Indian telecom service providers such as BSNL, MTNL, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Uninor, Aircel, etc. are aggressively pushing for 2G data or mobile Internet plans.
Most of the national telecom operators offer mobile data plans in every possible price bracket to retain their subscriber base and add to additional revenue streams.
Telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications and Tata Docomo are offering some of the best 2G mobile data plans to their users.
Here are some of the 2G mobile data plans offered by these operators:
Bharti Airtel, promoted by Sunil Mittal, has a huge list of 2G mobile data plans. The company has plans of Rs 5 to Rs 1,000. On a recharge of Rs 5 the users get 20MB 2G data valid for one day.
Airtel users get 500MB 2G data on a recharge of Rs 98 with a validity of 14 days. On paying Rs 154 the users get 525MB of 2G data for 28 days.
On a recharge of Rs 198, Bharti Airtel offers 2GB 2G data and unlimited usage post 2GB at reduced speed. Its 5GB data, available for Rs 998, can be shared among three users. Post 5GB, users can use unlimited usage at 80kbps speed.
Vodafone on the other hand offers a recharge of Rs 58 that has 275MB 2G data with a validity of 10 days. Users get 500MB 2G data on recharge of Rs 90 with a validity of 15 days.
On paying Rs 155 the users get 525MB 2G data with 30 days validity and on Rs 198 users get unlimited data usage, but speed reduces to 40kbps post 2GB.
Vodafone offers unlimited data usage with 30 days validity on a recharge of Rs 654. On Rs 898 also users gets unlimited data for 30 days at a higher speed.
Idea Cellular does not offer a huge variety of plans like Vodafone and Airtel. Idea has a plan of Rs 28 that offers 175MB 2G data and overage charge is 5p/10KB.
On a recharge of Rs 52, the Aditya Birla Group promoted Idea Cellular offers its users with 250MB 2G data with a validity of 10 days and overage charge is 2p/10KB. On Rs 98 users get 500MB 2G data with 14 days validity and overage charge is 5p/10KB.
By paying Rs 125, Idea Cellular subscribers get 1GB 2G data with validity of 30 days. On a recharge of Rs 199, Idea offers unlimited 2G data, but speed reduces to 40kbps post 2GB, the offer has a validity of 30 days.
Just like Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications also offers only few 2G data plans to its subscribers. The Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Communications provides 175MB 2G data on a recharge of Rs 29 with 6 days validity.
On a recharge of Rs 94 users get 650MB 2G data with 21 days validity. The Rs 127 plan offers 1GB 2G data for 30 days.
For 2GB 2G data users have to pay Rs 178 and offer is valid for 30 days from activation. On paying Rs 248 users get unlimited 2G data usage for 60 days.
Tata Docomo has a variety of plans to offer its users. Docomo users get 80MB 2G data on a recharge of Rs 15 and validity of 3 days.
On a recharge of Rs 53 users get 375MB 2G data and post usage charge is 10p/10KB with 12 days validity. On recharge of Rs 95 users get 1GB 2G data and overage charge is 10p/10KB with a validity of 21 days.
Users get 1.5GB 2G data for Rs 149 with a validity of 30 days and on paying Rs 249, Docomo offers 3GB 2G data for 60 days.
The state-run MTNL is offering its users with 100MB 2G data on paying Rs 14 with 3 days validity while on paying Rs 98 the users get 700MB 2G data and validity of 21 days.
For 1GB of 2G data, MTNL users have to pay Rs 121. The plan has a validity of 30 days from activation. MTNL’s 3GB 2G plan is available for Rs 199 with 30 days validity.
BSNL, which does not have presence in Mumbai and Delhi metro circles, also offers its users some of the 2G data plans. Users get 200MB 2G data on a recharge of Rs 39 while for 450MB data users have to pay Rs 78.
For 650MB plan, users can pay Rs 98 while for 1GB data the price is Rs 139 with 20 days validity.
Note: We covered national telecom players