After offering a slew of luring tariff plans for prepaid customers, all the telecom operators focus is now shifting towards postpaid subscribers. Earlier, leading telecom operator Airtel was the only operator who used to offer decent value for money postpaid plans. However, with Vodafone's recent change in its RED postpaid plans, it's giving Airtel a run for its money.
Airtel has its myPlan Infinity postpaid plans, whereas Vodafone has the RED range of postpaid plans. Airtel's postpaid plans start from Rs. 399 and go all the way up to Rs. 2,999, whereas Vodafone RED postpaid plans start at Rs. 499 and set you back by a Rs. 2,999 high-usage plan.
Incidentally, both the operators have a Rs. 999 plan, which is optimal for day-to-day users, as the plans below Rs. 999 are for entry-level users. That said, they both offer similar benefits as well. But if you're looking to join either Airtel or Vodafone's postpaid network and looking for the plan around Rs. 1,000, which one should you choose? Let's find out.
1) Unlimited Voice Calls, 50GB Data With Rollover Promise
Let's begin with the basic offerings first. Both the operators are offering unlimited voice calls including local & STD calls and incoming & outgoing roaming calls. Also, these plans offer 50GB data per billing cycle, with data carry forward scheme.
2) 100 SMS Per Day on Airtel Rs. 999 Plan
Airtel has an upper hand when it comes to SMS offering as it gives 100 SMS per day per billing cycle, whereas Vodafone gives just 100 SMS for an entire month.
3) Digital Content Benefits
Digital content is something on which all the Indian telecom operators are betting for the future. Airtel has its own range of digital content services such as Wynk Music, Airtel TV, while Vodafone has its own service named Vodafone Play. With Airtel TV, the operator is offering free content such as Live TV, movies from Eros Now and upcoming movie trailers.
And the same applies to Vodafone Play as well. Vodafone recently ventured into the Live TV segment and offering free Live TV, and the subscription is free with this RED 999 postpaid plan. Furthermore, the icing on the cake with Vodafone's plan is it offers the free subscription to Netflix for two months.
4) Device Protection Service
Another highlight of both these plans is that they offer with device protection service. Airtel has Airtel Secure and Vodafone has RED Shield. The Airtel Rs. 999 plan gives free six months subscription to Airtel Secure, while Vodafone is offering four months of free subscription to RED Shield scheme with the Rs. 999 plan.
Both Airtel Secure and Vodafone RED Shield offers device protection services such as antivirus, accidental warranty, free cloud storage, etc.
5) Avail 20% Discount by Sharing With Family
So, the last benefit offered by both Vodafone and Airtel is family sharing with which you can avail 20% discount on every postpaid plan you choose.
As you can almost all the benefits are equally offered by both the operators. Airtel has a slight edge in the SMS category, whereas Vodafone wins in the content space by offering free Netflix subscription. Also, Airtel is offering 6 months of Airtel Secure, while Vodafone offering RED Shield subscription for just four months. Do make a note that Vodafone is offering the basic Rs. 500 worth Netflix subscription.
So, it entirely depends on your preference. If you want more SMS, then go with the Airtel plan or if you want a content lover, get a new Vodafone connection.