Bharti Airtel has launched a Rs 449 prepaid to take on its rival and newcomer Reliance Jio. Under this new prepaid plan, Airtel is giving a total of 140GB data benefit, divided into 2GB data per day for 70 days. On the other hand, Reliance Jio is also offering a Rs 449 plan, under which it’s giving a total of 136GB data benefit, but the validity is way better than that of Airtel’s Rs 449 plan at 91 days. Airtel is looking to unify its prepaid tariff plan lineup by launching new plans every now and then, and this new plan is the addition to the company’s already existing 2GB daily data plans. Airtel already has a Rs 249 plan and Rs 499 plans under which it’s giving 2GB data per day for 28 days and 82 days respectively. Also, the Rs 449 prepaid plan from Airtel is an open market one, meaning it’s valid for every Airtel prepaid customer.
Under this new prepaid plan, Airtel’s offering a total of 140GB for 70 days with the per GB value coming down to Rs 3.2. Airtel’s Rs 499 plan, in contrast, gives 2GB data per day for 82 days. As usual, there’s no limit for the voice calls usage though, unlike on Idea Cellular and Vodafone network. The SMS benefit is limited to 100 SMS per day, as per Trai’s regulations.
As mentioned, Airtel is still offering the Rs 448 prepaid plan which provides a user with 1.4GB data per day and the same unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day for 82 days.
Having said that, Airtel now has three 2GB daily data plans of Rs 249, Rs 449 & Rs 499 and four 1.4GB daily data plans of Rs 199, Rs 399, Rs 448 & Rs 509. So the telco is unifying its tariff lineup to put it against Reliance Jio. For the unaware, Jio has both 1.5GB and 2GB daily data plans starting from just Rs 149. On the flip side, Airtel’s 1.4GB plan starts at Rs 199.
Airtel also introduced a couple of 3GB daily data plans of Rs 349 and Rs 558 very recently. So finally Airtel is looking to unify its tariff lineup and the best part is the Rs 449 plan is an open market one.