The Indian telecom sector is is currently stuck in an extended price war. The ultimate beneficiaries, however, are consumers who are getting spoilt for choice. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Reliance Jio are rolling out aggressively-priced prepaid and postpaid plans one after the other. The key players of the industry are fighting off the competitive pricing model of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, which has been offering high speed data at relatively cheaper rates. However, Jio recently hiked rates of some of its plans.
Customers are getting super-fast data in cheap prices. Here are some recharges priced between Rs 300 to Rs 500:
Airtel Rs. 349 recharge pack
Airtel's Rs. 349 offer allows subscribers unlimited local, STD and roaming calls along with 1.5 GB data per day for a validity period of 28 days. Airtel's Rs. 349 recharge also comes with 100 SMS per day for the validity period 28 days, according to Airtel's website - airtel.in.
Airtel Rs. 399 Offer
In its special Rs. 399 offer, Airtel offers 1 GB data per day at 4G speed as well as unlimited local and STD calls along with roaming outgoing calls, over a validity period of 35 days.
Airtel Rs. 448 Recharge
Airtel's special recharge plan priced at Rs. 448 comes with 1 GB of 3G/4G speed data per day. The Rs. 448 pack also includes unlimited local and STD calls and free national roaming, besides 100 SMS per day. This plan is valid for 70 days.
Reliance Jio Rs. 399 plan
Jio's Rs. 399 recharge pack comes with a validity of 70 days. Among other benefits, Jio offers 70 GBs of high speed data with a daily limit of 1GB under the Rs. 399 plan, according to its website - jio.com. Like other prepaid packs offered by Jio, the data speed is reduced to 64 Kbps after a customer exhausts the daily limit, according to the Jio website. Local, STD and roaming calls are free and unlimited across all operators. One can make unlimited number of free SMSes, it noted.
Reliance Jio Rs. 459 plan
Under Jio's Rs. 459 recharge, prepaid customers of the telecom company get high speed data of 84 GBs over a validity period of 84 days, with a daily usage limit of 1 GB. The data speed is reduced to 64 Kbps after the usage of daily limit. Local, STD and roaming calls are free and unlimited across all operators. This pack also includes unlimited SMSes free of cost.
Reliance Jio Rs. 499 plan
Under its Rs. 499 plan, Jio offers 1 GB data per day subject to a maximum limit of 91 GBs data for 91 days. After a customer exhaust the maximum data allowed daily under the pack, the internet speed is reduced to 64 Kbps. Local, STD and roaming calls are free and unlimited across all operators in Jio's Rs. 499 pack as well. Jio customers also get unlimited free SMSes under the RS 499 recharge pack, according to its website.
Idea Rs. 349 prepaid recharge plan
Idea's Rs. 349 plan also gives the user unlimited talk time for 28 days. The Rs. 349 tariff plan also gives 1 GB of high speed data per day, which amounts to a provision of 28 GB across the validity of the offer.
Idea Rs. 357 prepaid recharge plan
Idea's Rs. 357 plan is similar to the Rs. 349 plan but gives 100 free SMSes daily along with unlimited calling and high speed data. The Rs. 357 plan gives a user the ability to send free SMSes for an additional cost of just Rs. 8.
Vodafone Rs. 348 prepaid recharge plan
Vodafone is offering 28 GBs (gigabytes) of mobile data for about a month at Rs. 348. Under a special recharge pack priced at Rs. 348, Vodafone India - the Indian arm of British telecom major Vodafone - offers 1 GB or gigabyte of 4G/3G speed data per day for a total validity period of 28 days.
Vodafone's Rs. 348 recharge pack also comes with the benefit of unlimited calls - local and STD alike. The Rs. 348 recharge pack from Vodafone, among many other recharge options for its prepaid customers, comes at a time the Indian telecom industry is witnessing high competition due to free voice calling and aggressively priced mobile data from new entrant Reliance Jio.