Airtel Vs Reliance Jio

Airtel now offers up to 40% more data on certain prepaid plans to compete with Jio.

Also, the Rs 98 plan will offer 2x more validity. If we compare, Jio Rs 448 plan has a clear victor on their hand with 11.2GB more data than Airtel's. Quite, all Jio clients get free boundless voice calls, SMS and access to Jio's suite of applications. When it comes to calls, there is a daily cap of 250 minutes, and weekly cap of 1,000 minutes. Here's a look at Reliance Jio vs Airtel plans and their benefits. None of these revisions appear enough for Airtel plans to beat Jio's, which offers 1.5GB of data and 84 days of validity for the same Rs 448 price tag.

Rs 449 plan: The data benefit has been increased to 136GB from 91 GB, and the pack will be valid for 91 days. The validity of 199 plan of Airtel is 28 days, Plan 448 comes with 82 days validity while the 509 plan has a validity of 90 days. The plan previously offered unlimited Airtel-to-Airtel calls, but now it has been upgraded to offer unlimited local and national calls, along with unlimited roaming. It is worth noting that the plans are available in Chennai and Tamilnadu circles. After the revision, Jio's prepaid recharge plans now offering 1.5 GB per day data will be offering 2GB per day data, added company sources.

Rs 198 and Rs 398 prepaid packs: have been redone to offer a sum of 56GB amd 140GB data individually.

If you need more data per day, the Airtel 349 prepaid plan is the best option.

Rs 149: Users get 1GB data per day for 28 days with this plan, along with unlimited calls, SMSes, and roaming.

The only change in all the three prepaid plans of Airtel is the change in data usage. Now the validity has risen from 14 days to 28 days.

Jio's Rs 448 plan will offer users with 2GB daily data and 84 days validity. Alternatively, they can cancel the active plan in the MyJio app and activate the 1.5GB data plan as soon as they buy it.

These moves "forced" the Mukesh Ambani company to slash its prices barely two weeks after it had last done so as part of its "New Year Offer".

The discounts and price cuts are especially harmful for legacy companies like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular as they operate using less efficient, older networks that cost more to run.

  • Joey Payne