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Airtel vs Vodafone postpaid tariff: A comparison of the popular Rs 399 and Rs 499 plans

Here’s looking at the benefits both network providers offer under these plans.

  • Published: December 2, 2017 2:50 PM IST
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Last week, Vodafone rolled out a scheme called ‘Red Together’ for its postpaid customers, wherein users could make groups starting with two members, and pay off through a single bill at the end of the month. In this group, depending on the number of users in the group, Vodafone will offer certain discount. A similar family plan already exists with Airtel. Vodafone started this plan off with a Rs 399 Red Basic, which offers similar perks as what Airtel offers for same money. Point being, Airtel and Vodafone offer very similar plans, and it is often hard to choose which one to go offer. Therefore, today we will compare the Rs 399, Rs 499 and some ISD plans the two network providers offer, and see what works best for your needs.

Probably one of the most popular plans by Airtel, in Rs 399 (plus taxes of course), a user gets unlimited local and STD calls, 10GB of data. Also you get the data rollover feature, which means that whatever unused data you have left, it gets added to the data at your disposal next month. Now incoming roaming in this plan is free, but the outgoings are charged at Rs 0.85 paisa/minute for local and Rs 1.25 paisa/minute for STD. Additionally, the Infinity plan comes with access to Wynk music service. While this is a very suitable plan for most, it may not be ideal for the ones who travel often.

As mentioned, Vodafone has launched a similar Rs 399 plan recently, which it calls Vodafone Red Basic plan. Under the plan, users get local, STD, free incoming on national roaming, 10GB data, and data carry forward. The maximum limit to the carry forward of unused data is 200GB. This is almost identical to what Airtel offers.

Moving to Airtel’s Rs 499 Infinity plan, or what Vodafone calls Red Traveller R Plan, again offer very similar benefits, with access to unlimited local and STD calls, 20GB of data, unlimited incoming and outgoing roaming. The only difference here remains again is the access to Airtel’s Wynk service.

  • Published Date: December 2, 2017 2:50 PM IST