To Counter Jio, Now Airtel Offers 70 GB Data For Rs 399. Details Here
Reliance Jio's entry with free voice calls in all its plans has shaken the entire telecom industry and has shrunk margins of incumbent companies forcing them to offer aggressive plans.
Edited by Priyabrata Prusty | Last Updated: April 21, 2017 10:01 (IST) Priyabrata Prusty
Airtel is focusing on retaining its existing customers through aggressive offerings.
As new comer Jio, the telecom arm of conglomerate Reliance Industries, continues to offer aggressive tariffs under its "Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan" plans in a bid to attract more customers, top telecom player - Airtel - has launched data-oriented prepaid plans to match that of Jio's Rs 309 and Rs 509 offer. Reliance Jio's entry with free voice calls in all its plans has shaken the entire telecom industry and has shrunk margins of incumbent companies forcing them to offer aggressive plans.
Here are details some of the recharge plans offered by Airtel to counter Jio's offers:
Airtel Rs. 399 recharge
Under the Rs. 399 recharge pack, Airtel is offering 1GB of 4G data per day along with free voice calls to any network for 70 days. However, there are some limitations on voice calls. You can do 300 minutes of calling per day from Airtel to Airtel (1200 minutes in a week) and for other networks, 3,000 minutes of free local and STD calls for 70 days. If you exhaust the free minutes, Rs. 0.10 per minute will be charged.
These new plans are available for subscription on prepaid numbers through online payment.
Airtel Rs. 345 recharge
Airtel is offering 2GB of data per day at 4G speed for 28 days under its new Rs. 345 recharge pack. Also, now there is no restriction with regard to the timing of data consumption. Under the earlier Rs. 345 recharge pack, users were restricted to use only 500 MB of data daily from 6 am till midnight , and the remaining 500 MB between 12 am and 6 am. Along with the above data, users will also get free voice calls to Airtel and other networks as it is in the Rs. 399 pack.
Airtel Rs. 244 recharge
Under the Rs. 244 recharge, users will get 1 GB of 4G data per day for 70 days without any restriction on usage timing. But this pack offers free calls on Airtel networks only (300 minutes of daily Airtel-to-Airtel calling and 1,200 minutes for a week for 70 days).
The above three recharge packs of Airtel have become active from April 15, 2017.