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Comparison of 3G Prepaid Data Plans in Andhra Pradesh

Saturday, 25 August 2012

In July-2011, I did a post on  comparison of prepaid 3G data plans in Andhra Pradesh telecom circle offered by BSNL, Aircel, Airtel, Idea and Vodafone. As all operators updated their data plans, I am giving their latest plans.

3G Data plans from BSNL:


Recharge(Rs) Free Data Validity
21 100 MB 3 days
50 200 MB 15 days
103 300 MB 30 days
153 1000 MB 7 days
250 1250 MB 30 days
450 2500 GB 30 days
600 3 GB (1 GB day + 2 GB night) 90 days
753 5 GB 30 days
1099 10 GB 30 days
1501 15 GB 30 days
3000 30 GB 90 days

3G Data Plans offered by Aircel:


Recharge(Rs)Free DataValidity
750 MB1 day
17100 MB3 days
37200 MB7  days
67250 MB15 days
128500 MB30 days
1971 GB30 days
3992 GB30 days
6975 GB30 days
99710 GB30 days

3G Data Plans offered by Airtel:


Recharge(Rs)
Free Data
Validity
45
150 MB
3 days
99
300 MB
30 days
250
1 GB
30 days
450
2 GB
30 days
750
4 GB
30 days
1500
10 GB
30 days

3G Data Plans offered by Idea:


Recharge(Rs)
Free Data
Validity
22
100 MB
3 days
103
300 MB
30 days
200
600 MB
30 days
253
1 GB
30 days
348
1.5 GB
30 days
450
2 GB
30 days
599
2 GB
60 days
750
2 GB
30 days
850
3 GB
30 days
949
4 GB*
30 days
1500
8 GB*
30 days
2501
12 GB
90 days
 

3G Data Plans offered by Vodafone:


Recharge(Rs) Free Data Validity
9 25MB 1 day
25 75MB 3 days
43 150MB 7 days
102 300 MB 4 weeks
199 500 MB 4 weeks
249 1 GB 4 weeks
375 1.5 GB 4 weeks
449 2 GB 4 weeks
850 5 GB 60 days
1500 10 GB 4 weeks

Which one to choose?


^BSNL's cost per MB is varying from 21paise/MB to 10paise/MB

^Aircel's cost per MB is, highest- 14paise/MB and lowest- 10paise/MB

^Idea's cost per MB is, highest- 22paise/MB and lowest- 20paise/MB

^Airtel's cost per MB is, highest- 30paise/MB and lowest- 15paise/MB

^Vodafone's cost per MB is , highest- 36paise/MB and lowest- 15paise/MB

^There are no true unlimited data plans from any operator.

^All plans offered by Aircel are unlimited with the condition that after free usage, speed will be reduced to 128kbps.

^BSNL, Idea and Vodafone are offering plans with more than 30 days validity.

Conclusion:

Aircel and BSNL are offering plans at less cost per MB compared Idea, Airtel and Vodafone. Aircel is the best among all, with the lowest data rates and unlimited usage with 128kbps speed after free limit. Our BSNL slipped to second position  in this time comparison (In last comparison, it was number one).

But while choosing the best 3G operator we have to consider other parameters like speed, availability, voice plans, video call charges  etc...  in addition to the data plans, those are not discussed here.

Note: Information regarding data plans is retrieved from corresponding providers website on 25th August, 2012.