Most major telecom service providers these days offer a variety of international roaming recharge plans for their prepaid customers. However, in our research we found that it could be a bit overwhelming for customers to find the best value for money international roaming prepaid plan for their travels. You’ve got to keep a number of variables in mind while choosing the best international roaming plan, including your destination and the duration of your stay. In case you’ve been busy planning your trip and don’t have the time to go through your network operator’s website to choose the best prepaid plan for international roaming, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of the best international roaming prepaid packs from Airtel, Vodafone and Jio which you can get right now:

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming (Delhi-NCR):

Note: All prepaid plans mentioned in this list are for Airtel, Vodafone, and Jio customers in the Delhi-NCR circle. If your number belongs to a different telecom circle, you’ll have to head to your service providers website to find the best offer for you.

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming from Airtel

If you’re an Airtel subscriber and are looking for the best prepaid plan for international roaming, then you’re probably gonna have a tough time looking for the most suitable plan. In order to help you easily select a prepaid plan which suits your needs, we’ve divided Airtel’s best offerings into three different sections according to the plan’s validity and we’ve further divided the available plans according to the destination countries: Here’s a list of the best prepaid plans for international roaming that Airtel has to offer:

International Roaming Plans With 1 Day Validity

All the international roaming plans with one day validity offer unlimited incoming calls, 100 free minutes of outgoing calls to India (unless specified otherwise), 100 free SMS, and 500MB of free data. Airtel offers four different international roaming plans with a one day validity, depending on your destination:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 498 Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia or Bangladesh
Rs. 646USA, Indonesia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Denmark, France, Israel, Lao, Liechtenstein, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia (free minutes to India blocked), Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius or Mexico
Rs. 647 UAE, Nepal, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil or Jordan (free minutes to India blocked)
Rs. 994Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Chad, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus (free minutes to India blocked), Bhutan, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi or Moldova

International Roaming Plans With 10 Days Validity

All the international roaming plans with 10 days of validity offer unlimited incoming calls, 250 minutes of free outgoing calls to India (unless specified otherwise), 100 free SMS per day, and 3GB of free data. Depending on your destination, you can choose from one of the following plans:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 1,997Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia or Bangladesh
Rs. 2,997UAE, Nepal, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil or Jordan (free minutes to India blocked)
Rs. 2,998USA, Indonesia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Denmark, France, Israel, Lao, Liechtenstein, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia (free minutes to India blocked), Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius or Mexico
Rs. 3,995Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Chad, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus (free minutes to India blocked), Bhutan, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi or Moldova

International Roaming Plans With 30 Days Validity

All the international roaming plans with 30 days of validity offer unlimited incoming calls, 500 minutes of free outgoing calls to India (unless specified otherwise), 100 free SMS per day, and 5GB of free data. Choose from one of the following options based on your destination:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 2,498Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia or Bangladesh
Rs. 3,997USA, Indonesia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Denmark, France, Israel, Lao, Liechtenstein, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius or Mexico
Rs. 3,998UAE, Nepal, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil or Jordan (free minutes to India blocked)
Rs. 6,999Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Chad, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus (free minutes to India blocked), Bhutan, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi or Moldova

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming from Vodafone

Compared to Airtel subscribers, Vodafone subscribers will have a simpler time while looking for the best prepaid plan for international roaming, as it doesn’t offer many plans to begin with and it also doesn’t cover as many countries as Airtel. As with the Airtel plans, we’ve divided Vodafone’s offerings into three categories based on their validity. You can choose from one of the following plans depending on the duration of your trip and your destination of choice:

International Roaming Plans With 1 Day Validity

Vodafone’s international roaming plans for its subscribers are arguably better than the ones provided by Airtel as they offer more data, don’t have a limitation on SMS and the free outgoing minutes provided aren’t limited to Indian numbers.The company only offers one international prepaid plan with a one day validity which offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls, free outgoing SMS, and 1 GB of mobile data:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 575Albania, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, UAE, South Korea, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and USA

Note: The company also offers 2 day, 3 day, 4 day and 7 day plans at Rs. 1,151, Rs. 1,725. Rs. 2,310, and Rs. 2,875, respectively, offering a total of 2GB, 3GB, 4GB, and 7GB of data for the duration. The rest of the benefits remain unchanged.

International Roaming Plans With 10 Days Validity

In case your stay abroad is a bit longer and you’re looking for a plan that offers 10 days validity, then you can check out the following plan which offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls per day, free outgoing SMS, and a total of 10GB mobile data for the duration:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 4,025Albania, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, UAE, South Korea, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and USA

International Roaming Plans With 28 Days Validity

In case your stay is even longer, you can choose the following plan which come with 28 days of validity and offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls daily, free outgoing SMS, and a total of 15GB of mobile data:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 5,751Albania, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, UAE, South Korea, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and USA

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming from Jio

Out of the top three telecom service providers in the country (by revenue), Jio offers the best unlimited prepaid plans for international roaming as it provides unlimited mobile data. While Jio’s unlimited prepaid plans for international roaming don’t cover as many countries as either Vodafone or Jio, its tariff cutter plan covers 170 countries and reduces the international roaming tariffs to as low as Rs. 2 per minute for outgoing calls.

International Roaming Plan With 1 Day Validity

Jio offers a great prepaid plan with one day validity which offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 min per day outgoing calls, 100 free SMS, and unlimited mobile data with a FUP cap of 250MB after which the speed is reduced to 64 kbps:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 575Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA

International Roaming Plan With 7 Days Validity

For a prepaid plan which offers a slightly longer validity, Jio has a 7 day plan which offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls per day, 100 free SMS per day, and unlimited high speed mobile data with an FUP limit of 250MB per day after which the speed is reduced to 64kbps:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 2,875Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA

International Roaming Plan With 30 Days Validity

If you’re looking for a prepaid plan for international roaming with even longer validity, Jio has a 30 day plan which offers unlimited incoming calls, 1,500 minutes of free outgoing calls for the duration of the plan, unlimited high speed mobile data with an FUP cap of 5GB for the duration, after which the speed is reduced to 64kbps:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 5,751Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA

Jio also offers a tariff cutter global pack for international roaming priced at Rs. 1,101. The global pack has a validity of 28 days and it offers Rs. 1,121 of international roaming balance with tariffs as low as Rs. 2 per minute of outgoing/incoming calls, Rs. 0.02 per 10KB of data used, Rs. 100 per minute of outgoing international calls, and Rs. 2 per SMS sent. The promotional rates for the global pack vary from country to country and you can find more information about the country you’re visiting by following this link.

See Also: Jio’s New Postpaid Plans Offer Unlimited International Calling For Rs 199

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming! (July 2018)

That concludes our list of the best prepaid plans for international roaming. You can choose from one of the aforementioned plans depending on your telecom service provider, your destination and the duration of your trip. In my opinion, Jio’s plans are the best ones out of the lot and since most of the international plans are quite expensive, investing in a new Jio SIM just for the trip would definitely be worthwhile. Do you think the aforementioned international roaming plans offer enough perks for the price or would you rather buy a burner phone wherever you’re headed in order to avoid the high international roaming charges? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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