It s been over two years since Reliance Jio entered the Indian telecom sector, but the tariff war that the arrival of the Mukesh Ambani-led telco kicked off is showing no signs of ending anytime soon. If anything, the battle is getting fiercer, with telecom operators coming up with new offers every day to entice customers. The latest to do so, is Airtel. Also Read - Airtel announces partnership with VOOT for premium content on Airtel XstreamAlso Read - Vodafone Idea now rebranded as Vi in India to take on Jio and Airtel
Among the top players in the country s hotly-contested telecom space, Airtel is now offering a cashback of Rs 400 to prepaid customers who recharge with its Rs 399 plan. Essentially, this should mean you re getting a cashback of a full 100 percent. Well, not really. Also Read - After Jio Fiber, now Airtel updates Xstream Fiber plans with 'Unlimited' data
That s because there s a catch. And as always, you need to read the fine print to know everything. The total cashback of Rs 400 is available in the form of eight vouchers of Rs 50 each. While that doesn t sound too bad, you can only redeem one voucher at a time once you recharge with Rs 399.
This means that every time you recharge with the telco s Rs 399 monthly plan, a cashback voucher of Rs 50 is automatically applied before the payment, bringing the total payment of the plan to Rs 349. Subsequently, you can do the same thing (recharging with Rs 399 plan and getting the Rs 50 voucher) seven more times, thus getting the total cashback of Rs 400.
We were able to confirm the plan on our end. If you see the above screenshots, you ll see the net discounted payment of Rs 349 (after the cashback of Rs 50). Also, it s worth mentioning that the offer is available till March 31, 2020.