Both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) offer their customers a high-end postpaid plan. These postpaid plans come with multiple benefits and a lot of data to allow users to get the best out of their smartphone experience. Vodafone Idea had recently announced new REDX postpaid plans, which are a class apart from anything that the other companies are offering. But there’s a big condition that Vi’s new REDX plans have, which Bharti Airtel’s high-end plans don’t. Today, I will be comparing the Bharti Airtel Rs 1,599 and Vi’s Rs 1,699 postpaid plan to show you which one is a better option.
Bharti Airtel Rs 1,599 Postpaid Plan
Firstly, let’s look at Bharti Airtel’s Rs 1,599 plan. The company offers it to users with 500GB of monthly data along with 100 SMS/day and truly unlimited voice calling. There is a data rollover facility available, and customers also get multiple over-the-top (OTT) benefits which include Amazon Prime Video, Airtel Xstream, Disney+ Hotstar VIP, and other Airtel Thanks benefits.
Users further get 200 minutes of ISD voice calling and 10% off on the IR packs. Let’s move on to the Vodafone Idea’s Rs 1,699 postpaid plan now.
Vodafone Idea Rs 1,699 Postpaid Plan
Vodafone Idea Rs 1,699 postpaid plan offers users unlimited data with unlimited voice calling and 3,000 SMS/day. There are OTT benefits of Netflix (annual subscription worth Rs 5,988) along with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar VIP, and Vi Movies & TV included. Users further get 7 days of iRoamFree pack worth Rs 2,999 without any additional cost, which will let them make calls from international locations. This REDX plan also offers users complimentary access to the airport lounges. REDX plan users also get priority help from the company through a virtual relationship manager.
Why Is Bharti Airtel’s Plan Better Than Vodafone Idea's Plan?
Vodafone Idea charges users a Rs 3,000 exit fee if they port out of Vodafone Idea or migrate from the postpaid plan to any other plan in the first six months. So there’s a six month lock-in period that the customers need to see through before they can change their plan. This kind of condition is not applicable to the Rs 1,599 plan offered by Airtel.
Airtel’s plan doesn’t give Netflix or Airport lounge access, but it also doesn’t force users to stay on the network even if they don’t like its services. This is a hidden cost of the Vodafone Idea's Rs 1,699 REDX postpaid plan, which makes Bharti Airtel’s plan a better option.