Airtel, India’s biggest telecom operator, has launched new plans in the market to take on newcomer Reliance Jio’s prepaid offers. The move is believed to counter the intensifying bitter pricing war ongoing in the Indian telecom sector. Airtel has launched prepaid plans starting from as low as Rs. 8 to Rs. 399 to counter Reliance Jio’s prepaid offers.
According to reports, the plans that are launched by Airtel are widely perceived as the telecom operator’s bid to restrict its existing customers from switching to the newcomer Reliance Jio. Undoubtedly, Reliance Jio’s ultra-low cost data and free voice call offerings have brought a pricing revolution in the telecom industry. However, consumers have become the ultimate beneficiary of this pricing war in the telecom industry.
Nevertheless, amidst this ongoing price war in the telecom industry consumers are making the best out of it as the ultimate beneficiary.
Here is the comparison between Jio 4G and Airtel 4G Packs
Airtel vs Jio: Rs. 149 Plan
The Rs. 149 plan launched by Airtel offers unlimited Airtel to Airtel calls to the consumer. This pack also offers 2GB data at 4G speed with a validity of 28 days. On the other hand newcomer Reliance Jio’s Rs. 149 plan offers unlimited local and STD calls to any mobile and even landline across India. This pack also comes loaded with 2 GB data for 28 days. Well, here Jio consumers surely get more benefits.
Airtel vs Jio: Rs. 349 Plan
Airtel’s Rs 349 recharge plan offers unlimited local and STD calls to all numbers plus 28 GB data. This 28 GB data can be consumed over 28 days with a 1GB/day limit. The Rs 349 plan launched by Airtel is targeted to counter Reliance Jio’s Rs. 349 recharge pack. The 349 recharge pack being offered by Reliance Jio entitles the consumer to make unlimited local and STD calls along with 20 GB data for 56 days. Here too, Jio consumers have several benefits. The first benefit being no daily limit on data consumption. One can consume the 20 GB data over 56 days or even in one day if he wants. Furthermore, Rs 349 plan by Reliance Jio gives you 56 days of calls which is double than what is being offered by Airtel.
Airtel vs Jio: Rs. 399 Plan
As a one time offer, both the companies – Airtel as well as Jio are offering the Rs 399 plan for its consumers. While Airtel’s Rs 399 plan offers unlimited local and STD calls and 1 GB data per day for 84 days at 4G speed the competitor Jio’s 399 plan also offers the same plan. The only feature that gives Jio consumers a reason to smile is that Jio’s Rs. 399 plan is open for all whereas Airtel’s Rs. 399 recharge plan is offered to select customers only.
Apart from these plans here are more plans from Airtel
Rs. 8 plan: Airtel’s Rs 8 recharge plan offers all Local+STD mobile calls at 30piase/minute. The plan is valid for 56 days
Rs. 40 plan: Airtel’s Rs 40 recharge plan offers Rs. 35 talk time without a validity clause.
Rs. 60 plan: Airtel’s Rs 60 recharge plan offers Rs. 58 talk time without a validity clause.
Rs. 5 plan: Rs 5 recharge plan by Airtel offers 4GB 3G/4G data with a validity of 7 days. This offer is only valid for one-time recharge only after 4G SIM up gradation.
Rs. 199 plan: Besides offering unlimited local mobile calls Airtel’s Rs 199 also gives 1GB 2G/3G/4G data valid for 28 days.