Exclusive: Result of Competition? Airtel Slashes 3G Internet Rates by 45%

Update: Airtel has currently removed the New 3G plans from its official portal what we have reported and they have updated us saying the reason for removal is technical glitch and currently only old 3G plans are active on system.

In what may be termed as a result of competition in 3G segment and also a measure to capture users before the 4G launch by Reliance Jio, Airtel has drastically reduced 3G data usage charges. Rates for minimal data usage remains same but for 1 GB and beyond the rates are reduced. Maximum reduction has been made for usage of 2.5 GB at 45%.

Airtel’s new 3G Rates

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Tariff Change in Percentage

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With this move by Airtel, it is only Vodafone who is offering 3G at premium prices (at Rs. 251/ 1 GB). Majority of other players are offering 1 GB 3G data in the range of Rs. 120 to Rs. 150. This is certainly a good move by Airtel, and they can hope to see a surge in 3G data pack activations.

Note: It appears to us that Airtel is still updating (or they are web exclusive as of now), the circle specific recharge pages with this information. However, these plans are readily available in Airtel Prepaid Mobile Recharge Portal.

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  • Aravind May 10, 2014 2:42 pm

    Before I got 2GB for 255. But now I get only 1GB. Very disappointed! !!!!!

  • Sudar April 22, 2014 7:53 pm

    Good move….. But expecting Reliance Jio SOON.

  • Mohit April 3, 2014 1:32 pm

    I get only 150 to 170 kbps download speed with Airtel 3G in East Delhi. I am using Nokia 5230 3G mobile as modem on my Dell laptop. I get only 4 to 5 network lines on my mobile. All 7 lines means high speed internet ?

    • prasad mayya April 3, 2014 5:11 pm

      i get only 1 bar most of the time… but downloading speed is around 3.5mbps…. when i checked at my friend home (same tower ) speed is 7mbps…….

      • Mohit April 3, 2014 10:38 pm

        Which mobile are you using and where ?

        • prasad mayya April 4, 2014 8:57 am

          nokia 5230 …. i too didnt get speed on mobile… but when i used in data card, i get above said speed…. but i am really disappointed
          1. tower is just 1km from my home… but i dont get proper signal inside …. i have to goto first floor and have to stand near window …..
          2. i recharged 25MB 9Rs pack … i just opened youtube website and viewed one video for 30 sec …. 25mb completed …. so 3g is not for common man ……
          3. also airtel is too costly … min pack is around 155Rs for 30 days ( earlier they have 103Rs 300MB 30 days —- now 21 days )
          4. if you activate 2g pack and select 3g mode, then also i got max 70kbps…. idea gives 128kbps ( select airtel )
          my friend is using motorola electrify m with mts ….. 1x speed is 140kbps and evdo speed is around 500kbps …. tower is 12km from my home ….. so we can get signal around 20km radius ( last week i checked 15km from highway …. )

  • Yogesh April 1, 2014 9:27 pm

    Karan: Hi. I am @A’bad, MH.
    What you said is true . My sister works @Mumbai, but for her Mumbai No: more charges @A’bad. She use Vodafone.
    N are ha: Tata tele services MH,: include MH, Goa, n Mumbai: together. 2 years I had used TATA indicom: superb network All over MH.
    Now I use Tata GSM.
    Though Mumbai is our Maharashtra State capital:
    This DOT made it separate circle.
    8cr users in MH n 2cr users in Mumbai.
    For 3G: at present
    You either go with BSNL or Vodafone in MH n Mumbai both.In mumbai: with mtnl n/w you can use.
    N loop: in mumbai;
    Uninor: in MH.
    The same problems since many years.
    Many have to Keep 2 different operators Sim: while Travell, work Between MH, Goa, n MUMBAI

    n You vote this time to right candidate: that new MP may raise these issues in next Loksabha: parliment.
    We atleast can do this: All Maharashtrian Together.

    • karan April 2, 2014 11:42 pm

      I think there is certanily wrong with maharashta mp who ever party it may be bjp,cong,mns,shivsena etc.. but no one cared about this issue but look at tamilnadu mps they work for the benefit of there people as in case of telecom they didnt wanted to have roaming charges between cheenai and tamilnadu so they merged both circle now license come as one cirlce for tamilnadu.So from this move people like
      1) there is no funda such as roaming for chennai and tamilnadu as it is not one circle from 2007 so they have single MNC.
      2) As i have seen in blog for 3g pack in tamil nadu including chennai they have to pay 149 around for 1gb which ever operator may be like voda ,airtel etc
      >>As operators have to bid for one license that is tamilnadu including chennai so operators have to provide for eg 3G in case to complete tamilnadu including chennai form this the operators also benefit so they provide cheap 3g pack in TN.
      >> but in case of mum ,mah and goa operators have to take two license one for mum and other for mah and goa which is too coslty so due which there is no uniform services in mah including mumabi eg Airtel 3g not in mah and goa but availble in mum similay for idea avail in maha and not in mum.
      >> I feel bad that many users who live close to mumbai circle like vasai virar, badlapur ,ambernathand many more towns near mumbai had paid huge romaing charges and have been looted since these clusters users travlled daily to mumbai for work.

      • Yogesh April 3, 2014 9:38 am

        Karan:
        1)In last 15 years: Telecom Ministers were: Dayanidhi Maran n A.Raja (DMK), Tamilnadu. So, for the benefit to their state they had taken those decisions.
        2)In recent times whole nation saw: how All M.P of Andhra Pradesh stood together, of different parties, but in the interset of Telangana: they all come together.
        3)N here in our MAHARASHTA: M.Ps hardly participate in parliment discussion, they can’t even speak Hindi,English properly: how they can express problems of ours?
        4) U.P: 80 n then MH: 48 seats of parliment: 2nd largest; but These M.Ps from MH never come together on the issues: in the interest of MH.
        5)Railway dept. was with Bihar Ministers: Nitish Kumar n Lalu Prasad Yadaw.
        During those 10-13 years they started n connected many pats of Bihar to rest of India:
        n These MPs of MH: useless.
        @Beed MH, even today no railway.
        Here in my town A’bad: we get water supply: 1/4 days for just 40 min
        N @ Latur n Jalna: 1/10-12 days we get water supply.
        6) A’bad – Mumbai: we have only 1 special Jan Shatabdi express; while Pune has 4-6 trains to Mumbai.
        7) In present election campain: just character assasination, curse, n non exising issues are being discussed in public rally by These so called Strong MH leaders.
        8) The issue you discussed: has been raised by MH times: but to vain.
        9) So, only thing we can do: at present is: to cast vote: to an educated n honest candidate.
        10)Do vote n encourage others too.
        N then our representitives should raise these issues @Parliment.

  • karan April 1, 2014 7:54 pm

    It very sad to see that even today some operators like voda, idea dont give uniform outgoing charges while moving between mum and mah circle by treating them as one circle as in case of other operaotrs like airtel, tata etc do treat as local calls between mum and m&G circle .Just what voda , idea provide free incoming thats it …I think its high time we need quality of services like uniformity its understood one state one circle but why in the name of metro city diving mum and mah and looting people. Wake up DOT work for the benefit of consumers.

  • karan April 1, 2014 1:17 pm

    I belive the reason for this is there is no uniformity between mumbai ,mah and goa circle where airtel have license for 3g operation in mumbai but not in mah and goa ,similar is the case for idea where they have license in mah and goa for 3G but not in mumbai.People are not able to enjoy seamless and very competitve 3g charges The only solution to this DOT should merge mumbai and mah ,goa circle as one circle so the operatos dont have to deal with buying the license for both mumbai and mah seprately.As in case of tamil nadu and chennai Mr maran merged both circles long time back in 2005 but he didnt do in case of mumbai and mah goa very bad treatment to the people of mumbai and mah who has been paying roaming charges between mum and mah being mumbai part of mah (are mns listening :-)).SO if govt decide and give license to operators as once license to complete mum,mah and goa as one licence people will enjoy seamless services and will also get 3G completely without worrying about in mum ,mah or goa also operatos will benefit they will have huge consumer base and i belive at end it going to benefit the customers of mum,mah and goa since operator will get huge margin and hence they will be able to reduce the data and voice charges.

  • Mohan March 28, 2014 5:50 pm

    I saw the low rates for few days for AP circle. Suddenly they have reverted the charges.

  • conred March 28, 2014 2:00 pm

    Wrong information In Karnataka it is 251 for 1GB

  • Yogesh March 28, 2014 1:37 pm

    Rs 35 n 480 tt? GREAT ! But sad part loop only in Mumbai , not @ A’bad ,MH. Anyway enjoy.

  • Madhu March 27, 2014 6:25 pm

    Not any more.. Airtel reverted to old charges

  • idea88 March 27, 2014 10:07 am

    @Darshan, yogeah, imahesh loop selling sim cards at rs.35 4 sima with 480 talktine (40 p.m upto 3 month and 4 sims *3*4=480 taktme) . At mulund . so loop want to increase valuation n get more money. so buy it and activate gang plan.

  • idea88 March 26, 2014 10:30 pm

    @ Darshan i mean vodafone allows all india
    i.e we can use mumbai Vodafone sim (internet data pack activated in Mumbai) to other place in india without data roaming charges.?? i heard from my friend who went in konkan . he said i dont pay if u go to there for accessing data when he out of Mumbai..

    • Darshan March 26, 2014 11:13 pm

      Yeah no extra charges for data

  • rahul March 26, 2014 9:03 pm

    what will be the charges for CLIP in Reliance postpaid SPECIAL_ROAM_239 plan

  • Yogesh March 26, 2014 7:01 pm

    @Darshan, hey hi.
    I ve ask Umesh, he also said Idea 3G speed reduced @Ulhasnagar.
    Seems for 3G Idea ve made this reduction in all over MH.
    N ha are, apart from 30 min session problem, Tata tele is really good atleast @ my place @A’bad, MH.
    Tough both Tata n Airtel operate on 1800MHz.
    Moneycontrol site: Tata TELE MH has 10.5 million users @MH, Goa, Mumbai.
    N ha are nowdays many frends shifting to BSNL/IDEA/VODAFONE 3G.
    as all these 3 ve 900MHz n oldest operators.

    • Darshan March 26, 2014 9:53 pm

      @Yogesh Rightly said…most dont prefer airtel now in maharashtra….n Tata tele there is no problem of 40 min disconnection but net do not start fast…

  • Yogesh March 26, 2014 1:35 pm

    Ha are: 3G good for heavy download, hd video streaming. N 250?/1GB 3G out of my bugdet, better is Hathway Mcn Broadband:
    500?/month unlimited .
    I hardly pay 80?/month to TATA GSM.
    25-30KB=200-240kbps is suufficient for me, to download pdf, emails n news, surf . 500 MB 2G is ok for me.
    @Present 78?/1.5GB idea 2G I am using. Valid till 29-3-14.

    Then I ll opt for Tata GSM 6?/month: 2p/100kb browse plan

  • Yogesh March 26, 2014 12:42 pm

    @A’bad, MH:
    In my family we have 5 Airtel no: 2 postpay: my aunty use their postpay connections.
    Till last month service was fine, but since last week:
    Frequent call drops is major problem, my Sister did 90rs ftt recharge as it is her primary n office no .
    But this Airtel become worst in last 5-7 days.
    Airtel was my sis 1st ever mobile no: since 2008 she use it.
    Yesteday 7 times call drop for same no, also call rate increase to: 1.6p/sec.

    12 of my friends ported to vodafone/bsnl postpay in feb from Airtel friends no.

    • Darshan March 26, 2014 3:45 pm

      @Yogesh Airtel coverage also lot of problems in maharashtra…even feel tata docomo better than airtel…out of 20 I found nly 1 who is using airtel over here….but 2G speed of airtel is better than idea & Vodafone in maharashtra…but no 3G so many of them dont prefer it….

      • idea88 March 26, 2014 4:51 pm

        @darshan i surprised that vodafone don’t have good coverage in mumbai? today i was gng to port in voda.. idea never tested by me. anyways i think in vodafone we can go in goa without any charge for surfing?? or even in konkan some friends said we not pay for Internet .. if we goes from Mumbai to konkan/goa. is it right. thanks.

        • Mayur, Maharashtra March 26, 2014 8:50 pm

          Brother, Specially in Metro Cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata you will face the problem of coverage of all operator in some area A operator will good in other area B operator will be good, this due presence of BTS and downtime of BTS…Even when you walk on the street of these cities your phone will show no coverage…I have face the same problem with BSNL in Delhi with MTNL network where there was no coverage on day I visited India Gate and on there day there was no coverage of Airtel and MTNL was full…Same case happen with my friend Reliance which was not available in Hotel Ashok, Delhi in basement and full on other floor of Hotel….

        • Darshan March 26, 2014 9:50 pm

          @idea888 when I said Vodafone not having good coverage it was abt.airtel and that too in Rest of maharashtra not mumbai….I said idea 2g speed is better than Vodafone 2g it was not abt coverage…n vodafone u will not be charged for incoming in goa or rest of maharashtra but outgoing charges in maharashtra & goa is 1.2rs/min and they donot mention while taking…If u want 2G then better go for Idea but for 3G Vodafone & airtel is good in mumbai

  • Yogesh March 26, 2014 12:20 pm

    As I know:
    RIM 2G:126 n 3G:157/1GB.
    Vodafone 2G:151 3G:150/1GB: my friend get it as special offer on his postpay connection.
    So not much price difference in 2G/3G. As you have 3G enable handset, better do 3G plan recharge.
    N one of my friend Try n succeed in this trick:
    Done 2G pack recharge of Tata GSM n by selecting 3G mode got good speed. But only once.
    Better you use 3G plan.
    I personaly don’t use 3G, as I don’t have 3G enable mobile device.
    I am not in MUMBAI, but in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

    • idea88 March 26, 2014 12:51 pm

      @yogesh thank u. but they get information that u paid 2g and u usinf 3g mode on same??? as far 3g concern battery drain emigately . so i also not to think go for 3g factor . battery will die so i am cautious abt battery to use 3g. only speed is good in 3g. any body use Vodafone 2G in Mumbai @Darshan? n hiw much speed of Vodafone 2g in Mumbai? i am using aircel so i am satisfied.

      • Darshan March 26, 2014 3:40 pm

        @idea888 Vodafone 2G speed is pathentic in mumbai…downloading speed 10kb/s even cant do recharge on paytm app….for 2G idea speed is very good in mumbai 25 to 30 kb/s constantly

  • Yogesh March 25, 2014 11:58 pm

    @Mayur, hey hi.
    As you are from Chandrapur my Uncle is ceo their.
    N are airtel increased my call rate to: 1.6p/sec, same with idea. No prior notice sms.
    Atleast Tata gsm inform via sms: Call Rate hike to 1.4p/sec, I sent mnp request, they reduce it to 1p/2sec.

    N never ask to those cc: all idea, airtel, Tata cc are outsourced . Those guys never have proper information .

    Better try to use: ussd /website.

    Airtel: *121#

    • idea88 March 26, 2014 11:18 am

      @darshan, yogesh i have 3G handset. my question if i use 3g operator like voadafone or reliance and if i make 2g recharge and then i select my 3G mode then i will 2G speed because i did 2g recharge or 3g speed???

      • Darshan March 26, 2014 3:37 pm

        @idea888 Vodafone donot allow user to acess 3G on 2G plan….Nly BSNL,MTNL,IDEA allow them..n abt reliance if you take u will have lot of coverage issue…when I travel to home once panvel is left no coverage in my phone…then again near pune covrrage comes

    • Mayur, Maharashtra March 26, 2014 8:54 pm

      Good to Know this Bro..

  • Mayur, Maharashtra March 25, 2014 11:19 pm

    Again one more surprise from Airtel here in Maharashtra they have change most of the Friend Plan to Normal Plan without notifying the customer…Asked to customer care about the same they said “Do you don’t check your balance regularly?” Your validity is over for the plan, which is not true. How each & everyone validity gets over in single day??? One of my friend living in Aurangabad(MH) told me the same…Please MH Airtel Customer reply the same if anyone is facing the similar problem and request to Telecom Talk please the confirm the news from Airtel Maharashtra….

  • MiND March 25, 2014 11:06 pm

    This was only one day offer by Airtel.They changed their plan NOW

    airtel.in/Airtel3G/tariff.html

    Rs.
    0

    Recharge amount : Rs. 0

    Benefit : Zero Rental, Volume based charging at 3p/10kb

    Validity : 30 days
    get it now
    Rs.
    102

    Recharge amount : Rs. 102

    Benefit : 300 MB

    Validity : 30 days
    get it now
    Rs.
    249

    Recharge amount : Rs. 249

    Benefit : 1 GB

    Validity : 30 days
    get it now
    Rs.
    449

    Recharge amount : Rs. 449

    Benefit : 2.5 GB

    Validity : 30 days
    get it now
    Rs.
    749

    Recharge amount : Rs. 749

    Benefit : 4 GB

    Validity : 30 days
    get it now
    Rs.
    1499

    Recharge amount : Rs. 1499

    Benefit : 10 GB

    Validity : 30 days

  • Kapil March 25, 2014 8:53 pm

    one of cheapest and one of the slowest in india. i have compared with other operators, found the slowest net. it slower than aircel. loop stood last in.mumbai for speed.

  • Yogesh March 25, 2014 7:04 pm

    @Amit: ha yar that 40 min session problem still there.
    40 min no problem; then they flash bal sms; n after 30-60sec it reconnects.
    But few + are: connect in 1st attempt; n after 40 min session atleast reconnects; though delay.
    N never make a call to cc: idea, tata cc are all same, those guys don’t have proper information.
    Better *141#: ussd.

    Try*141*1715#:
    500MB 2G@15rs!
    I had used in my both sim.

    N *232*1#: present offer for my no:
    @248rs get 222rs core bal +1GB 3G data.
    So 1GB 3G@26 rs.!

    N @105 get rs115 More than ftt.

    enjoy.

  • Gavin Mathos March 25, 2014 6:53 pm

    @Telecomtalk: Have checked the airtel portal today and found they are showing the old tariff plans only and there is no change/ reduction in the 3G Plans.

    Please check with Airtel.

  • Mayur, Maharashtra March 25, 2014 5:05 pm

    Bro even uninor has started increasing their tariff, first they were offering unlimited u2u for Rs.58 now it is Rs.68…still it is sabse sasta….nd their coverage has improved alot…

    • Yogesh March 25, 2014 5:28 pm

      Yes, max of my friends have a uninor sim: for calling /secondary sim.
      N they nowadays charge 90-120rs for new activation.
      N yes they are adding Customers atleast in my city.
      N now aircel new sim offer:
      15rs sim: 30rs tt
      3months validity
      sms@10p, aircel -aircel 19 hrs /day free .
      1p/2sec to others.
      100MB 2G/month.
      many in my colony opt for this offer.
      @ A’Bad MH.

      • Mayur, Maharashtra March 25, 2014 11:25 pm

        How come you are getting the sim card of Aircel in MH cirlce as they have stopped there services in the same and here in Nagpur & Chandrapur no sim card or even a single banner of Aircel is present and no new mobile network code is showing after searching manually…It may be possible only through choosing Tata Docomo network(40 Minute Disconnection Network)….

        • Yogesh March 25, 2014 11:48 pm

          @Mayur, are @my colony in A’Bad 4 retailers n in Osmanpura area many retailers selling Aircel Sim with said offer.
          In A’bad city, n in Bidkin, Waluj n near outskirt areas, small town also has Aircel .
          Really my college mates n residents in colony opt for it.

          No idea: wich towers they use: Aircel or TATA GSM.

  • Yogesh March 25, 2014 4:46 pm

    2GB@25rs?
    So lucky you are!
    Hope AIRTEL will continue these offers to all Loop Customers.

    • idea88 March 25, 2014 5:36 pm

      @yogesh , speed not good of loop . less than aircel, in aircel i get constant 10-20 KB anytime. i dont think airtel will provide cheap pack, but they may increase upto 50 for 1/2 gb .p.m.

  • Yogesh March 25, 2014 3:40 pm

    For Maharashtra
    BSNL 2G/3G 139/1GB.

    IDEA: *122#: special internet Offer
    Presently for my Number:
    3G Offers
    61rs/500MB/15days.
    152/1GB/30days.
    Last month it was 124rs,so idea has increase rates.

    2G Offer: 151rs/2GB/30days.;
    At present I am using 78rs/1.5GB 2G/30days.

    Tata DOCOMO GSM
    *141#: Self care ussd
    3G Offer: 153rs=750+274MB
    2G Offer: 95rs/1GB.

    I am at Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

    • Amit March 25, 2014 5:55 pm

      @Yogesh
      off topic
      TATA DOCOMO 40 min data discontinuation problem is not solved in Nagpur yet. Call the customer care but no use they said work is in progress. Are u facing the same problem

    • Darshan March 25, 2014 6:58 pm

      @Yogesh What speed are u getting in idea 3g…Mine idea speed not going byond 1.3mbps since last month…I complained to idea care many times everytime they say some jumper of their tower has gone faulty so it is taking lot of time to recover it…I had visited solapur few days back same condition tjere too speed 1.5mbps ..I think all jimpers of idea mh has gone faulty

      • Yogesh March 25, 2014 8:58 pm

        @Darshan, are I am using Idea 2G: as it is affordable. Sorry no idea about its 3G speed .
        Actually my mobile supports only 2G, as friends use 3G I had said 2Mbps of bsnl, as he my friend gets it.

        Possibility:
        1)as 152 rs special offer, they cap speed
        2)3G user, so traffic increase due to these offers
        3)Or as they reduce 2G speed to force users on 3G
        same tact they may be applying to force users to their upcoming 4G.

    • umesh March 25, 2014 9:12 pm

      i am not getting any such offer in docomo sim. speed of T24 net is worst from the past 1 week and 40 min auto disconection is there :(

      • Yogesh March 25, 2014 9:44 pm

        Hey Umesh hi.
        Are just send ‘PORT Mobile no. ‘ to 1900.
        I did same, Tata tele reduce call rate to 30p/min.
        N provie offer. Try once.
        N btw, what about your Idea 3G sim? If Tata net bad try Offer on idea.
        N if, then tell Darshan about Idea 3G speed. As I don’t use 3G, but use 2G.

        N if you want try this for Tata gsm 2G net:
        1)apn tata.docomo.internet
        2)Send ‘DEACT3G’ to 121.
        I tried now 2G speed good.
        3)Can try Tata live chat on website.
        4)can email them @ listen@tatadocomo.com

        • umesh March 26, 2014 6:17 am

          When i bought idea sim the retailer said that i will get 200mb for 3 months but i got it only for the first month wen contacted customer care he say idea doesn’t hav any such offer for new customer i lost RS.25 from main balance while using 3g.the speed has been reduced in idea 3g and 2g speed is good in mumbai

          • Yogesh March 26, 2014 12:29 pm

            @Umesh, yar why Idea did this to you?
            Never make Call to their cc, those are nontechnical outsource guys, they never have proper information.
            N yes Idea 2G is fine here too @A’Bad, MH.

  • Yogesh March 25, 2014 3:28 pm

    For Maharashtra:
    No Airtel 3G.
    N *121*1#: Airtel SPECIAL Internet Offer:
    Presently for my no:
    46rs/750MB 2G/15days.
    Last month it was 25rs/750MB
    so actually they have increase rates.
    N it is waste: 2G Airtel: speed just 2-7KB/s=16-56kbps. No use.
    Virgin MOBILE India provides me 25-28KB/s.
    I am @ Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

    • idea88 March 25, 2014 4:34 pm

      @yogesh, Darshan , imahesh Loop mobile True net plan for DKG(DUS KA GANG) NOs is just 25 rs. for 20 days for normal and android phone. 2 GB .speed average. in night 20-30 KB . in a day 5-15 KB . so i am in india using cheapest Tariff on earth. even uninor cant provide this.

      • Yogesh March 25, 2014 4:51 pm

        Yes, 25rs/2GB unique Offer.
        Uninor has 47rs/2GB/10 days, n nowadays my friend get 20-23KB @night with uninor.
        Uninor good for call: 25p/min: Sabse Sasta.; but for gprs not good.

      • Darshan March 25, 2014 6:51 pm

        @idea888 Good but not for me.bcuz I.get so.much irritated with 2G speed…Even bsnl night speed goes to 1mbps speed I get so much irritated that once u.will not believe I threw my S4..Thank god nothing happen tp handset but hardcase cover got cracked…So leave 2G…If any good 3G plans come then let me know

      • imahesh April 4, 2014 12:16 am

        I am having DKG plan but how to activate Rs. 25 plan.

        • Idea88 April 4, 2014 8:19 am

          @imahesh. try this- TRUNET25

          Send to 50505
          20days 2 gb. but i think Loop 2G for android is waste. so better to stick ur Wap plan. instead of Android (teunet plan). no good speed. as of ur recommendations on gprs on laptop via modem is wery pathetic. speed slow like tortoise.

  • Vaibhav Mandpe March 25, 2014 12:47 pm

    @Telecomtalk: Have checked the airtel portal today and found they are showing the old tariff plans only and there is no change/ reduction in the 3G Plans

  • mahaveeer March 25, 2014 12:40 pm

    where are new airtel 3g plans . no information about these plans on airtel website..

  • NAWAZ March 25, 2014 12:43 am

    Reliance
    2G Sim at Rs.30
    get TT Rs.70

    Tarrif plan validity 6months,

    1) Rim to Rim 1p/6sec
    2) Rim to othr 1p/2sec
    3) Daily 98sms*
    4) 100 MB
    5) 30 above FULL TT

    *Download speed at UC/IDM
    20kbps to 30kbps

    ANDHRA PRADESH

  • Anirban March 25, 2014 12:20 am

    Airtel web again revised to their old plan that means 1GB 3G data @ 249 in ROB circle.

  • shuvi March 24, 2014 11:43 pm

    bafna sir

    look at the airtel web they revised plans again it must b thr mistake..

  • harsh March 24, 2014 11:23 pm

    airtel is making fool …called helpline 3 times all are saying different things…some say 154 is for 2g plan and some say 149 is for 3g 1gb plan but no one is assuring that benefits will be given and no one transfering to senior

  • Ayaan March 24, 2014 11:19 pm

    Last evening i recharged my Airtel mobile with Rs. 249 and i got 1 GB data right away and another 1 GB after 24 hrs. In total i got 2 GB @ Rs. 249 but still its not 2.5 GB as communicated by Airtel on its website

  • Sudhakar March 24, 2014 8:14 pm

    To telecomtalk :

    Looks like the price reduction was a temporary offer. You should have mentioned it. Now, 1 GB costs Rs.249. airtel 3G is waste.

  • Kapil March 24, 2014 8:12 pm

    I have recharged with this pack as web exclusive pack. but i received 2GB 2G data instead of 1Gb 3g data. I called customer care two times. 1st executive didnt respond well, but another told me that i had done 198 recharge. i told him that even i received 149 deduction msg from my bank as well. I told him to transfer call to senior but he didnt do that.
    There is system error in airtel.
    Earlier i plan to recharge reliance 3g….. very bad move by airtel.

  • raj March 24, 2014 8:12 pm

    airtel thought of making customers ullus…finally itslef became ullu :D

  • Pradeep March 24, 2014 8:08 pm

    Bsnl 3G speed in Nashik,Maharashtra.in H+ network shooted up from 2mbps to 6mbps awesome speed..Satisfying me atleast.bcuz here nly bsnl 3g.provides 1gb 3g for 139 other idea & vpdafone providing 1gb fpr 250rs …H

    • Darshan March 24, 2014 9:19 pm

      Same I was getting in Sangli ,Maharashtra,when bsnl installed H+ tower after 10 or 12 days everyday the speed got .deteriotated Now ts 2.7mbps since 8-9 days which was speed bfore in H netqork too no use ….Now no one can beat Vpdafone continuesly I get 6-7mbps speed but dont know how speed get down when I enter Mumbai speed directly goes to 2mbps

      • Pradeep March 24, 2014 9:38 pm

        @Darshan Lets see I am getting continues 6.2mbps speed…n 2.7mbps iz not a bad speed bcuz I use internet mly for surfing and abt vodafone let me say in Nasik 3g is not available evwrywherw of vosafonw also Idea 3g spewd not going above 1mbps nowadayz many of my friends are porting tp bsnl due to this

      • Zeeshan March 24, 2014 10:34 pm

        @darshan U r vodafone fan but to say u vodafone giving 1gb for 250rs while bsnl giving 1gb 3g for 139 which is less than 1gb 2g of vodafone which cost 155rs…also 3g coverage of bsnl available everywhere while vodafone 3g available in nly city limit also vodafone call cost me 90p/min while bsnl 135rs gives 350min which cost 34p/min if calculated…in all bsnl is best

        • prasad mayya March 25, 2014 8:42 am

          when i checked all mobile signals, vodafone signals are worst ….. but gives excellent offers …… i got 16Rs 80MB 2G 30 days…..

        • Darshan March 25, 2014 11:14 am

          I am not a fan of Vodafone but 3G speed is best amongst all so

  • Sunil March 24, 2014 8:01 pm

    Idea Tamilnadu- Rs.98 for 2GB 2g with 30 days validity.

  • vineeshpv March 24, 2014 7:13 pm

    I am gonna take bsnl 3g as soon as they update tower in my area … 3g expansion is going on ill get bsnl 3g soon…airtel fools people.april fool on march ? :(

  • Chandra Sekhar Mandal March 24, 2014 4:48 pm

    Airtel site is now updated… :-( :-(
    1 GB @ Rs.249 && 2.5 GB @ Rs.449.
    See here airtel.in/Airtel3G/tariff.html

  • Sam From Kashmir March 24, 2014 4:18 pm

    Abi tak ka Sabse sasta 3G Plan by Aircel……… 67 mai 1 GB for 7 days validity it means 268 mai 4 GB for 30 days….. enjoy with aircel……..

  • adil March 24, 2014 3:23 pm

    i feel like airtel had done that reduction mistakenly but as we no the carter take together desision n voda has clearly said 3g tariff want go done so its the voda it must told airtel not to reduced the 3g tariff but in future increase the 2g tariff so if my guese are right then it is the only reason for them to remove the updates.

    • idea88 March 24, 2014 3:56 pm

      coai gsm association may have warned to airtel. so might be they increase same. Airtel called me by phone when i tweet to them, ‘we will tell u in evening’. let se

  • Deep March 24, 2014 3:19 pm

    Not available as of 24 March 2014, 3:17 pm, shows old plans only for Web Exclusive as well as Your Circle recharge options:
    i.imgur.com/ncpVk4C.png

  • Rama March 24, 2014 2:13 pm

    Off topic
    *The LG L70 and L90 Dual smartphones are now available for online order through snapdeal,

    specs of L70 are as follows
    *4.5 inch display
    *800*480 screen resolution
    *1GB Ram
    *2100 mah battery
    *Dual sim
    *8MP rear camera
    *0.3 MP front camera
    *8GB internal storage,expandable to 32 by Sd card
    *1.2Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor.

    *The LG L90 has
    *Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
    *1GB ram
    *540*960 display
    *4.7 inch screen
    *8MP rear camera or 5MP front camera depending on the market
    *1.3 MP front camera
    *2540 mah battery
    *8 GB internal memory expandable upto 32GB by SD card
    *dual sim

    *Apart from all this both the devices come with Android 4.4 KitKat and are the few devices to come with Kitkat in the mid-range segment.

    *Tomorrow one of the most beautiful devices that is the All New HTC One is gonna be released.As far as reports go the price is pegged around 600$/36,000Rs and may be around 45,000Rs in India.The best part is that this device is rumored to be available as soon as they launch.

  • Manish March 24, 2014 2:12 pm

    Thanks airtel for making us April fool on week before….

    This must be done by mistake only. It was really very surprising for us that they increased their broadband rental by 45%, whereas on the other hand they decrease the 3G rates by 45%.

    These private companies can do anything to generate their revenues.

    In the end of this story this is a fake news or else we can say airtel make us April fool. :P :P

  • Shabir March 24, 2014 12:56 pm

    now they have updated with old 3G tarrif plans again Like 249 1GB

  • manni March 24, 2014 12:50 pm

    Yaar Punjab me koi v 3G nai rural area me

    Or idea Pata ni kab launch karega :(

    • Prabhjot March 24, 2014 1:19 pm

      Idea lanch 3G in punjab 5 April

      • karandeep singh March 24, 2014 1:33 pm

        really! idea will launch 3g services in punjab on 5th march , but in 2014 or 3014? hahahaha

        • prabhjot March 24, 2014 3:51 pm

          Yes really Idea lanch 3G in punjab on 5 April

      • manni March 24, 2014 3:39 pm

        Really it would be great news.

        Will they launched in villages too or just like other company in big cities

      • manni March 24, 2014 7:01 pm

        How you know that ?? Where u get this information ?? Which website

        • prabhjot March 25, 2014 9:15 am

          I am going Idea cellular for bill payment
          They give information idea lanch 3G on 5April 2014

  • singh March 24, 2014 12:40 pm

    249 -> 1 Gb (Delhi circle)
    This is what i have got. Poor Airhelllllllll……….

  • Binod March 24, 2014 12:11 pm

    they have removed all the stuff… one hour earlier, details of all reduced 3g tariff plans were there but not anymore! did it happen by a mistake or they are really going to slash 3g plan rates?

  • Shabir March 24, 2014 11:47 am

    Just checked with airtel website and currently only Zero Rental 3G plan is available

  • Ankur Jain March 24, 2014 11:41 am

    Dear Telecomtalk Team, Airtel Just has removed all these revised plan from their portal. :(

  • idea88 March 24, 2014 11:39 am

    @All see peoples tempted to do recharges so what paytm saying when i gone to recharge- Temporarily experiencing high failures with
    Airtel. Try after some time.

  • hari March 24, 2014 11:18 am

    Long back it self airtel changed the tariffs. They are offering 3G at Rs. 127 with validity of 28 days. Im using the same since last 3 Months

  • Tahir March 24, 2014 11:12 am

    ” BEWARE ” I tried it through Airtel on line recharge portal I got 2GB of 2G and not 1GB of 3G.
    My complaint is pending with airtel.

    • guru March 24, 2014 2:24 pm

      omg thanks bro i wanted to recharge the same on my karnataka number

  • kaushik March 24, 2014 11:06 am

    yes airtel change 3G plans in mumbai circle too! I saw that now! no more 2G, just 3G :)

    • idea88 March 24, 2014 11:22 am

      @ kaushik give me link of airtel 3G of Mumbai as u claiming pack reduced. possible to use airtel 3G sim in dongle? or data will gone if i used? wil work in goa with same sim?

  • ramachandra March 24, 2014 10:52 am

    BSNL-3G-
    Rs.17 (100Mb/3days)
    Rs.98(700Mb/21days)
    Rs.140(1Gb/30days)
    Rs.252(2Gb/30days)
    Rs.3299(30Gb/365days and Data Card free)

  • chandana March 24, 2014 10:52 am

    BSNL Karnataka Circle 3G Data STV Rates are lowest & wide coverage
    1GB: Rs.139
    2GB: Rs.251
    5GB: Rs.561
    7GB: Rs.821
    10GB: Rs.1011
    Above STVs validity is 30 Days.

    3.5GB: Rs.449 valid for 90 Days.

    All above STVs can be activated through SMS “DATA<without space value of STV" to 53733. The amount will be deducted from Main Balance excluding Service Tax.

    For example for Data STV139 activated though SMS, amount will be deducted is Rs.123.70/- only.

    • Arjun Chandrashekar March 24, 2014 8:32 pm

      WTH! Aircel is Providing 10 GB For 997 RS which is Slightly Cheaper than BSNL! and Comparing BSNL Aircel is Quite Better

  • Vineesh pv March 24, 2014 10:33 am

    Hi5 man . Im using airtel 3g and bsnl wimax in kerala. Airtel ping is superb less than 80ms and speed maximum 5 to 7mbps on 7.2 mbps modem(its bits). I recharged with 455 one week ago got only 2gb data . I hope i get 4gb in next recharge.

  • idea88 March 24, 2014 10:13 am

    @ all in Mumbai r com offering 2 gb 3g for 2 month with all India call to 30 paise

  • Kaushik March 24, 2014 10:12 am

    I ported to Reliance GSM from BSNL, hoping better 3G speeds and better coverage in Kolkata. The 3G data plans provided by both operators are quite cheap. But I realised that it was stupid decision to port to Reliance GSM. The coverage, 3G speed and most importantly, customer service are pathetic! At least, BSNL’s coverage is good in Kolkata and WB and speeds are fairly okay.
    I have a second SIM – Vodafone. The speeds are amazing (usually 7-12 Mbps) in Kolkata; the plans are cheap. YES, the plans are CHEAP! I got 5GB for only Rs. 376!! Beat that, Airtel!! The coverage is super. The customer service is okay. If you’re from Kolkata, I’d strongly suggest you to port to Vodafone.

    • The Telecom Analyst (Kolkata Circle) March 24, 2014 11:21 pm

      5 GB for only Rs. 376 in Vodafone. Can you please tell me how to get this offer. I want to use Vodafone 3G.

  • idea88 March 24, 2014 10:11 am

    @Darshan, esmail, yogesh, imahesh .. question to u — have u facing any 3G problem in mtnl in mumbai ??? have u file complaint in pgportal and ur speed is upto mark aftrr complaint?? specially in navi mumbai or south Mumbai? can i use Mumbai mtnl sim in goa in bsnl network??? please comment i want new mtnl 3G connection. thanks

    • Darshan March 24, 2014 10:53 am

      Bsnl over mtnl network in mumbai gives 2mbps speed…Same speeds I got in juhu dadar.vashi thane andheri..I am not facing problem in it and yes u can use mtnl in goa by bsnl network without roaming charges…Why r u taking mtnl bdw? Bcuz airtel giving same benifits at same price

  • Global March 24, 2014 10:04 am

    @telecomtalk @chethans Idea Maharashtra is still charging 249 for 1GB :( and validity reduced to 28 days for ALL 2G and 3G packs which were 30 days earlier

    • Abhijit March 24, 2014 10:49 am

      Rs.249 3G pack still has 30 days validity in Maharashtra
      ideacellular.com/mobile-internet/3g/prepaid-data/maharashtra-goa

      • Abhijit March 24, 2014 10:58 am

        okay.. one issue observed.. website shows 30 days but on selecting online recharge option.. all 30 days pack are reduced to 28 days.. check our the screenshot…
        diigo.com/item/image/4owp3/w256
        whats wrong with IDEA?

    • Darshan March 24, 2014 10:58 am

      @Global Check *121# or call 12125 and u will get offer 152rs @1gb or at your own risk recharge with 152rs from recharge option u will get 1gb 3g atleast I get

      • Global March 24, 2014 11:54 am

        @Darshan i dialled 12125 and the ivrs told of 249 with 2GB 3G data and 449 with 4GB 3G data offer. Nothing related to 152@1GB… in fact i do a 151 recharge for 1GB 2G data. May be they are offering the 152@1GB 3G for new customers? I am with idea MH since 3+ years now… i hope they too reduce 1GB 3G rate to 150 something… :(

        • Abhijit March 24, 2014 12:34 pm

          Hi, the offer keeps changing from no. to no… if you get offer on dialing *122# then only recharge

        • Nitin March 24, 2014 12:43 pm

          These are Customer specific offers. I too getting 2GB 3G for 249 while brother getting 1GB 3G around 150. We both are idea Maharashtra customers.

        • Darshan March 24, 2014 4:05 pm

          Mine number is 6yrs old still I m getting offer..i thonk it is offer for specifi numbers only bcuz my friend also not getting.that offer…

  • Imon Aryan March 24, 2014 9:36 am

    AIRCEL gives me so more 3g data at less prices in kolkata :)

    67 rs -2 GB 3G DATA
    For 15 days !

    and bundling of 2 (67*2 =134 ) gives me (2+2=4 GB 3G DATA) For (15+15 =30 days)

    happy wid AIRCEL !

    BEST VALUE GIVING –>

    • abhishek chatterjee March 24, 2014 11:38 am

      HOW ? :O

  • Darshan March 24, 2014 9:04 am

    I hope they dont follow idea policy…they reduced 3G tariff for 1gb from 249 to 152 and so the speed before in 249rs I was getting 5+mbps speed and now in 152rs plan its 1.3mbps :-( Bsnl speed is better than it 2.7mbps speed….Best 1 for 3G in maharashtra is Vodafone 251rs 1gb 6.2mbps speed…..Real 3G experience but same pack.in mumbai it goes to 2mbps speed where bsnl in mtnl network gives same speed…I still didnot airtel 3G speed in mumbai…any1 have any knowledge abt it?

    • idea88 March 24, 2014 11:15 am

      @Darshan i am talking whether u used mtnl in navi Mumbai?? is pathetic?? even reliance here e issue. the bsnl sim on mtnl network is constant speed or it is fluactuate? and have u used bsnl sim on mtnl network in navi Mumbai??? it help me take bsnl sim to solve my issue. and last question will bsnl sim taken from Mumbai will work in 3G in goa(madgav) witht any charges??? thanksss

      • Darshan March 24, 2014 7:56 pm

        @idea888 I have used bsnl in mtnl network inVashi (Navi Mumbai) speed 2mbps n yaa it is npt continues fluctuating but no tension if it disconnects within 30sec it starts again….n yes maharashtra n goa r same circle so no charges will be appliedif u take mtnl sim or bsnl sim n use in goa actually we have a. triple benefit of no roaming charges in mumbai goa &maharashtra….

        • idea88 March 24, 2014 10:54 pm

          @Darshan u forgot to mention abt mtnl speed in mumbai or if u went goa (out of mum) then how speed is there for mtnl on bsnl?

          • Darshan March 25, 2014 9:17 am

            @idea888 its 2mbps in mumbai…n goa I don’t know

  • tech savy March 24, 2014 6:06 am

    Reliance 3g is fraud… N pathetic… Sid is very slow
    Mtnl 3g is good… But the dotted is v v slow.. They max offer 3.6MBPS… which is very very slow during day… Anyways already you can rely on Mtnl.. But not on others.. Vodafone (British telecom company) is sucking r blood with there high tariff and data plan.. However the service is really very good…

  • R!TTER March 24, 2014 4:52 am

    result of competition ?

    Absolutely not, the insane pricing of 3G data & other VAS based on 3G was mainly because of two reasons ~

    1) Price gouging as in the likes of AVoId forming an unholy union to cheat their customers, which was an indirect result of the scams & overinflated spectrum auction rates at the time.

    2) Lack of competition cause the bar was set, nearly two thirds of the (mobile)market was literally paying through their noses for “on the move high speed data” so there was no pressure on the likes of RIM, Tata et al to reduce their rates. Of course most of us wouldn’t need this 3G data if there were good & reliable broadband connections available at decent rates but with the likes of central & state govt already in cahoots with the likes of AIRTEL we can never imagine that landscape changing anytime soon !

    So what has changed now, all of this is in anticipation of an impending launch by JIO whose primary revenue model is gonna be data based & at 4G speeds, if priced right it’ll blow away the monopoly of AVOID group single-handedly but the fact that it’s taken nearly five years, since the original BWA auction was held, for RIL to launch their services means they were tacitly in agreement with their network infrastructure providers(AVoId) themselves, for the latter to recoup their 3G investments in due course of time !

  • NAWAZ March 24, 2014 1:00 am

    Reliance
    2G Sim at Rs.30 get TT Rs.70

    Tarrif plan validity 6months,

    1) Rim to Rim 1p/6sec
    2) Rim to othr 1p/2sec
    3) Daily 98sms*
    4) 100 MB
    5) 30 above FULL TT

    • Mohan March 24, 2014 11:09 am

      which state ?

  • debashish pachal March 23, 2014 11:12 pm

    can anyone tell me if these new rates are applicable in Delhi/NCR region?

    I am desperate for an MNP from Reliance GSM! I ported to this operator for the low cost 3G, but it has been an embarrassment so far!

    Please help me on this!

    • Manish March 24, 2014 12:08 am

      Yes dear it is applicable on all India basis as you can avail this facility by online recharge fro their own website only (as per told by airtel’s customer care executive).

      Reliance is horrible and cheater company in terms of all services. They deduct balance and also Data volume in name of Mobile data balance. Also, there 3G service in Delhi-NCR is terrible.

      Whereas, Airtel 3G is somehow reliable then Reliance 3G. I think you should wait for 2-3 days more before porting your current number as vodafone will surely slashing it’s 3G rates after this. After vodafone’s announcement go for it as 3G performance wise Vodafone > Airtel> Reliance > MTNL in Delhi circle.

  • Kingston March 23, 2014 11:11 pm

    For Chennai, Airtel already giving 3G 1GB data @Rs.127 for last 3 months for all customers and Vodafone also giving 3G 1GB @Rs.124 for last 3 months to all his customers. So i think Chennai people continue to enjoy 1GB 3G data @Rs.127 in Airtel Chennai Circle. This new rates won’t affect Chennai Circle.

  • Abhisek March 23, 2014 10:59 pm

    Lets hope Vodafone does the same thing..

  • SS March 23, 2014 10:58 pm

    @Sudhakar
    Oh really? You use broadband then i presume that you must be running to bsnl office every day due to false billing. I personally don’t use postpaid but have family members using it (vodafone), they never faced any concerns. Also, what calls or sms you make generally gets added to your un billed amount instantly.

    • Ashish March 24, 2014 7:37 am

      Yes i also never faced any issue with my airtel billing.

  • Chandra Sekhar Mandal March 23, 2014 10:56 pm

    After a long time 3G tariffs are down that too of Airtel. Really needed this as BSNL 3G in our area is unstable and it cannot be trusted. Whereas airtel 3G gives very good speed all the time with better coverage than pathetic BSNL.
    Now 2.5 GB 3G @ Rs.249. This is one good plan,just rechrarged it on my number.

  • Vijay March 23, 2014 10:34 pm

    Still no unlimited plan… Then not interested..

    • sree March 24, 2014 2:40 pm

      you would wait for lifetime, and still you don’t get it.

  • shuvi March 23, 2014 10:27 pm

    i dont like to Rechrg every day…. and i pay my bil online… ua ppl are carzy i was talking sumthng else… plus we kashmire ppl dnt hav roming on prepaid…so

  • Siddhu Arevindh March 23, 2014 10:15 pm

    No use !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No 3g in Kerala

    I am with BSNL :D

    • James Thomas March 23, 2014 10:57 pm

      I am getting 3G for Airtel kerala. I activated 3G before court verdict so I can roam into idea 3G using airtel recharge.

      • Tarun March 24, 2014 12:46 am

        James Thomas ur lucky then :)

  • Tiju March 23, 2014 10:13 pm

    Try BSNL. 1GB 3G@139. Recharge through SMS. It will be cheaper and BSNL offer FTT too.

  • Ramesh March 23, 2014 9:54 pm

    Dear Mr. Chetan, this is really good move but there are some terms condition mentioned. This pack will not work in roaming. But I was using post paid air tel of Mumbai and I was using the same in idea network in Gujarat and it was working as well.
    I just want to know whether this pack will work in Gujarat roaming in idea network which was working in case of post paid.
    Pls reply chetan.

    • Ramesh March 24, 2014 9:12 am

      Dear, I m having Mumbai prepaid sim and yesterday I checked in Gujarat. This all pack is even working on idea 3G network in Gujarat. I m enjoying now

  • SS March 23, 2014 9:40 pm

    I understand that people want to share knowledge here, thats well appreciated but not the wrong ones which someone here posts even after telling multiple times. Don’t just depend on bookish knowledge but use the practical knowledge too.

  • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 9:28 pm

    To telecomtalk :

    The ISD video call link http://www.airtel.in/wps/wcm/connect/f13cc133-4d4c-4c65-8fa5-196fd76bc230/ISD-3G-Video-Call.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url

    in the http://www.airtel.in/Airtel3G/tariff.html page is not working. May be increasing the ISD video call rates.

    Please carry an article urging operators to launch on net and off net video call rate cutters for calling within India and internationally.

  • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 9:25 pm

    Oh no. Do not use airtel 3G when roaming nationally.

    See this (6th condition) :
    Free data usage available in 3G data packs is not applicable while national and international roaming. Browsing charges of 3p/10KB will apply while roaming on airtel networks in India.

    To telecomtalk :
    Please do mention that none of the data packs in airtel work during national roaming. Waste. BSNL is far more better because the data and SMS packs will work during national roaming even in MTNL network.

    • SS March 23, 2014 9:35 pm

      Don’t call it a waste, first check practically before commenting. I use my airtel delhi 3g data pack on Idea/vodafone 3g UPE network without any extra charge. Also i used my idea 3g UPE on vodafone 3g network delhi.

      • Manish March 23, 2014 9:45 pm

        True said brother. I also using Airtel 3G in Delhi using Airtel UP (W) sim card.

        May be they are confused by the airtel statement on 3G roaming..

      • RK March 23, 2014 9:51 pm

        I know by personal experience for sure they do not charge in prepaid as well as postpaid 3G roaming.

        • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 10:15 pm

          Then why are they mentioning like this?. You may think that data packs are valid and use data extensively at last you will be billed / balance deducted for the used data (without the data pack being counted for). Then you can’t blame airtel because it has clearly stated.

          • rk March 23, 2014 10:43 pm

            Send an email. Get it in written. That’s what I do. Thanks

      • Tarun March 24, 2014 12:48 am

        Looks like they are confused … cuz even im using my Airtel 3G TN sim in Kerala :)

    • S Pathak March 23, 2014 10:04 pm

      BSNL is best in all respect.The real problem with BSNL is that it cannot increase the mobile tower power ( radiation level), above prescribed limit of DoT being a 100% govt. company that’s why 3G/2G coverage is poor inspite of 73,000 appx. Mobile towers except Delhi & Mumbai.Private operator’s tower radiation level are very 2 high which are very harmful for our health that’s why coverage is better even in lift and basement.

      • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 10:17 pm

        Well said. But the BSNL applies base tariff for voice calls (including national roaming even if roaming pack is enabled) on 5 festival days in a year which is highly condemnable.

        BSNL must launch affordable prepaid international roaming also.

  • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 9:18 pm

    It is waste for some plans :

    Airtel : Rs.45 – 150 MB – 7 days ; Aircel (Tamilnadu) : Rs.43 – 300 MB – 12 days ; BSNL (Tamilnadu) – Rs.35 – 240 MB – 7 days

    Airtel : Rs.149 – 1 GB – 30 days ; Aircel (Tamilnadu) : Rs.128 – 1 GB – 28 days ; BSNL (Tamilnadu) – Rs.139 – 1 GB – 30 days

    Airtel : Rs.999 – 10 GB – 30 days ; Aircel (Tamilnadu) : Rs.998 (unlimited data) – 10 GB (64 Kbps after 10 GB) – 28 days ; BSNL (Tamilnadu) – Rs.1011* – 10 GB – 30 days
    * – Activation by SMS will be cheaper. We can trust BSNL rather than the fraud, money making airtel.

  • Manish March 23, 2014 9:12 pm

    This is applicable only if you recharge your airtel prepaid through their website only.. It’s mentioned on airtel’s exclusive web recharge offer section.

    Hope good news come from vodafone side too.

  • shuvi March 23, 2014 9:11 pm

    so bad thezzz plans are just for prepaid….. prices are same in postpaid…. we are payng much more then pre…. stil… need to port out..

    • Manish March 23, 2014 9:22 pm

      True said..

      I am also using Airtel Corporate postpaid connection Alive CUG Net 375 Combo plan in which i got 600min (Local and STD) along with 1GB 3G data.

      Need to port out from Airtel now or else opt for Prepaid again.

      • RK March 23, 2014 9:41 pm

        I am using this and it is an excellent and probably cheapest combo plan.

        • Roma March 23, 2014 10:26 pm

          Better should go to Vodafone and opt its Genpect Corporate plan which gives 2000Min local V2V along with 150 Min V2O, 300 Min V2V STD and 150 Min V2O STD. Apart from this you get 1000 SMS (local & STD). All this come in Rs 199/- only and with 25% company discount. That means all the above bundled pack available in aroung Rs. 165/-. After this you can go for it’s 3G service. i.e., after reducing it’s 3G like airtel in upcoming days say in Rs. 150/- for 1GB 3G data.

          In overall you have to pay Rs. 165 + Rs. 150 = Rs. 315/- with much more freebies then airtel Alive net CUG combo 375 plan which not only gives less amount of free minutes but also less SMS and the main factor is it’s network. The airtel network in Delhi creeping now a days. Vodafone network is far better then airtel but it’s Customer care sucks..

          Also Vodafone 3G is much reliable then Airtel 3G in Delhi region…

          • rk March 23, 2014 10:47 pm

            Yes vodafone has some cool plans but no 3G I Hyderabad for Vodafone and some coverage issues.

    • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 9:22 pm

      What much more?. Just because the last call cost is not shown in postpaid connections, you will talk / use data in a careless manner. Then you blame the companies?.

      • RK March 23, 2014 9:37 pm

        There are people who do not want to be bothered abt every call and paisa so they need postpaid. Keep your suggestion to yourself. If smthing suits you dsnt mean its for everyone Different people different needs.

        • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 10:26 pm

          Not all of them are not bothered about their mobile spendings. Mind it. Most of them look cheaper methods to call.
          If they are not bothered about their spendings, then let them take prepaid and continue talking without enabling any booster pack.

          In postpaid, you will come to know about the frauds (made in the billing) only next month. But in prepaid, you can track down immediately. Can you point a single operator in India which provides real time (without any delay – yes, not even 1 day) postpaid billing?. How can you talk in favour of postpaid connections?.

          • rk March 23, 2014 10:49 pm

            Using postpaid since 8 years no frauds so please stop scaring ppl. Different ppl different different views learn to respect. No one asking to use postpaid.

            • Ashish March 24, 2014 7:31 am

              Yes using postpaid since very long. No issue till now. Never overcharged max bill 300 including rental 30 and unlimited 2g for 40 in maharashtra. I call extensively. I don’t know why people complain about postpaid

          • prasad mayya March 24, 2014 10:36 am

            i agree ….. i used tata indicom and reliance cdma postpaid connections earlier….. both are fraud …. just give a miss call to any no….. they will charge …. now i have tata cdma postpaid…i checked bill last month, they charged for every miss call ….. so now i rely on prepaid only …….

      • Manish March 23, 2014 11:02 pm

        What do you mean by careless manner??

        Should everybody take a personal diary with himself everytime and note down the outgoing calls, DATA usage and number of sent sms by him.

        The company must make a limit other then Credit limit in which they should inform the customer about reaching their freebies limit.

        You can’t say that people using postpaid are using it as a careless manner and complaining or blaming to the companies everytime.

        The plus point with Prepaid users is that they are aware and can check it’s remaining balance and Data which is not possible till now in case of postpaid.

  • tech savy March 23, 2014 9:09 pm

    Time to leave Vodafone…
    If there plans are available in Mumbai.. Than nothing like it… Coz is better then mtnl

    • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 9:32 pm

      Try Aircel 3G or BSNL / MTNL 3G. Also try Idea 3G if available there.

      What about Reliance 3G in your area?.

  • MiND March 23, 2014 8:44 pm

    This plan is only available at

    http://www.airtel.in/Airtel3G/tariff.html?

    • Chethan S March 23, 2014 8:48 pm

      You have posted the right link! In addition to that, they also show up in Airtel’s prepaid recharge portal.

      • Sudhakar March 23, 2014 9:34 pm

        Oh no. Do not use airtel 3G when roaming nationally.

        See this (6th condition) :
        Free data usage available in 3G data packs is not applicable while national and international roaming. Browsing charges of 3p/10KB will apply while roaming on airtel networks in India.

        • Chethan S March 23, 2014 9:38 pm

          That condition was there even before, but users are allowed free usage. Don’t know why they put up that condition!

          Here is what my twitter pal said in February – https://twitter.com/SathyaBhat/status/433472003610521600

          • ashish March 24, 2014 7:25 am

            Only available for prepaid as postpaid shows same polls rates. Can somebody tell me when can airtel start 3g for new customers? I know old user can still use it but what about new one

  • Mahmood Junaid March 23, 2014 8:33 pm

    Is there any official word yet? Still circle specific page shows old rates…

  • sree March 23, 2014 8:30 pm

    Now, Airtel decreased 2G prices here in Hyd, they are offering 94Rs/1GB/2G/30Days

    • krish March 23, 2014 9:39 pm

      Where did you find that offer? I didn’t find any in hyd.

      • sree March 24, 2014 2:16 am

        its being displayed in the volatile message/cell broadcast/area info. its being displayed for almost a month or so. that means its for every one and not customer specific(atleast i think so).

        • krish March 24, 2014 8:54 am

          Ok. Will see it.

  • rhushikesh March 23, 2014 8:23 pm

    yes……..
    going to port in airtel

  • Vinod (Khatima-Uttarakhand) March 23, 2014 8:08 pm

    Without unlimited plan all are waste of money.

  • Jagannath March 23, 2014 7:57 pm

    This offer is not available across all circles.
    Only its a special offer on certain mobile nos. The rates for 1GB/month is still around Rs.250

  • Kapil March 23, 2014 7:53 pm

    How can be it possible?? coz they have reduced Rs. 152 2g+3g pack. Earlier last month pack provides 1000mb ( 500mb 2g & 500 mb 3g). Now it reduced to 700mb (350mb 2g & 350 mb 3g). for 28 days.
    Earlier Rs. 149 pack was 2g. If 149 provides 3g data then what about 2g pack.

  • amitsalat March 23, 2014 7:52 pm

    bsnl Gujarat also offered 2 gb 3g data only 251/- & 1gb 3g data 139 /-

  • idea88 March 23, 2014 6:37 pm

    @all @chetan not as u stated it is 179 rs arund 750 apprx mb for 28-30 days. and for 212 is for 30 days. in mumbai. wrong info by u!!!!! . Loop mobile in airtel on 1st April….. so that’s why they reduced pack may also this reason??? Reliance jio may launch before July 2014 and i want reliance gsm must bring 3G pack around 130-140 rs. instead of 156 rs. wait n see.

  • manu March 23, 2014 6:37 pm

    bsnl Kerala offers 1gb 3g at 139 plus 350 local minutes at 135 recharge. beat this!. I am switching to April 8, the day 90 days complete from my porting into airtel:p

    • Darshan March 23, 2014 7:54 pm

      Bsnl maharashtra speed dont go above 3mbps….idea 3g is worst then that 1.2mbps! Best provider for 3g is vodafone 6mbps speed in maharashtra but same pack speed in mumbai is 2mbps…b

    • Jibin John March 23, 2014 10:40 pm

      Doesn’t BSNL kerala 135 stv provide 350min local/STD any network. U just mentioned only local :-/

  • harsh March 23, 2014 6:21 pm

    only applicable for exclusive web offers…not reduced for circle recharges…..they wont reduce their tariffs at all

  • PARVINDER SINGH SIDHU March 23, 2014 6:05 pm

    wrong information Delhi as per today 23.3.2014, after information recharges 255/- 1 G.B Please replay why wrong information of TT.

    • Jibin John March 23, 2014 10:45 pm

      It may not be wrong info. The post says the sites are being updated. And it’s a private company. Those expect them to give cheaper recharge option readily to everyone.

      Few of my friends used to pay 149 when the actual cost was around 249. They said they got a call from airtel CC saying they were special customers and were given the cheaper offer.

      So not all customers might get the cheaper option. And u may be one of them.

  • abhishek chatterjee March 23, 2014 5:57 pm

    wow! ab bhar me gaya reliance 3G..

  • MiND March 23, 2014 5:56 pm

    Tooooooooooo….. late.They should offer these plans when 3g was new in the market.

  • Saravana Kumar March 23, 2014 5:51 pm

    Before for chennai it is Rs 127 for 1GB valid for 28 days, Now Rs 149 for 1GB valid for 30 days.. so Airtel increased tariff not reduced.

    • Rama March 23, 2014 8:13 pm

      *+1
      Relatively speaking airtel has actually increased tariff in Chennai and has not increased it.

      • Rama March 23, 2014 8:31 pm

        *Ignore the previous comment I meant to say that relatively airtel has increased 3G rates in chennai and has not decreased it.

  • Rama March 23, 2014 5:43 pm

    *In Tamil Nadu circle Vodafone is still providing 1GB 3G data at 124rs and is turning out to be cheaper than airtels 150rs/1GB/3G offer.

  • aditya March 23, 2014 5:43 pm

    Is this available for Mumbai circle????

    • Kunal-West Bengal April 3, 2014 4:30 pm

      no offer in my circle.