Check Out The Best Prepaid Plans of 2022!

With exciting offers at affordable prices, telecom companies provide both prepaid and postpaid services. Most people tend to go for prepaid plans because they are more convenient, flexible, less expensive, and free of billing stress.

In prepaid plans, you have to pay in advance for your service, and when the plan expires, the services immediately shut down. Prepaid plans are perfect for those who wish to keep their usage below a threshold. Prepaid plans are flexible to change while changing postpaid plans leads to extra hidden charges. Currently, the top operators in India providing prepaid options include Airtel, Reliance Jio, BSNL, and Vodafone Idea.

Here, we give you a qualitative analysis that helps you to find the best-prepaid plans! Explore all the prepaid plans and choose your best one.
Last updated in: September 2022

What are the best prepaid plans?

The following are the best and most recommended prepaid plans because these plans offer the best value for money, the greatest benefits, and are the most preferred by the customers.

Airtel logo


Plan Data Talk time SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹239 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Wynk Music Free
₹449 2 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial,Disney+ Hotstar with Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses


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Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹239 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema
₹499 2 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV and JioCinema


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Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹299 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights
₹499 2 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Disney+ Hotstar, Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights
₹666 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 84 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights


What are some of the cheapest prepaid plans?

The cheapest prepaid plans are BSNL at ₹147, Airtel (and Vi) at ₹179 and again BSNL at ₹187. The cheapest prepaid plans are given on the tables.

Airtel logo


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Additional benefits
₹179 2 GB Unlimited 300 Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Wynk Music Free


BSNL logo


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Additional benefits
₹147 10 GB Unlimited Subscription to BSNL tunes
₹187 2 GB/day Unlimited


What are the most popular prepaid plans?

The most popular prepaid plans are ₹239 for Jio users as well as Airtel. For Vi users, ₹299 is considered a popular prepaid plan. These plans give the maximum benefits for the money they charge and are pocket-friendly too.

Jio logo


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹239 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema


Airtel logo


Plan Data Talk time SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹239 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Wynk Music Free


Vi logo


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹299 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights


What are the advantages of a prepaid plan?

  • Flexibility
  • No bill shock!
  • No credit check
  • Affordable and even cheaper than postpaid.


 

How to subscribe to a prepaid plan?

Follow the steps mentioned below to subscribe to a prepaid plan.

  1. Go to the official website of your mobile operator (Jio, Airtel, Vi and BSNL).
  2. Click on the new prepaid connection.
  3. Select your prepaid plan and SIM number, and feed your personal information.
  4. The prepaid sim will be delivered to your door.


 

Best prepaid plans with 1 month validity

If you are looking for the best prepaid plans with 1 month validity, this is the right place. Here, we have shared with you the best prepaid plans from top service providers which you can buy with 1 month’s validity.
 

Airtel monthly prepaid plans

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Plan Data Talktime SMS Additional benefits
₹179 2 GB Unlimited 300 Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Wynk Music Free
₹265 1 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Wynk Music Free
₹299 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
₹319 2 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
₹449 2.5 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses


Jio monthly prepaid plans

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Plan Price Data Talktime SMS/day Additional benefits
₹209 1 GB Unlimited 100 Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema
₹239 1.5 GB Unlimited 100 Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema
₹299 2 GB Unlimited 100 Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema
₹499 (Cricket Plan) 2 GB Unlimited 100 Free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV and JioCinema


Vi monthly prepaid plans

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Plan Data Talk time SMS Additional benefits
₹179 2 GB Unlimited 300 Vi Movies & TV Basic access
₹269 1 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Vi Movies & TV Basic access
₹299 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights
₹359 2 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights
₹475 3 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights


BSNL monthly prepaid plans

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Plan Data Talk time SMS/day Additional benefits
₹ 147 10 GB Unlimited N/A Subscription to BSNL tunes
₹ 187 2 GB/day Unlimited N/A N/A
₹ 247 2 GB/day Unlimited N/A Subscription to BSNL tunes and Eros Now


Best prepaid plans with 1 year validity

Most plans today come with a shorter validity, they might seem low cost but when you calculate, the yearly plan comes out to be the most cost-effective. The best yearly prepaid plans of all the mobile operators are listed below.
 

Airtel prepaid plan with 1 year validity

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Plan Data Talktime SMS Validity Additional benefits
₹1,799 24 GB Unlimited 3600 365 Days Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
₹2,994 2 GB/day Unlimited 100/day 365 Days Disney+ Hotstar, Prime video Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses


Jio prepaid plan with 1 year validity

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Plan Data/day Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹2,545 1.5 GB Unlimited 100 366 days Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema
₹2,879 2 GB Unlimited 100 365 days Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema
₹2,999 (Cricket Plan) 2.5 GB Unlimited 100 365 days Free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV and JioCinema
₹3,119 (Cricket Plan) 2 GB + 10 GB* Unlimited 100 365 days Free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV and JioCinema


Vi prepaid plan with 1 year validity

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Plan Data/day Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹1,799 24 GB Unlimited 3600 365 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access
₹2,899 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100/day 365 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights
₹3,099 2GB/day Unlimited 100/day 365 days Disney+ Hotstar, Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights


BSNL prepaid plan with 1 year validity

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Plan Data/day Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹1,999 3 GB/day Unlimited 100/day Free subscription to Eros Now, BSNL Tunes and Lokdhun content service


What are the best prepaid plans under Rs 500?

Check out the best prepaid plan under rs 500 below.
 

Airtel prepaid plans under Rs 500

Airtel logo


Plan Data Talk time SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹349 2 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Amazon Prime Membership, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
₹399 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 56 days Amazon Prime Membership, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
₹449 2 GB/day Unlimited 100 56 days Amazon Prime Membership, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses


Jio prepaid plans under Rs 500

Jio logo


Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹299 2 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Free subscription to Jio TV and JioCinema
₹479 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 56 days Free subscription to Disney+ Hotstar, Jio TV and JioCinema


Vi prepaid plans under Rs 500

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Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹329 4 GB Unlimited 100 56 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access
₹409 2.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 28 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights
₹479 1.5 GB/day Unlimited 100 56 days Vi Movies & TV Classic access, Binge all night and Data Delights


BSNL prepaid plans under Rs 500

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Plan Data Talktime SMS/day Validity Additional benefits
₹429 1 GB/day Unlimited N/A 81 days Subscription to Eros Now
₹499 1 GB/day Unlimited N/A 90 days N/A


Best prepaid plans with OTT benefits

There’s no shortage of mobile phone carriers. Many carriers impose limits on how much data you can use every month. Some even charge extra for the use of OTT services. Thankfully, some mobile plans allow you to enjoy not only a cheap plan but also unlimited OTT services.

 

Airtel prepaid plans with OTT benefits

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Plan Data Validity OTT Benefits
₹699 3 GB/day 56 days Amazon Prime Membership with Airtel Xstream Premium
₹839 2 GB/day 84 days Disney+ Hotstar with Airtel Xstream Premium
₹2,999 2 GB/day 365 days Disney+ Hotstar with Airtel Xstream Premium


Jio prepaid plans with OTT benefits

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Plan Data Validity OTT benefits
₹ 499 2 GB/day 28 days Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription
₹ 799 2 GB/day 56 days Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription
₹ 2999 2.5 GB/day 365 days Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription


Vi prepaid plans with OTT benefits

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Plan Data Validity OTT benefits
₹499 2 GB/day 28 days Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription
₹1,066 2 GB/day 84 days Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription
₹3,099 2 GB/day 365 days Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription


BSNL prepaid plans with OTT benefits

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Plan Data Validity OTT benefits
₹247 2 GB/day Unlimited Subscription to BSNL tunes and Eros Now
₹429 1 GB/day Unlimited Subscription to Eros Now
₹1,999 3 GB/day Unlimited Free subscription to Eros Now, BSNL Tunes and Lokdhun content service


 

FAQ

What are the popular mobile operators in India?

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vi and BSNL are the popular mobile operators in India.

How to recharge a prepaid number?

You can easily recharge your prepaid number either on the official websites of your mobile operator or using any payment app (such as Phonepe, Paytm or GPay).

Here's how to recharge via the official website of your service provider.
- Head to the official website of the mobile operator (Jio, Airtel, Vi and BSNL).
- On the top ribbon, click on mobile recharge under the prepaid section.
- Enter your mobile number and choose your prepaid plan.
- Pay securely either with UPI, net banking, debit card or credit card.

NOTE: A similar process will follow for recharging via payment apps.

How to check the balance on a prepaid number?

You can check your balance by logging in to the official website of your operator. You can also use their mobile apps.

Is Airtel better or Jio?

Certainly, Jio is better in terms of cost denomination, but Airtel is better in terms of connectivity and services.

Updated on 13 Apr, 2022

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