Airtel revises its Rs 448 and Rs 509 tariff plan with more data and validity to counter Reliance Jio

Airtel has updated its tariff plan to counter Reliance Jio by offering more data and increased validity.

  • Published: January 8, 2018 3:40 PM IST

Reliance Jio reinvigorated the ongoing price war between telecom operators with revised tariff plan last week. As part of its Happy New Year 2018 offer, the telecom service provider is offering 1GB data per day with its Rs 149 base plan. The company also discounted its other plans by Rs 50, and increased the validity. Now, Vodafone and Airtel have also updated their own plans to stay competitive against Jio’s new data plans.

Airtel has updated its Rs 448 and Rs 509 tariff plan with more validity and data that counters Jio’s latest tariff plan. With a recharge of Rs 448, Airtel prepaid subscribers will now get 1GB data per day for 82 days, meaning a total of 82GB 4G data. Other benefits include free local and STD voice calls, free roaming 100 SMS per day. The plan also gives subscription to Wynk Music and Airtel TV apps. The same plan previously offered 1GB data per day, and validity of 70 days. With recharge of Rs 509, Airtel is now increasing the validity from 84 days to 91 days. The plan offers 1GB data per day and users will get 91GB of data. It also offers other benefits similar to Rs 448 plan including free voice calls and 100 SMS per day.

Earlier in the day, Vodafone also revised its tariff plan with more data and validity to counter Jio’s data plan. Vodafone has increased validity of its Rs 458 recharge pack from 70 days to 84 days, and users will now get 84GB data. The Rs 509 recharge from the company offers 1GB data per day for 91 days as opposed to 84 days previously offered under this plan. Vodafone also offers unlimited local and STD calls, unlimited roaming and 100 SMS per day with both the recharge packs.

In comparison, Reliance Jio offers 1GB data per day with a validity of 84 days for Rs 399 while recharge of Rs 449 gives users data benefit of 91GB for a period of 91 days. With recharge of Rs 448 and Rs 498, Reliance Jio offers 1.5GB data per day for 84 days and 91 days respectively. Airtel and Vodafone have increased the validity and data on its recharge plan but it still remains expensive compared to Jio.

  • Published Date: January 8, 2018 3:40 PM IST