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Airtel and Idea introduce Rs 509 1GB/day plan to take on Jio Rs 459 plan

Incumbent operators Airtel and Idea are now offering competitive tariffs in a bid to catch up with the competition. The latest one here is the Rs. 509 plan from both the companies, competing with Reliance Jio Rs. 459 plan. Idea, as well as Airtel, are offering prepaid plans of Rs. 509 with unlimited benefits.

Airtel and Idea have both added these new Rs. 509 plans as part of their Open Market Promise. Both plans come with the same validity and voice call benefits with 1GB per day data. After the stiff competition from Reliance Jio, the incumbents are making efforts to retain and further grow the consumer base. This plan is also looking at competing with the Reliance Jio Rs. 459 plan.

If you are wondering which company offers the best 1GB per day plan, go check out our comparison of the best 1GB data per day plans here.

Idea Rs. 509 1GB per day plan

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Idea has added the Rs. 509 prepaid tariff to their roster. The plan has almost identical benefits to that of the Airtel Rs. 509 plan – it offers unlimited local, STD, and outgoing roaming calls.

In terms of internet, the Idea plan gives 1GB per day 3G data. This comes with 1GB additional 3G data for 28 days on recharge using the My Idea app or website. There are also 100 free SMS per day. The plan is valid for 84 days and available in all major circles. You can recharge with the Idea Cellular Rs. 509 prepaid plan here.

Airtel Rs. 509 1GB per day plan

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India’s largest telco is also offering a Rs. 509 plan with the same 84 days validity as the Idea Cellular plan. It offers you unlimited local, STD, and outgoing roaming calls. Also, these calls are truly unlimited with no daily usage cap.

The Airtel plan also gives you 1GB per day 4G data and 100 free SMS per day. In terms of internet, Airtel is leading here as you get 4G internet in almost all major circles, while Idea is still offering 3G. Also, Airtel has a data rollover scheme which lets you carry forward unused data if you recharge with the same pack before expiration.

You can recharge with the Airtel Rs. 509 plan using the My Airtel app for iOS or Android or via Airtel website.

Reliance Jio Rs. 459 tariff

Telecom upstart Reliance Jio is offering unlimited calling, unlimited SMS, along with 1GB 4G data per day at Rs. 459. This plan is also coming with 84 days validity and offers access to Jio apps. You can recharge using the Reliance Jio Rs. 459 plan here.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.