Here’s Where Incumbent Telecom Operators Prepaid Tariff Plans Stand When Compared to Reliance Jio

By August 14th, 2017 AT 9:01 AM

Reliance Jio recently revamped its tariff plans and is now offering an all new Rs. 399 plan which gives benefits of 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calls (without any limit), and 100 SMS per day for 84 days.


Right after Jio announcing its new tariff plans, incumbent operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular stepped out with their new set of tariff plans to rival the new entrant. However, this time around, other small operators such as Aircel, Telenor, RCom have stepped into the game as well.

Here’s where incumbent telecom operators prepaid tariff plans stand when compared to those of Reliance Jio’s.

Bharti Airtel

Reliance Jio’s aggressive approach has made India’s leading telecom operator, Bharti Airtel to lower down the prices of its tariff plans. Airtel recently introduced a new plan of Rs. 399 to all its customers, where the operator is providing 1GB data per day and unlimited voice calls (capped to 300 mins per day and 1200 mins per week). Besides the Rs. 399 plan, Airtel is offering a Rs. 348 plan that gives the same benefits as Rs. 399, but only for 28 days. The Rs. 399 plan is the best plan Airtel has ever offered.


Finally, Aircel is looking to combat the telecom operators such as Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular. The company recently rolled out an FRC 449 plan providing benefits of 2GB 3G data per day and unlimited voice calls for 84 days. The same FRC 449 plan costs Rs. 419 in North East regions.


Further, Aircel also has an FRC 229 plan, under which, customers will get benefits of unlimited voice (local & STD) Aircel to Aircel calls and 84GB of 3G/2G data (1GB per day) with a validity of 84 days.

Vodafone India

Vodafone India has been aggressive this quarter. The operator has unveiled a bunch of plans since the start of July 2017. The recently plan is the FRC 445 one for Goa and Maharashtra circle users, which gives 1GB data per day and unlimited voice calls (capped to 300 mins per day and 1200 mins per week) for 84 days.

Moreover, Vodafone also has a Rs. 244 plan, which gives 1GB data per day and unlimited Vodafone to Vodafone voice calls free for 70 days. Vodafone is also offering a special student offer for all the students in Delhi NCR circle.


State run telecom operator, BSNL is making a back step in recent times. The government-owned telecom company cut down the validity of its popular plans such as Nehle Pe Dehla STV 395 offer, DIL KHOL KE BOL STV 349 offer, Triple ACE STV 333 offer.

The STV 395 plan from BSNL gives 2GB data per day, 3000 mins of on-net voice calls, 1800 mins of off-net calls for 56 days (down from the previous 71-day validity). The STV 333 Triple ACE plan gives 3GB data per day for 90 days.

Reliance Communications

RCom recently revealed an unlimited Rs. 299 plan for its subscribers. The plan is said to offer unlimited voice calls, SMS, and data. But there were no details about the plans though.

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I’m not getting any of the offers described above in Vodafone. I emailed them asking for 244 recharge yet only talk time and 2g data offer in my Redmi 4 phone.
Only Jio is open to all.
Rest avoid are still trying to loot people.

Aman Singh
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Plz mention clearly jio is providing RLH under 399, AVOID are charging outgoing calls in roaming 2nd thing airtel plan are only for 4G phone not 2g or 3g only phone, it’s hard to understand about AVOID why they are following Jio means bhedchaal jio ne aabhi tati ki susu kiya to hum bhi wohi karege plan from AVOID nothing unique in there plan just copy and paste plans with lots of T&C. 2nd thing before jio AVOID use to run CARTEL means in some states Idea Vodafone have strong coverage airtel had poor or vice versa and similar plans… Read more »


Avoid copy plans of jio as their strategy is defensive . They are just protecting their vulnerable (4g handset users) from poaching by jio. 4g users of avoid can easily shift to jio , hence all special plans for 4g handset users only. They can just walk in & get ready jio sim . Where as 2g/3g users will have to buy a new 4g handset which most of them will not buy unless their handset is paisa vasooled. A decent 4g handset will come in the range of 5 to 10 thousand. The day avoid user gets the new… Read more »



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