Even since rebranding its mobile app to Airtel Thanks, telecom operator, Bharti Airtel is trying every possible way to make users download its revamped app. As part of the same strategy, the former leading telecom operator has started providing extra data of up to 32GB on select prepaid plans. The prepaid plans in question are Rs 399, Rs 448, Rs 499, Rs 509 and Rs 558. The extra data benefit comes in two variants- 32GB and 20GB, downsizing to 400MB and 250GB extra daily data on top of the prepaid plan benefit. For example, the Rs 499 prepaid plan from Airtel offers 2GB daily data for 28 days, however, if a subscriber recharges the plan through Airtel Thanks app, the daily data benefit for the entire validity period of 82 days would be 2.25GB per day, which is a good thing. Even Vodafone Idea is also running a similar app-only extra data offer.
Airtel Extra Data Benefits on Rs 509 and More Plans
To recall, the additional data offer by Airtel was first introduced for the Rs 399, Rs 448 and Rs 499 prepaid plan. However, there is a catch to this offer, and it won’t be available to all the subscribers of the above-given plan. Now, Airtel has made a slight change to its prepaid plans, and it is shipping additional data benefits on other plans like Rs 558 prepaid plan, and Rs 509 prepaid plan as well. While the Rs 558 and Rs 509 prepaid plan gets 400MB additional data per day, the Rs 499 prepaid plan gets 250MB additional data in a day.
The Airtel offer with extra daily data is pretty simple. For example, you subscribe to the Rs 558 prepaid plan. Under normal circumstances, you would get 3GB data per day with 82 days validity, and along with this, you would get other benefits like Wynk Music, Norton Antivirus, and the 4G device cashback benefit. However, if you were to recharge your Airtel prepaid number through the Airtel Thanks app, then you would get the additional data benefit of 32GB. The subscribers will get total 32GB additional data in the subscription period, which amounts to 400MB of extra data per day.
Airtel Extra Data Benefit on Rs 499 Prepaid Plan
The Rs 499 prepaid plan by Airtel will differ a bit in this regard as it comes with 250MB extra daily data benefit. The Rs 499 prepaid plan normally ships 2GB data per day for 82 days along with other additional benefits. Combined with this offer, wherein you recharge from the Airtel Thanks app, the subscribers will enjoy 20GB additional data over the subscription period or 250MB extra data in a day.
It is worth noting that as part of Airtel Thanks, additional daily data is not the only benefit that subscribers will enjoy on their subscription. Airtel Thanks also allows the subscribers to get benefits like Wynk Music, a premium subscription to Airtel Xstream app, access to content from ZEE5, HOOQ, Eros Now, ALT Balaji, Norton security, Device cashback worth Rs 2,000 on purchase of a new 4G phone and more. Airtel Thanks customers receive benefits based on the tier that they are in from the Silver, Gold or Platinum category.
Bharti Airtel is Trying Every Possible Way to Retain Customers
Over the last few months, Bharti Airtel has been losing subscribers on a huge margin and the telco is trying to damage the control by offering extra data to its customers. Already, Airtel has some of the best-prepaid plans under its belt, but the telco is not stopping there. Airtel's entry-level plans of Rs 249 and Rs 299 offer Rs 4 lakh insurance and Amazon Prime membership worth Rs 129 for free. And the company's Rs 558 prepaid recharge offers a whopping 3GB of daily data for 82 days, something no other telco is offering right now. Reliance Jio has a 4GB daily data prepaid plan priced at Rs 509, however, it's validity is just 28 days, whereas Airtel's Rs 558 plan comes with 3GB data per day for three months.