Bharti Airtel Silently Rolls Out Data Add-On Packs to Counter Jio

By May 23rd, 2018 AT 4:39 PM

To counter Reliance Jio’s extremely competitive pricing and to give them a jab Bharti Airtel took to a covert strategy and released a data add-on pack which has been priced at Rs 193. Airtel silently rolled out the plan firstly in the Punjab circle followed by more popular circles like Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Karnataka, Delhi and other. Alongside the Rs 193 pack, Airtel also released an entry-level data add-on pack which is meagrely priced at Rs 49. With the launch of these two packs, now there is some confusion among the crowd as to what these plans are and what benefits they come with. Down below we have explained in detail about the data benefits and other perks which these plans ship, along with the very economic pricing.


Airtel’s data add-on pack differs from Reliance Jio’s data add-on pack. Reliance Jio has a bunch of add-on packs ranging from Rs 11 to Rs 101, and they offer a fixed amount of data. For example, the Rs 101 data add-on pack gives 6GB of data. But the functionality of both the add-on packs from Jio and Airtel is the same. They come with the validity of the unlimited combo plan. For example, if you’re on the Rs 198 plan of Jio and recharge the Rs 101 data add-on pack, then you’ll receive additional 6GB data with the validity of Rs 198 plan, and the same applies to long validity plans.

The scenario is pretty similar to Bharti Airtel as well. But the benefit differs though. Airtel’s Rs 193 data add-on pack provides 1GB data per day on top of the existing unlimited combo plan.

For instance, if you’re on Airtel’s Rs 509 prepaid unlimited combo plan which offers benefits of 1.4GB data per day for 90 days. If you recharge the Rs 193 add-on pack on top of Rs 509 plan, then you can enjoy 2.4GB data per day for the same 90 days. The same applies to all the Airtel’s unlimited prepaid combo plans such as Rs 199, Rs 349, Rs 399, Rs 448, etc.

This is one of the best offerings from Bharti Airtel till date, and of course, no one is aware of this data add-on pack.

Alongside the Rs 193 data add-on pack, Airtel also has a Rs 49 prepaid data add-on plan, which gives benefits of 1GB on top of the existing tariff plan benefit. So, if you recharge this Rs 49 add-on pack on top of Rs 509 plan, you will get 1.4GB data per day and 1GB data for the entire validity period of 90 days.

That said, these are segmented offers from Airtel and is already live in some circles as mentioned above.

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I am from chennai and our customer care executive telling that there is no such add-on pack available… wat can i doo and how can i get it?


people like dragonmonk saves airtel they thin expensive means high quality ..


@sachin Like I mentioned several times before, I use JIO too. It’s just that I don’t fanatically support one operator or the other blindly. Just use what works best for you near the places you frequent. There’s no reason to fight for companies because for them, this is just business.

Rhishav (Kolkata)


Priyansh Singh



dragonmonk You blame My Broadband Connection I dont care what telecmoperator u use but how U say Inexpensive means quality lesss…


Don’t worry. If your broadband connection works best, it’s best for you. Some people say they don’t support any network blindly. But they actually are full blind fans of a network. They say rubbish other networks. If a old network is losing revenue, then it should be the worst network. If a small internet provider earns profit & satisfies customers in a small area. Then that provider is best for that small area.

Now do a research and find out which old company running on losses & share price have gone down to one year record low.

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru

How is the coverage of Jio in China?

Dipjyoti Roy

I fat he prefers quality over popularity. Where I live vodafone and jio can’t provide decent coverage due to high usage. It’s already been a year since both promised to add new towers. Till date they haven’t. Meanwhile airtel improved a lot. Last december I was hardly getting 700 kbps. Now I am getting more than 40 mbps. I am more than happy to pay 50 bucks extra for good coverage.

Priyansh Singh



your rightbro i know it but in my area airtl dont have good Indoor coverage yesterday airtrl team survey It …howmuch time they take to open new tower in my area

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