Incumbent telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are launching new tariff plans for existing users, but unlike Reliance Jio, the existing user plans are not applicable for new users. For the uninitiated, Reliance Jio’s tariff plans can be availed by both existing and new users, but the new users have to pay an additional amount of Rs 99 for JioPrime membership. Keeping that in mind and to attract new users, Bharti Airtel has introduced five prepaid plans starting at Rs 178 and going all the way up to Rs 559. These five First Recharge (FRC) plans from Airtel offer up to 126GB of 4G data along with unlimited voice calling and 100 text messages per day. And yes, these FRCs are applicable across the country.
Airtel FRC 178: Benefits and Validity Period
Aforementioned, Airtel’s first recharge plans start at Rs 178 and it offers benefits of unlimited local, STD and roaming outgoing calls, 100 SMS per day and 1GB of 3G/4G data for a period of 28 days. This is the same plan Airtel is offering for existing users at a price of Rs 149, although as a segmented plan.
Airtel FRC 229: Benefits and Validity Period
Moving onto the FRC 229 prepaid plan, Airtel is offering similar benefits of unlimited voice calling even in national roaming, 100 SMS per day and 1.4GB data per day for a period of 28 days. To recall, the same plan’s is being offered by Airtel to existing users at Rs 199.
Airtel FRC 344: Benefits and Validity Period
Next on the list, we have the FRC 344, which offers a decent 2GB data benefit per day for 28 days. Other than these, Airtel also provides an unlimited user voice calls without any FUP limit and 100 SMS per day during the validity period.
Airtel FRC 495 and FRC 559: Benefits and Validity Period
Lastly, we have the FRC 495 and FRC 559 prepaid plans offering benefits for 84 days and 90 days. Both the plans offer similar benefits of unlimited local, STD and national roaming outgoing calls, 100 SMS per day and 1.4GB data benefit per day. The data benefit can be availed as 2G or 3G or 4G.
Airtel First Recharge Plans: Terms and Conditions
Airtel has some terms and conditions on these first recharge plans. The telco is offering voice calling only for normal usage and if the company finds a user misusing the unlimited voice calling benefit, then the benefits will be taken off from that particular mobile number. Another thing worth noting is that these prepaid plans can be availed only via My Airtel app or website, other than at the time of availing the SIM card.