Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone vs Idea Cellular: Prepaid plans with 3GB daily data compared

Here’s how the prepaid plans with 3GB daily data from telcos compete with each other.

  • Published: June 13, 2018 10:43 AM IST

Gone are the days when surfing the internet and downloading content on mobile was expensive. Today, data plans have become quite affordable, going under Rs 5 per GB, thanks to the cut throat competition between telecom operators. Today, it is possible to get as much as 3GB daily 3G / 4G data for under Rs 300. Here’s a look at prepaid data plans from Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular. 

Reliance Jio

The telco recently announced Jio Double Dhamaka offer where users will be getting 1.5GB additional data on all plans that offer 1.5GB data or more. Jio is also offering Rs 100 discount on plans above Rs 300, where Rs 50 is given up front when you use MyJio app, and the remaining Rs 50 is given as cash back when you use PhonePe to make payment.

Talking about plans, the Rs 149, Rs 349, Rs 399 and Rs 449 plans offer 1.5GB data, and with the additional 1.5GB data, users will get 3GB data in total. The Rs 149 plan comes with 28 days validity and offers 3GB daily data, making it a total of 42GB through the validity period. The Rs 349 plan gets upfront Rs 50 discount, and you only pay Rs 299, where you get 70 days validity, and 3GB daily data.

The Rs 399 plan also gets Rs 50 discount, and you pay Rs 349 where you get 84 days validity and 126GB data in total, with daily limit of 3GB. Lastly, the Rs 449 plan also gets Rs 50 upfront discount, and you get validity of 91 days, with total data of 136GB through the validity. Other plans with daily limit of 2GB, 3GB, 4GB and more also get additional 1.5GB a day, giving a really tough competition to incumbent telcos.

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Vodafone has four prepaid plans that offer 3GB daily data or more. The most affordable plan is priced at Rs 349, which offers unlimited local and STD calls, 100 daily SMS, free access to Live TV and more, and the plan comes with a validity of 28 days. Customers get 3GB daily high-speed 3G / 4G data with the plan.

The second plan is priced at Rs 549 which comes with same benefits as the Rs 349 plan and 28 days validity. However, the daily data limit is 3.5GB, which is 500MB more than the Rs 349 plan. The third plan is priced at Rs 569 and it offers 3GB daily data with validity of 84 days. Lastly, the Rs 799 plan offers 28 days validity and daily data limit of 4.5GB.


Bharti Airtel has two plans that offer daily 3GB 3G / 4G data. Both plans offer unlimited local and national calls, unlimited roaming, and 100 free SMS daily. The first plan is priced at Rs 349 and comes with validity of 28 days, whereas the other plan is priced at Rs 558, and it comes with 82 days validity, allowing you to download a total of 246GB data during the validity period.

Idea Cellular

Similar to Vodafone, Idea Cellular too has two plans that offer 3GB daily 3G / 4G data. The first plan is priced at Rs 349, and it comes with 28 days validity, 100 daily SMS along with unlimited local and national calls. The other pack is priced at Rs 799 and it also comes with 28 days validity and calling benefits like the Rs 349 plan. However, in terms of data benefits, you get 3.5GB per day, which is 500MB extra on a daily basis.

  • Published Date: June 13, 2018 10:43 AM IST