Data Packs – Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Other Networks :-
Reliance Jio went official yesterday at Reliance’s 42nd General Meeting in Mumbai. Mukesh Ambani took to the stage to announce Jio’s 4G data plans and other tariffs. While the Jio plans have already taken the market by storm, the rival telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone have cut down on tariffs too.
It’s a different thing to fall for words like “no call charges”, “free internet” and “no blackout”, but the reality could be different. Reliance Jio’s plans start at Rs 19 and go up to Rs 4,999. Here’s a complete comparison of 4G services offered by Reliance Jio and its rivals.
Lowest plans :
Reliance Jio :– The lowest plan in Reliance Jio will cost you Rs.19/- For this sum you get 100MB of 4G data along with unlimited STD and local calls, unlimited messages. The plan is valid for 1 day.
Vodafone :- The Rs.12/- prepaid plan by Vodafone gives users 50MB of 4G data. But unlike Jio, there are no calling or messaging benefits.
Airtel :- Airtel’s lowest plan will cost you Rs.23/- for 3 days. It will give you 90MB of 4G data and nothing else.
Rs.199/- vs Rs.102/- vs Rs.145/-
Reliance Jio :- The Rs.199/- plan in Jio has a validity of 7 days. And in return it gives you 750MB of data along with 1.5GB of JioNet Wi-Fi. No limits on voice calls and messages apply on this plan too.
Vodafone :- Vodafone charges Rs.102/- for the 10 days plan. This will give you 300MB of data.
Airtel :- The Rs.145/- plan will be valid for 14 days and give users 580MB of 4G data to consume. No voice calls and messages benefit.
Monthly plans :-
Reliance Jio :- Jio’s Rs.299/- plan is valid for 21 days and comes with 2GB data along with 4GB JioNet Wi-Fi consumption.
Vodafone :- The Rs.250/- plan is valid for a month. Vodafone gives 1GB of 4G data and no additional benefits under this tariff.
Airtel :- Same as Vodafone.
Rest of the plans above this price range are valid for a month.
Rs.499/- vs Rs.499/- vs Rs.455/-
Reliance Jio :- This plan offers 4GB of data valid for 28 days. It also has 8GB of JioNet Wi-Fi usage.
Vodafone :- At Rs.499/-, Vodafone offers 2GB of data. In addition, it also gives the users 700 minutes of voice calling and 500 SMS.
Airtel :- Airtel gives 3GB of 4G data at Rs.455/-. This plan doesn’t come with any additional benefits.
Rs,999/- vs Rs.999/- vs Rs.949/- and more :
Reliance Jio :- Jio takes the lead in this price segment as well. The Rs.999/- plan gives users 10GB data and 20GB JioNet Wi-Fi access.
Vodafone :- The Rs.999/- plan benefits users with 3GB of data, 2,000 calling minutes, and 500 messages for a month. Vodafone doesn’t have any plans above this price segment.
Airtel :- Airtel has two plans that look similar but have a slight difference in this segment. The Rs.949/- plan 1GB of data, 100 messages per day and unlimited local voice calls. The other plan which costs Rs.1,199/- has the same benefits but also gives unlimited local and national voice calling minutes.
Rs.1,499/- vs Rs.1,599/-
Reliance Jio :- This plan gives 20GB data along with 40GB of JioNet Wi-Fi usage.
Airtel :- The myPlan Infinity costs Rs.1,599/- and gives 5GB of data, 100 messages per day, and unlimited local and national calls.
Rs.2,499 vs Rs.2,999
Reliance Jio :- This plan from Reliance Jio offers 35GB of data along with 70GB JioNet usage.
Airtel :- The Rs.2,999/- plan is the highest that Airtel offers. It gives a user 20GB of data along with 100 messages per day and unlimited local and national calls.
Airtel doesn’t offer any plans above this price tag. Reliance Jio, on the other hand, has a Rs.3,999/- and Rs.4,999/- plans. It offers 60GB data plus 120GB JioNet usage for Rs.3,999/-. For Rs.4,999/-, Reliance Jio gives 75GB data along with 150GB JioNet data usage.
Winner :- Reliance Jio is the winner in this comparison hands down. But it doesn’t stop there. Once you’ve consumed the data limit of the plan Airtel and Vodafone will charge you 4p/10kb, or Rs 4 per MB of data consumption. On the other hand, Reliance Jio will charge 5p/MB above data limit, which means only Rs.50/- per GB of data!
This pricing is as aggressive as it can get. We are assured this will tip the market in Jio’s favour but for how long can the company deliver good service is something we’ll know in the coming months.