It’s been a well-established fact in the industry that the best-priced plans and the latest offers have been in the reach of prepaid users while the postpaid users have been the ones overpaying for services for quite some time now. However, in the last few months, the situation has changed drastically and now telcos are shipping more and more offers and aptly priced postpaid plans for their subscribers to keep their existing subscribers intact and also to lure in new subscribers. Gone are the days when postpaid plans used to be limited to high paying customers, now the postpaid plans are competing with many prepaid plans and a lot of them come with very attractive offerings like data carryover and bundled Amazon Prime Membership and many more add-ons. In this race, the government-owned telco BSNL has also launched a new Rs 299 postpaid plan which competes with the Vodafone RED Basic postpaid plan of Rs 299 and Reliance Jio’s Rs 199 postpaid plan. Read ahead to know the differences between the three.
BSNL Rs 299 Postpaid Plan
The new Rs 299 postpaid plan is going to be limited only for new subscribers of BSNL. This plan will allow unlimited outgoing and roaming calls except for subscribers in Delhi and Mumbai where BSNL does not operate. Under this postpaid plan, BSNL will be shipping 31GB 2G/3G data to the users, which will come without any daily limit. If the users exhaust their data limit, the speed will be throttled down to 80 Kbps; this means that BSNL will be providing genuinely unlimited data with an initial FUP in this plan. However, the only area where the BSNL plan loses is the data carryover facility, which means that if your data is left unused, then it will lapse at the end of the month.
Reliance Jio Rs 199 Postpaid Plan
Under the Rs 199 Postpaid plan by Reliance Jio subscribers get unlimited free roaming and national calling, and in terms of data, subscribers will enjoy 25GB of 4G data per month. The plan also bundles 100SMS per day and free access to Reliance Jio’s apps like JioTV, JioMusic and much more. Once the 25GB limit is exhausted, users will be able to use the internet at the price of Rs 20 per GB.
Vodafone RED Basic Rs 299 Postpaid Plan
Vodafone also ships a Rs 299 plan for its customers. However, this is not a plan which is openly available for subscription. To subscribe to this plan, Vodafone customers will have to go to their closest Vodafone store, and they will have to apply for this plan. As part of this postpaid offering, Vodafone ships 20GB 2G/3G/4G data to its subscribers along with 100SMS per day. There is also the free national and roaming calling facility. The main feature of this plan which sets it apart from its competitor is the data rollover facility wherein, Vodafone grants data rollover of up to 50GB and a complimentary Vodafone Play subscription of 12 months.
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