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Airtel vs Reliance Jio: Top data plans under Rs 50 compared

Here’s a look at the different data plans offered by Airtel and Reliance Jio under Rs 50.

tech Updated: Apr 27, 2018 17:35 IST
Marcia Sekhose
Marcia Sekhose
Hindustan Times
Data plans offered by Reliance Jio and Airtel under Rs 50.
Data plans offered by Reliance Jio and Airtel under Rs 50.

Reliance Jio and rival telecom operators have continued to engage in a cutthroat competition by offering attractive plans at lower prices and higher data benefits. Airtel and Reliance Jio both have introduced a slew of data packs under Rs 50. Recently, Airtel launched a Rs 49 plan that offers 3GB of 4G data with validity of 1 day. In comparison, Reliance Jio’s Rs 49 plan offers 1GB of 4G data with validity of 28 days. Unlike Airtel’s data only offer this plan also gives unlimited voice calls, 50 SMS, and free access to Jio apps.

Apart from Rs 49 plan, the two companies offer a range of affordable data plans. Here’s a look at prepaid plans below Rs 50 offered by both Airtel and Reliance Jio.


Airtel has quite a few plans available under Rs 50. These plans come with just data or bundled with calls and SMS. The cheapest offering is Airtel’s Rs 9 plan which offers users unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. This plan also offers 100MB of data and 100 SMS with one day validity.

There’s one priced at Rs 18 which offers 100MB of 2G/3G/4G data with 2 days of validity. Airtel’s prepaid plan priced at Rs 23 offers unlimited local, STD and roaming calls with 200MB of data and 100 SMS per day. This plan has validity of two days.

At Rs 24 Airtel users get 135MB of 2G/3G/4G data with three days validity, and 200MB of data for Rs 28 but with five days validity. With longer validity of 28 days, Airtel users can opt for Rs 29 plan which offers 150MB of 3G/4G data.

Lastly, there’s one plan priced at Rs 48 which offers 400MB of 2G/3G/4G data with 10 days validity.

Reliance Jio

While there are quite a few plans to choose from for Airtel, Jio offers only two one of which is priced at Rs 49. The other prepaid plan available under Rs 50 is priced at Rs 19 and comes with one day validity. Under this plan Jio users get 0.15GB of 4G data along with unlimited voice calls. There’s also 20 free SMS and free access to Jio’s suite of apps.