Mobile Recharge Plans – Jio, Airtel & VI [July 2021]

Do you remember those days in 2015 when we used to recharge Rs 300 per month? Well, we are back at that stage. Mobile recharge plans cost you the same now.

The only difference is that we get the same amount of data per day that we used to get per month. But that is not a justification because 2G consumes lesser data than 4G in the time span.

[Refer this: Data Saving Tips]

However, there is a huge confusion – which plans should you go for?

Some of us need our network for calling while others need it for more data. Meanwhile, some people just need to keep the SIM card alive to receive OTPs.

So, I have churned the data for you.

Mobile Recharge Plans - Jio, Airtel, VI

Minimum Mobile Recharge Plans

First of all, I will cover those people who are seeking the minimum recharge to maintain their SIM cards.

NETWORKPLANAMOUNT PAID PER DAY
JioRs 149Rs 6.21
AirtelRs 49Rs 1.75
VIRs 95Rs 1.69

Points To Note:

  • If you are keeping Jio without using it, it might be a costly mistake for you
  • Winner = VI & Airtel

Best Mobile Recharge Plans For You

Now let’s talk about the Telecomm operator that you are using right now. People generally use it for calls and data.

Almost every plan gives you 100 SMS per day that nobody uses!


Reliance Jio

  • If you use every bit of Internet every day = Rs 401 ~ 28 days
    • The highest data per day = 3.21 GB
  • If you don’t use the complete data but you just need Internet = Rs 3499 ~ 365 days
    • The highest data per Rupee = 0.31 GB
  • For someone who needs for calling = Unlimited Calls in All
  • Minimum maintenance pack = Rs 149 ~ 24 days
    • Lowest amount per day = Rs 6.21
Jio Special Recharge PlansDays
Rs 2599 (Disney+ Hotstar)365 days
Rs 777 (Disney+ Hotstar)84 days
Rs 598 (Disney+ Hotstar)56 days
Rs 401 (Disney+ Hotstar)28 days

[Check Jio Website]


Airtel

  • If you use every bit of Internet every day = Rs 558 ~ 56 days
    • The highest data per day = 3 GB
  • If you don’t use the complete data but you just need Internet = Rs 558 ~ 56 days
    • The highest data per Rupee = 0.3 GB
  • For someone who needs for calling = Unlimited Calls in All
  • Minimum maintenance pack = Rs 49 ~ 28 days
    • Lowest amount per day = Rs 1.75
Airtel Special Recharge PlansDays
Rs 2698 (Disney+ Hotstar)365 days
Rs 599 (Disney+ Hotstar)52 days
Rs 448 (Disney+ Hotstar)28 days
Rs 401 (Disney+ Hotstar)28 days
Rs 289 (Zee5)28 days

[Check Airtel Website]


VI

  • If you use every bit of Internet every day = Rs 449 ~ 56 days
    • The highest data per day = 4 GB
  • If you don’t use the complete data but you just need Internet = Rs 449 ~ 56 days
    • The highest data per Rupee = 0.5 GB
  • For someone who needs for calling = Unlimited Calls in All
  • Minimum maintenance pack = Rs 95 ~ 56 days
    • Lowest amount per day = Rs 1.69
VI Recharge Special PlansDays
Rs 2595 (Disney+ Hotstar)365 days
Rs 2399 (Zee5)365 days
Rs 1197 (Zee5)180 days
Rs 801 (Disney+ Hotstar)84 days
Rs 795 (Zee5)84 days
Rs 601 (Disney+ Hotstar)56 days
Rs 595 (Zee5)56 days
Rs 501 (Disney+ Hotstar)56 days
Rs 405 (Zee5)28 days
Rs 401 (Disney+ Hotstar)28 days
Rs 355 (Zee5)28 days

[Check VI Website]


Best Mobile Network For You

Cheapest NetworkVI
Highest Cheap DataVI
Best Network For CallingAll of them provide free calls
Best RangeDepends on your Area
FreebiesAirtel = Zee5 & Disney+ Hotstar
Jio = Disney+ Hotstar
VI = Zee5 & Disney+ Hotstar

It depends on your usage patterns and requirement. This is just a summary of data and comparison.

In case you have many members at your home and you are looking for Internet Plans, I would recommend you to get a WiFi connection. It is cheaper, faster, and better.

[You can refer: Internet Service Providers – Local ISP vs National ISP]

I have deliberately not mentioned BSNL because –
1. It has a 4G network in very few parts of India
2. It was asking me to put my BSNL number which I don’t have
3. The plans fluctuate with area

Also, these pre-paid plans are based in Mumbai as of July 2021. Kindly check if it is fluctuating in your area.

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2 thoughts on “Mobile Recharge Plans – Jio, Airtel & VI [July 2021]”

  1. In the keep alive plan, VI offers 28days validity for Rs.39 only which is cheaper than the Rs.45 you mentioned

    Other than that, your post is great 👍

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