Exclusive : Airtel Launches New Postpaid Plan-249, Offers Cheapest Local Tariffs and FREE Incoming Call Facility While Roaming in Western Region

Airtel the largest mobile service provider in India today brought smiles to its Postpaid customers in Mumbai telecom circle by launching new ‘Value for Money’ postpaid plan offering lowest local call tariff benefits and free incoming call facility while in Roaming in western region (Gujarat-Maharashtra-Goa) under its ‘Fab-Friday’ offer.

Airtel’s new postpaid plan comes for monthly rental of Rs.249, offering 1000 Local minutes to any network with in Mumbai circle where as effective cost of local call will be just 25paisa per minute. Beyond free usage, local call charges will be 10p/minute for Airtel to Airtel calls while Airtel to any other local mobile phone calls will be charged at 30p/minute. Local calls to any landline phone and STD calls to anywhere in India will cost 60p/minute.

Apart from above Free 1000 local minutes, subscriber will also get 249 Free SMS (Local/Natioanl) and FREE 200 MB Mobile Internet data usage per month.

As an introductory offer, Airtel also providing ‘FREE Roaming Facility’ to all subscriber enrolled under this new Postpaid Plan-249. The new tariff plan will allow Mumbai based Airtel mobile customers roaming in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa to enjoy FREE incoming calls and make outgoing calls at home tariff. To activate Free Raoming benefits Customer has to send SMS ROAM to 51619 after subscribing the above plan.

Do you think this new postpaid plan is ‘Value for Money’ or like ‘Kuch Toofani’ ;) ? Do share your views via comments!

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  • krishna - gurgaon August 27, 2014 1:19 pm

    i want to change my airtel postpaid plan

  • Banamali Saha - Mumbai August 1, 2014 10:20 pm

    I am having postpaid mobile connection with Vodafone in Mumbai. I like to keep the same number with Airtel. What is the Procedure for the number portability.

  • yogesh July 3, 2014 12:34 pm

    HI, i have mentioned 249 plan but before 2-3 months ago suddenly my plan is changed without any information to me by airtel. So this type of badly service is treated to customers by airtel. i have taken followup with cust care but there is no any change so 249 plan gives me only 500 min free calls. Please suggest what to do.

  • VICKY June 30, 2014 6:24 pm

    Hai i am from tamil nadu I want do change my family mobile Nos in airtel if you lanch this plan in tamil nadu . when you lanch this facility?

  • Karnaram Suthar May 27, 2014 11:24 pm

    I am interested this plan but not available

  • soundhar May 12, 2014 11:37 pm

    I am in chennai circle.I want airtel 249 plan,please help me.

  • Dr.Aspi Raimalwala April 16, 2014 6:22 pm

    I had similar or little better plan than this since about a year.Without informing me they changed my plan and removed 200 mb usage data from my plan.My bill use to come on an average 350-345 which all of suddan after this change came to be Rs.1057/- which I had to pay.Previously this plan had 1000 min.in Mumbai.PUNE and Goa.Now they advertise only for Mumbai circle.I am told that 200mb free data per month is only for 2 months which they have not specified and that too for new subscriber.As for free roaming in Gujarat they take upfront charge of Rs.70/-which also is not disclosed/specified.After 2 months they will start billing you exorbitantly as in my case in the name of 3G data usage. Be careful.I have once already written this but no explanation or reply.

  • jagdish saini April 16, 2014 9:55 am

    Plal.ki.jankari muje do.I.want.this.plan

  • dhanasekar rsd March 31, 2014 8:34 pm

    I want this plan pls help me boss

  • DR.Aspi Raimalwala March 17, 2014 7:59 am

    when u ask for free roaming benefit after activating the plan they will ask for additional money for this facility. This I have inquired from their office. I had Rs.249/- plan since almost a year with 1000 min.free local calls in circle plus Maharashtra,249 sms local and national and 200 MB free internet usage.. Without informing me they changed my plan last month(a lady officer at Shivaji Park office Mumbai confirmed this ). The new plan had only 800 min free and NO FREE internet.When I objected they reverted back the plan without informing that this reverted plan had 200 MB free for only one month.. All along my average bill used to be Rs.325/- To my horror when I went to pay my next bill the amount was Rs. 1057/- almost more than three times my average bill. Upon personal inquiry they informed me that 200 MB internet was free only for one month and u have used extra 2G and 3G for which I was charged additional almost of Rs.650/-.This is how they flees the gullible customer and pass the buck on various unexplained rules of TRAI. Be careful and do proper inquiry before subscribing to any plan.Imagin the hefty sums they must be collecting from uninformed customer.Hope some responsible officer looks into this matter and resolves the problem.

  • sunil February 4, 2014 3:04 pm

    Hi
    I am staying in pune i want this plan or any corperate plans in pune so could you please guide me or can you allocate any customer agent of airtel member

  • sumedh wahane January 20, 2014 4:58 pm

    More this plan

  • shanmugam January 11, 2014 4:52 pm

    this plan available in chennai? I’m want this plan

  • amit patil November 18, 2013 8:00 pm

    I want to this plan

  • dinesh dinakaran November 16, 2013 9:49 pm

    how can I get this 249 postpaid plan in tamilnadu

  • Arunkumar October 29, 2013 10:10 pm

    pl tell me how i can get this plan in andhrapradesh this249plan is vvvgood give reply iwant to port my number

  • Raju October 20, 2013 12:52 pm

    i want take this plan

  • sakthivel September 12, 2013 12:44 pm

    i want std plan

  • Sid September 10, 2013 10:52 am

    This also applicable in vidarbha?

  • hom singh September 7, 2013 2:07 pm

    249 nice

  • dhiraj July 23, 2013 2:17 pm

    I want a 249 pln

  • john July 12, 2013 11:24 am

    I wants to std benefits also Kerala roaming free in posperd.

  • Alok Sinha July 11, 2013 10:28 am

    I want to port my vodafone no. Please let me know, how to do it.

  • sagar dattatray lokhande April 2, 2013 10:13 pm

    nice plan 249

  • RAJ March 30, 2013 12:40 pm

    when will be available this plan in Karnataka mangalore, todays airtel going very costly but i am using airtel only fast 15 years i like airtel but not a rate and your unauthorized sms and calls plz stop……………..

  • Pushkar March 6, 2013 2:37 pm

    sabse bekar service hai yar 10 days se postpaid plan ke liye call kar raha hu lekin koi fayada nahi hai. bakwaas

  • Mahavir Singh February 13, 2013 5:01 pm

    When would be launch this plan for Delhi/NCR

  • aluru.rao January 11, 2013 7:18 pm

    when will be available this plan in hyderabad

  • rajarao January 11, 2013 7:16 pm

    good plan. when will be available this plan in hyderabad.

    • kambala yadagiri October 23, 2013 5:53 pm

      I want this plan i am staying in hyderabad so is this plan available in Andhra-pradesh……….??????????????
      please Replyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • rajarao aluru December 20, 2012 7:23 pm

    when will be available this plan in hyderabad.

  • Anderson Divakaran December 19, 2012 10:40 am

    Ek Dum Toofani………………….!I want go for this plan by any chance

  • D.hore December 18, 2012 4:46 pm

    whether 249 plan available for northbengal/westbengal users ? plz let me aware.

  • aluru rajarao December 17, 2012 5:32 pm

    when this plan will be available in andhra pradesh in hyderabad.

  • shiva December 14, 2012 11:34 am

    i want unlimited std plan in which i can unlimited for a particular airtel no

  • Amit Kumar December 3, 2012 8:12 pm

    This plan is very good but it should be available in Delhi circle also…….

  • Desh deepak pandey November 27, 2012 12:25 am

    I want to 10,or 20 pasha plan on one airtel no plz suggest me otherwise i will change my no. Other company give this type offer as reliance 599 plan

  • Lokesh November 15, 2012 9:55 am

    i want chi-pest unlimited calling unlimited net. unlimited sms plan pls. reply for plane details

  • surender paul October 29, 2012 7:36 pm

    i want chipest unlimited calling & unlimited net ,unlimited sms plan .plz reply for plans details

  • dhileepkumar September 26, 2012 11:45 am

    i am using airtel postpaid, i am changing ab ridays (ab baatein houngi)plan.plz replay how to change as early as possible.

  • dev birare September 3, 2012 4:22 pm

    i want chipest unnlimited calling unnlimited net. unnlimited sms plan pls. reply for plane ditials

  • Raghav Gaur July 14, 2012 12:40 pm

    ps confirm the plans. I want to airtel postpaid connection.

  • DJSays June 13, 2012 6:33 pm

    The 200 mb data is only for first 3 months.

  • Allu June 13, 2012 4:15 pm

    Bsnl luanches a stv of 152 which can gives free incoming calls on roaming within india with the validity of 90 days (ap circle) and this stv also offers 2000 min local and national minuts… Plzz i requwesting airtel to offer this type of tariff because airtel great!!

  • Vivekanand S June 4, 2012 11:59 am

    Hi,
    Where did you get to know of this offer? Was it in a retail outlet or did you get a message regarding the same?

    Cheers!

  • DB June 4, 2012 11:21 am

    @ravin

    @ PRAVIN – only when DOT makes it mandatory – then AIRTEL AP will be (forced to) introduce it … till then PAY for your incoming calls in AIRTEL AP. Alternately use BSNL RC150 or DOCOMO RC45.
    >> When it is going to be launched in AP?

  • Abhijit June 3, 2012 9:25 am

    Arif :
    This plan is some 4 to 5 month old and I used this plan some 2 months back. But CC of airtel says 1000 minutes applicable for Mumbai as well as for Maharashtra & Goa circle. Even during roaming in Maharashtra & Goa this 1000 free minutes applicable.

    Very True.. Airtel Mumbai-Maharashtra circle are treated as one local circle for all Prepaid & Postpaid users since 1st May 2005.. So all STVs for Prepaid & schemes of Postpaid are applicable in both the circles… I too using Airtel since 1st May 2005 for above reason of No roaming between Mumbai & Rest of Maharashtra circle..
    Only NTP-2012 effect added Gujarat circle for incoming free there.. But outgoing will be at 1.2ps/sec from Gujarat not as per home tariffs..

  • Arif June 3, 2012 6:18 am

    This plan is some 4 to 5 month old and I used this plan some 2 months back. But CC of airtel says 1000 minutes applicable for Mumbai as well as for Maharashtra & Goa circle. Even during roaming in Maharashtra & Goa this 1000 free minutes applicable.

  • DJSays June 2, 2012 9:21 am

    Good offer. I hope Idea & Vodafone follow suit so that I don’t have to port out :P

  • Abhijit June 1, 2012 9:16 pm

    But Airtel is already providing home like tariffs and roam like home for all prepaid & postpaid users between Mumbai- Maharashtra circle since 2005…

    Only Gujarat circle is added in it now due NTP-2012 effect & have to activate by sending sms as ROAM to 51619… Yesterday it launched for Prepaid and today they launched for postpaid too that’s it…

    And if to claim full Western region roaming free then they have to add Madhya Pradesh circle also in this plan!!!

  • Prabal June 1, 2012 8:44 pm

    When was the last time, Airtel introduced an offer for Rajasthan? 2008?

  • ravin June 1, 2012 7:38 pm

    When it is going to be launched in AP?

  • Gowrishankar June 1, 2012 3:07 pm

    @F1 It is true only…

  • irfan June 1, 2012 3:04 pm

    very good plan by an elite users compnay we ho these strategies are followed by vodafone for all india basis

  • F1 June 1, 2012 2:53 pm

    It seems Airhell is feeling the heat of MNP and its taking some drastic measures to arrest the movement of customers to other networks

  • kingston June 1, 2012 9:19 am

    NTP 2012 effect. . . . Good move by Indian Telecom & TRAI