UPDATED: April 9, 2021, 11:33 IST
Airtel, Jio and Vi are giving a range of prepaid plans and talks of tariff hikes have been going on since last year. Recent reports have noted that Airtel and Vi may bring indirect tariff hikes, which means that the prices of the plans will remain the same, however, it will give reduced benefits, for example, reduced validity of data. Reports also speculate that the telcos could count the current tariffs as pre-tax or exclusive of taxes and users would be subjected to pay extra. As of now, all prepaid mobile plans are priced inclusive of taxes.
Prepaid users can select annual recharge plans to dodge the potential tariff hikes as well as the hassle of short-term recharges. Some annual prepaid plans also offer a year of free OTT benefits. Airtel, Jio and Vi also give prepaid plans give daily data with 28 days, 56 days and 84 days validity. Some of these plans also give complimentary data coupons. The following plans give 2GB daily data and 365 days validity.
Airtel Rs 2498 prepaid plan:
This plan offers 2GB daily data with unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day and comes with a validity of 365 days.
Airtel Rs 2698 prepaid plan:
This prepaid plan by Airtel offers 2GB of daily data with unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day and comes with a validity of 365 days. . The plan also gives a 1 year VIP subscription to Disney+ Hotstar.
Jio Rs 2399 prepaid plan:
This plan gives 2GB daily data with unlimited domestic calls and 100 SMS per day. The telco also gives 100 daily SMS and a complimentary subscription to Jio apps.
Jio Rs 2599 prepaid plan:
This prepaid plan by Jio gives 2GB daily data with unlimited calling benefits and 100 SMS per day. The plan gives one year VIP subscription to Disney+ Hotstar.
Vi Rs 2595 prepaid plan:
Vi Vodafone gives 2GB daily data and unlimited calls with this prepaid plan. The plan gives weekend rollover data benefits with this plan. The plan also gives 100 SMS per day. The streaming benefits with this plan include access to premium Zee5 subscriptions and Vi Movies and TV access.