There s no denying the fact that Reliance Jio s arrival has completely changed the Indian telecom industry. With its dirt-cheap voice-data combo plans, the Mukesh Ambani-led telco completely took other players by surprise, who had to reduce their tariffs (especially for data) to prevent customers from jumping ship. The tariff war thus started is still going on, with telcos coming up with new plans every other day to one-up the competition. Also Read - Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: Best work from home prepaid plans during COVID-19 lockdownAlso Read - Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
If you re a prepaid subscriber, there are many recharge plans you can choose from. The three big telecom operators Vodafone, Reliance Jio, and Airtel have some really lucrative offerings, especially under the Rs 200 price bracket. But which of the three offers the best? Also Read - DoT permits telecom service providers to go ahead with 5G trials
Here s a comparative look at the best prepaid recharge plans under Rs 200 from Reliance Jio, Vodafone, and Airtel
Vodafone | Rs 199
Having a validity of 28 days, Vodafone s Rs 199 prepaid plans offers 1.4GB of daily data, amounting to a total monthly data benefit of 39.2GB. The plan also includes unlimited voice calls (local, STD, and roaming), although they are capped at 250 minutes/day and 1000 minutes/week. There s 100 daily text messages included into the mix as well.
Reliance Jio | Rs 198
Jio s Rs 198 prepaid plan also comes with a validity of 28 days, but offers 2GB of daily data. This means you get 56GB of high-speed data per month. Along with that, the plan includes unlimited voice calls (local, STD, and roaming) without any FUP-based limits, 100 daily text messages, as well complimentary access to the entire suite of Jio apps.
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Airtel | Rs 199
With a validity of 28 days, Airtel s Rs 199 plan offers 1.4GB data per day, thus matching Vodafone s monthly data benefit of 39.2GB. The recharge pack further comes with unlimited voice calls (local, STD, and roaming) sans any FUP-based restrictions, and 100 text messages per day. Also, you get complimentary subscription to Airtel TV and Wynk Music.