Best Postpaid Plans Around Rs 500 from Telcos Compared

All the telecom operators in the country are stopping nowhere for the sake of claiming more and more subscriber base and to charm the customers with attractive offers day by day. Reliance Jio with its pricing first took the market by storm and rest all the incumbent operators like BSNL, Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India have followed Jio to this race. With so many plans to choose from, it’s easy to get lost. To help you out, we have brought together all the best Rs 500 plans from Airtel, BSNL, Idea Cellular, Vodafone and Jio to help you choose the best plan for your needs.


Rs 499 Airtel’s Infinity Postpaid Plan

Airtel being the biggest telecom operator in India right now is making attempts to live up to its name with this new plan. This plan which is priced at Rs 499 offers unlimited local and STD calling which also includes roaming calls. Along with that, the plan also offers 40GB of data per month. The plus point of this plan is the fact that users of the plan are allowed data carryover, which means they will be credited with unused data next month. The max cap for the data carryover has been set at 200GB. Apart from the usual benefits of data and calling, Airtel is also giving offers like the subscription to Wynk Music and Airtel TV, Amazon Prime subscription for one year, along with free handset damage protection.

Rs 499 plan from BSNL

BSNL is slowly starting to follow other telcos by launching unlimited data and voice plans. This new Rs 499 plan is a part of that new offering, subscribers get 45GB data per month in this plan. Along with that, there is also the facility of unlimited Local and STD calling which is not capped by minutes or FUP and also includes roaming. However, unlike Airtel, BSNL does not provide data carryover functionality. There are also no SMS benefits per month provided to the subscribers.

Rs 499 Nirvana Postpaid Plan by Idea Cellular

Idea Cellular is also not far behind in the race for the biggest telco. This postpaid plan of Rs 499 offers unlimited local and STD calling for the users, besides including national roaming. The plan also offers a massive amount of 3000 SMSes per month. Very similar to the Airtel Infinity plan, this one also offers 40GB with data carryover facility which is capped at 200GB for the next month. There are also some added benefits with this plan which include free premium access to Idea Music, Idea Movies & TV, and games for 12 months. Users can also avail a free subscription of up to five premium magazines.

Rs 499 Vodafone RED Postpaid Plan

Not running far behind is the second largest telecom operator in the country, Vodafone India with 222 million subscribers – the telco has also launched a Rs 499 postpaid plan which offers unlimited local and STD calling and includes free national roaming. For the data, the plan offers 40GB per month along with data carryover facility of 200GB, much like the Airtel and Idea plan. Additionally, users also get the benefit of Vodafone Play app, which lets you watch movies and TV shows for a year. The plan also offers five free magazines every month, and it is combined with a free handset damage protection plan for four months.

Rs 509 Plan from Reliance Jio

Compared to rest of the telcos, Reliance Jio goes a step further in providing more to the customers in terms of data and service. The Rs 509 plan offers the users 60GB data per month which translates to 2GB FUP per day. There is also the facility of unlimited local and STD calling with no roaming costs, like in the other plans. There is also the added benefit of access to Jio’s premium suite of apps like JioMusic, JioTV etc.


It is apparent that the Reliance Jio plan of Rs 509 offers the most value for money when it comes to data and calling facility. However, given that Jio does not yet offer the data carryover facility which telcos like Idea and Airtel are doing, puts it at a slightly disadvantaged spot. Still, with almost every telco rolling out unlimited calling and 4G Plans, it is not necessary that users port their numbers to Reliance Jio to benefit from the offers.

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AU(Airtel User)Manoj SinghKaushik IMApskDUANE Recent comment authors
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Don’t agree with the VERDICT. JIO doesn’t carry forward data and also doesn’t offer handset protection from accidental damage and liquid damage …. I have used the Airtel 499 plan and in just 2 bills claimed a handset screen replacement. Front and Back costs Rs 16600 and was done at a Samsung Service Centre in Hyderabad. So paying 10% of the total repair cost it’s well worth it.

Kaushik IMA
Kaushik IMA

Yes DUANE. Actually if you are going for postpaid right now the best operators are Airtel and Idea.

Vodafone also good but the plans are a bit worse than Airtel/Idea.


when jio will add extra spectrun on band3 only 5mhz??


Get a device which can handle Band 3 5 40.
Then you won’t get dependent on JIO adding in spectrum and enhancing their network.


my dvce is coptbl with all active bands in india

AU(Airtel User)
AU(Airtel User)

psk should get a decent brand with CA.

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