399/-

This is one of the most popular plans offered to Vi Postpaid subscribers. You get 40 GB of data, including data roll over for 200 GB. Along with that, you can enjoy 100 SMS (Free). The additional benefit is free access to TV and Vi movies.

Vi postpaid-Rs 499/-

You get 75 GB of data, including data rollover for 200 GB. Along with that, you can enjoy 100 SMS (Free). The additional benefit is free access to TV and Vi movies, one year Amazon Prime subscription and a one-year subscription to ZEE5 Premium.

A short note on popular Jio Postpaid plans are given here.

Reliance Jio postpaid-Rs 199/-

Users can avail of 25 GB of high speed total data ( once the limit is over, the charges are Rs 20 per 1GB)

Other benefits

  • Enjoy 100 SMS(maximum) per day
  • Access to Unlimited calls
  • A subscription to Jio apps (complimentary)

Reliance Jio postpaid-Rs 399/-

Users can avail of 75 GB high-speed total data ( once the limit is over, the charges are Rs 10 per 1GB). There is a facility for data rollover of 200 GB.

Other benefits

  • Enjoy unlimited SMS
  • Access to Unlimited calls
  • A subscription to Jio apps (complimentary)

BSNL postpaid plans

Now we come to the BSNL postpaid popular plans.

BSNL postpaid-Rs 199/-

BSNL allows 25 GB of data having a rollover of 75GB with this plan.

Other details

  • Unlimited calling- an on-net voice for 250 minutes daily, off-net voice for 300 minutes daily
  • 100 SMS daily
  • There is an activation charge - Rs. 100.

‘Ghar Wapsi' plan for Rs. 399

This is yet another popular plan introduced by BSNL. They offer 70GB data with rollover of 210GB

More details

  • Unlimited calling- 250 minutes daily( any network)
  • 100 SMS daily
  • There is an activation charge - Rs. 100.

Winding up note

You may need to go to our Individual Service operator pages to get a complete idea about the Best data plans available in each region. Here,we have summarised the Best data plans in India according to the choice of the subscribers. If you require more information compiled, we are glad to assist you. Please contact us for any assistance or guidance.

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