Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have unquestionably become the biggest competitors in the Indian telecom industry. The disruptor, Reliance Jio has been met with fierce competition from the majority market share holder Bharti Airtel.
Even in the long term recharge plans, where most users are looking for a hassle-free experience all year, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have come up with impressive plans. Here's a detailed comparison of Airtel Rs 3,999 plan and Reliance Jio's Rs 4,999 plan.
The plans are priced rather steeply but in the long run the data pack can save you from the trouble of monthly recharges and also a little money in comparison to equivalent monthly recharges.
The yearly plans focus on consumers with mild usage but who are willing to dish-out entire year's worth of recharges in the a single go. The plans are seperated by Rs 1000 but also offer different values to the consumer.
Airtel's Rs 3,999 plan gives a total of 300GB 4G data over the span of 360 days. This new plan doesn't account to even 1GB per day but it doesn't come with any upper daily limit either. Most users fail to consume 1GB of data on their smartphone. With this pack, the user will be able to use the entire data plan according to their need.
Along with 300GB of data, the telecom company is offering unlimited calls and 100 SMSes per day. This plan will not be limited to the threshold of 250 minutes per day or 1000minutes per week. The Rs 349 monthly plan offers 1.5GB data per day but comes with various terms and conditions.
When it comes to long term data plans, Reliance Jio too has an attractive line-up of recharges. Considering the new Airtel special pack, we'll pitch Reliance Jio's Rs 4,999 plan against Airtel Rs 3,999 plan.
Similar to Airtel pack, Reliance Jio also offers a validity period of 360 days with its Rs 4,999 package. The package also comes with unlimited calls and 100 texts per day. The pack gives the user a total data of 350GB. The user will also get access to all services from Jio applications.
Similar to Airtel's plan, the Reliance Jio's Rs 4,999 plan won't have any upper limit on a daily basis and can access the 350GB data at any given instance.
On paper, Airtel's plan is cheaper than Reliance Jio's Rs 4,999 plan but the latter offers 50GB of extra data for the same time period. However, Reliance Jio consumers have various offers which include cashbacks of up to Rs 2,599. The company is also offering instant cashbacks of up to Rs 300 with the use of third party wallets.