Reliance Jio finally ended its free 4G data scheme and replaced it with an equally appealing offer with its Jio Prime Membership plan. Reliance Jio aimed at converting their existing users with the attractive plan which comes at nominal membership fees of Rs 99 and a monthly scheme of Rs 303. Network operators like Airtel and Vodafone, who were already facing the wrath of the new player in the field, tried their best to match this latest plan as well. Reliance Jio has managed to bring down the charges of data plans in the Indian telecom sector as rivals like Vodafone, Airtel and Idea try to match these plans with their own version of “free unlimited data” offer.Also Read - Stop going After Jio Prime, Airtel, Vodafone, & BSNL offers as Government of India comes with free for all Policy: India to be Mobile Tariff Free
In a time and era where data plan prices were reaching the skies, Reliance managed to bring down the prices of data and provide an unbelievable amount of data with their move. While an underlying trend is followed by all data providers of giving up to 1 GB of free data per day, each of the provider is trying their best to bring a lucrative twist, making their data tariffs more attractive than the competitors. Here is our comparison of the data plans offered by Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. Reliance Jio, BSNL, & Bharti Airtel at free tariff war: Which mobile plan has the most attractive New Year Call & Data rates Also Read - Reliance Jio Prime Offer: Last day to subscribe to Jio Prime Plan today; all you need to know
Refer the table below to compare the tariff plans and free data offers by Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Also Read - Reliance Jio Prime Membership Plan: How to join & all you need to know about Mukesh Ambani’s latest mobile tariff plan
|Name of operator||Free Data provided||Tariff plan||Clause or important note|
|Reliance Jio||1 GB per day||303||Enter the Reliance Jio Prime Membership (Rs 99/year)|
|Airtel||1 GB per day (500MB at day, 500MB at night)||345/349||Recharge will apply for the next 11 months|
|Vodafone||2 GB per day (1 GB at day, 1 GB at night)||346||Recharge will apply for the next 11 months|
|Idea||500 MB||348||Not an open offer, eligibility will be checked in My Idea app.|
Reliance Jio Offers 1GB of free data per day under the Jio Prime Membership plan. While the telecom provider charges Rs 99 for the membership, the monthly plan comes at a nominal rate of Rs 303. Airtel on the other hand offers its ‘free unlimited data’ at Rs 345 or Rs 349 based on different locations. The service provider also gives 1GB of free data per day, however, there is a clause which allows users to use 500 MB in day and 500 MB of the free data at night time. Another important clause to remember is that the recharge will apply for the next 11 months.
Vodafone has a ‘free unlimited data’ offer very similar to Airtel when it comes to the data tariff. The telecom giant offers its plan at Rs 346, however the data plan allows people to enjoy 2 GB of free data, 1 GB in the day and 1 GB at night. Idea Cellular has the least attractive plan in the race where it offers 500 MB free data to its users at Rs 348. This plan is not available to all Idea customers either and will be given based on the data usage of the customers. Idea also has a separate plan for new users where it offers 1 GB of free data. Reliance Jio Prime Membership Plan: How to join & all you need to know about Mukesh Ambani’s latest mobile tariff plan.
While Reliance Jio is offering its Prime members the benefit of GB data per day, at the lowest cost available of Rs 303, the offer is only restricted to the members of the Jio Prime family. On the other hand, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have offers for both existing customers, and more importantly new customers. All the telecom providers are trying to enter a clause to avoid the users from jumping networks easily. While the free data plans offered by Airtel and Vodafone are extremely similar, Idea has a negative part in its offer which provides low data. Another minus for Idea is that the offer is not available to all, like in Airtel and Vodafone and is dependent of the data usage of the members and the offer availability on the My Idea app. This plays as a negative for the telecom giant in this race for consumers.