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29 Jul 2017

Reliance Jio Effect: Telecom operators roll out cheap data plans

Indian telcos and the 4G data war!

When Reliance Jio launched last year, it took the telecom sector by storm.

It is disrupting the market with one move after another, first with preview offer and now cheaper 4G data rates.

Other operators are slashing tariffs to keep up with Jio's rates; however, users are enjoying cheaper data, thanks to the data tariff war!

Here are the best plans currently being offered!

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Indian telcos and the 4G data war!
Reliance Jio's new data tariff plans

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio's new data tariff plans

Reliance Jio recently revised its affordable Dhan Dhana Dhan plans.

At Rs. 309, it now offers 56GB of 4G data with a 1GB FUP and unlimited calling for 56 days.

Another plan at Rs. 399 with a validity of 84 days offers 84GB of 4G data and free calls with a 1GB daily limit.

Both the plans are available only for Jio Prime subscribers.


Best data and voice plans being offered by Airtel

Airtel has launched some amazing offers, including carrying forward unused data feature.

Its new Rs. 549 plan offers 70GB 4G data with a 2.5GB daily limit for 28 days.

Another plan, priced at Rs. 244, provides 28GB 4G data with 1GB limit per day and 28 days validity.

Both the plans also offer free unlimited calling. However, they are available only for Delhi-NCR customers.

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Aircel's plan much cheaper than Jio's

Aircel rolled out a plan that is quite similar to Jio's Rs. 399 plan; the only catch is it offers data at 3G speed.

For Rs. 348, users get 84GB data with a daily usage limit of 1GB and a validity of 84 days.

They can also enjoy free unlimited voice calls; however, the plan is available only in UP-East circle.

Idea, Vodafone

Plans currently offered by Idea Cellular and Vodafone India

Idea Cellular is offering 28GB of data at 2G/3G speed with 1GB daily limit and unlimited calling at Rs. 347.

It is valid for 28 days but available only in Delhi-NCR.

Vodafone is offering a more competitive and pocket-friendly data/voice plan at Rs. 244 for new subscribers.

It provides 70GB 4G data with 1GB per day limit, and free voice calls for 70 days.


State-run telco BSNL's economic 'Sixer 666' plan

Joining the price war, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has come up with a Rs. 666 plan that offers 120GB of data with a 2GB daily limit.

It is valid for 60 days and comes with free unlimited voice calls.

However, BSNL is offering only 2G/3G data speed.

This plan is available to all BSNL customers in the country.

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