Idea Rs.179 recharge vs Jio Rs.149 plan comparison

Idea has launched a new Rs.179 STV for which it is heavily advertising on TV, Print media, street banners, online etc.

While Jio Rs.149 is the only entry level prepaid plan which is unchanged targeting it to low end users. While Rs.301 was increased to Rs.309 with change in validity and other benefits.

Let’s have a look at side by side comparison in below table.

 Idea 179 STVJio 149 Plan 
PriceRs.179 Rs.149Jio wins
Free CallsUnlimited local+std+roamingUnlimited local+std+roamingSame
Free sms3000sms (100 per day)300smsIdea wins
Data1GB + 1GB (if recharged from idea website or app)4.2GB(150MB per day)No clear winner
Validity21days (28days if recharged from idea website or )28daysJio wins

Above table clearly show side by side comparison.

  • Idea plan’s biggest drawback is that you need to recharge from idea website or app else validity is just 3 weeks.
  • Jio’s biggest disadvantage is requirement is 4G/VoLTE handset requirement while Idea offer can be used on any type 2G/3G/4G handset.
  • Jio’s 4G only network is also it’s advantage as one would never be far from good speeds.
  • 2G network of Idea or any other operator is hardly usable nowadays given how data heavy web2.0 is.

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