Airtel has revised its Rs 399 prepaid pack all over again, just 2 weeks after it had done so in an effort to catch up with rival Reliance Jio. This time round, it’s increased the validity of the plan to 84 days and kept the same 1GB of 3G/4G data per day benefit.
To recap, Airtel’s Rs 399 scheme originally stayed around for 28 days, totaling 28GB of data. The company then upgraded the pack so that it featured a validity of 70 days, granting customers an ample 70GB of data in all. Now it’s further supersizing the plan so that consumers get 84GB of data spread across 84 days.
Airtel is also including 100 free SMSes per day and unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls in its Rs 399 pack. The changes allow it to better compete with Reliance Jio’s Rs 398 pack. The telecom operator is giving away 100 SMSes per day, unlimited calling, a free subscription to its Jio apps, and 1.5GB of 4G data on a daily basis.
While Reliance Jio is serving up more data on an everyday basis, the plan only sticks around for 70 days. A person would thus have to choose between having 105GB of data for 70 days or 84GB of data for 84 days. The former could be ideal for heavy data users, while the latter might suit someone who requires a normal amount of data over a greater number of days.
Telecom Talk reports that Airtel has also changed its Rs 149 plan in certain circles like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The scheme previously used to restrict unlimited calling between Airtel numbers, but has now expanded this to any network. The same 1GB of data and 100 free SMSes/day is being offered up here, stretched across 28 days.