The Best Mobile Plans in India-Suitable Choices For You

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The Indian Telecom Industry is flourishing with top mobile service providers like Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea and BSNL. Each one of them offers its best mobile plans to subscribers. There is such a heavy flow of options that subscribers are now finding it hard to make a decision. We are here today to make your decision-making process simpler.


Tips on selecting the best tariff/mobile plan

How do you normally select your mobile plan? Do you search online or ask a friend? Do you go to the retail shop and then decide? Here are some of the basic factors you should think about before buying a mobile plan.

  1. First and foremost, decide how much you can spend. Whatever your requirement is, you need to check your budget first. While checking the price of the selected plan, always consider the term validity as well. Get a plan that is worth the money being spent.
  2. The second factor to consider is your mobile usage. Figure out how much data you would be spending per day. If you are a light -user, pick a plan that has around 1.5 GB per day. Heavy -users should select plans that offer more mobile data for them to meet their needs.
  3. The third factor is figuring out your call time. How many calls do you make per day? Are you someone who prefers messages or calling people directly? Would you need plans that have offers for talk time? Do your frequently contacted people belong to the same mobile network or are they subscribers of another network?

Once you have considered all these factors, go ahead to compare the mobile plans of various service providers. To have a better idea on how to compare mobile services, do proper research on well-known sites including the Selectra site. There is a ton of information that you would find useful.

Different categories of  mobile users

Mobile users generally fall into three categories.

Type 1-Light users

These users use their mobiles only when required. They have a handful of calls to make, receive a limited number of calls and have no much use for mobile data.

Type 2-Medium users

Medium users make the most of their incoming and outgoing calls. They communicate mostly through calls. Most of them will have access to a wi-fi connection, hence avoid using their mobile data.

Type 3-Heavy users

Heavy users are always on the move. They need a strong net connection as they depend solely on mobile data for their office work, daily conversations and entertainment. Most of them will have taken unlimited plans for calls and also data.

Best of Reliance Jio Prepaid plans

We are going to look at the best prepaid plans offered by Reliance Jio for all user types.

Type 1 -Light users

The best plan Jio offers to Type1-Light users is a Rs 98/- package with a validity of 28 days. The other features are:-

  • 2 GB speed
  • 300 SMS
  • Unlimited Jio- Jio calling

If you add a top-up of Rs 10/-, you will have access to 124 minutes of talk time to other networks.

Type 2 -Medium Users

Reliance Jio has a great plan for medium users. The Rs 329/- plan has a validity of 84 days.

Other features are

  • 6 GB -high-speed data,
  • Unlimited calls to Jio numbers,
  • 3,000 minutes call time to other networks
  • 1,000 SMS

Type 3 -Heavy Users

Reliance Jio has numerous plans which would suit Type 3 users.

  • Rs 199 for 28 days with 1.5 GB
  • Rs 555 for 84 days with 1.5 GB
  • Rs 599 for 84 days with up to 168 GB of high-speed data.
  • Rs 249 for 28 days with 2 GB/day
  • Rs 349 for 28 days with 3 GB /day

Additional Benefits for all the above plans include:-

  • 100 free SMS (local/national ) per day.
  • A Complimentary subscription to all Jio apps

Please refer to our Reliance Jio prepaid and postpaid plans to get the complete details.

Best of the Airtel Prepaid Plans

Type 1 -Light users

The best plan for light users is a Rs 79 plan which gives a talk time of Rs 64. The call rate is 60 paise/ minute for all networks.

Other features include 200 MB of high-speed data, with a validity of 28 days.

Type 2 -Medium Users

Two of the best data plans for mobile for medium users are given below.

Rs 379 plan for 84 days.

  • 6 GB of 4G data,
  • 900 SMS, and
  • Unlimited calling to all networks.

Rs 1,498 plan for 365 days.

  • You get unlimited calling,
  • 3,600 SMS,
  • 24 GB, 4G data yearly

Both the above plans have additional benefits. They are given below.

  • Complimentary subscriptions to Wynk Music
  • A free subscription to Airtel Xstream Premium

Type 3 -Heavy Users

Now let us move on to the best mobile internet plans for Airtel heavy users.

  1. Rs 598 plan with a validity of 84 days having 1.5 GB /day
  2. The Rs 449 with a validity of 56 days having 2 GB Data

    Other features include

    • Unlimited calls to all networks
    • 100 SMS - local/national per day
    • Complimentary access to Wynk Music
    • Free subscription to Airtel Xstream Premium.
    • The Rs 558 for 56 days with 3 GB Data

Additional benefits include

  • Unlimited calls to all networks
  • 100 SMS - local/national per day
  • Complimentary access to Wynk Music
  • Free subscription to Airtel Xstream Premium.

Best of the Vodafone Idea Prepaid Plans

Let's have a look at the popular mobile plans offered by Vodafone Idea.

Type 1 -Light users

Here are the best mobile internet plans offered by Vodafone for light users.

  1. Rs 79 plan with Rs 64 talk time. The call rate is 1 paisa/second across all networks. You also get 200 MB 4G data.
  2. Rs 95 plan has a Rs 74 talk time. The call rate is 2.5 paise/second, Users can enjoy 200 MB 4G data for a validity period of 56 days.

Type 2- Medium users

The below-mentioned plans are great for medium users.

  1. Rs 379 plan offers 6 GB 4G data with 84 days validity.

    Additional benefits include

    • 1,000 SMS
    • unlimited calling across all networks.
  2. Another plan is Rs 1,499 plan which also gives free access to Vodafone Play as well as Zee5.

Type 3 -Heavy users

Take a look at the most popular plans for Customers who need mobile plans for most of their activities.

  1. Rs 399 plan offer 1.5 + 1.5 = 3 GB for a validity period of 56 days
  2. Rs 449 plan offers 2 + 2 = 4 GB for 56 days.
  3. Rs 599 with 84 days validity

    Additional benefits are

    • unlimited calling to all networks
    • 100 local/national SMS per day
    • Rs 699 with 84 days validity

Additional benefits are

  • unlimited calling to all networks
  • 100 local/national SMS per day
  • Complimentary access to Vodafone Play and
  • Free subscription to Zee5.

Best plans for Talktime & Data

Take a look at the following tables for a quick understanding of some of the best plans provided by various mobile service providers.

Vodafone Idea -Best Mobile plans
Plan Data available Validity period 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 per Day 24 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 219 1GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 249 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 269 4GB 56 Days Unlimited

600

Rs 299 4GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 379 6GB 84 Days Unlimited

1000

Rs 398 3GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 399 3GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 449 4GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 499 1.5GB per Day 70 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 555 1.5GB per Day 77 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 558 3GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 599 3GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 699 4GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 1499 24GB 365 Days Unlimited

3600

Rs 2399 1.5GB per Day 365 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Airtel - Best mobile plans
Recharge Plan Data Benefit Validity Calling SMS
Rs 19 200MB 2 Days Unlimited NIL
Rs 99 1GB 18 Days Unlimited

100

Rs 129 1GB 24 Days Unlimited

300

Rs 149 2GB 28 Days Unlimited

300

Rs 179 2GB 28 Days Unlimited

300

Rs 199 1GB per Day 24 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 219 1GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 249 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 279 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 298 2GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 349 2GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 379 6GB 84 Days Unlimited

900

Rs 398 3GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 399 1.5GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 449 2GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 558 3GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 598 1.5GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 698 2GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Rs 1498 24GB 365 Days Unlimited

3600

Rs 2398 1.5GB per Day 365 Days Unlimited 100/Day
Jio -Best mobile plans
Jio Prepaid Recharge Plan Data Benefit Validity Jio to Jio calls Jio-to non-Jio calls SMS
Rs 98 2GB 28 Days Unlimited IUC 6 paise/min

300

Rs 129 2GB 28 Days Unlimited 1000 min

300

Rs 149 1GB per Day 24 Days Unlimited 300 min 100/Day
Rs 199 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 1000 min 100/Day
Rs 249 2GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 1000 min 100/Day
Rs 329 6GB 84 Days Unlimited 3000 min 100/Day
Rs 349 3GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 1000 min 100/Day
Rs 399 1.5Gb per Day 56 Days Unlimited 2000 min 100/Day
Rs 444 2GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 2000 min 100/Day
Rs 555 1.5GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 3000 min 100/Day
Rs 599 2GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 3000 min 100/Day
Rs 1299 24GB 336 Days Unlimited 12,000 min 100/Day
Rs 2121 1.5GB per Day 336 Days Unlimited 12,000 min 100/Day
Rs 4999 350GB 360 Days Unlimited 12,000 min 100/Day
BSNL-Best Mobile Data Plans
Price Benefits/day Validity
Rs 98 2GB of data 22 days
Rs 247 3GB of data unlimited voice calls 30 days
Rs 429 1GB of data unlimited voice calls 81 days
Rs 1,999 3GB of data

unlimited voice calls

365 days
BSNL -Best talktime plans
Price Benefits
Rs 120 Rs 98.69
Rs 150 Rs 124.12
Rs 200 Rs 166.49
Rs 220 Rs 220
Rs 300 Rs 251.24
Rs 310 Rs 259.71
Rs 500 Full talktime Rs 500.
Rs 550 Full talktime

Rs 550.

Rs 1000 Rs 844.46
Rs 1100 Full talktime

Rs 1100

Rs 2000 Full talk time Rs 2,000
Rs 2200 Full talk time Rs 2,200
Rs 3000 Full talk time Rs 3000
Rs 3300 Full talktime

Rs 3300

Rs 5000 Rs 4234.29
Rs 5500 Full talk time Rs 5,500
Rs 6000 Rs 5081.75
BSNL -Best SMS packs
Price Benefits Validity
Rs 31 500 SMS 25 days
Rs 52 1000 SMS 30 days

Conclusion

As users are demanding more from their mobile service providers, the competition is getting tougher in the field. As a result, more plans and offers are also being introduced. You can always let us know if there are any updates needed regarding the best mobile plans in India. See you soon with more useful articles!

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