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Reliance Jio Effect: Airtel, Vodafone refresh select unlimited plans with 1GB daily data, increased validity

The plans offer 1GB 3G/4G daily data, along with unlimited outgoing calls, SMS and unlimited roaming.

  • Published: January 8, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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As a part of the New Year 2018 offer, Reliance Jio refreshed its plans by slashing the prices by Rs 50, or offering 50 percent more data, depending on what you choose. Incumbent operators were quick enough to revise their tariff plans too. Both Vodafone and Airtel have refreshed some of their unlimited plans with increased validity. However, when we checked, Idea Cellular had not refreshed its plans yet. Let’s take a look at these plans.

Vodafone

Vodafone has refreshed two of its plans with increased validity. The Rs 458 plan now offers 84 days validity compared to 70 days that it used to offer earlier. Similarly, the Rs 509 plan has also been refreshed with 91 days validity, compared to 84 days validity.

These plans also 1GB high speed 3G/4G daily data. Both plans also offer unlimited local and STD outgoing calls, unlimited roaming and 100 local and national SMS per day. However, the free outgoing calls are capped at 250 minutes a day, and 1,000 minutes in a week. After the free minutes are exhausted, users will be charged 30p per minute.

Vodafone Plans 3G/4G data Benefits Old Validity New Validity
Rs 458 1GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 70 days 84 days
Rs 509 1GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 84 days 91 days

 

Airtel

Airtel has also refreshed two of its unlimited plans. Both plans offer 1GB 3G/4G data per day, unlimited local and STD calls, unlimited roaming and 100 free SMS per day. The Rs 448 plan now offers 82 days validity, compared to 70 days, whereas the Rs 509 plan now offers 91 days validity compared to 84 days that it used to offer before.

Just like Vodafone, Airtel too has a cap on the number of outgoing calls that you can make, which is 250 minutes per day, or 1,000 minutes per week. Post exhaustion of free minutes, Airtel-to-Airtel calls will be charged at 10p per minute, whereas calls to other operators will be charged at 30p per minute.

Airtel Plans 3G/4G data Benefits Old Validity New Validity
Rs 448 1GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 70 days 82 days
Rs 509 1GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 84 days 91 days

Reliance Jio

In comparison, Reliance Jio has four plans that offer similar benefits. The Rs 399 plan comes with 84 days validity, whereas the Rs 449 plan offers 91 days validity – both offering 1GB daily data. And then, you have Rs 448 plan with 84 days validity and Rs 498 plan with 91 days validity, both plans offer 1.5GB daily data.

All plans come with unlimited roaming and unlimited local and STD calling. You also get 100 free SMS per day, and unlimited internet with 1GB / 1.5GB daily limit. Once the daily limit is exhausted, the speed will be throttled to 64Kbps till 2AM, after which, 4G speed will be restored. Jio also gives unlimited access to its suite of apps such as JioMovies, JioTV and JioMusic among others.

Reliance Jio Plans 3G/4G data Benefits Validity
Rs 399 1GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 84 days
Rs 449 1GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 91 days
Rs 448 1.5GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 84 days
Rs 498 1.5GB per day Unlimited local + STD calls, 100 SMS / day, unlimited roaming 91 days
  • Published Date: January 8, 2018 11:51 AM IST