Tariff War: Is it Worth Spending More Than Rs. 1500 for Just 10GB of 4G Data?

By January 7th, 2017 AT 11:21 AM

4G Internet in India has taken a huge leap and bounds in recent times. With the increasing craze for the mobile internet in the country, operators are heavily focusing on delivering the maximum data to satisfy the consumers.
And this offering has gone to a new level with the introduction of Reliance Jio. Yes, the new entrant has changed the fortunes of Indian telecom sector with their competitive offerings. Jio currently has a plan of Rs. 1499 with which it is offering 20GB of 4G data with a validity period of 28 days.


On the flip side, we have other operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular who are asking the same amount and offering almost similar data to what Jio offers.

When compared with each other, Airtel charges you Rs. 1255 (differs to each state) and is providing 12.5GB of 4G data. Vodafone, India’ second largest telecom network does not compromise on pricing is now offering 10GB of data for a whopping Rs. 1505. Idea Cellular is slowly catching everyone with their offerings, and users can now get 10GB of 4G data for Rs. 1349.

Also Read: Airtel myPlan Infinity 1199 vs Idea Unlimited Combo Plan 1199: Which Plan Serves You the Best?

That said, both the Airtel and Idea plan to come with a validity period of 28 days, whereas the Vodafone plan will be valid for 30 days. That essentially means, in a calendar year, users have to recharge 13 times in Airtel and Idea, but in the case of Vodafone, it will be 12 times a year.

Coming to the final aspect- Is it worth spending hefty of the amount for just 10GB of mobile data? End of the day, the answer boils downs to you. If you’re an avid traveler, then you need large mobile data. For those sort of people, Airtel has the best offer, and it is the India’s largest telecom operator as well and has excellent 4G network as well.

You may ask that Jio has the best plan compared to Airtel, but Jio is still under testing phase and hasn’t rolled out their tariff plans. And several Jio users are still facing problems in internet connectivity. So, ultimately Jio doesn’t come into consideration, at least until March 2017.

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I don’t know when will our country achieve this much speed everywhere but i am extremely happy to use the top most internet speed of the world at Seoul, South Korea at all time. I am watching YouTube without buffering and download songs and movies very quickly. Waiting for the commercial launch of 5G here in Korea at 2017 winter Olympics by SKT and KT telecoms.

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Those who really want 15GB or more mobile data are those who can’t get or can’t use landline broadband. Why can’t they get broadband? 1. Private company’s broadband access is limited to densely populated city area and for others BSNL is the only resort and many a times even BSNL denies the connection because it has no lines in newly developed residential area. 2. Quality or reliability is not same everywhere thus BSNL may not be worth subscribing thus even the last option is waste. Why can’t they use broadband? 1. Working lifestyle may be such that they frequently change… Read more »

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