Although most users in India would prefer prepaid plans for the flexibility and security of using only what you’ve already paid for, there are distinct benefits to going with a postpaid plan. Apart from the fact that you have the comfort of continuous usage on a postpaid plan, you also don’t have to worry about your connection stopping abruptly if you haven’t topped-up your connection.
And while postpaid plans have traditionally been expensive, today it’s possible to get a fully-loaded plan at under Rs 500 from any of the three major mobile operators in India – Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio. Here is a list of the top postpaid plans under Rs 500 from the three big operators.
Airtel postpaid plans
Rs 399 Plan
The Rs 399 plan is the most affordable postpaid plan from Airtel currently, and offers unlimited voice calling (local + STD) as well on both the home network as well as when roaming within India. You also get 20GB of data per month (with roll over for unused data), and an additional 20GB of data per month for a year, bringing the total benefit up to 40GB per month. Users on this plan also get access to the Wynk Music service from Airtel.
Rs 499 Plan
The Rs 499 plan is the second plan from Airtel under Rs 500, and offers similar benefits of unlimited voice calls within India. Data benefits on this plan are higher at 75GB per month with unused data roll over, and users also get access to Wynk Music, Airtel TV and Airtel’s handset protection. Apart from this, users also get one year of Amazon Prime membership for free with the plan, provided they are not already Amazon Prime subscribers.
Vodafone postpaid plans
Rs 399 Plan
Vodafone too has a Rs 399 plan, which offers unlimited voice calls within India to Indian numbers. The plan also offers 40GB of data per month, with unused data up to 200GB rolling over. Users receive one year of Amazon Prime free with the plan (provided they are not already subscribers) along with access to Vodafone Play for one year. The plan also comes with a bill guarantee service, which will ensure that the bill is capped at a maximum amount so as to keep the bill amount in check. Users also get 100 SMS per month.
Rs 499 Plan
This plan from Vodafone offers identical benefits to the one from Airtel, with unlimited voice calls within India, and 75GB of data per month (with unused data rolling over up to 200GB). Users also get access to Vodafone Play and Amazon Prime, along with Mobile Shield, a mobile insurance scheme that provides damage repair, anti-virus and extended warranty on the user’s device. The bill guarantee can be activated on this plan as well. Users also get 100 SMS per month.
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Reliance Jio postpaid plans
Rs 199 Plan
Although Reliance Jio is much more popular for its prepaid plans, the company does have a single postpaid plan on offer as well. The Rs 199 plan gives users unlimited voice calls within India, 100 SMS per day and 25GB of data (with subsequent usage billed at Rs 20/GB). An annual charge of Rs 99 is applicable for Jio Prime, and all Jio apps are available for free for users on this plan.