Tariff War: Which Operator is Offering the Cheapest Postpaid Plan with Better Data and Voice Calling?

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In the last five months or so, we have seen some incredible change in the Indian telecom sector, all thanks to Reliance Jio and its ultra-cheap tariff plans. The striking fact with the Reliance Jio is- the voice calls are completely free for lifetime, meaning you need to recharge with data pack to enjoy free calls.


With this effect, Bharti Airtel introduced their myPlan Infinity plans for postpaid users with unlimited calling offers and more data. Vodafone India also updated their Vodafone RED postpaid plans recently, and Idea Cellular comes into play as well with its affordable postpaid plans. Let’s compare these three operator’s entry-level postpaid plan along with a verdict at the end.

Which Operator is Offering the Cheapest Postpaid Plan in 2017 ?

Vodafone India apparently offers the Cheapest Postpaid plan.

1) Vodafone RED Basic Plan Starts at Rs. 499

Recently we exclusively reported that Vodafone revamped their RED plans for postpaid users. That being said, the entry-level Rs. 499 plan now offers unlimited local and national calls until next billing cycle. Along with that, 1GB of 2G/3G data will be provided and 2GB of 4G data, exclusively for 4G handset users.

2) Bharti Airtel’s myPlan Infinity Starts at Rs. 549

To counterattack Reliance Jio, Airtel recently slashed the prices of their myPlan Infinity postpaid plans and they now start from Rs. 549. This plan offers the benefits same as the Vodafone’s Rs. 499 plan. You get 3GB of data if you own a 4G handset and unlimited local, STD calls.

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3) Idea Cellular’ Postpaid Plans Start from Rs. 399

In this list, the Rs. 399 postpaid plan from Idea Cellular is the cheapest one. However, it comes with limited as well. Having said that, the unlimited local and STD calling is limited to only 3000 minutes and the plan offers just 100MB of data.

4) Incoming Roaming Free on Plans

All the three operators’ plans come with free incoming roaming calls. That said, you won’t get outgoing roaming calls free with any of the plans mentioned above.

5) 3000 SMS Free for Bill Cycle

The entry-level plans from the three operators come with 3000 SMS valid until next billing cycle.

As you can see that almost, every operator is offering the same benefits with their entry-level postpaid plans. However, Idea Cellular clearly has a disadvantage in not offering the actual unlimited calling, whereas Airtel’s plan is slightly priced more than the Vodafone’s plan.

Concluding the comparison, Vodafone India apparently offers the best postpaid value plan, but Airtel is not far behind and is just priced Rs. 50 more than the Vodafone plan.

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