Cheapest 1GB data recharge: Rs 149 Jio vs Rs 209 Airtel vs Rs 199 Vi vs Rs 153 BSNL plans compared

These are the most affordable Jio, Vi, BSNL, and Airtel recharge plans that offer 1GB per day data

For those who use a smartphone for some browsing, chatting, and social media scrolling, a 1GB data per day recharge should fit their needs. In this article, we have listed down and compared some of the most affordable 1GB per day recharge plans from Airtel, Jio, Vi, and BSNL. The plans, along with a gigabyte of high-speed internet, offer free voice calls and SMS benefits. The 1GB recharge plans also comprise complimentary subscriptions to several services such as OTT subscription, music streaming service, live TV, and more. Here’s a quick look at their respective benefits, in addition to 1GB data and validity:

Cheapest 1GB per day data plan

TelcoRecharge priceValidity
JioRs 14920 days
AirtelRs 20921 days
ViRs 19918 days
BSNLRs 15328 days

Jio Rs 149 recharge: data and benefits

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The Jio 1GB recharge plans start for as low as Rs 149. The pack offers a validity of 20 days, which means that you get a total of 20GB of data. The internet speed post FUP will be reduced to 64kbps. Users also receive benefits such as unlimited voice calls to all networks across the country, 100 free outgoing SMS per day, and a free subscription to Jio apps like Jio TV, Jio Cinema, Jio Cloud, Jio Security.

If you are looking for similar benefits with slightly longer validity, you can go with Rs 179 and Rs 209 Jio recharge plans, which have a validity of 24 days and 28 days respectively.

Rs 209 Airtel recharge: data and benefits

The 1GB per day recharge plan from Airtel is available from Rs 209. The Rs 209 Airtel recharge offers a total of 21GB of data (capped at 1GB per day). The plan benefits also consist of unlimited voice calls and 100 SMSes per day; after 100 SMSes are over, the user will be charged Re 1 for local and Rs 1.5 for STD per SMS.

There is a Rs 155 Airtel recharge as well, but it comes with just 1GB of data for the entire 24-day validity period.

Users also get additional benefits such as 30 days free trial of Amazon Prime Video Mobile, three months free Apollo 24/7 Circle, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, a 1-year subscription to Upskill with Shaw Academy, free Hello tunes, and a free subscription to Wynk Music with this pack.

Rs 199 Vi recharge: data and benefits

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For Vi users, the cheapest 1GB data per day plan is available at Rs 199. The pack comes with 18 days of validity, as well as unlimited voice calls, 100 SMSes per day, and unlimited voice calls (both local and STD). The Rs 199 Vi recharge plans also offer free night data usage from 12am to 6am and a free subscription to Vi TV and movies.

Other 1GB recharge plans from Vodafone Idea (Vi) are as follows: Rs 149, Rs 155, Rs 219, Rs 239, and Rs 269. The Rs 149 and Rs 155 recharges come with 1GB data for the entire validity period, while the Rs 219, Rs 239, and Rs 269 Vi recharge plans offer 1GB data per day.

Rs 153 BSNL recharge: data and benefits

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Rs 153 BSNL recharge plan’s benefits include 1GB per day, unlimited local/STD voice calls, 100 SMSes/ day, and free PRBT service for caller tune. The validity of this pack is 28 days.


These were India’s most affordable 1GB per day recharge plans from Airtel, Jio, Vi, and BSNL. Among these, Jio Rs 149 is the most affordable. However, it’s the BSNL that offers the best value for money, with a total of 28GB of data at just Rs 153.