Bharti Airtel has yet again come up with attractive offers for its prepaid customers, after launching a slew of plans to its subscribers just two weeks ago. However, these schemes won’t provide the benefits as their previous ones. Nevertheless, they are decent enough for heavy voice call users who are not data lovers.
The company is offering these offers for almost all the prepaid users. Airtel, on the other hand, had limited the users who are eligible for its Rs. 244 and Rs. 399 plans. Earlier, at least four of the five prepaid numbers which we tried were eligible for either the Rs. 244 and Rs. 399 plan, but now none of the five numbers were showing the offer under My Airtel app.
Besides this, Airtel has come up with five new prepaid plans that offer unlimited calling and data benefits for all the prepaid users. The new schemes start at Rs. 648 and go all the way up to Rs. 1198.
All these five plans offer unlimited calls to any network across India without any daily or monthly FUP, and all the plans are valid for 28 days. That said, these plans differ only in terms of data offering.
The least of the five - Rs. 648 plan gives you 2GB data for regular users, and the users with 4G handset and 4G SIM card will get additional 2GB data valid for 28 days. The Rs. 799 plan offers just 4GB data for all the users irrespective of the network technology.
With the Rs. 899 plan, Airtel is providing 3GB data for normal users, whereas 4G handset and 4G SIM card users will get additional 3GB data. The Rs. 1198 plan provides you 5GB data for regular users along with extra 5GB data for 4G handset and 4G SIM card holders. The Rs. 999 plan just offers 6GB 3G/4G data for all the users.
These new plans from Airtel don’t inspire any confidence as there is more value for money plans in the market from the same company. Furthermore, Airtel has silently decreased the validity of Rs. 244 and Rs. 399 plans to 56 days from the previous 70 days validity. This essentially means that users will get only two months benefits, whereas Jio is offering better plans at cheaper rates for 84 days.