Airtel unveils new prepaid recharge packs to counter RJio; this is what Rs 35, Rs 254 and Rs 419 plans offer
Airtel has introduced combo recharge packs, along with a new plan of Rs 419 thereby closing the gap between Rs 399 and Rs 448 plan.
After Reliance Jio introduced its Diwali Bonanza offer, it was just a matter of time before a fierce new tariff between telcos would be launched. The state-owned BSNL has already introduced an annual plan to take on RJio, however, the largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has lined up interesting prepaid recharge packs to lure customers. With the continuous rise in RJio's subscriber base, Airtel is in the hot seat to maintain its leadership. Hence, Airtel is being forced to bring in various offers of its own to retain and lure other customers. In latest development, Airtel has introduced a combo recharge packs, along with a new plan of Rs 419 closing the gap between Rs 399 and Rs 448 plan.
Talking about the new combo recharge packs - there is the Rs 35 plan having 28-days validity to Rs 254 with 84 days of validity.
It is very interesting, as new combo recharge pack range by Airtel includes a total of five new options.
According to NDTV Gadget 360 report, for customers looking for 28-day validity, the telco has brought the Rs. 35 recharge pack with Rs. 26.5 of talk time and 100MB of data, Rs. 65 pack with Rs. 55 of talk time and 200MB of data, and Rs. 95 pack with Rs. 95 talk time and 500MB of data.
Reportedly, the new range also has the Rs. 145 recharge pack with a talk time of Rs. 145 and 1GB of data for 42 days. Furthermore, there is the Rs. 245 pack that brings Rs. 245 of talk time and 2GB of data for 84 days.
To avail the offer, customers can visit the official Airtel website or can visit their nearest retail outlet or using the MyAirtel app.
Coming to Rs 419 recharge pack, this is not included in any combo offers. However, it is an individual recharge which offers 1.4GB data per day for a validity period of 75 days. With this, Airtel is giving a total 105GB data for the period.
Additionally, there is unlimited voice calls along with 100SMS per day available in Rs 419 pack.
On October 17, Jio announced the Jio Diwali 100% Cashback Offer which brings to users a 100% cashback on Jio recharges of Rs 149 and above this festive season and a new all unlimited Rs 1699 annual plan.
New unlimited annual plan at Rs 1699 entitles users to unlimited data (1.5 GB / day of high speed data), Unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/ day, as well as access to a host of Jio Premium apps comprising JioTV JioCinema, JioMusic, JioMags, among others.
If we compare the Rs 419 plan of Airtel, than RJio still continues to beat the company. RJio does not have any 75 days plan, however, it offers 105GB data which is 1.5GB data per day in 4GB network for validity of 70 days at Rs 349.