This debate has died down nowLet me take you back to a period in the mid or late 90s when the Mobile phones began to enter the Indian market. At that time, mobile phones were mostly for businessmen and affluent people who could afford it. You may remember, the telecom companies used to charge the customers for receiving calls and outgoing call charges were too high. Everything has changed and now you will hardly find anyone without a mobile device. It's a necessity nowadays and at present, there are not many telecom service providers in the Indian market.
Earlier, even five years ago people used to debate over the advantages and disadvantages of a prepaid or postpaid mobile connection. We used to hear that someone must choose plans depending on the usage. Postpaid connections were used mostly by professionals whose usage is always on the higher side. There were SMS packs also where you could have sent thousands of texts by paying a little amount. How things have changed now with the advent of high-speed mobile data and the call and texts are almost free in most of the prepaid tariff plans excepting in case of the basic plans. I do not know whether any service provider is offering basic postpaid plans with monthly rentals less than Rs 250. If you calculate, it comes to almost close to Rs 300 that you have to shell out to keep the postpaid connection whereas there are many attractive prepaid plans where you can pay less than Rs 200 for 28 days to enjoy unlimited calls bundled with a huge amount of data. In this scenario is there anybody willing to opt for the postpaid plans?