The Reliance Jio 4G and Airtel had locked horns over the 4G market share in India. Jio 4G has recently announced the new “Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer” after withdrawing the Jio Summer Surprise offer as suggested by TRAI. Since the validity of the extended Happy New Year offer ends in the next two days, here is the comparison of the latest unlimited plans from Airtel and Jio 4G. While the Airtel’s unlimited 4G plan works only with 4G devices, the Jio 4G SIM works with 4G VoLTE handsets. However, the JioFi device can help the 2G and 3G handset users to get the Jio 4G SIM benefits. If you are an Airtel customer with 2G/3G devices, then you will get just 50MB of data for 35 days instead of 1GB/day.
Before talking about the comparison of Jio 4G Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer and Airtel Unlimited 4G plan, you need to know that Airtel unlimited plans are limited to just prepaid users. The basic unlimited plan from Jio 4G costs just Rs. 309 whereas the Airtel’s basic plan is priced at Rs. 399 for old users and Rs. 499 for the new users. Both the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan and Airtel Unlimited plans mention free unlimited local and STD calls. In reality, Airtel will be charging for the outgoing calls made on the roaming network.
With the Rs. 309 recharge on Jio 4G, the prime users will be getting the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer with 84 days of validity and on the other hand, the Airtel unlimited plan priced at Rs. 399 / Rs. 499 has a validity of just 70 days. Coming to the data offered by these two plans, Jio 4G surely has the upper hand as it offers unlimited data. Airtel will be offering 1GB 4G data per day for the 70 days of validity and will be charging the extra data on any day at Rs. 4,000/GB. Talking about Jio 4G data offering, the users will get 1GB 4G data per day for the next 84 days, and once you complete your FUP of 1GB, the speeds will be decreased to 128kbps.
With the 20% more validity, the Jio 4G users also get 20% more data than the Airtel users. Apart from more data, the Jio 4G users also get the Jio suite of apps like Jio TV, Jio Music, and other premium services for free. If you consider all these extra benefits as the pros for Jio 4G users, there also few cons like network issues and calls drops. Though the Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan plan beats the Airtel’s unlimited plans, both these companies are offering best value plans for their respective customers. Choose the best plan based on your priorities; I would recommend Jio 4G only if you can adjust with the network issues and calls drops.