Unlimited Calling Plans: Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and BSNL

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How do you feel after reading or listening to the word ‘limited?’ Does it kill your vibe, or does it elevate it? On the contrary, how do you feel when you read or listen to the word ‘unlimited?’ Well, for most of us, the term ‘unlimited’ brings with itself a sense of happiness and feels like we are going to get the best value for money.


Hence, it goes without saying that for mobile users who have heavy usage of local and STD calling and text messaging, unlimited calling plans often prove to be great (and attractive) assets. In addition, freebies like 5G/4G data benefits, music, OTT subscriptions, and other kindles joy ensure that these plans prove to be excellent value for money!

Selectra understands your needs and has collated information on all the different unlimited calling plans offered by the telecom providers of India. This article will help you pick the best value for money plan.

Jio Unlimited Calling Plans

Reliance’s Jio has been nothing less than a revolution in the Indian telecom industry. Launched in 2016, Jio has some of the most attractive 4G data packs and unlimited calling options for its data-loving customers.

Though Jio had the most affordable prepaid 4G recharge plans, it started to charge its subscribers with Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) of 6 paise per minute in October 2020 for calls made to non-Jio connections.

At the end of 2019, Jio revised its plans and launched new All-in-One plans that offer FUP over unlimited calling to other networks.

We have compiled a list of all the popular Jio calling plans and their validity, benefits, and pricing.

Jio Prepaid Recharge Plan Data Benefit Validity Jio to Jio calls Jio-to non-Jio calls SMS
Rs. 98 2GB 28 Days Unlimited Calls IUC 6 paise/min 300
Rs. 129 2GB 28 Days Unlimited Calls 1000 min 300
Rs. 149 1GB per Day 24 Days Unlimited Calls 300 min 100/Day
Rs. 199 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited Calls 1000 min 100/Day
Rs. 249 2GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited Calls 1000 min 100/Day
Rs. 329 6GB 84 Days Unlimited Calls 3000 min 100/Day
Rs. 349 3GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited Calls 1000 min 100/Day
Rs. 399 1.5Gb per Day 56 Days Unlimited Calls 2000 min 100/Day
Rs. 444 2GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited Calls 2000 min 100/Day
Rs. 555 1.5GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited Calls 3000 min 100/Day
Rs. 599 2GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited Calls 3000 min 100/Day
Rs. 1299 24GB 336 Days Unlimited Calls 12000 min 100/Day
Rs. 2121 1.5GB per Day 336 Days Unlimited Calls 12000 min 100/Day
Rs. 4999 350GB 360 Days Unlimited Calls 12000 min 100/Day

Airtel Unlimited Calling Plans

Airtel is India’s one of the top telecom companies with the second biggest market share. With its widespread 4G network across the locations, Airtel has various recharge offers for both prepaid and postpaid customers. Along with providing high-speed 4G, these plans also offer unlimited voice calls, SMS, OTT subscriptions, and other bundled offers.

Airtel unlimited calling plans start from as low as Rs. 10 and can be as expensive as Rs. 6999. These recharge plans hold a validity of 56 days, 84 days, and even 365 days.

We have compiled a list below of all new Airtel recharge plans and offers with their validity and other benefits.

Recharge Plan User Benefits Plan Validity
Rs. 19 200MB, unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls 2 days
Rs. 99 1GB, unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls, 100 SMS, Airtel XStream, Wynk Music + free Hello Tunes. 18 days
Rs. 129 1 GB, unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls, 300 SMS, Airtel XStream, Wynk Music + free Hello Tunes. 24 days
Rs. 149 2GB, unlimited voice calls, 300 SMS, Airtel XStream, Wynk Music + free Hello Tunes. 28 days
Rs. 179 2GB, unlimited voice calls, 300 SMS, Airtel XStream, Wynk Music, free Hello Tunes, Term life insurance worth Rs. 2 lakh from Bharti AXA Life. 28 days
Rs. 199 1.5GB daily data, unlimited voice calls, Airtel XStream, Wynk Music + free Hello Tunes. 24 days
Rs. 219 1 GB daily data, unlimited voice calls,100 SMS per day, Airtel XStream, Wynk Music + free Hello Tunes. 28 days
Rs. 249 1.5GB daily data, 100 SMS daily, unlimited voice calls, Airtel XStream Premium, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, Wynk Music, free online course at Shaw Academy, mobile antivirus +free Hello Tunes. 28 days
Rs. 279 1.5GB daily data, 100 SMS daily, unlimited voice calls, Airtel XStream Premium, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, Wynk Music, free online course at Shaw Academy, mobile antivirus, Term life insurance worth Rs. 4 lakh from HDFC Life + free Hello Tunes. 28 days
Rs. 298 2GB daily data, 100 SMS daily, unlimited voice calls, Airtel XStream Premium, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, Wynk Music, free online course at Shaw Academy, mobile antivirus + free Hello Tunes 28 days
Rs. 349 2GB daily data, 100 SMS daily, unlimited voice calls, Amazon Prime Membership, Airtel XStream Premium, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, Wynk Music, free online course at Shaw Academy, mobile antivirus + free Hello Tunes 28 days
Rs. 379 6GB, unlimited voice calls, total 900 SMS, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback + free Hello Tunes. 84 days
Rs. 398 3GB daily data, unlimited voice calls, 100 daily SMS, mobile antivirus, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback + free Hello Tunes. 28 days
Rs. 399 1.5GB daily data, unlimited voice calls, 100 daily SMS, mobile antivirus, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs 150 FASTag cashback, free online course at Shaw Academy + free Hello Tunes. 56 days
Rs. 449 2GB daily data, unlimited voice calls,100 daily SMS, mobile antivirus, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback + free Hello Tunes. 56 days
Rs. 558 3GB daily data, unlimited voice calls, and 100 daily SMS, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, free Hello Tunes, mobile antivirus + free online course at Shaw Academy. 56 days
Rs. 598 1.5GB daily data, unlimited voice calls, and 100 daily SMS, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, free Hello Tunes, + mobile antivirus. 84 days
Rs. 698 2GB daily data, unlimited voice calls, and 100 daily SMS, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, mobile antivirus + free Hello Tunes. 84 days
Rs. 1498 24GB, 3600 SMS, unlimited local, roaming, and STD calls, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, free Hello Tunes, mobile antivirus + free online course at Shaw Academy for 28 days 365 days
Rs. 2398 1.5GB daily data, unlimited voice calls, 100 daily SMS, Airtel XStream Premium, Wynk Music, Rs. 150 FASTag cashback, free Hello Tunes, mobile antivirus + free online course at Shaw Academy for 28 days. 365 days

Vodafone Unlimited Calling Plans

Vodafone-Idea or ‘Vi’ has recently launched several new prepaid plans for its 1.3 billion Indian population. These plans can range between Rs. 19 and Rs. 2399. Vi’s cheapest recharge plan is cost Rs. 10 and offers Rs. 7.47 of talk time, whereas its most expensive plan, costs Rs. 2399 which comes with an annual validity and daily 1.5GB data along with other benefits.

We have compiled a list of all prepaid Vodafone unlimited calling plans for your quick reference:

Recharge Plan Data Benefit Validity Calling SMS
Rs. 19 200MB 2 Days Unlimited NIL
Rs. 99 1GB 18 Days Unlimited 100
Rs. 129 2GB 24 Days Unlimited 300
Rs. 149 2GB 28 Days Unlimited 300
Rs. 199 1GB a day 24 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 219 1GB a day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 249 1.5GB a day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 269 4GB 56 Days Unlimited 600
Rs. 299 4GB a day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 379 6GB 84 Days Unlimited 1000
Rs. 398 3GB a day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 399 3GB a day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 449 4GB a day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 499 1.5GB a day 70 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 555 1.5GB a day 77 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 558 3GB a day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 599 3GB a day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 699 4GB a day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs. 1499 24GB 365 Days Unlimited 3600
Rs. 2399 1.5GB a day 365 Days Unlimited 100/Day

BSNL Unlimited Calling Plans

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is the largest state-owned telecom service provider in India. It has one of the largest wireline networks and a strong presence in the broadband sector.

While other telecom giants like Airtel and Jio are set to roll out their 5G services, BSNL is the only one yet to roll out 4G services across the country. That said, BSNL offers a wide range of prepaid recharge plans ranging between Rs. 18 and Rs, 1999.

Recharge Plan Cost Free Usage Freebies Validity Plan Validity in Days
Per Second 108 (only for new customer) Rs. 108 Unlimited calls to any network + 1GB/day + 500 SMS 28 days 28
153 Plan Rs. 153 Unlimited calls +1GB/day + 100 SMS/day + Free PRBT 28 days 28
197 Plan Rs. 197 Truly Unlimited Local/STD/roaming calls incl. Mumbai and Delhi + Unlimited Data speed reduced to 80kbps after 2GB/day + 100 SMS/day + Zing(18days) 18 days 180
199 Plan Rs. 199 Unlimited Free Calls + 2GB/day + 100 SMS/day 30 days 30
397 Plan Rs. 397 Unlimited calls + 2GB/day + 100 SMS/day +Free PRBT + Lodhun Contest 60days 365
PV 399 Rs. 399 Unlimited Free Calls + 100 SMS/day + 1+1GB/day + Free BSNL tunes + Lokdhun content 80 80
485 Plan Rs. 485 Unlimited Free Calls + 1.5GB/day + 100 SMS/day 90 days 90
Sixer Rs. 666 Unlimited Free Calls + 1.5GB/day + 100 free SMS for 134 days, 0.5GB/day, 100SMS/day and Free Tune for first 60days 120days 120
BSNL 997 Rs. 997 Unlimited calls+ 3GB/day +100 SMS/day + Lokdhun Content + Sony Liv + Free Caller Tune 180 days 180
BSNL BINDAS BOL Rs. 1499 Unlimited calls + 100SMS /day + 24GB data 365days 365days
BSNL 1999

(BSNL One Year Plan)

Rs. 1999 Unlimited calls + 2GB/day FUP + 100 SMS/day + Free Caller Tune for 365 days and Lokdhun Contest for 60days 365 365
BSNL 2399 Rs. 2399 Unlimited calls every day + 100 SMS per day + 3GB/day +Free tunes + Eros Now 365 365

Best Annual Unlimited Calling Plans: Jio vs Airtel vs Vi

While most prepaid users opt for the two to three months’ validity plans from the telecom companies, some users prefer to do a single recharge for the next 365 days. If you are one of them, then note that Airtel and Jio have announced new annual plans with upgraded benefits.

Here is a short comparison table for long-term unlimited calling plans offered by Jio, Airtel, and Vi:

Telco Plan Validity Total data Voice calling
Reliance Jio Rs. 2399 365 days 730 GB 12,000 non-Jio minutes
Airtel Rs. 2498 365 days 730 GB Unlimited calling
Airtel Rs. 2398 365 days 547.5 GB Unlimited calling
Vodafone Idea Rs. 2399 365 days 547.5 GB Unlimited calling

The Rs.2399 Jio plan offers 2 GB data a day, unlimited Jio to Jio calls, 12000 non-Jio minutes, and a complimentary Jio apps subscription with a validity of one year.

Airtel offers two plans with annual validity. The first plan costs Rs. 2498 and offers 2 GB of data a day, and the second plan costs Rs. 2398 and offers 1.5 GB of data a day.

Apart from this, the two plans offer a complimentary subscription to ZEE5, Wynk Music, Airtel Xstream, and 28 days of free courses with Shaw Academy.

Vodafone Idea’s Rs. 2398 plan offers 1.5GB of data a day, unlimited calls, a complimentary subscription to Vodafone Play, and ZEE5 with a validity of one year.

If we look at these different plans, Jio’s Rs. 2399 plan offers the best value for money. However, if you feel that 12000 non-Jio minutes are not enough for you, then go ahead with Airtel’s Rs. 2498 plan.

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