New flashpoint: Latest postpaid plans of Jio, Vodafone and Airtel

Did you know that Reliance Jio added almost 45 lakh customers to their network in June strengthening its hold on the telecom sector even further while Vodafone Idea and Airtel both lost customers – 48.2 lakh and 11.3 lakh respectively?

With Jio becoming the go-to choice of more and more Indians with every passing day, telecom giants Airtel, Vodafone, and others are having to come up with exciting tariff plans to keep their customer base happy and even hope to get back some of the lost customer base.

The three telecom giants have gotten aggressive in both their prepaid and postpaid plans with the competition as intense as ever. All three of them have introduced new plans and numerous benefits to suit the needs of the subscribers.

The race for customers heats up after Jio joins the postpaid tariff scene

Jio has always been renowned for its exceptional prepaid plans, but now, it seems to be dipping its toes in the pool of postpaid plans as well. Recently, Jio unveiled its exciting postpaid plans as it looks to counter its telecom rivals (Airtel and Vodafone Idea), who have been active in the postpaid plans market for years. Jio has now started offering up to 500GB of data, subscriptions to top OTT apps like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Display+ Hotstar, and more. Reportedly, postpaid customers account for less than 1% of Jio’s customer base and they’re looking to improve upon it drastically.

In this article, you’ll get to know some of the most exciting postpaid plans offered by Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio.


Lowest tariff plans

Bharti Airtel – For ₹499, Airtel is offering 75GB of data, unlimited local/STD/roaming calls, access to Airtel’s Xstream app, a 1-year subscription to Amazon Prime.

Reliance Jio – For just ₹399, Jio is offering 75GB of 4G data per month, unlimited voice and SMS, and a monthly subscription to Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Display+ Hotstar VIP. It’ll also offer a 200GB rollover which offers access to all of their Jio apps like JioSaavn, JioTV, JioNews, etc.

Vodafone Idea (Vi) – For ₹399, Vodafone is offering 40GB of data, 100 SMS per month, 200GB rollover, and a subscription to Vi Movies and TV. It’ll also offer ₹125 bonus cash for fantasy gaming app MPL (Mobile Premier League), up to ₹200 off on Zomato orders, and as much as 50% off on the entry fee for selected games on My11circle.

Mid-range tariff plans

Bharti Airtel – For ₹749, Airtel is offering 125GB of data and other benefits of its previous plans. It even comes with an add-on connection with unlimited calls. While for ₹999, you’ll be able to enjoy 150GB of data with three add-on connections along with other benefits of the previous plans.

Reliance Jio – For ₹599, Jio is offering the same benefits as its ₹399 plan but with 100GB per month and an additional SIM card along with a family plan. In its ₹799 plan, you’ll get the same benefits with 150GB of data and two SIM cards. For 200GB of data, you’ll have to get the ₹999 plan, as it’ll also offer 500GB data rollover, 3 additional SIM cards, and other benefits of the previous plans.

Vodafone Idea (Vi) – For just ₹499, Vi is offering 75GB of data and all the benefits that its ₹399 plan offered along with an Amazon Prime Subscription. In its ₹699 pack, Vodafone offers unlimited data along with all the other benefits of its previous plans.


Highest tariff plans

Bharti Airtel – At ₹1,599 per month, Airtel offers unlimited data, 200 ISD minutes, 10% off on international roaming packs, and an additional regular SIM card with unlimited calls along with all the benefits that come with Airtel’s other plans as well.

Reliance Jio – The highest tariff plan by Jio is ₹1,400 per month and it offers 300GB of data, unlimited data and voice in the US and UAE as well as all the other benefits of previous Jio tariff plans.

Vodafone Idea (Vi) – The top tier tariff plan by Vi comes at ₹1,099 per month with unlimited data, a 12-months Netflix subscription (worth ₹5,988 per year), access to domestic and international airport lounges at no extra cost (4 times a year including 1 international), a 7-day International roaming pack worth ₹2,999 once a year, and priority help via premium customer service. This plan comes with ISD calls to the USA and Canada at 50p/min, to the UK at ₹3/min, and special rates to 14 countries.

All the postpaid plans by Jio come with in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, free access to all Jio apps, and free international roaming in the USA and UAE. Whereas, Vi offers three family plans starting at ₹598 for two connections that have similar benefits like its RedX plans. Airtel offers its ‘One Airtel’ postpaid plans that offer multiple connections and DTH services under one bill that starts at ₹1,499.


Now that you’re aware of the different postpaid plans offered by Airtel, Jio, and Vodafone Idea, it would be easier for you to choose which option you should go for when the time comes for the next recharge. All of them are equally exciting and present options in different price ranges, the final decision should be made as per your preference.


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