The last few months have been a roller coaster ride for all telecom operators and their subscribers. The race to offer the best value to the customer ended the operators at a spot where they had to eventually increase prices of their subscription plans in order to offset some losses. Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea bumped up prices of their plans massively but lately, there have been some efforts from them to bring down the prices. Airtel is one of them and it’s still doing its best to come up with better offers for its subscribers.
After revising its pricing constantly, Airtel has once again brought two new plans with different kind of benefits. The benefits are similar to the recharge plans that Airtel had prior to the price increase. The two new prepaid plans cost Rs 279 and Rs 379, and they bring lots of benefits with regards to data and third-party subscriptions.
The Rs 279 plan is the cheaper of the two and yet it offers a life insurance cover for the subscriber. As part of the standard benefits, the subscriber will be entitled to get 1.5GB data per day along with a validity of 28 days. Subscribers will also get 100 SMSes per day and truly unlimited calling to all networks without any IUC charges. As part of the additional benefits, subscribers will get Rs 4 Lakh Term Life Insurance from HDFC Life, a free four-week course on Shaw Academy, Wynk Music, Airtel Xstream premium subscription and a cashback of Rs 100 on FASTag.
The other plan, which is priced at Rs 379, is excluding the life insurance. However, the standard benefits are higher than the cheaper plan. As part of the standard entitlements, subscribers will get a validity of 84 days. A total of 6GB data will be offered for 2G/3G/4G networks along with 900 free SMSes. In terms of calls, you will be able to make free calls to any network without paying any IUC charge. As part of the additional benefits, subscribers will get a free four-week course on Shaw Academy, Wynk Music, Airtel Xstream App Premium subscription and a cashback of Rs 100 on FASTag.
The new Airtel plans fare better in comparison to what Jio and Vodafone offer. Jio is currently offering similar benefits at lower prices but users have to pay IUC charges to make off-net calls.