Results 1 to 11 of 11

Prepaid mobile connection vs. postpaid mobile connection

  1. #1
    Platinum Member Preeti_20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,014

    Default Prepaid mobile connection vs. postpaid mobile connection

    Cell phone users are often confused and try to know which is the better mobile connection – prepaid or postpaid? They cannot decide what to choose whether prepaid or postpaid plan. Hope that after reading this discussion you would be able to make out which connection you would choose instead of lamenting over the issue of prepaid mobile connection vs. postpaid mobile connection. To decide that you have to go through advantages and disadvantages of both the plans and then you have to make the decision individually.
    Postpaid Plans Advantages and Disadvantages
    The advantages of postpaid plans are – there is no tension of balance in the phone, you can talk unlimited without worrying about disconnection. Good plans are offered by the service provider. Various tariff plans are there that include low rentals, high rentals, monthly rentals, yearly rentals and others. Today there are many service providers which offer zero rental schemes of prepaid. Get better roaming facilities and less tariffs on roaming.
    The disadvantages are – you have to pay the rental whether you talk or not; at times the bills can be really hefty and some facilities of prepaid like unlimited GPRS and others may not be available in some postpaid plans.

    Prepaid Plans Advantages and Disadvantages
    Prepaid connectivity has the highest number of subscribers because of easy availability of the cards. On producing few documents you can process the cards and get the connection. Pay as much as you talk. Can keep a track of your balance and talk less to save money. The recharge of such connection is quite easy and can be done from any mobile related shops/vendors that deal with recharge coupons.
    The disadvantages of prepaid are- at times you may run out of balance and won’t be able to make call in case of emergency. There is always the hectic need of recharging it from time to time. Prepaid connections may not get roaming in few states like Kashmir, Northeast and others. The roaming tariffs too are high for prepaid connections.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    8

    Default

    i do not understand why this hazzle from prepaid to postpaid or vice versa. after in either case the documents are with the provider. is there not easier technical way to change the sim card. paying existing bill is under stood but not the pain "you go to relationsip center blahblah" in this high tech word it should be easier.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member Preeti_20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,014

    Default

    Thats the way it is unfortunatly! To change things in India is a long delayed process, sometimes its worth to start from scratch...

  4. #4
    Junior Member Aman pal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Both of the connections have there own benefits but for students like me prepaid is the choice.

  5. #5
    Platinum Member Preeti_20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,014

    Default

    Yes thats true for students prepaid is better or even for those who have a low income!

    I actually dont see any perks in a postpaid connection apart from the fact that you dont run out of money in your phone.

  6. #6
    Junior Member Aman pal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Yes thats true for students prepaid is better or even for those who have a low income!

    I actually dont see any perks in a postpaid connection apart from the fact that you dont run out of money in your phone.
    Actually there are some perks in postpaid like - u will get low call rates or bonus talk time or u can also select your required plan of postpaid if u have budget shortage.

  7. #7
    Platinum Member Preeti_20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    5,014

    Default

    Ok, I didnt actually know about the low call rates.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    7

    Default

    well for people who don't have much call volume, they do pay a minimum rental that comes with some free calls. For example, I get 600 minutes for Rs 225, and if I end up using only around 400 minutes of it, the effective cost per call is slightly more than what would have cost you with prepaid. The beep and the popup message after every call is what prevents me from going back to prepaid.

  9. #9
    I post when neccessary rishabh25's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    609

    Default

    both have there own merits as well as de-merits.

    in postpaid u may never run out of money and it works even in hilly areas which are under security supervision. i have a airtel postpaid plan for which i have to pay 110 rupee + the calls that i make @20paisa per min... nice plan! everytime i am getting 200+ bill.. quite good plan

    in prepaid u can recharge of rs 50 10 200 or whatever u like ..
    Desire is the cause of suffering in Life.

  10. #10
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    237

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rishabh25 View Post
    in postpaid u may never run out of money and it works even in hilly areas which are under security supervision.
    Having a postpaid or prepaid plan, how does that make a difference with it working in hilly areas?

  11. #11
    I post when neccessary rishabh25's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Neetu800 View Post
    Having a postpaid or prepaid plan, how does that make a difference with it working in hilly areas?
    Hmm.. for security reasons only postpaid connections are allowd in hilly areas like vaishnodevi and some other places..
    Desire is the cause of suffering in Life.

Similar Threads

  1. Mobile broadband connection in Chandigarh
    By Pujit in forum Which Broadband connection
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19th November 2014, 03:25 PM
  2. Wi-fi connection authentication error on mobile
    By dineshlives in forum BSNL broadband
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17th January 2012, 09:56 PM
  3. Whats you Mobile Plan - Postpaid or Prepaid
    By Rameshjeee in forum Mobile phone service providers
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 31st October 2011, 01:11 PM
  4. Mobile Connection
    By jasram in forum Broadband How to
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th June 2010, 05:50 PM
  5. Best mobile broadband connection in cities
    By Nirankush in forum Mobile broadband
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 19th May 2009, 12:06 PM