Go back a couple of months and you would see Airtel offering as much as 2GB of data for a sum of about Rs. 355. Jio 4G network’s introduction in India, and the announcement of the Jio Prime plans has changed things so much that you will get about 15 times the amount of data Airtel used to offer, and unlimited calls for the similar recharge amount. Even the officials from Airtel will call this an effect of Jio network’s entry in the market.
Recharge with the amount of Rs. 345 in March 2017 and you are entitled to get the same amount of data and unlimited calls for the next 12 months if you keep recharging every month with the same amount. Vodafone’s Welcome Back offer, Jio’s Prime and now Airtel’s offer wants you to recharge before the end of this month. Also, it is to be noted that you need to have a 4G handset in order to get the benefits.
Airtel has given two offers – Rs. 345 and Rs. 145 per month.
- Rs. 345 offer – Free local and STD calls to any network, 1GB daily data limit (500MB day + 500MB night)
- Rs. 145 offer – Free Airtel-to-Airtel calls local and national, 2GB data per month
Note: These offers are applicable only to the Airtel Prepaid customers and there is no such offer available as of now for the Postpaid customers of Airtel. Idea Cellular and Vodafone too have come up with similar offers with the exact recharge amount varying based on the circle.
Since this is a subscription-type of service, you will have to recharge every month with the same amount to keep getting the free calls and 1GB data per day offer.