Reliance Jio effect: Airtel rolls out Rs 499 postpaid plan with 40GB data, unlimited calls

The Airtel offer takes of the Rs 509 plan offered by Reliance Jio.

  • Published: March 20, 2018 12:55 PM IST
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After a series of prepaid plans it revised, and the new ones that were launched, Airtel has now rolled out a new postpaid plan. Priced at Rs 499, the offer comes with unlimited local, STD, and incoming and outgoing roaming calls. It also includes 40GB of 3G/ 4G data, with rollover facility, and a year of Amazon Prime subscription. It has a validity of one billing cycle, which is 30 days.

Now, this plan obviously stands head-on against Reliance Jio’s Rs 509 postpaid plan, which offers a a total of 60GB data with a cap of 2GB data per day. Which is around 50 percent more data benefits. However, Jio’s plan requires a Rs 600 security deposit, but it is accompanied with unlimited SMS messages and unlimited access to Jio’s suite of apps. The Airtel’s plan also offers Wynk TV subscription, access to its library of Live TV and Movies, and Handset Damage Protection.

Although, Airtel has a similar plan to the Jio’s Rs 509 one, which costs Rs 799 has no daily limit.

Airtel has really been taking the entire “telecom war” seriously, and countering every Jio plan with its own. Earlier this month, Airtel released its long-term Rs 995 prepaid pack, which offers unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS messages per day, and 1GB 3G/ 4G data per month (total 6GB), with a validity of 180 days or around six months. The pack is available in most major telecom circles in India. However, focus in this plan is for users who use less data and make more calls.

  • Published Date: March 20, 2018 12:55 PM IST