There seems to be no end to the tariff war that’s raging in the Indian telecom market. Airtel has now revamped its Rs 149 plan to offer 2GB of data per day in select circles, an increase from the 1GB data previously offered by the plan. Besides the data, other benefits offered by the plan include unlimited voice calling, and 100 SMS per day for a period of 28 days. By comparison, Jio’s Rs 149 prepaid plan offers 1.5GB of data per day.
A couple of months back, Airtel announced a new offer for its existing customers. The company is offering 30GB of free data to users who upgrade from a 2G/3G device to a 4G smartphone. Users would get 1GB data per day for 30 days, which will be applicable over and above any existing plans the users might be currently on. The company notes that the 30GB free data will be credited to the user’s account 24 hours.
Last month, Airtel announced that those who subscribed to its unlimited prepaid plans get finally get to enjoy ‘truly unlimited’ mobile internet. The company now offers a throttled speed of 128kbps after the user has exhausted their daily limit. This throttled speed would be in effect till the next day’s data limit begins. For example, if the user has subscribed to a plan with a daily data limit of 1.4GB, and exhausts it before the day is over, they can continue to use internet at a speed of 128kbps for the rest of the day until the next day’s quota of 1.4GB begins.