Vodafone Airtel Comparison Essay

Last week, Vodafone rolled out a scheme called ‘Red Together’ for its postpaid customers, wherein users could make groups starting with two members, and pay off through a single bill at the end of the month. In this group, depending on the number of users in the group, Vodafone will offer certain discount. A similar family plan already exists with Airtel. Vodafone started this plan off with a Rs 399 Red Basic, which offers similar perks as what Airtel offers for same money. Point being, Airtel and Vodafone offer very similar plans, and it is often hard to choose which one to go offer. Therefore, today we will compare the Rs 399, Rs 499 and some ISD plans the two network providers offer, and see what works best for your needs.

Probably one of the most popular plans by Airtel, in Rs 399 (plus taxes of course), a user gets unlimited local and STD calls, 10GB of data. Also you get the data rollover feature, which means that whatever unused data you have left, it gets added to the data at your disposal next month. Now incoming roaming in this plan is free, but the outgoings are charged at Rs 0.85 paisa/minute for local and Rs 1.25 paisa/minute for STD. Additionally, the Infinity plan comes with access to Wynk music service. While this is a very suitable plan for most, it may not be ideal for the ones who travel often.

As mentioned, Vodafone has launched a similar Rs 399 plan recently, which it calls Vodafone Red Basic plan. Under the plan, users get local, STD, free incoming on national roaming, 10GB data, and data carry forward. The maximum limit to the carry forward of unused data is 200GB. This is almost identical to what Airtel offers.

Moving to Airtel’s Rs 499 Infinity plan, or what Vodafone calls Red Traveller R Plan, again offer very similar benefits, with access to unlimited local and STD calls, 20GB of data, unlimited incoming and outgoing roaming. The only difference here remains again is the access to Airtel’s Wynk service.


By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2018 11:48 am

Vodafone’s Rs 199 plan will now give users 1.4GB 3G/4G data per day, compared to 1GB daily data previously. A look at Reliance Jio’s Rs 198 offer and Airtel’s Rs 199 prepaid plan.

Vodafone Rs 198 recharge offer has been revised to give prepaid users more data per day, a move aimed to counter Reliance Jio. Notably, Airtel also revised a couple of its prepaid plans recently, to offer more data to users. Vodafone’s Rs 199 plan will now give users 1.4GB 3G/4G data per day, compared to 1GB daily data previously. The validity is 28 days.

This means Vodafone users will get a total of 39.2GB data on recharging with Rs 199, instead of 28GB earlier. Additionally, Vodafone’s Rs 199 recharge offer comes bundled with unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls along with 100SMS per day. Interestingly, Vodafone’s Rs 198 plan also offers the same benefits as the company’s Rs 199 – 1.4GB daily data along with unlimited calls and 100SMS per day for a period of 28 days.

In comparison, Reliance Jio’s Rs 198 offer gives users a total of 56GB data for 28 days. The Fair Usage Policy (FUP) with this plan is 2GB per day. Along with Jio users also get unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day and a complimentary subscription to Jio apps. The company’s 1.5GB daily data plans start at Rs 149, with a validity of 28 days. Jio users can recharge with Rs 149 to get a total of 42GB data at 1.5GB per day.

Rival Airtel Airtel’s Rs 199 recharge offer gives users 1.4GB data per day, for 28 days. This means users will get a total of 39.2GB data. Users also get unlimited local and STD calls, roaming incoming and outgoing calls as well 100 local, national SMS per day. Essentially, Airtel’s Rs 199 plan offers the same benefits as Vodafone’s Rs 198 and Rs 199 plans.

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