With the ongoing changes in the prepaid sector, it’s pretty evident that more and more customers will choose postpaid as their service option going forward. Back in August 2016, postpaid plans used to offer better benefits than prepaid plans as the combo plans didn’t exist back then. But the scenario has now changed as combo prepaid plans have become a thing in the industry now. Telcos such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea removed talk time recharges, forcing customers to choose unlimited combo prepaid plans. This move is creating a lot of confusion in the minds of consumers whether to stay as a prepaid customer or to become a postpaid customer. Well, if you’re one of those, we got you covered as telecom operators are providing some of the best postpaid plans around Rs 500 price range. Read on to know which one to choose amongst them.
Bharti Airtel myPlan Infinity Postpaid Plan for Rs 499
Airtel’s Rs 499 Infinity postpaid plan offers free local, STD and roaming calls for the subscribers. Speaking of data, the plan ships 75GB 3G or 4G data per month to the subscribers of this plan. The plan also allows for data carryover, under which users will be able to carry forward a maximum 200GB of data for usage next month. There are also additional benefits as part of this plan which include a free subscription to Wynk Music and Airtel TV. Additionally, Airtel also offers complimentary Amazon Prime subscription for one year, paired with three months of Netflix subscription, along with access to ZEE5 shows and movies. Subscribers also get a free handset damage protection plan along with this postpaid plan.
Idea Nirvana Postpaid Plan for Rs 499
Competing head-on with Airtel’s Infinity postpaid data plan, Idea Cellular is also offering a Rs 499 postpaid plan which ships similar benefits of free local, roaming and STD calling for the subscribers. Similar to Airtel’s plan, this plan also offers 75GB 3G/4G data per month. Additionally, Idea is offering 100 SMSes per month to its subscribers as part of this plan. This plan also provides 200GB of data carryover, meaning that subscribers will be able to use extra data next month. Additional features of this plan include a subscription to Idea Music, Idea Movies & TV, and games for a year, further, Idea customers who opt for this plan will be able to avail subscription to 5 premium magazines.
Vodafone RED Entertainment+ Plan for Rs 499
When it comes to primary data and calling benefits, the Vodafone RED 499 Postpaid plan doesn’t differ a lot from all the other listings here. This plan grants free local, roaming and STD calling to subscribers paired with 75GB of 3G or 4G data per month. This plan by Vodafone also offers 200GB of data carryover, meaning that users will be able to save up a maximum of 200GB of data for usage in the next billing cycle. Additional benefits of this include a free 12-month subscription to the Vodafone Play app, for watching movies and TV shows. There is also a 12-month complimentary subscription for Amazon Prime, along with Rs 500 worth of Netflix subscription, five free magazines monthly, and a free handset damage protection which is worth Rs 3,000.
Reliance Jio Postpaid Plan for Rs 199
Previously, Reliance Jio used to ship a plan which offered 60GB of 4G data per month with a FUP of 2GB per day. This plan cost Rs 509 and also provided free local, STD and roaming calling along with 100SMSes per day and subscription to Reliance Jio’s host of apps. However, right now, Reliance Jio only seems to be offering the Rs 199 postpaid plan which ships 25GB of 4G data per month, free STD and roaming calling, 100SMSes per day and subscription to Reliance Jio’s apps.
BSNL Rs 499 Postpaid Plan
State-run telecom service provider, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has a postpaid plan of Rs 499 which offers a user 45GB of 2G/3G data, unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day for one month. Sadly, it doesn’t come with data carry forward feature which might be a letdown for many. But on the brighter side, it comes with free Amazon Prime subscription for one year.
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