Airtel reduces post-plan expiry incoming call validity to 7 days

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 29 Jul 2019
Airtel reduces post-plan expiry incoming call validity to 7 days

Previously the validity was 15 days.

Airtel is looking to increase its Average Revenue per User (ARPU).


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If you are an Airtel prepaid customer, there is some not-so-exciting news for you. The telecom operator has reduced the incoming call validity for its prepaid customers who don't have an active plan from fifteen to seven days. To elaborate, if your current prepaid plan has expired, you could previously receive calls for up to 15 days without needing another recharge. That duration is now down to 7 days. This is being done by Airtel to improve the company's Average Revenue Per User (ARPU). According to Telecomtalk, the ARPU of Airtel is higher than that of Reliance Jio. It isn’t clear whether similar changes have been made by other telecom companies, like Vodafone Idea. 

Back in 2018, both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea introduced a new scheme called ‘Minimum Recharge.’ In the Minimum Recharge scheme, a prepaid customer needed to recharge their service with a minimum of Rs 35 every month. This would enable them to make and receive voice calls. If a customer failed to make the recharge, outgoing calls were immediately barred but incoming calls were active for a period of 15 days. With the new changes, the plan has now changed and incoming calls will work for only 7 days after the expiry of a prepaid plan. 

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