Bharti Airtel has rolled a new voice-only tariff plan so that its prepaid users can enjoy unlimited voice calls without any limit. The all-new Rs 299 prepaid plan is introduced after an array of unlimited combo plans and the irony is it doesn’t offer data benefit. This new plan is intended only for heavy voice calling users because it’s an open market plan valid across the country. Benefits wise, Airtel’s Rs 299 prepaid plan gives unlimited voice calls even on roaming network without any FUP limit and 100 SMS per day for a period of 45 days, but sadly, it doesn’t offer any data benefit.
Also, it’s unknown whether the SMS benefits is valid on roaming or not. At the moment, telecom operators are focusing heavily on unlimited combo plans which offers data benefit alongside voice calls and SMS benefit. Airtel also has an array of unlimited combo plans starting at Rs 199 and going all the way up to Rs 999.
But as mentioned, this plan is aimed at users looking for a voice-calling plan only with better validity than the existing unlimited combo plans. Around Rs 299, Airtel has the Rs 249 and Rs 349 combo plans, which offer unlimited voice calls benefit too, but they both are valid for 28 days only, not 45 days like the Rs 299 plan.
Airtel’s unlimited combo plans of Rs 199 gives the user unlimited voice calls without any FUP, 1.4GB data per day and 100 SMS per day for a period of 28 days. For the unaware, Airtel has already removed the FUP on voice calling long back, in order to compete with Reliance Jio head-on-head.
Airtel is now offering unlimited voice calls without any daily or weekly FUP. Also, users can make voice calls to unlimited numbers. On the flip side, Idea Cellular and Vodafone are limiting the voice calls to 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week along with calls to only 300 unique numbers during the entire validity period of the plan. There are no such limits on Airtel and Reliance Jio network.