- Airtel adds 35.9 million customers in May: TRAI data
- Reliance Jio beats incumbent telcos: TRAI MySpeed Data
- Airtel offers 20% discount on broadband plans to go up against Jio
- Airtel revamps Rs. 149 and Rs. 399 prepaid plans
- Content is emerging as revenue generator in the competitive telecom market: Ind- Ra
- Jio’s users spend significantly less time on Wifi compared to its rivals: Opensignal
The Reliance Jio plans have stiffened the competition and the existing telcos are facing a tough time as they are forced to offer competitive tariff plans.
Service providers such as Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular are slashing the prices of their plans. They are also offering free internet, calls, and other offers to their users to take them near Reliance Jio tariff plans.
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Now, the news is that Idea Cellular and Airtel have started reducing the price of their flagship plans. Both the telcos are likely offering free data value with their data rate cutter packs. They are to offer increased free one-time data at similar charges.
Take a look over here to know more about the Airtel and Idea Cellular plan.
You can consume up to 6 GB of data
With the Airtel's Rs. 1,498 4G data pack, you can consume data up to 6 GB. This is a significant benefit to the subscribers as compared to the earlier plan of 1 GB free 4G data.
Additional data at Rs. 50 per GB
If you are exceeding the allotted limit of 6 GB of 4G data, every additional GB as per the revised plan will be priced somewhere between Rs. 51 and Rs. 57. The actual price depends on the telecom circle you belong to.
Validity is increased to one year
The validity of the Rs. 1,498 data rate cutter pack will be increased to one year. Earlier, this pack had a validity of just 90 days.
Rs. 749 pack also seems to be revised
The rumor is that Airtel and Idea Cellular have revised the Rs. 749 data pack too in addition to the Rs. 1,498 data pack.
Use 3 GB of data for 28 days
It is rumored that the customers can use 3 GB of free 4G data for 28 days under the Rs. 749 data pack as opposed to 1 GB that was the previous limit. The validity of this pack is six months.
Rs. 749 pack is more expensive
Compared to the Rs. 1,498 pack, the Rs. 749 pack seems to be expensive. We say this as the additional GB that you consume after 3 GB of data will cost you between Rs. 100 and Rs. 102 per GB. Again, this charge is based on your telecom circle.