Airtel, Vi and Jio prepaid tariffs hike: A look at the new recharge plans

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All three major telecom players in India have increased the prices of their prepaid plans for consumers. While Airtel and Vodafone-Idea’s new plans came into effect last week itself, Jio announced its new prices yesterday. The new plans for Jio will be effective from December 1.

In this article, we will compare the under 400 Rs. Prepaid plans by all three companies.

Jio’s new plans under Rs. 400

Before the price hike, Jio’s bundled prepaid plans had a lower starting price compared to the other two and this will continue even now, but the new plans of Jio are slightly different. The plans go into effect from December 1, so there is still time to recharge with older plans.

Jio hikes prepaid plan charges

The Rs. 129 plan with 2GB of data in total, unlimited calling, and 300 SMS will now cost Rs. 155. The plan has a validity of 28 days.

The Rs. 149 plan now costs Rs. 179, but this one has better data benefits as compared to Airtel and Vi as it gives 1GB data per day, unlimited calling, 100SMS per day. The validity is only 24 days for this one.

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Jio’s Rs. 199 plan will cost Rs. 239 from December 1. This has a daily data limit of 1.5GB and unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day. The Rs. 249 plan will be available for Rs. 299 with 2GB of data per day, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day. These plans are cheaper as compared to Airtel and Vi.

Here is the complete list of Jio’s new plans.

Jio’s New Plans Vs Old Plans: Price, Benefits

Jio Old PriceJio New Price & ValidityBenefits
Rs. 12928 days, Rs. 155Unlimited calling, 300 SMS, 2GB data
Rs. 14924 days, Rs. 179Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 1GB/day data
Rs. 19928 days, Rs. 239Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB /day data
Rs. 24928 days, Rs. 299Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data

Jio’s next plan which was earlier Rs. 399 will now cost Rs. 479. It comes with 56 days validity and unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day.

Airtel New Plans under Rs. 400

Airtel’s new plans came with a hike of around 20-25% across its prepaid plans and went into effect from November 26. Airtel’s Rs. 149 plan which had an unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day along with 2GB data in total now costs Rs. 179.

The plan which earlier cost Rs. 219 with 1GB of daily data now costs Rs. 265 for 28 days validity and unlimited calling with 100 SMS per day. Rs. 249 plan which was one of the most popular plans of Airtel now has been hiked to Rs. 299. It has 1.5GB of daily data along with unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day.

The Rs. 298 plan which gives 2GB daily data costs Rs. 359 now, its benefits being an unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day, and validity is 28 days. All the other plans now cost more than Rs. 400. Though they have longer validity, some customers would find them expensive too.

Airtel new plans vs old plans: Prices, benefits

Old priceNew price & ValidityBenefits
Rs. 149Rs. 179, 28 daysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB data
Rs. 219Rs. 265, 28 daysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 1GB/day data
Rs. 249Rs. 299, 28 daysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/ day data
Rs. 298Rs. 359, 28 daysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 2GB data/ day

Vi prepaid plans under Rs. 400

Vi has also hiked its prices for prepaid plans just like Airtel. The Rs. 149 plan now starts at Rs. 179 with 2GB of data in total, though this one has only 300 SMS per day. Unlimited calling is a part of this plan.

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Vi’s Rs. 219 plan now costs Rs. 269, which is more than Airtel. It comes with 1GB daily data, 100 SMS/day, and unlimited calling.

Vodafone-Idea’s Rs. 249 plan with 1.5GB of daily data now costs Rs. 299 which is the same as Airtel. The Rs. 299 plan will cost Rs. 359 as well and continues with 2GB of data per day. Both plans have unlimited calling and 100 SMS/day.

Vi’s New Plans Vs Old plans: Price, benefits

Vi Old PriceNew Price & ValidityBenefits
Rs. 14928 days, Rs. 179Unlimited calling, 300 SMS, 2GB data
Rs. 21928 days, Rs. 269SMS/Day, 1GB/day data
Rs. 24928 days, Rs. 299Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/Day, 1.5GB/day data
Rs. 29928 days, Rs. 359Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/Day, 2GB/day data
Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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Rohit Kr jamatia
1 year ago

Airtel recharge price hake kya etna recharge price Bargaya toh kesa recharge karna hey

Rohit Kr jamatia
1 year ago

Airtel recharge price hike