Cheapest 30 days recharge plan: Airtel Rs 296 vs Vi Rs 296 vs Jio Rs 296

Telecom rates in India have undergone revisions and it’s a good time to take a look at some fresh new rates across service providers. We compare the cheapest 30 days prepaid recharge plans from popular telecom providers Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vi. These packs have been rolled out based on recommendations from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) which suggest at least one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher, and one combo voucher having a validity of 30 days.

Airtel Rs 296 plan: data and benefits

Airtel Rs 296 plan

  • 30 validity
  • 25GB of 4G data 
  • Unlimited local and STD calling
  • 100 SMS/day
  • 30 Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edtion days trial
  • Airtel Wynk music subscription

Bharti Airtel offers its all-around Rs 296 plan for a full 30-day validity. This plan fetches users 25GB of data for the duration, post which the company will charge 50 paise per MB. The pack also enables users to use 100 SMS per day and unlimited calls. The pack also gets users bundled benefits such as Amazon Prime videos mobile edition with a 30-day free trial, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, 3 months of Apollo 24/7 circle, upskills with shaw academy class, Airtel Wynk music, and Hello Tunes.

Vi Rs 296 plan: data and benefits

Vi Rs 296 plan

  • 30 validity
  • 25GB of 4G data 
  • Unlimited local and STD calling
  • 100 SMS/day
  • Vi Music and TV app access

Vi recently launched its new Rs 296 plan that falls much in line with its competition. This plan from Vi gets users 25GB of data with no cap on daily usage. Vi too will charge 50 paise per MB after the bundled data is exhausted. The operator also offers unlimited calls to any network, 100 SMS every day. Like Jio and Airtel, Vi doesn’t offer any additional benefits like weekend data rollover, unlimited night data, etc. The plan fetches the user access to Vi Music and TV app but doesn’t provide any OTT benefits. 

Jio Rs 296 plan: data and benefits

Jio Rs 296 plan 

  • Month-long validity
  • 1.5GB of 4G data per day
  • Unlimited voice calling
  • 100 SMS/day
  • Jio Apps subscription

Reliance Jio offers a full 30-day validity plan that offers the industry standard 25GB data, unlimited voice calls, and 100 SMS per day. This plan is the Jio Rs 296 pack. The price has seen a bump of Rs 40 since last year. Jio also allows access to Jio TV, Jio Cinema, Jio Security, and JioCloud as a complimentary benefit with this recharge plan. Jio does not levy any charges on data beyond 25GB but will reduce speeds to 64kbps. Jio is also letting eligible users enjoy unlimited 5G. 

Airtel Rs 296 vs Vi Rs 296 vs Jio Rs 296: Conclusion

Post price hikes, all the leading plans are now pretty much at par with each other and offer near-identical value. However, Airtel’s bundle offers benefits in FASTag, Apollo Circle, and Wynk Music that could offer good value for many users. Jio’s bundle too lets users access its complimentary Jio TV and Jio Cinema suite which could come in handy for users looking for entertainment on the go. Thus the cheapest 30 day validity plans from Airtel and Jio seem to offer the best bang for your buck. 

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