Airtel’s Rs. 59 plan vs Reliance Jio’s Rs. 52 plan: Which is the best one for you

Looking for a low-cost plan for your prepaid number? Well, we compare the Rs. 59 plan from Airtel and the Rs. 52 plan from Reliance Jio to help you understand which one is better.


Ever since Reliance Jio took a plunge into the telecom sector in the country, the operator commenced an intense tariff war that seems to be never-ending. The other operators such as Airtel, Idea and Vodafone are facing the impact and have slashed the pricing of their tariff plans considerably so that they retain their consumers by offering them data and calls for a cheap rate. Bharti Airtel is one operator that seems to be keen on introducing plans that can rival with those of Jio.

A few days back, Airtel launched a new prepaid plan costing Rs. 59 for its subscribers. This plan seems to be all set to directly rival with the Rs. 52 sachet plan that is offered by Reliance Jio. Check out all the cheapest prepaid Reliance Jio 4G data plans. This entry-level plan from Airtel offers 500MB 3G/4G data to the subscribers of all circles.

Let's take a look at the benefits offered by the Rs. 59 plan from Airtel and analyze how it compares with that of Reliance Jio's Rs. 52 plan. This analysis will let you come to a conclusion on which one is the best-suited plan for you.

Airtel’s Rs. 59 plan

Under the Rs. 59 plan, Airtel offers 500MB of 3G/4G data for seven days. The plan does not have any FUP on a daily basis. It offers unlimited and free local, STD and roaming calls as well. However, there is no bundled SMS along with this plan. This plan could be aimed at those who want to enjoy low-cost voice calling within a budget.

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Reliance Jio’s Rs. 52 plan

Reliance Jio offers three sachet plans for the users to meet their additional requirement and one such plan is priced at Rs. 52. This plan offers 1.05GB of 4G data and comes with a validity of seven days. There is a daily data limit of 0.15GB post which the speed will drop down to 64kbps. This plan comes with unlimited and free voice calls including local, STD and roaming calls. Also, it bundles 70 free SMSes and access to Jio apps too.

Which is best?

Given the benefits of both these entry-level plans from Airtel and Jio, you can clearly understand that the Jio plan has more weightage to it. The reason is that it gives double the data benefit as the Airtel plan at a lesser cost. Also, it comes with bundled SMS and Jio app access.

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