In the recent past, there has been a drastic change in the kind of prepaid phone plans being offered. Earlier the plans were more expensive and difficult to understand. However now the companies have become more consumer-centric and are offering user friendly plans which suit the customer usage hence avoiding unnecessary tariffs and services and do put a dent in the consumer’s pocket.
With so many providers offering so many plans with varying services and tariffs, it is important to compare domestic and international call rates, internet and SMS charges and add-on services while buying a new connection.
Being wise customers, we must also juxtapose two or more offers from different brands to see which one can save us more money and suit our needs. For instance if we do not need to make international calls, we can choose not to pay for it.
Prepaid mobile phone service providers also provide easy recharge options. The network of recharge outlets is spread across India to make the process of recharge easy for users. We can also recharge from the providers website through the online recharge facility. Instant recharge is also offered, which saves time as the login ID is not required. This helps you recharge on-the-go, when you do not have much time to login.
Easy discontinuity is another feature that boosts the popularity of the prepaid plans. It is easier to surrender your number in a prepaid connection rather than a in a postpaid connection, where you are required to complete basic compartment and statutory compartment before surrendering your number, which takes a lot of time. This also comes handy when we apply for number portability.
This type of plan also has huge range of options in bonus cards, which allows the user to avail some extra benefits from his connection by paying a very small amount of money. For example, there are bonus cards to reduce the call rates, to get free text messages, etc.
Another interesting aspect of prepaid plan is that it does not require lot of paperwork unlike the postpaid connection. Getting prepaid service is way faster and easier in comparison to postpaid.
Also, it is useful alternative for people who travel to places for a short duration and wants to avoid the high call charges in roaming. They can obtain a prepaid number and discontinue it after their usage, with ease.
Moreover, they are a great option for parents who need to give a phone to their growing children, and want to keep a control on their spending by limiting the recharge value per month.
The best part about choosing a prepaid plan is that, it does not require you to sign any contract. You can use as much as your budget allows and there is no payment deadline to adhere to. This makes it light on your pocket and easy to use.
Some of the providers are also trying to empower the public by dropping the internet usage rates up to 90%. This is a brilliant initiative which will bring the world to the fingertips of every Indian and hence increase the opportunities of growth and progress. The increased awareness of such initiative will also enhance the value of your money.