Bharti Airtel has come up with a new prepaid tariff plan of Rs 219 which offers the similar benefits as the Rs 199 open market prepaid plan, but the addition here is the unlimited Hello Tunes offering. Yes, Airtel's new Rs 219 prepaid plan provides exactly the same benefits as the Rs 199 plan, but it allows users to set a Hello Tune based on their liking. Essentially, this plan is aimed at users who want to set a free Airtel Hello Tune to their number as Reliance Jio is offering the service for free. On the whole, the all-new Rs 219 prepaid plan from Airtel offers unlimited voice calls, 1.4GB data per day which turns to 39.2GB for the entire validity period of 28 days, 100 SMS per day and Airtel Hello Tune subscription for 28 days.
Up until now, Airtel has been offering Hello Tune subscription plans separately. Airtel currently has two Hello Tune subscription plans of Rs 36 and Rs 146. The Rs 36 plan gives Hello Tune subscription for 28 days, whereas the Rs 146 plan offers the same for 180 days. Airtel users can head over to any recharge portal to avail the Hello Tune subscription.
However, Airtel has now decided to offer Hello Tune subscription plan with the unlimited combo plan itself, which is a good thing for the avid Hello Tune users, but it doesn't make any difference for other users. For the normal users, we still have the Rs 199 prepaid plan that offers 1.4GB of 4G/3G data per day, unlimited voice calls including roaming calls and 100 SMS per day for 28 days.
For the separate monthly Hello Tune subscribers, recharging the Rs 219 plan will save some amount. Airtel's Hello Tune plans were available for the users for a long time, but the company is focussing on these plans since the Jio's entry because the new entrant is providing the JioTune (the same Hello Tune with a different moniker) subscription free for all the users.