Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel & Vodafone Idea | Prepaid Plans Dec 2019

Check out the new and updated Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel Limited and Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) prepaid plans that are going to be effective from 3rd and 6th December 2019.

Jio, Airtel & Vodafone Idea Updated Prepaid Plans

If you are an Indian consumer and are looking for low tariffs with unlimited data (applicable FUP) then we have a bad news for you. All the major telecom companies in India i.e, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio have decide to increase their existing prepaid plans by 15% up to 50%.

It seems the low tariff era has finally come to an end for Indian consumers.

Click on the desired link(s) to check the new and updated prepaid plans of the respective network(s) or scroll down to check all the prepaid plans of different networks.

Reliance Jio New & Updated Prepaid Plans

On October 2019, Reliance Jio announced that it will be recovering IUC (Interconnect Usage Charge) charges for non-Jio mobile voice calls post Oct-10 2019. According to Reliance Jio, this has been done due to the undergoing changes in regulatory policy for mobile call related charges.

Jio IUC – Free 1 GB Complimentary Data

According to the October press release, users will be charged at 6 paise/minute for every non-Jio mobile voice call.

To compensate this additional recharge, Jio will now offer free 1 GB complimentary data for every Rs.10 spent. Users can redeem this data through vouchers which are automatically credited in their accounts post successful recharge. Validity of this data depends on the current active plan.

Following are the new and updated all-in-one prepaid plans of Reliance Jio network.

PlanValidityBenefits
Rs.14924 daysFree Jio to Jio calls, 300 mins non-Jio calls, 1.5GB/day, 100SMS/day.
Rs.98 + Rs.1028 daysFree Jio to Jio calls, 124 mins non-Jio calls, 2GB, 300SMS.
Rs.22228 daysFree Jio to Jio calls, 1000 mins non-Jio calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day.
Rs.33356 daysFree Jio to Jio calls, 1000 mins non-Jio calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day.
Rs.44484 daysFree Jio to Jio calls, 1000 mins non-Jio calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day.
Rs.55584 daysFree Jio to Jio calls, 3000 mins non-Jio calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day.

Previously, Rs.149 plan had a validity of 28 days which has been reduced to 24 days now. For additional non-Jio voice calls, one can recharge with additional top-up plans.

Apart from these all-in-one prepaid plans, Reliance Jio also has plans that offers 1.5GB/day, 2GB/day, 3GB/day, 4GB/day, 5GB/day and long term packs. These packs comes with either 28 days, 70 days, 84 days, 90 days, 91 days, 180 days, 360 days or 365 days of validity.

Please login to your Jio mobile application for more details on these plans.

Bharti Airtel New & Updated Prepaid Plans

Recently Airtel has also updated their existing prepaid plans. The updated pricing will take effect starting Dec-3 2019.

Unlike Reliance Jio, Airtel does not charge their consumers for IUC. On the other hand, Airtel has costlier plans compared to Reliance Jio.

Following are the new and updated prepaid plans of Airtel network.

Old PlanUpdated PlanValidityBenefits
Rs.35Rs.4928 days34 Talk Time, Calls 2.5 paise/sec, 100MB
Rs.65Rs.7928 days64 Talk Time, Calls 1 paise/sec, 200MB
Rs.129Rs.14828 daysUnlimited Calls, 2GB, 300SMS
Rs.169/Rs.199Rs.24828 daysUnlimited Calls, 1.5GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.249Rs.29828 daysUnlimited Calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.349Rs.39828 daysUnlimited Calls, 3GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.399/Rs.448Rs.59884 daysUnlimited Calls, 1.5GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.499/Rs.558Rs.69884 daysUnlimited Calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.998Rs.1498365 daysUnlimited Calls, 24GB, 3600 SMS
Rs.1699Rs.2398365 daysUnlimited Calls, 1.5GB/day, 100SMS/day

Contrary to Airtel claims, unlimited plans are not entirely unlimited. Airtel to non-Airtel calls has FUP limits. For details on FUP limit corresponding to the unlimited plan, check with Airtel application. These limits are getting updated every now and then, hence I did not include them in this post.

Also, along with these plans, FRCs has also been updated. Now, minimum FRC is Rs.197 not Rs.178. Rs.248 FRC has been updated to Rs.297 and Rs.495 FRC has been updated to Rs.647.

Vodafone Idea New & Updated Prepaid Plans

In prepaid plan rates hiking competition, Vodafone Idea tops the list. Not only they hiked huge prices but also levied FUP on off-net (non Vodafone Idea calls) calls in unlimited plans just like Bharti Airtel.

Following are the new and updated prepaid plans of Vodafone Idea network.

PlanValidityBenefits
Rs.4928 days38 Talk Time, Calls 2.5 paise/sec, 100MB
Rs.7928 days64 Talk Time, Calls 1 paise/sec, 200MB
Rs.14928 daysUnlimited Calls, 1000 mins off-net calls, 2GB, 300SMS
Rs.24928 daysUnlimited Calls, 1000 mins off-net calls, 1.5GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.29928 daysUnlimited Calls, 1000 mins off-net calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.39928 daysUnlimited Calls, 1000 mins off-net calls, 3GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.37984 daysUnlimited Calls, 3000 mins off-net calls, 6GB, 1000SMS
Rs.59984 daysUnlimited Calls, 3000 mins off-net calls, 1.5GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.69984 daysUnlimited Calls, 3000 mins off-net calls, 2GB/day, 100SMS/day
Rs.1499365 daysUnlimited Calls, 12000 mins off-net calls, 24GB, 3600SMS
Rs.2399365 daysUnlimited Calls, 12000 mins off-net calls, 1.5GB/day, 100SMS/day

Despite their poor coverage, Vodafone Idea has massively increased their prepaid tariffs. They first should provide good 4G coverage then ask for such huge amounts. Every time their 4G network automatically switches to 3G/2G in many parts of India. Consumers pays for 4G and in-return they get 3G/2G.

You can check their connectivity status and speeds on TRAI’s official speed test portal.

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