Telecom Operators have supposedly exhausted all ways of poaching subscribers in the prepaid data tariff segment. Now the battleground of telcos seems to be shifting towards the postpaid sector. With already competitive rates becoming the norm in prepaid plans, Reliance Jio has also made its foray in the postpaid segment as well with its pre-activated Rs 199 postpaid plan. Besides Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone India, and state-owned telecom operator BSNL are the ones providing the most attractive postpaid plans in the country right now. If you are stuck between deciding on a telco for your latest postpaid subscription, read ahead to know about the best postpaid plan being offered by these carriers.
Bharti Airtel is the largest telco in the country right now, and it is taking the help of attractive pricing and free additional benefits for staying in the top position. Having a heftier subscriber base also means that quite a chunk of users is made up of postpaid subscribers. Right now, Airtel is offering two postpaid plan which can be considered righteously priced for the common public. The first plan is the Rs 399 plan by Airtel which offers 20GB monthly data, along with unlimited local/STD calling and 100 SMSs daily. The second plan which comes for Rs 499 per month provides 75GB monthly data, unlimited calling and the same SMS bundle. One plus point of this plan is that it comes with data rollover facility, meaning that users will be able to store their data if it is left unused. The max cap for the data rollover has been set to be 200GB.
BSNL’s postpaid plan is pretty simple and straightforward. The postpaid pack comes at the price of Rs 499 per month, and it offers 45GB monthly data. Alongside this, the plan also provides unlimited calling like other telcos. However, there is no option for after FUP data access once your set limit is exhausted. 100 SMSs per day are also bundled with the plan, even though it lacks the data rollover facility or any other additional benefits which the other telcos provide. There's also the Rs 399 plan with unlimited voice calls and 30GB data.
Vodafone offers similarly priced plans as Airtel. However, the data benefits of Vodafone plans are much different. The Rs 399 plan by Vodafone bundles 40GB data per month and unlimited calling. The Rs 499 plan on the similar lines, offers 75GB high-speed data per month with an unlimited calling option. The data rollover facility is similarly available for Vodafone plans, and this one also comes with 200GB. The extra SMS benefits are also similar to the other telcos.
Reliance Jio has recently launched its Rs 199 ‘zero-touch’ postpaid plan. The telco is offering 25GB of total data per month paired with the usual unlimited calling. There is also the added facility of pre-activated ISD calling, where users won’t have to go through any hassle if they want to make international calls. The only drawback in comparison might be the absence of data rollover facility for the users. However, Jio does provide additional benefits like a subscription to Jio’s portfolio of apps like JioTV, JioMusic etc.
Lastly, Idea Cellular has a postpaid plan priced at Rs 389 which offer 20GB data per month along with free unlimited local, national and roaming calls. The telco also bundles 100 free SMSs per day and users do get the added benefit of subscription to Idea apps where they will be able to access movies, music and games on apps along with data rollover option.