Airtel checkmates rivals with 300GB data plan valid for 1 year


The bundled plan which is valid for 28 days included 1GB per day 4G/3G data along with free subscription of Vodafone Play. It also offers 100 SMS per day and 60GB data without any daily FUP.

The latest revision came after Airtel offered 100% cashback on recharging with the Rs 349 plan to its customers.

In the past few months, we've seen Airtel and Reliance Jio go head on competing with each other to the best of their abilities, in a bid to counter the other major telecom rivals, Airtel has announced yet another combo plan for their prepaid users. This data is offered by Airtel with a cap of 1GB per day. However, unlike Jio's plans, the voice calls on Airtel's new plan are limited to 300 minutes per day and 1,200 minutes per week.

Hours after we reported about Idea Cellular announcing a brand new plan to counter the onslaught of Jio, we now have reports coming in of Airtel updating one of its older plans to offer more data for the same price. The Rs 399 plan of the 2nd largest telecom operator of the country provides unlimited STD and local calling as well as 90 GB data for a time of 6 Months from the time of the recharge. It is too valid for 70 days and has unlimited SMSes feature. After 1 GB data limit, Internet speed will be reduced to 64 KB.

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In essence, subscribers who make the recharge from web or via Idea's in-house app will be eligible for unlimited voice (local and STD) calling and 2GB with a validity of 28 days should they opt for the Rs 179 plan.

Idea Cellular offers unlimited data for 70 days with a daily FUP of 1GB for a recharge of Rs 449. Once the limit is exhausted, then users will be charged 30 paise per minute.

Airtel also recently indicated that it plans to upgrade its network to support 4G in the next 304 years and will gradually shut down its 3G services. Those with non-4G handsets can opt for Rs 357 plan to avail the same benefits.