Before the entry of Reliance Jio, postpaid plans used to offer better value than prepaid plans. Ever since Jio announced the per day data plans for prepaid users at cutthroat prices, postpaid users have been moving out to prepaid in a large number. To retain the postpaid users, telcos have been aggressively launching new postpaid plans, revising the existing plans with better benefits and more. While Airtel currently has the best postpaid plans in the market, other telcos such as Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL are not far behind. In the last couple of months, BSNL unveiled a couple of new postpaid plans; Airtel reintroduced a popular plan, while Vodafone and Idea Cellular have revised the entry-level plans to match the rivals. Here are the five postpaid plans introduced by telcos this year.
Bharti Airtel Rs 649 Plan
Earlier this month, Airtel reintroduced one of its popular postpaid plan which is the Rs 649 one. A couple of months back, the telco for some unknown reasons removed the Rs 649 plan for new users, although existing users were on the same plan even after the removal. The Rs 649 plan is now offering 50GB of data, unlimited voice calls without any limit to any network across the country even on roaming, one free add-on connection, 100 SMS per day and free Amazon Prime Subscription for an entire billing cycle.
BSNL Rs 399 Postpaid Plan
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in a bid to counter the private telecom operators, introduced the Rs 399 postpaid plan, also known as Ghar Wapsi plan. This plan from the state-run telco offers 30GB of with no daily or weekly FUP limit and unlimited voice calls. Sadly, BSNL is not offering any SMS benefits with this plan, which is underwhelming. Do make a note that the voice calls are unlimited even on roaming.
Vodafone Rs 399 Plan
Vodafone has revised its entry-level Rs 399 postpaid plan with better benefits on par with Airtel and Idea Cellular. Vodafone’s Rs 399 RED Basic is now providing a user unlimited voice calls, 20GB of data along with free Vodafone Play subscription. Sadly, Vodafone is also not offering any SMS benefits with this plan.
Idea Cellular Rs 389 Plan
Like Airtel and Vodafone, Idea Cellular also revised the Rs 389 postpaid plan, which is its entry-level plan. The Rs 389 postpaid plan of Idea offers 20GB of data, unlimited voice calls and 3000 SMS per month. The advantage of choosing Idea, Vodafone and Airtel postpaid plan is the data rollover scheme, which allows a user to carry forward this month’s data to next month.
BSNL Rs 799 Plan
Alongside the Rs 399 plan, BSNL also introduced a Rs 799 postpaid plan with a whopping 60GB of data benefit, unlimited voice calls even on roaming and no SMS benefit. Sadly, the letdown with BSNL plans is the lack of data rollover scheme and SMS benefits. But on the brighter side, the telco is offering 20% extra data benefit than the private telcos.