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Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: prepaid recharge plans compared

Bharti Airtel has hiked the prices of its prepaid plans by 20 to 25 percent earlier today. The base plan that used to cost Rs 79 now starts at Rs 99. The revised prices will come into effect from November 26th. The telco has increased the prices of as many as 15 prepaid recharge plans in the country. 

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With the newly increased prices, Airtel will face stiff competition from Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea. Both telecom operators offer attractive recharge plans for their users. Read on to know how Airtel’s revised recharge plans fares against Jio and Vi in terms of price and benefits. 

Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: 28 days plans compared

AirtelJioVi
ValidityPriceBenefitsPriceBenefitsPriceBenefits
28 DaysRs 265Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1GB/day dataRs 239Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day dataRs 179Unlimited calling, 300 SMS, 2GB data
Rs 299Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day dataRs 349Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 3GB/day dataRs 269Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1GB/day data
Rs 359Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 499Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 3GB/day data + extra 6GB, 1-year Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscriptionRs 299Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data
Rs 299Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 359Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data
Rs 301Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data, Hospicare Insurance benefit
Rs 501Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 3GB/day data, extra 16GB, 1 year Disney+ Hotstar,

Beginning with the lowest duration plans i.e. 28 days, Airtel offers three packs whereas Jio offers four recharge plans. On the other hand, Vi subscribers have the option to choose from as many as six tariff plans. The 28 days recharge plan from all three telecom operators include unlimited voice calling and daily data benefit although they vary depending on the plan prices. 

Those who recharge with 28 days pack will find Jio’s base Rs 199 plan affordable compared to Airtel and Vi. Vi also beats Airtel in terms of value for money and a wide range of recharge packs.

Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: 56 days plans compared

AirtelJioVi
ValidityPriceBenefitsPriceBenefitsPriceBenefits
56 DaysRs 479Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day dataRs 479Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day dataRs 269Unlimited calling, 600 SMS, 4GB data
Rs 549Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 533Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 479Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data
Rs 666Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data, 1-year Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscriptionRs 539Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data
Rs 701Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 3GB/day data + 32GB extra, 1 year Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription

Coming to the 56 days plans, Airtel, Jio, and Vi offer two, three, and four recharge packs respectively. Both Jio and Vi users can avail of additional benefits including a 1-year Disney+ Hotstar subscription and extra data. 

Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: 84 days plans compared

AirtelJioVi
ValidityPriceBenefitsPriceBenefitsPriceBenefits
84 DaysRs 455Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 6GB dataRs 666Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day dataRs 459Unlimited calling, 1000 SMS, 6GB data
Rs 719Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day dataRs 719Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 719Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data
Rs 839Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 888Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data + extra 5GB, 1-year Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscriptionRs 839Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 4GB/day data
Rs 999Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 3GB/day dataRs 901Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 3GB/day data + 48GB extra, 1 year Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription

Airtel users who prefer to recharge their smartphones with 84 days plans can choose from three recharge packs. Meanwhile, Jio and Vi both offer four plans. Vi offers the cheapest pack in this range starting at Rs 379 followed by Airtel that offers at Rs 455. However, it’s worth noting that both operators provide 6GB of data for a period of 84 days and not on daily basis. Reliance Jio offers 1.5GB per day data benefit starting at Rs 555. 

Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: 365 days plans compared

AirtelJioVi
ValidityPriceBenefitsPriceBenefitsPriceBenefits
365 DaysRs 1,799Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 24GB dataRs 2,121Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day dataRs 1,799Unlimited calling, 3,600 SMS, 24GB data
Rs 2,999Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 2,899Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day dataRs 2,899Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data
Rs 2,599Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data + extra 10GB, 1-year Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscriptionRs 2,595Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data, Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription
Rs 3,499Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 3GB/day data

As for the one-year plans i.e. 365 days, Airtel offers two recharge packs. On the other hand, Jio and Vi provide four and three recharge plans with some packs offering additional benefits like OTT subscriptions.  

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