Update: This offer vary from circle to circle. some users getting it in Rs.301 and data may vary from user to user. Minimum 1GB maximum reported 6GB till now. This voucher vary from Rs.345 Airtel unlimited voucher as this one includes roaming data and data included can be used on any mode 2G or 3G or 4G.
Airtel is offering its selected customers unlimited local calls + std + roaming calls along with 1-6 GB 3g/4G data for just Rs.299 only. Yes you read it correct. While announcing Airtel’s quarterly results Airtel CEO hinted at offering unlimited package to counter Jio unlimited offer.
This offer is seems just right for the mood. Though currently only available as special offer to selected few, we think that it would be offered to everyone over the time with few tweaks here and there.
Let’s compare Jio’s 149 plan plus addon pack with Airtel 299 offer.
|Airtel Rs.299 pack||Jio Rs.149 Pack||Jio Rs.149+151(addon pack)|
|1.25GB Data||300MB data||1.3GB Data|
|Unlimited Local calls to mobile only||Unlimited Local calls||Unlimited Local calls|
|Unlimited Std Calls to mobile only||Unlimited Std calls||Unlimited Std Calls|
|validity: 28days||validity: 28days||validity: 28days|
So Jio beats it with 100 free sms. However Rs.149 is still good for majority of old gen. users who have zero or very low data. Still Airtel reliability and trustness can’t be ruled out.
We think this Rs.299 pack from Airtel and to be followed by Idea and Vodafone is just what the doctor ordered for incumbent operators to beat the Jio offer.
It counters whatsapp threat, increases Arpu for operators as most would prefer paying for unlimited only when it’s so cheap.
Another offer you can checkout in screenshot is Rs.260 recharge gives Rs.260 core talktime along with 1GB free 4g/3G data which is another great offer if one doesn’t make that many calls.