Mobile Recharge Plans – Jio, Airtel & VI [November 2020]

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

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 45Rs 1.61
VIRs 1499Rs 4.1

Points To Note:

  • The minimum recharge plan of VI network comes at Rs 1499 where you pay almost Rs 4.1 per day. If not that, you can go for the second cheapest plan of Rs 379 where you pay around Rs 4.5 per day.
  • The Airtel plan that I mentioned gives you nothing. Literally nothing. If you still want something, check out the second cheapest plan
    • Rs 48: 28 days = Rs 1.71 per day
  • If you are keeping Jio without using it, it might be a costly mistake for you
  • Winner = Airtel

Best Mobile Recharge Plans For You

Now let’s talk about the Telecomm operator that you are using right now. People generally use 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 2399 ~ 365 days
    • The highest data per Rupee = 0.3 GB
  • For someone who needs for calling = Rs 2121 ~ 336 days
    • The highest number of minutes per Rupee = 5.66 minutes
  • Minimum maintenance pack = Rs 149 ~ 24 days
    • Lowest amount per day = Rs 6.20

Reliance Jio IPL Recharge Plans

Jio Recharge Plans with Disney+ HotstarDays
Rs 2599365 days
Rs 77784 days
Rs 59856 days
Rs 40128 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 45 ~ 28 days
    • Lowest amount per day = Rs 1.6

Airtel IPL Recharge Plans

Airtel Recharge Plans with Disney+ HotstarDays
Rs 2698365 days
Rs 59952 days
Rs 44828 days
Rs 40128 days

[Check Airtel Website]

VI

  • If you use every bit of Internet every day = Rs 299 ~ 28 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 1499 ~ 365 days
    • Lowest amount per day = Rs 4.1

[Check VI Website]

There is no IPL Special Plan from VI

Best Mobile Network For You

Cheapest NetworkAirtel
Highest Cheap DataVI
Best Network For CallingAirtel & VI
Best RangeDepends on your Area
FreebiesAirtel = Zee5 & Disney+ Hotstar
Jio = Disney+ Hotstar

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

If you want to look at the raw data that I used, you can download it from here.

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 4G network in a 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 November 2020. Kindly check if it is fluctuating for your area.

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2 thoughts on “Mobile Recharge Plans – Jio, Airtel & VI [November 2020]”

  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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