NEW DELHI: The ongoing tariff war in the telecom industry has proved to be a bonanza for customers. Just a day after Vodafone announced slashing of broadband rates by 50%, Airtel has a launched a new plan that offers ‘free unlimited calls to anywhere in India’.
Airtel has announced two new bundled prepaid packs that offer free voice calls across the country, along with data. The cheapest plan starts at Rs 145 and offers free Airtel to Airtel voice calls across India. Users also get 300MB of 3G/4G data along with free local and STD calls in this plan. The pack will also offer 50MB data extra to those customers who are using basic mobile phones ‘ideally suited for web surfing and accessing light social media applications’. The pack comes with a validity of 28 days.
Airtel Offers Free Voice Calls
The Rs 345 plan offers free voice calls to customers, both local and STD, on any network across India. The plan also offer 1GB of internet data to customers with 4G-ready mobile phones. Rest of the benefits of the plan are same as that of the Rs 145 plan.
It is worth mentioning that the above pack prices are for Delhi and may vary a bit in other regions.
The announcement comes after Reliance Jio last week increased the validity of its ‘Welcome Offer’ (now called ‘Happy New Year’ offer) to March 31, 2017.
The announcement comes after Reliance Jio last week increased the validity of its ‘Welcome Offer’ to March 31, 2017. Only yesterday, arch-rival Vodafone too announced its ‘Double Data’ under which it’s offering all its 4G pre-paid customers double 4G data usage under existing schemes priced above Rs 255, thereby reducing prices by 50%.
Under this offer, Vodafone customers will get 2GB of 4G data usage for Rs 255 instead of 1GB offered earlier. Similarly, Rs 459 plan will offer 6GB of 4G data, Rs 559 plan 8GB, Rs 999 plan 20GB and Rs 1999 plan 40GB. All plans will be valid for 28 days.