Competing against major telecom operators, Aircel has launched three new plans for its subscribers. These plans are priced at Rs 88, Rs 104, and Rs 199, and are aimed at prepaid customers only. You can recharge your mobile with either of these plans online or through retail outlets. Also Read - Mobile phone customer base in India reduces by over 58 million in April 2018Also Read - 10 lakh Aircel customers port to Vodafone
Here’s what you get for the newly rolled out plans. Starting with the Rs 88 plan, Aircel subscribers will get 1GB of data daily along with unlimited calling for a period of seven days. Unlimited calling applies to both local and STD as well. Moving on to the Rs 199 plan, Aircel subscribers will get the same 1GB data daily and unlimited local plus STD calling but with an extended validity of 28 days. So the only two differences between these two plans is the duration of the recharge plan.
As for the Rs 104 plan, Aircel has a pretty interesting offering. Under this plan, subscribers will get validity of 1 year and the only offering is that calls will be charged at 20 paisa per minute. Commenting on the launch of this plan, Harish Sharma, regional head North – Aircel said, “We are confident that we will not only bolster our bond with our existing customers but new telecom users will choose Aircel as their preferred service provider.” ALSO READ: Aircel offers 2GB data per day for Rs 419, but there s a catch
Aircel was recently in the news for its merger possibilities with Reliance Communication. However, the merger was called off last month receiving the last withdrawal acceptance from the National Company Law Tribunal. The reasons behind calling off the merger were due to “legal and regulatory” delays, and also due to “various interventions by vested interests” according to Aircel. RELATED: NCLT approves withdrawal of RCom-Aircel merger
RCom also said that heavy competition in the industry played a big role in the merger not being successful. Both Aircel and RCom are way lag behind other telcos more primarily because of its 2G and 3G connectivity only. Leading telcos have all gone ahead offering affordable data tariffs for 4G connectivity.