Jio effect: Airtel offers unlimited calls, 84GB data at Rs 399

By Shubham Sharma | Published on Sep 01 2017
Jio effect: Airtel offers unlimited calls, 84GB data at Rs 399
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Airtel’s new prepaid plan offers unlimited local and STD calls and bundles 1GB of 4G data, similar to Jio

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Airtel has launched a new prepaid plan of Rs 399 to counter Reliance Jio’s Rs 399 Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. Airtel’s new recharge offers unlimited local and STD calls along with 1GB of 4G data per day. The validity of this plan is 84 days. Jio had earlier announced two recharge options of Rs 349 and Rs 399 which offered 1GB of 4G data and unlimited local and STD calling for 56 and 84 days respectively. 

Airtel, also launched some other offers ranging from Rs 8 to Rs 399. Here’s a list of all of Airtel’s new plans.

Rs 8 plan: Local+STD mobile calls 30p per minute for 56 days
Rs 40 plan: Rs. 35 talk time with unlimited validity.
Rs 60 plan: Rs. 58 talk time with unlimited validity.
Rs 5 plan: 4GB 3G/4G data for 7 days. (FRC option, only available on new 4G sims)
Rs 199 plan: Unlimited local mobile calls plus 1GB 2G/3G/4G data for 28 days.

Recently, Jio announced its JioPhone which is a low cost feature phone with 4G VoLTE. The JioPhone is free in a way as users need to shell out Rs 1500 for it, but the amount will get refunded in full after three years, on returning the device. Buyers do need to pay an initial amount of Rs 500 while pre-booking the phone. Airtel also seems to be working on an inexpensive 4G device to take on the JioPhone.

Ever since Jio entered the telecom sector, all other operators have been struggling to retain their customer base as many users have ported or changed to Jio. Jio offers lucrative data and calling plans and claims to provide 20 percent more data than other leading telecom operators.

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