Update: Airtel has currently removed the New 3G plans from its official portal what we have reported and they have updated us saying the reason for removal is technical glitch and currently only old 3G plans are active on system.
In what may be termed as a result of competition in 3G segment and also a measure to capture users before the 4G launch by Reliance Jio, Airtel has drastically reduced 3G data usage charges. Rates for minimal data usage remains same but for 1 GB and beyond the rates are reduced. Maximum reduction has been made for usage of 2.5 GB at 45%.
Airtel's new 3G Rates
Tariff Change in Percentage
With this move by Airtel, it is only Vodafone who is offering 3G at premium prices (at Rs. 251/ 1 GB). Majority of other players are offering 1 GB 3G data in the range of Rs. 120 to Rs. 150. This is certainly a good move by Airtel, and they can hope to see a surge in 3G data pack activations.
Note: It appears to us that Airtel is still updating (or they are web exclusive as of now), the circle specific recharge pages with this information. However, these plans are readily available in Airtel Prepaid Mobile Recharge Portal.