Airtel s the largest mobile network provider in the country, having over 300 million subscribers. That means that out of everyone who has SIM card, about 1 in 3 of them is an Airtel user.
But is it any good? Let's look at its prepaid recharge plans.
For Rs. 299, it offers unlimited calls for a validity of 28 days. You also get 100 SMS per day, as well as a data usage of 1.4 GB per day. You can extend this validity to 84 days if you pay Rs. 495. There's also a validity of 90 days for Rs. 559. 2. Vodafone
Vodafone has a lots of options available for pre-paid recharge and packs. All you have to do is enter your phone number, and the amount you want to recharge, and it will increase your phone balance by that amount.
There are also a variety of internet packs. You can buy 4 or 6 GB packs, or you can buy small 150 MB packs, depending on what you want. There are validity options from 1 day to 28 days. You can even buy these "Superhour" or "Supernight" packs, where you get unlimited internet for one hour or one night, at a very low price.
3. Idea Cellular
Idea and Vodafone are currently in the process of merging, which would make it the largest mobile network provider in the country, by a large margin. Details are still being worked out.
Still, Idea is one of the largest networks, with over 200 million users. It offers services in 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile internet, and it's pan-integrated. 4. Jio
Jio is one of the most popular and used mobile networks in the country. It's owned by Reliance Industries, one of the largest and most profitable companies in India. Rather than offering 2G or 3G data, it uses a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. This is a type of wireless communication that's high in speed. It specifically uses voice over LTE. 5. BSNL
BSNL is a government-owned mobile network provider, which makes it different from most other networks which are privately-owned. It is the oldest network provider and communications provider in India. It currently has over 100 million subscribers.
One of the good things about BSNL is its wide coverage area. It covers large parts of the country, having footprints nearly everywhere. It also offers low-priced 2G and 3G for people who can't afford 4G. The speed is not very good though. Private network providers have the best speed.