India’s top telecom operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio - are offering voice-calling free of cost among other benefits under several of its prepaid recharge plans. Amid the intense competition, it is the customers who are reaping greatest benefits.
Heavy voice calling users now don’t have to rely on traditional recharges for their calling needs, as there are many unlimited plans under Rs 200 that come with additional benefits. Here are some of the monthly plan that offers more calls than one can use.
Airtel's Rs. 199 Plan
This prepaid recharge plan by Airtel offers unlimited local, STD and roaming calls and is valid for a period of 28 days. It also offers 100 SMS per day. Also bundled along with the plan is 1GB of 3G/4G data. The company recently revised this plan. Airtel also removed the voice calling FUP a couple of days ago.
Vodafone's Rs. 199 Plan
Vodafone has a similar plan to Airtel for Rs 199, which also offers similar benefits as the latter. Vodafone's Rs 199 plan gives 1GB data, and unlimited voice calls including roaming calls. However, Vodafone has set a cap of 250 minutes daily and 1000 minutes weekly. After that, one paisa per second is charged as per FUP or fair usage policy. That said, the benefits of the plans differ with the circle.
Jio's Rs. 149 Plan
Reliance Jio's 28-day long plan offers unlimited Local, STD and roaming calls across all operators at a competitive price of Rs 149. Data at high speed is offered up to 4.2 GB, but daily speed data cap is 0.15 GB. After this, the speed will be reduced to 64 Kbps. Local, STD and roaming SMSes are capped at 300 for the entire duration period.
Idea’s 198 Plan
Idea Cellular is in the game as well as it has a plan of Rs 198. The Rs 198 plan from Idea Cellular was modified yesterday to offer unlimited voice calls including roaming calls, 100 SMS per day, and 1GB data for 28 days. That said, customers can avail additional 1GB of data if they recharge via MyIdea app or website.
In some circles, Idea Cellular is not offering roaming calls. Instead, it's providing 1.5GB data.
BSNL’s Rs 187 Plan
State-owned telecom operator has an unlimited calling prepaid plan which costs Rs 187. The plan is valid for 28 days, much like other plans in the list. It offers 1GB data with after FUP being capped at 40 Kbps, meaning BSNL is offering unlimited data. Customers can also enjoy unlimited voice calls including roaming outgoing and incoming calls for 28 days.