Reliance Jio Prime Vs BSNL Vs Airtel Vs Vodafone – Which is the Best for You?

Recently Reliance Jio’s free membership plan has finally come to an end on 31 March 2017. But, as always, Mukesh Ambani – Chairman of Reliance has surprised the Jio customers with a new ‘Summer Surprise’ offer. In this offer, the customers who had not enrolled for the prime membership yet can still join the prime family on or before 15th April 2017 with three months free subscription.

reliance jio prime vs bsnl vs airtel vs vodafone

If the customers make recharge with the Rs. 303 or higher plan, then they will get three months free subscription offer till June 2017, and their current plan will be applied from July. With this offer, Reliance has again made the people wonder about how good and useful offers they can get
from Jio membership. But, many consumers are not aware that the other telecommunication giants like BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, etc. also have launched some exciting offers for the old as well as new customers. Recently, BSNL has launched 10GB/day data plan and shocked its competitors. Let’s check the news about the data plan and other offers by comparing the companies Reliance Jio Prime Vs BSNL Vs Airtel Vs Vodafone and decide which is the best for you.

To stay in the competition with Jio Prime, the Vodafone, Airtel, and BSNL have announced new internet data and voice offers for their customers. You know the news about the Reliance is offering in its extended Jio Prime Membership offer so that we will focus on the other telecom companies here.

Reliance Jio Prime

With a Rs. 99 prime membership of one year, customers can enjoy unlimited voice and data* (FUP 1GB/day) offers for a year with different recharge amounts. If you enroll before 15th April 2017 and recharge with Rs. 303 or other higher plans, then you will get three months free subscription offer till June 2017.

If the 1GB per day plan is insufficient for you, then you can get the benefit of Jio Buy One Get One Free offer in which you can get Jio Prime Recharge of Rs. 499 and get up to 120GB data with FUP 2GB/day, and with Jio Prime Recharge of Rs.303, you will get up to 60GB data with FUP 2GB/day.

The validity for prepaid users is 28 days, and for postpaid users, the billing cycle is 30 days.


The state-run telecom company BSNL has launched a Rs. 339 plan in which the customer will get 2GB of 3G data per day and unlimited calling on the same network for 28 days.

Another latest and exciting plan from BSNL provides 10GB data per day for the wireline broadband connections with unlimited voice calling on Sundays as well as free night calling from 9 PM to 7 AM. This plan is available for a recharge of Rs. 249 and has a validity of 28 days.


The other telecom giant Airtel has launched the Rs. 345 recharge plan in which the users will get 28GB (FUP 1GB/day) of data for 28 days. But in this, a customer can use 500MB during day time and other remaining 500MB data during night time (12 Am to 6 AM). If you do not want the restriction usage, then you can recharge for Rs. 549 pack on which you will get 1GB/day high-speed data with no time-based limits.

Both the plans come with unlimited voice calling but with some limits. If you call beyond 1200 minutes, you will be charged 30paisa per minute. Also, the daily cap for free calls is 300 minutes. So, you will be charged 30paisa per minute beyond this limit.


A few time ago, the UK-based international telecom giant Vodafone announced a Rs. 346 recharge pack in which you can get 28GB internet data and unlimited voice calls for one bill cycle. This plan contains the FUP of 1GB per data, and you will be charged for the post usage. The free calling has a daily cap of 300 minutes per day and 1200 minutes per week. Also, you will not get free calling while roaming.

Especially for the postpaid users, Vodafone delight has launched the 24GB free data plan for three months. In this plan, the user gets an 8GB per month high-speed internet usage for a 3-month cycle.

Bonus News – Idea Plans

Giving the tough competition to Reliance Jio Prime, Idea Cellular has revised some of its recharge plans. Like in Rs. 348 plan, you will get unlimited data for 28 days with a daily limit of 1GB 4G data. In the same rate, another value pack will give unlimited voice calls for 28 days with 50MB data.

If you are a postpaid user, then you can get 1GB per day 4G data with a Rs. 300 top-up pack. It is for Rs. 199 rental pack only and if you want to get the free discount offer for three months, then you have to subscribe before April 30, 2017. Also, the higher-rental users can avail the offer with less or none top-up values.

Reliance Jio Prime Vs BSNL Vs Airtel Vs Vodafone Vs Idea
Reliance Jio Pre Reliance Jio Prime BSNL Airtel Airtel Vodafone Idea
Price (Rs.) 99 + 303 99 + 303 339 345 549 346 348
Type Prepaid Postpaid Prepaid Prepaid Prepaid Prepaid Prepaid
Data /Cycle 28GB 30GB 56GB 28GB 28GB 28GB 28GB
FUP (Daily) 1GB 1GB 2GB 500MB day + 500MB night (12-6AM) 1GB 1GB 1GB
Voice Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 300 minutes/ day with 1200 minutes bundle 300 minutes/ day with 1200 minutes bundle 300 minutes/ day with 1200 minutes/week Unlimited
Network All All BSNL to BSNL All All All All
Validity 28 days 30 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days
Reliance Jio Prime Vs BSNL Vs Airtel Vs Vodafone – Which is the Best for You?

Here I have mentioned all the details about the different recharge plans of telecom giant companies. As per the confirmed news, you can still opt in for the Jio prime offer till 15th April 2017 and Idea users can avail the benefits before recharging April 30, 2017. All the other cellular companies have set the limit to 31 March 2017, and there is no official news for the extension till the date to avail the offers.

But, if you ask for the best among all, I will recommend Reliance Jio Prime for sure. Because all the other offers from Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, Idea are for selected users and regions and not for all. While the Reliance Jio Prime offer is confirmed beneficial for all the users. I also was confused about the choice of the tariff plans and so waited until 31 March to know something new from the other telecom companies. But ended with enrolling to Jio 99 prime membership with 303 plan and got the three months free subscription after the Mukesh Ambani’s announcement.

The choice is yours. You can take the minimal risk of opting for the Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, or BSNL tariff plans or simply enroll in the good recharge plan from Reliance Jio.

Happy data and voice calling!

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