Airtel is trying to hit back at Reliance Jio by announcing a revision to one of its most expensive prepaid plans. Its Rs 799 scheme used to offer 3GB of data per day, but in the face of increasing competition the brand has decided to up the ante to 3.5GB per day.
With that, anyone who opts for Airtel’s Rs 799 pack will get a total of 98GB of data spread over 28 days. That’s quite a lot of internet access, making it ideal for heavy-duty subscribers who need a steady flow of data to keep up with their activity.
Other than data, the Rs 799 deal also gives away unlimited local, STD, and roaming voice calls and 100 local and national SMSes per day. Airtel typically cuts off the flow of free calling at 250 minutes a day and 1000 minutes a week.
Users who choose to recharge via Airtel’s Payments Bank will get up to Rs 75 as cashback. Taking this into account, the above mentioned benefits could be available at Rs 724. In contrast, Reliance Jio has the same Rs 799 plan, but offers 3GB of data on a daily basis for 28 days.
Crunching some numbers, a Jio customer would get 84GB of data in all. This is 14GB lesser than what Airtel now offers. It might just be enough to encourage existing users to stick with the latter or attract new ones. On the more affordable side of things, the telecom operator recently announced a Rs 93 plan which gave away 1GB of data.