A Comparison of Minimum Recharge Plans - BSNL, VI, Jio and Airtel

India's top four telecom service providers are Reliance Jio, Airtel, BSNL and Vodafone, all presently active in the country's market. As a result of the launch of Reliance Jio in 2016, all of these providers engaged in a pricing war, reducing the costs of data and plan packages.

Since then, the costs have remained stable, and India is considered one of the nations with the lowest data rates. In this minimum recharge plan comparison page, we will provide detailed information on the base prepaid plans offered by the major telecoms in India.

Minimum Recharge Plans Of All Telecoms

Nowadays, all of the telecommunications companies have competitive plans that provide a comparable amount of data and free calling and SMS advantages to maintain existing consumers and attract new users.

Taking a look at all of the competitive plans that Reliance Jio, Airtel, BSNL, and Vodafone-Idea have to offer today, we'll see how they stack up against one another. Below we have discussed the minimum recharge plans by various telecoms with a validity of one month.

Operator and rates Data Validity Calls
Airtel - Rs 79 plan 200 MB 28 days Rs. 64 talk time @ 1p/sec (Local & STD)
Vodafone - Rs 79 plan 200 MB 28 days Rs. 64 talk time @ 1p/sec (Local & STD)
Reliance Jio - Rs 75 plan 100 MB per day + 200 MB 28 days Unlimited
BSNL - Rs 49 plan 2 GB 24 days Free 100 (Any network, both Local & STD), after that charges @ 45p/minute

Airtel Rs 79 Plan Benefits

Airtel’s minimum recharge plan of Rs 79 provides users with a balance of Rs. 64. The talk time in this plan is charged at 1 paisa per second for local as well as STD. The internet access is only 200 MB spread across 28 days from the date of purchase.

This recharge plan does not offer any free outgoing SMS or any other additional benefits.

Reliance Jio Rs 75 Plan Benefits

Customers who sign up for the Rs. 75 minimum recharge plan will get 100 MB of daily high-speed data, post that the speed will reduce to 64 Kbps. Apart from this, there is additional 200 MB data provided with this recharge plan.

The plan comes with unlimited calling and 50 free SMS, both local and STD. There is a 28-day validity period on the plan and it includes a subscription to the Company's web applications like Jio Cinema, Jio TV, and more.

The total data that can be consumed under this plan is 3 GB for 28 days.

Vodafone Rs 79 Plan Benefits

The Rs. 79 prepaid minimum recharge plan by Vi will offer 200 MB data and Rs. 64 talk time that is charged at 1 paisa per second. The recharge plan is valid for 28 days from the date of purchase.

This recharge plan does not include any free outgoing SMS and additional benefits.

BSNL Rs 49 Plan Benefits

BSNL minimum recharge plan provides 2 GB of high-speed data for a total of 24 days of validity, which is very generous. Along with it includes 100 minutes free calling on any network within India. After the free minutes, calls will be charged @ 45 paisa per minute. The plan includes free 100 SMS both local and STD.

How To Recharge Your Sim Card

Nowadays, every telecom operator has their personal applications where the users can go and recharge their number. However, apart from these applications there are third party applications also like paytm, gpay, and more that give you the feasibility to recharge your mobile numbers.

We are mentioning below the steps to recharge your SIM card by using the telecom operator’s own application. s using operator application

How To Recharge Airtel Number

  1. Start by installing Airtel Thanks Application on your phone
  2. Log in to the application using your Airtel mobile number
  3. Click on the recharge tab
  4. A new window will open, now select prepaid option
  5. Enter the mobile number, circle, and recharge amount
  6. Now click on Proceed
  7. A payment gateway will open
  8. Select the payment method
  9. As soon as the payment is approved, your SIM is recharged

How To Recharge Jio Number

  • Start by installing My Jio Application on your phone
  • Open the application and Login using your Jio mobile number. You can also login using your Jio Service ID and OTP
  • Click on the recharge tab
  • Enter the mobile number, circle, and select the amount
  • Now click on buy
  • A payment gateway will open
  • Select the payment method
  • Once the payment is done you will receive a SMS confirming your recharge

How To Recharge Vodafone Number

  1. Install My Vodafone App on your mobile phone
  2. Next step is to log in to the application using your Vodafone mobile number
  3. Once you log in click the on the recharge tab
  4. A new window will open
  5. You will get an option to do the same recharge again or choose something else
  6. Select the plan of your choice
  7. Now scroll down to choose the payment option
  8. Once selected enter your payment details
  9. After entering the details click Buy now
  10. Once the payment is done you are ready to use your SIM card

How To Recharge Bsnl Number

  • Start by installing My BSNL Application on your phone
  • Once this is done a new window will open where you will need to register using email ID and password. If you do not wish to follow this step you can click on ‘No Thanks’ tab and get into the application directly
  • A new window will open where you have to select recharge
  • A window will open with the option to add an account
  • Click on the add account tab and enter the required details
  • Once you enter the mobile number click on generate OTP
  • An OTP will be sent to your mobile number. Enter the OTP on the application
  • After entering the OTP click on Submit
  • A new window having the option of prepaid tab. Click on the tab and enter the details required.
  • A new window will open with all the account details. cross check the details and click on Pay
  • A new window will open asking for mobile number and email ID
  • Re-enter your Bsnl mobile number and click on Save
  • Once done a payment gateway will open
  • Choose your payment option and click on Continue to pay
  • When payment is received your SIM will be recharged


One may infer that, when compared to Airtel, Vi, and BSNL, Jio's Rs 75 recharge plan provides unlimited calling and higher amount of data. At just Rs. 75, Jio provides 300 MB data, unlimited calling, 50 free SMS, and a validity for 28 days. Even the Bsnl’s lowest Rs. 49 recharge plan cannot beat the advantages offered by Jio.

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