Jio vs Vi vs Airtel vs BSNL: Best data booster recharge plans to topup when daily data limit is exhausted

Exhausted your daily data limit and still got a long way to go, fret not, your telco has got you covered. Jio, Vi, Airtel, and BSNL have all got data booster plans in their portfolio, which kicks in as soon as the daily data pack is over. The booster aka add-on packs does give some relief be it for 24 hours, or a bit longer. That said, the plans are not the same across the telcos. They are available with different benefits, prices, and validities. We take at the best data booster recharge plans from Jio, Vi, Airtel, and BSNL here in this article. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Airtel Booster Packs

Let’s start with Airtel. The telco has a decent collection of data booster packs. The packs are also bundled with some good benefits such as Wynk Music premium and Amazon Prime Video subscriptions. This is great for people who don’t want to pay upfront for these services.

Rs 58 Airtel data add-on pack

The Rs 58 booster pack from Airtel comes with 3 GB of mobile data. It comes in handy when you have exhausted your daily data mid-day and need to continue well to the next day. What’s more, the Airtel data add-on pack has the validity of your existing plan. So, no worries if you ever run out of your data again.

Rs 98 Airtel data add-on pack

The Rs 98 booster pack gives you around 12 GB of high-speed internet data. This also comes with an additional benefit of Wynk Music Premium, where you can listen to music, podcasts, and attend live concerts for free. The pack will last as long as your existing pack is valid. So, enjoy your data along with Wynk music!

Rs 108 Airtel data add-on pack

This is a special pack. Because in addition to 6 GB of data, you are getting Amazon Prime Video mobile edition for 30 days (for first-time users, though), as well as Wynk Music for free. The validity of the Rs 108 Airtel booster pack is the same as your existing plan. You can also set a Hellotune (caller tune) for free with this pack.

Rs 118 Airtel data add-on pack

This is a straightforward data pack, with 12 GB of data. Unfortunately, there are no benefits attached. You will be charged at 50p/MB upon the exhaustion of this pack. But, if you use an unlimited plan, it will never come to that. The validity is also the same as your existing plan validity.

Rs 148 Airtel data add-on pack

This is also another good pack from Airtel. Because, in addition to 15 GB of mobile data, you will be getting Airtel Xstream mobile access free for 28 days. You can access any one channel (SonyLIV, Lionsgate Play, ErosNow, HoiChoi, ManoramaMAX) from the Airtel Xsteam app on your mobile. The validity of the data pack will be the same as your existing pack.

Rs 301 Airtel data add-on pack

The Rs 301 data add-on pack is the biggest data pack from Airtel. You will get a whopping 50 GB of additional data on this pack. In addition to this, you will also get access to Wynk Music premium, where you can listen to music, podcasts, and attend live concerts for free. The validity of the data pack is the same as your existing plan, which just sweetens the deal.

List of Airtel booster data packs

Data Pack

Validity

Pack benefits

Rs 58

Existing Plan

3 GB data

Rs 98

Existing Plan

12 GB data, Wynk music premium

Rs 108

Existing Plan

6 GB data, Amazon Prime Video (mobile edition) for 30 days, Wynk music, Hellotune

Rs 118

Existing Plan

12 GB data

Rs 148

Existing Plan

15 GB data, Airtel Xstream mobile access for 28 days

Rs 301

Existing Plan

50 GB data, Wynk music premium

Jio data booster packs

As for Jio, the data booster packs start for as low as Rs 15 and go up to Rs 301. Here’s a quick look at the benefits they offer:

Rs 15 Jio data add-on plan

This is the base booster pack for all Jio users. It will give you an additional 1GB of data over your existing daily data plan. This is useful in emergencies, where you might need to search for something, and the data gets over at that point. The validity of the Rs 15 Jio booster pack is till your existing plan’s validity, which is a good thing. Post the usage of 1 GB, you will get access to data, but it will be reduced to 64 Kbps.

Rs 25 Jio data add-on plan

This next tier plan is useful for those who want a bit more add-on data than 1GB. The Rs 25 Jio data add-on plan gives you 2GB of data, post which the speed will reduce to 64 Kbps. The validity is the same as your existing plan’s validity, so if some data is left, it won’t expire immediately.

Rs 61 Jio data add-on plan

The Rs 61 Jio booster pack is bundled with 6 GB of data. The plan is good for heavy data users who need those extra GBs to fit in for the next two or three weeks. Plus, the validity is the same as your existing validity, which sweetens the deal.

Rs 121 Jio data add-on plan

For those looking for up to 12GB of add-on data, the Rs 121 Jio booster pack is the way to go. Much like Rs aforementioned Rs 61, Rs 58, and Rs 15 pack, it comes with the existing pack’s validity.

Rs 181 Jio data add-on plan

Dubbed as Work From Home aka WFH, the Rs 181 Jio data add-on plan offers 30 GB data, with no limit to daily usage. That said, the validity of this pack will be 30 days.

Rs 241 Jio data add-on plan

Another work from the home pack with 30 days validity. For an extra 60 rupees, the Rs 241 Jio data add-on plan pack will get you 10 GB of additional data. A grand total of 40 GB of data.

Rs 301 Jio data add-on plan

This is the topmost data booster pack offered by Jio. The Rs 301 Jio data add-on plan comes with a massive 50 GB of data, which will be valid for 30 days. So, if you like to binge-watch your OTT apps at high resolution, this might be an ideal pack.

List of Jio Booster packs

Data packValidityPack benefits
Rs 15Existing validity1 GB data
Rs 25Existing validity2 GB data
Rs 61 Existing validity6 GB data 
Rs 121Existing validity12 GB data
Rs 18130 days30 GB data 
Rs 24130 days40 GB data 
Rs 30130 days50 GB data

Vi data booster packs

Next up, is Vodafone Idea (Vi) booster packs. Vi offers a wide variety of booster packs, but with varying validity and benefits. You will only need these packs if you run out of data during the day as the telco allows users to stream all-night (between 12 am and 6 am) for free. 

Rs 19 Vi data add-on plan

This data booster pack is bundled with only 1GB of data for 24 hours. There are no additional benefits. And you will be charged at the standard rate post 1 GB of data usage. Not ideal, but good if you’re in tight situations.

Rs 48 Vi data add-on plan

This pack comprises 2GB of data, with a validity of 21 days. However, post the usage of 2GB data, you will be charged at standard rates, so be careful.

Rs 58 Vi data add-on plan

This booster pack will give you 1GB more data than the Rs 48 pack, making it a total of 3GB of data. The Rs 58 Vi data add-on plan has a validity of 28 days.

Rs. 98 Vi data add-on plan

Now, jumping directly to Rs 98 pack, you will get triple the data, up to 9GB for 21 days. This is inconsistent, as you are trading a week of validity with data and paying more. However, this might be useful for some people stuck with a data cap of 1.5 GB per day.

Rs 118 Vi data add-on plan

An additional Rs 20 over Rs 98 pack will give you a total of up to 12GB of data with a validity of 28 days. This plan makes more sense, as you get more validity and data.

Rs 298 Vi data add-on plan

The benefits of the Rs 298 Vi data booster plan include 50GB of data and 28 days validity. The plan is a perfect plan for WFH professionals, where massive data usage might be required.

Rs 418 Vi data add-on plan

This top-tier data add-on plan from Vi is bundled with 100GB data, which will be valid for 56 days straight. This pack is ideal for a family home, where you might need data for individuals and for binge-watching shows at high resolution.

List of Vi Booster packs

Data Pack

Validity 

Pack benefits

Rs 19

24 hours 

1 GB data

Rs 48

21 days

2 GB data

Rs 58

28 days 

3 GB data

Rs 98

21 days 

9 GB data

Rs 118

28 days 

12 GB data

Rs 298

28 days 

50 GB data

Rs 418

56 days

100 GB data

BSNL Booster packs

Lastly, BSNL. Even though BSNL is not the first choice for most users, the state-owned telco does provide some good data boosters. While BSNL’s unlimited plans are more than sufficient, any day can be a data-heavy day. Here are the best data add-on packs from BSNL, which may vary from state to state.

Rs 16 BSNL data add-on plan

This, also called by BSNL the “Mini 16” pack, is exactly what it sounds like. You will get 2 GB of mobile data. However, this will be valid for 24 hours only, which is great for emergencies.

Rs 98 BSNL data add-on plan

The Rs 98 booster plan is also called the “Data Tsunami pack” by BSNL and for a good reason. You will get Unlimited data for 22 days, but there is a catch. The unlimited data is restricted to 2 GB of data per day, post which your speed will be reduced to 40 Kbps. So, use your data wisely.

Rs 151 BSNL data add-on plan

This pack is called the “WFH 151” pack by BSNL. The plan is bundled with 40 GB of data for 28 days. Thankfully, there is no FUP, and you will also get free access to Zing – an additional benefit.

Rs 198 BSNL data add-on plan

This pack has a generic name and gives you around 2 GB of data per day for 50 days. You will also get access to Lokdhun with the Rs 198 BSNL data add-on pack.

Rs 251 BSNL data add-on plan

The Rs 251 BSNL data add-on plan is marketed as “WFH 251”. Its benefits include a whopping 70 GB of data for 28 days and access to Zing. Do note after 28 days, the 70 GB of data will vanish, so recharge as per your needs.

Rs 1,498 BSNL data add-on plan

If you run out of data regularly, then recharge this once and you will be sorted for at least a year. The Rs 1,498 BSNL data add-on plan has a validity of 365 days and 2 GB of data per day, post which your data will be reduced to 40 Kbps.

List of BSNL Booster packs

Data pack

Validity

Pack benefits

Rs 16

24 hours

2 GB data

Rs 98

22 days

Unlimited (2 GB per day) data

Rs 151

28 days 

40 GB data, access to Zing

Rs 198

50 days

2 GB data per day, access to Lokdhun

Rs 251

28 days 

70 GB data, access to Zing

Rs 1498

365 days

2GB data per day