Reliance Jio Launches India’s First Calendar Month Plans – Airtel and Vodafone Follow

Introducing Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Monthly Plans that offers more days of validity and additional perks on your prepaid recharge.

by Akansha_B Updated: 12 Apr, 2022, 17:02 IST
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Reliance Jio expanded its prepaid plan portfolio with a new plan that offers a validity of a whole month. Called ‘Calendar Month Validity Prepaid Plan’, the plan will offer users validity for an entire month (30/31 days). Following in Jio’s footsteps other telecom service providers have responded to Reliance Jio's announcement of calendar month recharge plans by releasing their own 30-day packs.

The telecom service providers only counted 28 days per month for prepaid packs until a few days ago. Jio was the first to introduce a calendar month prepaid plan after receiving approval from the TRAI, and now Airtel and Vodafone Idea have followed suit.

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Since December of last year, prepaid recharge packs have increased by up to 20%. All of the leading telecom companies, including Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone Idea, have raised their prepaid recharge rates. The users will be relieved by the extra two days. The calendar month plans from Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone Idea are below.

Reliance Jio 30 Day Prepaid Plans

Jio was the first to provide 30-day recharge bundles. It offers a 296 Jio Freedom plan that includes 30 days of validity, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day. The Jio prepaid plans include 25GB of data each month.

Jio Prepaid Plans

Validity

Data

Other Service

Rs 296

30 Days

25 GB Month

Unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day

Additional Subscription –
  • JioTV

  • JioCinema

  • JioSecurity

  • JioCloud


Airtel 30 Day Prepaid Plans

Airtel offers two prepaid plans, each with a 30-day validity period. It provides a Rs 296 plan that is identical to Jio's plan in terms of features. It includes a 30-day data plan, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS each day.

Airtel prepaid plans offer a Rs 319 plan that includes 2GB of internet per day, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day.

Airtel Prepaid Plans

Validity

Data

Other Service

Rs 296

30 Days

25GB / Month

Unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day

Rs 319

30 Days

2GB / Day

Unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day

Additional Benefit Includes –
  • Apollo 24|7 Circle (3 Months, at No Cost)

  • Upskill Free online courses! (Validity: 1 YEAR )

  • Get Rs. 100 cashback on FASTag

  • Set any song as Hellotune for Free

  • Wynk Music Free

Vodaphone 30 Day Prepaid Plans

The Vodafone Idea 30-day prepaid plan costs Rs 327, which is 31 rupees higher than Jio and Airtel's respective plans. The 327 includes 25GB of data for 30 days and unlimited talking and 100 SMS per day.

It took a step forward and introduced a 337-plan with a 31-day validity period. The miser bundle comes with only 28GB of data for 31 days and calling and texting capabilities.

Vi Prepaid Plans

Validity

Data

Other Service

Rs 327

30 Days

25GB / Month

Unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day

Rs 319

30 Days

28GB / Monthly

Unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per day

Additional Benefit –

Enjoy unlimited movies, originals, live TV, news & more on the app!

Getting 2 days extra on our recharge is indeed a benefit, but with cost increased on each plan. What are your thoughts on the new Calendar Month Plans offered by Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone? Let us know in the comments below.

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

BSNL have 30 days plan too.

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chunnumunnuannu wrote:

BSNL have 30 days plan too.

Earlier, it used to be 30 days only. Airtel-Vodafone did it 28 days, now going back to 30 days again and showing as if they are bringing big ehsaan offer for customers. 

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saucap wrote:

Earlier, it used to be 30 days only. Airtel-Vodafone did it 28 days, now going back to 30 days again and showing as if they are bringing big ehsaan offer for customers. 

yep.

Years ago it used to have Rs.36 plan for 1 year validity. 

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant

Like everything else, recharge is expensive too

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

No one is following anyone. It’s as per trais order.

TRAI ordered every TSP shall offer at least one Plan Voucher, one STV and one Combo Voucher which shall be renewable on the same date of every month and if the date of such renewal is not available in a month, the date of renewal shall be the last date of that month.
Timeline of 2 months provided by TRAI for the implementation of the Telecom Tariff Order.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
punjabi08 wrote:

No one is following anyone. It’s as per trais order.

TRAI ordered every TSP shall offer at least one Plan Voucher, one STV and one Combo Voucher which shall be renewable on the same date of every month and if the date of such renewal is not available in a month, the date of renewal shall be the last date of that month.
Timeline of 2 months provided by TRAI for the implementation of the Telecom Tariff Order.

Same is the case for TRAI directives which makes telcos to allow sms on all recharge denominations, even like 10rs recharge etc. But nobody gives a Sh%t including TRAI itself. Otherwise the way they enforced DTH price hike or revision without even their field of operation, they could also enforce this rule. But….

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

yes sms pack given under 20rs

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

So, Jio postpaid 199 is the best plan in the country so far. 

Cool Cool

This heading is completely wrong. It’s JIO that made 28 days plans, earlier we used to have 30 day plans and life time validity plans etc.,

With its disruptive market strategies, JIO changed everything. Other telcos had to follow ( and close like Reliance, or merge life VI). Now you can’t find lower denomination plans like 36 per year to keep your sim live.

This sudden change is due to TRAI guidelines. (Of course some of guidelines were ignored as usual)

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

@Akansha_B It seems there is a typo in 2nd row of table mentioning VI
plans. The amount is mentioned as Rs 319 while the actual amount is Rs 337 which is correctly mentioned in the lines above the table.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie

How to port jio number to airtel without having an active plan? 

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
dungo wrote:

How to port jio number to airtel without having an active plan? 

In some circles (for prepaid) the port messages were going even in 99₹ pack.

 

My bad. I misread it as VI to Airtel.

Jio is weird. Not sure but the lowest 21 day or 28 day validity pack might work.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet

as per my knowledge this is not the initiative by jio it is the order issued by trai to mandatory introduce 30 days plans

it would be good if the try have instead ordered to abolish all 28 days plans

when there is no competition commenting on the price is useless

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