Find the Best Postpaid Plans (2022)

Telecom operating companies provide both prepaid and postpaid services. In postpaid services, you have to pay for the usage of mobile services at the end of the month. Postpaid plans include special offers, perks, OTT subscriptions and discounts, along with usual mobile services. Which ones are the best postpaid plans, you may ask? We have got you covered, by compiling the best postpaid plans in India for you.

Generally, postpaid plans have a high cap which is around 30–50 GB of data. And convenient Auto-Renewal makes your experience smoother and uninterrupted. Postpaid services are often expensive compared to prepaid services. However, it depends on your usage of data. Currently, the top operators in India providing postpaid options include Airtel, Reliance Jio, BSNL, and Vodafone Idea.
Last updated in: September 2022

What are the best postpaid plans?

The best postpaid plans are ones that offer good value for money. The best ones offer unlimited calls and SMS and come with good data plans as well. It’s important to choose one that has the most value for your particular needs. If you only make calls and send text messages, a plan that doesn’t offer data is fine. If you want to use the internet, you will want to choose a plan with data. Find the best postpaid plans below.

Jio logo


Plan Data Rollover Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹399 (1 SIM) 75 GB thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP (Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps, including JioTV, JioCinema, Saavn, and unlimited caller tunes.)
₹499 (1 SIM + 1 family add-on) 100 GB, thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP (Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps, including JioTV, JioCinema, Saavn, and unlimited caller tunes.)
₹999 (1 SIM + 3 family add-on) 200 GB, thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 500 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP (Complimentary subscription to Jio App, including JioTV, JioCinema, Saavn, and unlimited caller tunes.)


Airtel logo


Plan Data with Rollover Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as free subscription)
₹499 (1 SIM) 75 GB Unlimited 100 1 month Airtel Xstream, Amazon prime and Disney+ Hotstar


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Plan Data Rollover Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as free subscription)
₹399 (1 connection) 40 GB (rollover up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama music
₹499 (2 connections) 80 GB (rollover up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama music, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar (for 1 year)


NOTE*: Mentioned Reliance Jio plans are in the Plus category. Plus plans are filled with a host of different benefits. While in another category (i.e. regular plan), the additional benefits are not available)

What are some popular postpaid plans?

The popular postpaid plan for Jio users is the ₹399 plan, for Airtel users, the ₹499 plan, whereas for Vi, the ₹399 plan. The details of these plans are elaborated on below.


Service Provider Plan Data Rollover Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as a free subscription)
Jio Logo ₹399 (1 SIM) 75 GB thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP (Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps, including JioTV, JioCinema, Saavn, and unlimited caller tunes.)
Airtel Logo ₹499 (1 SIM) 75 GB Unlimited 100 1 month Airtel Xstream, Amazon prime and Disney+ Hotstar
Vi Logo ₹399 (1 connection) 40 GB (rollover up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama music


Which company has the cheapest postpaid plan?

BSNL and Jio reportedly have the cheapest postpaid plan priced at just ₹199. The features of these plans are given in the table below.


Operator Plan Data Calls SMS/day Validity
BSNL ₹199 25 GB (rollover up to 75 GB) Unlimited national calls 100 1 month
Jio ₹199 25 GB (post that ₹20/GB) Unlimited 100 1 month


What are the advantages of a postpaid plan?

  • Convenient Auto-Renewal
  • Additional free OTT subscriptions
  • Uninterrupted
  • Usage can be tracked (Real-time)
  • Much more affordable compared to a few years ago


 

Best postpaid plans for 1 month

What are the best plans for one month if you are on a tight budget? We’ve compiled a list of the best plans on the market from comparison websites to help you make an informed decision.

Airtel monthly postpaid plans


Plan Data Rollover Talktime SMS/day Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹399 40 GB Unlimited 100 Airtel Xstream app subscription
₹499 75 GB Unlimited 100 Airtel Xstream app, Amazon prime and Disney+ Hotstar
₹999 100 GB Unlimited 100 Airtel Xstream app, Amazon prime, Disney+ Hotstar and 1 free add-on connection


Jio monthly postpaid plans


Plan Data Rollover Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹399 (1 SIM) 75 GB thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP (Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps, including JioTV, JioCinema, Saavn, and unlimited caller tunes.)
₹499 (1 SIM + 1 family add-on) 100 GB, thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP (Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps, including JioTV, JioCinema, Saavn, and unlimited caller tunes.)
₹999 (1 SIM + 3 family add-on) 200 GB, thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 500 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP (Complimentary subscription to Jio App, including JioTV, JioCinema, Saavn, and unlimited caller tunes.)


Vi monthly postpaid plans


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹399 (1 connection) 40 GB (rollover up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama music
₹499 (2 connection) 80 GB (rollover upto 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama Music, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar (for 1 year)
₹1,099 (3 connection) Unlimited Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama Music, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar (for 1 year) and Netflix


BSNL monthly postpaid plans


Plan Data Rollover (3G/4G) Talktime SMS/day Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹199 (1 connection) 25 GB (up to 75 GB) Unlimited 100 N/A
₹399 (1 connection) 70 GB (up to 210 GB) Unlimited 100 N/A
₹999 (4 connection) 75 GB (up to 225 GB) Unlimited 100 N/A


What are the best postpaid plans under Rs 500?

Check out all the best postpaid plans under Rs 500 by top companies in this section below.
 

Airtel postpaid plans under Rs 500


Plan Data Rollover Talktime SMS/day Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹399 40 GB Unlimited 100 Airtel Xstream app subscription
₹499 75 GB Unlimited 100 Airtel Xstream app, Amazon prime and Disney+ Hotstar


Jio postpaid plans under Rs 500


Plan Data Rollover Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹399 75 GB thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP, Subscription to Jio Apps
₹499 100 GB, thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Amazon Prime, Disney+Hostar VIP, Subscription to Jio Apps


Vi postpaid plans under Rs 500


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹399 40 GB (rollover up to 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama music
₹499 80 GB (rollover upto 200GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama Music, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar Mobile


BSNL postpaid plans under Rs 500


Plan Data Rollover (3G/4G) Talktime SMS/day Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹199 (1 connection) 25 GB (up to 75 GB) Unlimited 100
₹399 (1 connection) 70 GB (up to 210 GB) Unlimited 100


What are the best postpaid plans under Rs 1,000?

Check out all the best postpaid plans that are slightly on a higher-end in terms of price. These plans are above 500 and under Rs 1,000 offered by top companies.

Airtel postpaid plans under Rs 1,000


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Additional features (as a free subscription)
₹999 100 GB Unlimited 100 Airtel Xstream app, Amazon prime, Disney+ Hotstar and 1 free add-on connection


Jio postpaid plans under Rs 1,000


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as free subscription)
₹799 (1 SIM + 2 family add-on) 150 GB, thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 200 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP, Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps
₹999 (1 SIM + 3 family add-on) 200 GB, thereafter ₹10/GB (up to 500 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar, Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps


Vi postpaid plans under Rs 1,000


Plan Data Rollover Calls SMS/day Validity Additional features (as free subscription)
₹699 (2 connections) 80 GB (rollover up to 200 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months free Hungama Music
₹999 (3 connections) 220GB (rollover up to 200 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months free Hungama Music, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar (for 1 year) and Netflix


BSNL postpaid plans under Rs 1,000


Plan Data Rollover (3G/4G) Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional features (as free subscription)
₹399 (1 connection) 70 GB (up to 210 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month N/A
₹999 (4 connection) 75 GB (up to 225 GB) Unlimited 100 1 month N/A


Best postpaid plans with additional benefits

Postpaid plans with additional benefits like OTT and data rollovers are gaining traction in the market. This is a great way for customers to have the convenience of paying for all of their subscriptions at once at the end of the month. The customers will be able to enjoy all of their favourite content without having to worry about a bill at the end of the month.
 

Airtel postpaid plans with additional benefits


Plan Data Rollover Validity Additional features
₹499 75 GB 1 month Airtel Xstream, Amazon prime and Disney+ Hotstar
₹999 100 GB 1 month Airtel Xstream, Amazon prime and Disney+ Hotstar and 1 Family Add-on
₹1,199 150 GB 1 month Airtel Xstream, Netflix, Amazon prime, Disney+ Hotstar and 1 Family Add-on


Jio postpaid plans with additional benefits


Plan Data Rollover Validity Additional features (as free subscriptions)
All Jio Postpaid Plus Plans* Depending upon your plan 1 month Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hostar VIP, Complimentary subscription to Jio Apps


Vi postpaid plans with additional benefits


Plan Data Rollover Validity Additional benefits
All plans (except for ₹ 399 and ₹ 699)* Depending upon your plan 1 month Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama Music, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar (for 1 year

➡️ Note: *All the Vi postpaid plans include Vi Movies & TV Subscription with 6 months of free Hungama Music; except for the ₹399 and ₹699 plan, all other plans even have free OTT subscriptions.)
 

BSNL postpaid plans with additional benefits

BSNL doesn’t provide any additional benefits or any free streaming subscription.

 

FAQ

How does a postpaid plan work?

A postpaid plan is a mobile service plan in which if the data or talk time is exhausted, it automatically renews to give you an uninterrupted service. You have to pay for your service usage at the end of every month. While in a prepaid plan, you have to pay earlier for your service.

Do postpaid plans have validity?

Yes, postpaid plans do have a validity of 1 month. But you will get a few days even after the due bill date so you can easily use the services without any interruption.

How to make a bill payment for a postpaid number?

You can easily pay the bill for a postpaid number either on the official websites of your mobile operator or via any payment app such as Phonepe, Paytm, or GPay.

For instance, here's how you can pay your postpaid bill via the official website of your service provider.

  1. Go to the official website of your mobile operator (Jio, Airtel, Vi, and BSNL).
  2. Hover on the postpaid tile and then click on pay the bill.

  3. Enter your mobile number and amount (you can also check for your amount)
  4. Pay securely either with UPI, net banking, debit card, or credit card.

Is postpaid costlier than prepaid?

Yes, Postpaid is costlier than prepaid, but it provides other benefits such as free OTT subscriptions and higher data limits.

Updated on 13 Apr, 2022

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