Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs BSNL vs Airtel: Best prepaid recharge plans under Rs 50

Here are some of the best prepaid recharge plans under Rs 50.

  • Published: July 30, 2018 8:48 AM IST
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The price vs data war isn’t going to end anytime soon, and every telecom operator in India is becoming aggressive with their prepaid and postpaid plans. The war first started with telecom companies offering more data, then calls became unlimited, followed by SMS, and now roaming across India has become free too. Today, you can find tariff plans across every possible price range, and here are the best ones priced under Rs 50.

Reliance Jio

The comparison has to start with Reliance Jio, considering it is the operator that has shaken up the telecom landscape in India. Jio has a plan priced at Rs 49 with a validity of 28 days. Users get unlimited calls, 1GB 4G data, 50 SMS, and complimentary access to Jio suite of apps. This plan though is restricted to Reliance JioPhone users.


Idea Cellular and Vodafone merger has got the DoT approval, and ahead of the merger, Vodafone has gone full aggressive with its plans. The telco recently unveiled Rs 47 prepaid plan that comes with a validity of 28 days, and offers 50 free SMS, and 500MB 3G/4G data. The plan also includes 7,500 seconds of calling, which is 125 minutes, and it is valid for all local, STD and roaming calls.

Bharti Airtel

Airtel, on the other hand, also has a plan priced at Rs 47 that comes with same benefits as the Vodafone plan. Subscribers get 28 days validity, 125 minutes of calling, and 50 SMS. The plan also includes 500MB 3G/4G data.


Lastly, BSNL has launched an affordable prepaid plan priced at Rs 19. It is an STV that is available in Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles only, and the pack will expire on October 11. As for the benefits, the plan is valid for 54 days from the day of activation. However, unlike competitors that are offering free data, SMS and calling, BSNL’s plan is basically a rate cutter where outgoing on-net calls to BSNL numbers will be priced at 15 paise per minute, and off-net calls to other networks will be priced at 35 paise per minute.

Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs BSNL vs Airtel: Plans Compared

Operator Plan Price Validity Data Voice calls
Reliance Jio Rs 49 28 days 1GB (4G) Unlimited
Vodafone Rs 47 28 days 500MB (3G/4G) 125 minutes
Airtel Rs 47 28 days 500MB (3G/4G) 125 minutes
BSNL Rs 19 54 days N.A On-net (to BSNL) – 15 paise
Off-net (to Others) – 35 paise


  • Published Date: July 30, 2018 8:48 AM IST