Bharti Airtel Revamps Rs 399 Plan to Offer 20GB Additional Data in a Year

Bharti Airtel, the former leading telecom company, has made a change to its Rs 399 postpaid plan. The telecom operator has announced that it will now offer 20GB additional data in a year. Notably, the Rs 399 postpaid plan by Airtel provides 20GB data per month along with other bundled benefits like unlimited local, STD and roaming calls and also 100SMS per day. Previously, we were doubtful whether or not the new change by Airtel to this plan was applicable for an entire year or just a month. Since now the news has been clarified, we know that postpaid subscribers of Rs 399 postpaid plan will enjoy 20GB extra yearly data. Another thing to note here is that the said plan by Airtel comes with data carryover facility which is capped at 500GB, meaning that subscribers will be able to save up to 500GB data if left unused to be used in the next billing cycle.


This new change which comes under the name of ‘Additional 20GB Data for a Year,’ was a much-needed one since it had been some time since Airtel last made a change to its postpaid plan. The calling under this postpaid plan remains uncapped unlike it is the case with Idea Cellular. Also, the data carryover being offered by Airtel is more than what is being provided by other telcos. However, this plan by Airtel misses out on the free Amazon Prime subscription, which it bundles with other higher priced postpaid plans.

Recently, Vodafone has revised the Rs 399 and Rs 499 plans offering better data benefit than Airtel. Vodafone’s Rs 399 plan is currently providing 40GB of data benefit every month, and the Rs 499 RED plan gives a user 75GB of data on a monthly basis. While Airtel already made a change to the Rs 499 postpaid plan to match Vodafone, the Rs 399 plan received a revision just now.

Coming to the entry-level postpaid plan of Rs 399, Vodafone is ahead of Airtel because it’s offering more data benefit and even Amazon Prime subscription for one year. Idea Cellular, on the other hand, is yet to revised its Nirvana range of postpaid plans.

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Airtel offer , from prepaid to postpaid, 75 GB of data, unlimited calls, 100 sms/day with Amazon prime subscription for one year, Rs. 499 with 150 discount pwr month, for 12months.

May be it’s specific and not general as it sends notification on my airtel app


Looks good. Maybe once you complete 3 months or maybe even 6 months and set a port out request you may get even better deal frm the retention department


I don’t use postpaid from 2006 .
Was postpaid customer from beginning , when call prices were Rs. 16 for outgoing and incoming Rs. 8. Idea then Birla AT& T looted too much by false billing, so stop using that. Tried Airtel postpaid , but it too cheated, so from 2006 onwards only prepaid.

Kaushik IMA

The 150 Rs. Discount offer is also applicable for MNP customers.

Chetan Malhotra

Guys, Vodafone idea Ltd will announce its merger completion by 28th or 29th August. Visual changes will includes website with entity name change in the bottom … New theme on postpaid bills… , Customer care announcement with new music and news paper add… Both brands will co exist but with changed theme… Stores will have very minor brand theme changes to avoid cost. On network side, all old sites of idea and voda will be replaced with eNodeB in smaller towns and villages , material for same will come from duplicate sites of Vodafone and idea in metros , band… Read more »


Where you got this information


Are you sure about this info? Currently at least in my area I can’t see any improvement happening with Vodafone.


Vodafone network has deteriorated very badly in speed sucks even a google page doesn’t open. Still no benefit from merger

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

No band 41 deployment?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

band 1 will continue to support 3G but band 8 and band 3 will be refarmed with new technology to support all technology like 4G, 2G 3G(band 8) and 4G , 2G on band 3 on same bands..

I doubt about this. Let’s see. If this happens,no-one can save Vodafone-Idea.


How do you know it’s Jio’s cell site ? A similar steel structure has been constructed in my area but it’s without antenna since past many months. Now I got to know it’s Vodafone / ideas new cell site.

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