Bharti Airtel is Offering 30GB Free Data for Users Upgrading to 4G Smartphones

Bharti Airtel has now announced a new scheme and TV commercial under which the telco is offering 30GB of free data for consumers on upgrading to a 4G smartphone. Under the initiative, Airtel customers on 2G/3G mobile devices will be eligible for 30 GB data free data when they upgrade to a 4G smartphone. Airtel prepaid customers will get free 1GB data every day for 30 days over and above any pack they recharge with, while postpaid customers will get free 30GB data in their first bill cycle on top of their postpaid plan. And the best part is the additional data will be forwarded to next month if left unused.


On top of that, Airtel has rolled out a new television commercial to spread the offer. The TVC will run across digital and TV so that users will get to know about the offer.

Airtel prepaid/postpaid customers can check the eligibility and claim the free data benefits by calling the toll free number 51111 or on My Airtel application. The free 30GB data benefit will be provisioned within 24 hours of making a claim.

Vani Venkatesh, CMO, Bharti Airtel said: “While 4G smartphones are fast becoming the norm, for millions of customers with feature phones/3G devices the upgrade to a 4G smartphone is a big decision and a long-term investment. This is one of the largest customer rewarding programs & with this initiative our customers shall get an opportunity to experience the online world at 4G speeds and fully unlock the potential of their smartphones. We believe this will help millions of our customers to fulfil their aspiration of owning a 4G smartphone by making the transition more rewarding.”

Airtel says that this programme is part of the company’s Airtel’s Mera Pehla Smartphone initiative, under which the telco is partnering with various mobile handset brands to create an ecosystem of affordable 4G smartphones. Airtel has already tied up with Samsung, Intex, Karbonn, Lava, Celkon, Motorola, Lenovo, Nokia, Itel, Zen, Karbonn and Lephone. Very recently, Airtel has rolled out a new cashback program, under which it’s offering Rs 2,000 cashback on select 4G handsets from brands such as Nokia and this offer was introduced to go against Reliance JioFootball cashback offer.

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Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 14, 2018 3:23 pm 3:23 PM

OFF TOPIC :- Can Vodafone-Idea merged company buy everything remaining from 2500Mhz?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 13, 2018 6:32 pm 6:32 PM

I hate this damn girl, rather than Sunil Mittal!!!!! Only God knows why she took up this job of marketing of Airtel!!!!!

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
April 14, 2018 10:34 am 10:34 AM

Why? She is only doing her job for the money it pays. Just like all the anti-Indian and antiHindu articles floating around on the internet on a massive scale now. People need the money to buy stuff want and wanna show off.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 14, 2018 12:21 pm 12:21 PM

It’s not about her!!!!!I would have not hated her if she would have been doing job at Idea/Vodafone/Jiobor any other operators!!!!! That’s the point!!!!! Everybody does job for money indirectly for survival!!!!!Very few people do it for passion!!!!!

Kaushik IMA
April 15, 2018 1:32 pm 1:32 PM

Lol Nikhil in India it is cultural fixation to follow the money. How can you follow passion when all the top spots are occupied by the wrong people?

Indian culture is highly dominating and does not encourage anybody to strive for excellence.

People want to keep their belief systems in place because if people are educated and strong willed enough to follow passions then all the religious or caste/linguistic problems of India will end, where will opportunists and politicians and sanskaar warriors have a career?

Understand this….education or passion is not favourable for Indians.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 15, 2018 5:15 pm 5:15 PM

In China/U.S./Europe,is it different?

Kaushik IMA
April 17, 2018 12:00 pm 12:00 PM

Not really in China, but in Europe and USA it certainly is different.

April 13, 2018 10:53 pm 10:53 PM

I too agree with you, when ever this ad comes i get so angry and this girl seems so frustrating with her talk

S Gopal
April 13, 2018 10:05 pm 10:05 PM
She is a lady, with due respect she is undertaking interesting advertisements on behalf of Airtel, such as the latest one that encourages users to experience the other networks. The concept of Airtel’s advert is a good one and the choice of person is even better as the advert inherently projects diversity and inclusive, as Sasha Chhettri hails from a region of India whose inhabitants usually, in the past, were not selected for pictorial advertisements possibly due to their unique ethnicity. There was for long a preference for persons from only a particular region of India and thereby effectively a… Read more »
Kaushik IMA
April 15, 2018 1:34 pm 1:34 PM

She was selected because she did not have celebrity looks.

I am not kidding, go ask the CEO of taproot dentsu.

Neha Singh
April 15, 2018 2:27 pm 2:27 PM

The only person I follow in telecom talk comment is IMA. I have been reading your comments since long time. You even highlighted that you gave feedback to operators. We need more people like you. People like you will only make a difference in Indian telecom industry. Thank you for making telecom in India a consumer friendly way.

I thought Sasha would have been selected by the airtel CEO.

Kaushik IMA
April 17, 2018 12:22 pm 12:22 PM
Thank you Neha. I do not work in telecom industry; that was a chance I could have taken ten years ago and I didn’t despite having qualifications. My interest in telecom mainly came during the rise of the 4G era. I had chances to get contacts in few companies mainly because of working with this large CUG in my organisation. Having the tag of some prestigious institutions does help when you are addressing top officers in companies like Jio and AVOID. As for Sasha – Airtel contracted Taproot Dentsu to create an ad campaign around their 4G network. Taproot selected… Read more »
April 14, 2018 9:38 am 9:38 AM

I am not against her or no grudge , but why she is acting for a company with false promises

S Gopal
April 14, 2018 5:37 pm 5:37 PM

Glad to know that there is no prejudices attached, and that you would be equally irritated if in place of Sasha Chhettri any Bollywood or Hollywood starlet would do an advertisement for Airtel.

April 13, 2018 3:28 pm 3:28 PM

They said i am not eligible even though i have never used 4G in that sim and recently purchased redimi 5A, still not working , sms always arrives after calling saying “we have reserved this offer blah blah blah” time wasted in MP Circle 🙁

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 13, 2018 6:31 pm 6:31 PM

Use Idea/Jio in MP circle!!!!! So far best networks in last two years there!!!!

April 14, 2018 9:16 am 9:16 AM

Airtel previously was very good but now not so good. I think Voda idea mergers give big fight to Airtel.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 14, 2018 12:23 pm 12:23 PM

Airtel will be pathetic in Gujarat and M.P. even after two years!!!!! No improvement in all the major towns!!!!

Kaushik IMA
April 15, 2018 1:36 pm 1:36 PM

Airtel has improved compared to its situation 2 years ago in MPCG. I believe mainly Airtel filled the void of RCOM so they started network expansion.

In Gujarat RCOM was never significant so Airtel didn’t gain much and hence didn’t invest much for expansion.

April 14, 2018 9:14 am 9:14 AM

Yes, idea and Jio are best in MP.