This is probably a question that arises in the minds of everyone before they get a prepaid recharge. The answer is sometimes simple, sometimes not so much. The sanest answer to the question is to choose a plan according to your needs. Every prepaid recharge has a mixture of different features. This obviously varies across the different service providers. So, the trick is to choose a plan that satisfies your needs the best.
In recent times, almost everyone uses two SIM cards. Almost all phones today support two SIM slots and people make the best use of that. This has become quite common. A lot of forms (virtual/offline) asks for an alternate mobile number these days. So the thing that has to be remembered these days is that you probably need to pay for two SIM cards. Thus it becomes very necessary that you do not waste money buying a plan that is filled with features.
- Choose a service provider that offers good network – When it comes to local or STD calls, most networks do okay. However, you will find in some circles that some networks do not have good coverage. This is truer in suburban and rural localities. But the most prominent problems can be seen in terms of data. Not all service providers offer a strong network in every zone. That is why you have the option for Mobile Number Portability. The first step to getting the best value for money is to choose a telecom operator that offers the best connection in your area.
- Ensure that you get enough data – You might have a work from home job. You might need a high daily data cap every day if you do not have a broadband connection. Everyone has different data needs. Make sure that you choose a plan that covers your data requirements adequately. For instance, if you require somewhere between 700 MB to 1.2 GB of data every day, you would need to have a plan with 1.5 GB daily data cap. If you recharge more, your plans will cost a premium. You can, however, save some money through cashback on the Airtel Payments Bank platform.
- Make sure to get the most validity – Now you kind of understand that the main thing to see here is your daily data needs. But how would you compare the plans? The best idea recharge plans is to divide the cost of your plan by its validity. So, if you recharge with Rs. 598 plan offering 1.5 GB/day for 84 days, your per-day cost would be Rs. 7.12. If you recharge with Rs. 399 which offers 1.5 GB/day for 56 days, per day cost would be Rs. 7.13. But, if you recharge with Rs. 279, offering 1.5 GB/day for 28 days, you would be paying Rs. 9.96 every day in your prepaid recharge.
- Other offers – Also make sure to check the FUP call limit. For instance, Jio does not offer unlimited calling. There are add-ons available as well. You can get some good OTT platforms with the plan.