With the entry of Reliance Jio into the Indian telecom scene, the entire industry has gone through a revolution. The conventional talk time and data offerings converted to bundled and combo plans which now ship data, talk time and SMS benefits all in a single package. Not only that, to lure in customers, the telcos also offer added benefits to the consumers. The telecom operators also provide long-term plans to the consumers sometimes for around 3 or 4 months, which usually bring the per GB cost further down. Also, the consumers sometimes want to have a single solution for their long-term connectivity and data needs thus contributing to the popularity of these long-term plans. Below we take a look at such long-term bundled and combo offerings.
Reliance Jio Long-Term Validity Prepaid Plans
Jio offers two plans of Rs 399 and Rs 499 which provide the same benefits but with different validity. The plans bundle 1.5GB daily 4G data, unlimited voice calls (local, STD and roaming), 100 daily SMS and a free, complimentary subscription to other Jio apps and services. The Rs 399 plan by Reliance Jio comes for 84 days validity, whereas, the Jio Rs 449 plan comes with 91 days of validity. The Rs 399 is the plan which offers a lesser per GB cost.
Additionally, for users who want more than 1.5GB daily data, Jio also offers an extended validity plan of Rs 448 which comes with a validity of 84 days. Users get a total of 168GB data with a per GB data price of Rs 2.66. On the same lines, Rs 498 plan by Jio bundles the same benefit for 91 days. The per GB cost in this plan comes out to be Rs 2.73 while the total data in this plan is 182GB. Also, the benefits include unlimited calling, 100SMS per day and access to Jio apps.
Bharti Airtel Long-term Validity Prepaid Plans
The Rs 399 plan by Airtel counters the Rs 399 plan by Jio. However, the thing to note here is that Airtel offers 1.4GB data per day and the validity period of this plan is 84 days. Airtel ships a total of 117GB data in this plan with the per GB cost coming around Rs 3.41. Similarly, the Rs 509 plan offers the same benefits but for 90 days and the total data in this plan comes out to be 126GB.
The Rs 499 plan by Airtel competes with the Rs 498 plan by Reliance Jio, and both the plans offer same benefits. However, the Airtel plan comes with nine days less validity compared to Jio. The total data in this plan comes out to be 164GB data with a cost per GB of Rs 3.04. All the mentioned plans by Airtel come with unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day benefit.
Vodafone Long-Term Validity prepaid Plans
Vodafone offers two plans of Rs 458 and Rs 509 which bundle 1.4GB daily high-speed data, free calls and daily 100 SMS. The Rs 458 plan by Vodafone comes with 84 days validity, and users get the benefit of 117.6GB data with a cost per GB of Rs 3.89. The Rs 509 plan, on the other hand, comes with a validity of 90 days, and users get to claim 126GB data with cost per GB of 4.03.
Additionally, Vodafone also offers the Rs 511 plan with 2GB daily data and 84 days validity. The total data in this plan amounts to 168GB, and the per GB value sums up to be Rs 3.04. Another plan by Vodafone is the Rs 569 plan which offers 3GB of daily high-speed 4G data, and the total data in this plan is 252GB. The validity of this plan is also 84 days, so the cost per GB sums up to be Rs 2.25. This plan also comes with the usual benefits of unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day. Apart from the ordinary, Vodafone has also started offering three 1.5GB daily data plans to its subscribers. These plans include Rs 209 plan offering data benefit for 28 days, followed by the Rs 479 plan for 84 days and the Rs 529 plan for 90 days. These plans provide calling benefits with 250 minutes of daily cap and 1000 minutes of weekly cap. The plans also offer 100SMS benefits daily. Additionally, Vodafone is shipping its free subscription to its OTT service Vodafone Play along with these plans.
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