INTRO: a few of Airtel recently-launched prepaid recharge plans that were earlier offered only during a few telecom circles around the country, are now available pan-India. Originally announced in May, the new plans are combo recharge vouchers worth Rs. 129 and Rs. 199.
Airtel Brings New Combo Plans
Both accompany the validity of 24-days and offer 4G data alongside voice-calling and SMS. However, while the previous comes with just the 1GB of high-speed data for the whole 24-day period, the latter offers 1GB of high-speed data per day. Both offer unlimited local, national, and roaming voice calls, but the latter offers 100 SMSes per day, while the previous offers 300 SMSes overall. Additional benefits include free Hellotunes, Wynk Music, and Airtel Xstream App subscription for the whole validity period.
The aforementioned plans were initially available only within the Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Goa, and UP West and Uttarakhand circles, but Airtel had expanded their availability to more regions over the past few weeks. According to Telecom Talk, the 2 plans are now available altogether 23 circles Airtel operates in, with the new additions being Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Chennai, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu.
Airtel has been rejigging many of its prepaid plans lately as a part of its plans to raised compete with the likes of Reliance Jio. Some of the company’s strategy seems to be working, because it has recovered a number of its lost ground in recent times, and therefore the company recently went past Vodafone Idea to become the second-largest wireless carrier within the country after Jio.