Airtel recently stated that it would be revamping its prepaid data plans to being truly unlimited by offering a speed of 128 kbps, post completion of the FUP limit. By doing this, the company plans on taking on both Reliance Jio and BSNL, who also offer this service. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAIAlso Read - Airtel Rs 456 vs Jio Rs 447 prepaid plan: Check validity, data, voice calls, and other benefits
Airtel offers prepaid plans that came with a daily data cap. For instance, the Rs 199 prepaid plan, carries a data cap of 1.4GB for a day. Upon exceeding the daily limit, users either had the option to recharge the plan or wait until 12:00 AM midnight to get the next day s 1.4GB data. Now though, Airtel will be offering a minimum speed of 128kbps, upon completion of the daily limit. It isn t a lot, but it does allow you to send and receive WhatsApp messages. Also Read - JioPhone 5G, budget Jio laptop, Jio 5G service, more announcements expected on June 24
The feature was long requested by Airtel users. Until now, Jio and BSNL were the only service providers, who were offering the truly unlimited internet experience. BSNL offers 128 kbps speeds, while Jio has reduced the speed to 64 kbps. Judging by the trend though, other telecom company s like Vodafone and Idea are also said to join the bandwagon soon.
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Airtel s unlimited prepaid combos plans of Rs 199, Rs 249, Rs 349, Rs 399, Rs 448, Rs 499, Rs 509, and so on are all eligible for the after FUP speed of 128 Kbps. If you re already using any of these plans, then you do not need to make another recharge. Airtel plans on updating these subscribers on its own.