To counter Reliance Jio’s Rs 98 prepaid recharge offer, Airtel has unveiled its own Rs 93 plan which gives users 1GB data for 10 days. Apart from 1GB 3G/4G data, users will get unlimited local, STD and roaming calls along with 100 SMS per day. The plan caters to people who need some amount of data for a shorter validity period.
In comparison, Reliance Jio’s Rs 98 plan offers 2.1 GB 4G data along with free local, STD, roaming calls. Users also get 140 local, STD and roaming SMS to all operators as well as access to Jio’s suite of apps. Validity is 14 days. Unlike Airtel’s Rs 93 recharge offer, Jio’s Rs 98 plan has a daily data limit or FUP (Fair Usage Policy) of 0.15 GB.
In terms of data offering, Jio gives users more data at a slightly (Rs 5) higher price. Do note that Reliance Jio’s plan has a longer validity of 14 days when compared to Airtel’s Rs 93 plan but there’s a FUP of 0.15 GB to keep in consideration. If we look at SMSes, users will get a total of 100 SMS per day with Airtel, while Jio is offering 140 SMS in all (10 SMS per day). Another difference is users get unlimited access to Jio apps with Jio’s Rs 98 recharge offer.
Rival Vodafone has prepaid recharge offers for shorter validity period as well, and these plans give users much less data. Vodafone prepaid users can get 500MB 4G/3G/2G data for seven days at Rs 46. Calling and SMS benefits are not bundled. There’s a Rs 37 plan with validity of five days and it offers 375MB data at 4G/3G/2G speed.