- The daily data benefits of these plans range from 1.4GB to 2GB data per day
- There are also additional benefits with this plan like apps, SMS, unlimited calling and more
This year, the telecom industry has seen its third year of an intense data tariff war, and the efforts of the telecom operators were focused towards increasing the revenue and some other crucial parameters like average revenue per user (ARPU). To do that, the telecom operators introduced various minimum recharge plans and to hook the users for a longer time, these telecom operators also introduced annual prepaid plans which come with 365 days validity. These plans came up as a one-time solution for subscribers who would like to have uninterrupted data and calling for the entire year without needing to recharge in between. However, all the telecom operators – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio and BSNL offer a Rs 1,699 plan, and they all come with different benefits. So, if you are going for a Rs 1,699 plan, which operator is the best option? Check below.
Airtel Rs 1,699 Prepaid Plan
The Rs 1,699 prepaid plan from Airtel is simply the extension of its lower-end prepaid plans, and its benefits resemble that of some of the lower-priced plans from Airtel prepaid portfolio. This plan by Airtel offers 1.4GB daily data to the subscribers. Along with this, subscribers get to enjoy unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. The plan comes with 365 days validity, and it also bundles 100 SMS per day. There are a lot of benefits bundled with this plan which includes subscription to Wynk Music app, Airtel TV Premium subscription, Norton Mobile Security for 1 year, and cashback on a 4G device of up to Rs 2,000.
Vodafone Rs 1,699 Prepaid Plan
The Rs 1,699 prepaid plan by Vodafone is similar to Airtel’s prepaid offering of the same cost but offers slightly more data. The prepaid plan bundles 1.5GB daily data, and it comes with unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. The validity of this plan is 365 days, and the voucher also bundles 100 SMS per day as well. When it comes to additional benefits, the subscribers will be able to enjoy free live TV, movies and more on Vodafone Play app.
BSNL Rs 1,699 Prepaid Plan
The BSNL prepaid plan of Rs 1,699 is perhaps the most attractive one that the subscribers can enjoy as it offers substantially more data as compared to other plans. This prepaid plan bundles 2GB data per day along with unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. The plan also bundles 100 SMS per day. What increases the lure of this plan is that BSNL’s Bumper offer, which ships 2.2GB additional daily data is applicable on this plan. Hence, till the end of September 2019, the subscribers will actually enjoy 4.2GB data per day. It is also worth noting that BSNL has recently placed a cap of 250 minutes daily on calling, so that is something that you should keep in mind before going for this plan.
Reliance Jio Rs 1,699 Prepaid Plan
Similar to Vodafone, Reliance Jio also offers 1.5GB data per day to its subscribers. Along with this, the telco bundles free unlimited local, STD and roaming calls with 100 SMS per day. The subscribers also get access to Reliance Jio’s host of apps which includes JioSaavn, Jio TV, JioCinema and more.
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