Airtel brings back SmartBytes for postpaid users

Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator, has started offering SmartBytes for postpaid users once again starting today, after discontinuing it for four months.


The company withdrew the service, which lets users top up their data balance even if they use up their data limits in a monthly bill period, in June earlier this year.

Airtel is informing its users about the re-introduction of SmartBytes, but the company’s website shows that the service is not available in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Orissa regions.


During four months when the service was inactive, postpaid users had to choose at least 1GB of data top up due to unavailability of small data packs. Now, one can easily use the SmartBytes service once again.

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October 9, 2015 12:33 pm 12:33 PM
I am satisfied with Airtel billing. I am user of Airtel Corporate myPlan 149, gives 4 packs. You can take all 2G packs or voice packs. You can change packs once in month. If you consumed almost 1000 MB(250MB* 4packs), then you can upgrade to myPlan 199, gives 7 packs. Airtel calculates bill on day basis. If You used 149 plan 15 days, then charges Rs75 will apply for 1st 15 days. After that 199 plan for 15 days, then charges Rs100 will apply. So you get In 200Rs. (175+ service tax) =2750MB = 1000 MB for 15 days +… Read more »
October 10, 2015 12:50 am 12:50 AM

hey manish
i am also using airtel postpaid with vodafone . i am in 799 plan.
my 3G data is 2.6GB.

if i use 2.6GB in with 15 days and upgrade to rs.999 to get more data..
what will happen ?

October 11, 2015 3:18 pm 3:18 PM

799 plan for 15 days=400
999 plan for 15 days=500
Bill=Total rental + tax=900+135=1035Rs
This is minimum bill

October 11, 2015 6:02 pm 6:02 PM
hey manish. thanks for that. i am was in 799 plan ( total 35 packs ) with 20 3G packs.. means 2.7 GB. and 1500 local minutes. my billing date 5th. i changed my packs at 11th this month to all 35 packs to the 3G .and canceled 1500 minutes (15packs). when i changed in 11th..i have consumed all 2.7 GB. now when i changed to all 35 packs of 3G.. now i got 4.7 GB . counting from zero.. will i charge pro rata based for the previous 2.7GB or day based as i have consumed all 2.7GB. i… Read more »
October 11, 2015 11:21 pm 11:21 PM

I can’t say in this case. but you can check current data usage, dial *121*114#
you can check unbilled amount

October 8, 2015 6:15 pm 6:15 PM

The cheater have no proper billing system in postpaid, the update of usage take hours. in last month only they Rs150 for just 50mb data overuse. even i stop using internet once they warn me that i have completed the quota.

October 10, 2015 9:27 am 9:27 AM

charges post free usage is 3p/10KB or 4p/10KB, hence approx Rs 3.072 or 4. Seems correct charging.

Madhan Kumar
October 8, 2015 7:52 pm 7:52 PM

Yes AirTel tried to cheat me to pay extra 2k bill just becaus I used free 128 kbps 2g Data after the 10GB 4G Data is over,then later my frnd who bought me Airtel’s 4G Looting Postpaid connection had a fight with CSC & disconnected it so I didn’t payed the bill!

October 8, 2015 8:12 pm 8:12 PM

u should have a given slap on them . They charged me 66 rs p.m. *3 months . I ported out . Base who use connection they use it thy see it charge it heavily . my known uncle had charged 1000 rs for what? he was just receiving calls and charged Rs.1000?? Avoid gaya tel lagane !!

Madhan Kumar
October 8, 2015 11:42 pm 11:42 PM

Ha ha whom would I give a tight slap?If I am allowed I would love to give a tight slap to AirTel’s CEO,anyway jokes apart I am happy with Bsnl-the only Honest Indian Telecom Operator!

Abishek Naagendra
October 10, 2015 8:46 am 8:46 AM

Yes, as far as I know, BSNL’s billing services is the cleanest in telecom field, I suppose… I used Rs.999 plan for 10 days, and then switched to, Rs.1091 plan for the remaining 20 days… They charged me, Rs. 1200 including the difference in security deposit and taxes!!

Airtel Lover
October 9, 2015 12:49 pm 12:49 PM

FSNL agent, you can’t even come near the Airtel CEO. Go get a life, instead of writing nonsense here.

Abishek Naagendra
October 10, 2015 8:43 am 8:43 AM

Hahaha.. Atleast he’s not anonymous… Comes under his own name and you call him BSNL agent… Then, what should we call you? FraudTel agent? Then everybody would believe it cuz u don’t even have the guts to post under your name… If you trust airtel and you’re an airtel fan boy, then you can come under your own name… I appreciate Mr. Duane for sharing his thoughts under his name… He too is a fan of Airtel and there’s nothing wrong with it… But you’re dumb… Nobody cares about your comments…

October 9, 2015 10:41 am 10:41 AM

Give slap to Mr Bharti hahaha