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Airtel outshines Reliance Jio; offers 10 GB extra data for 3 months

The postpaid users can avail the offer till 30 April

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Bharti Airtel office building in New Delhi
Bharti Airtel office building in New Delhi
The country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel, under increasing competition from Reliance Jio’s free services, has extended free extra 10 GB data offer for three months for their postpaid customers.

The free of charge extra 10 GB data offer or Airtel ‘Data Surprise Offer’ was initially available for postpaid subscribers till 13 April, 2017. The same offer has now been extended till 30 April, 2017 for the subscribers who missed to avail it last time.

 

My Airtel app screenshot
My Airtel app screenshot

Under the ‘Data Surprise Offer’, the Airtel postpaid subscribers who came in to Airtel network before 28 February are eligible to get extra 10 GB high-speed 4G data, at no extra cost, in addition to the existing data offered under different postpaid plans.

The offer can be availed using My Airtel app.

Recently, the company also announced new pre-paid plan to customers where they can avail 70 gigabyte (GB) plus unlimited local and subscriber trunk dialling (STD) calls for Rs 399.

The above-mentioned plan is also available for Rs 244 for users with a 4G smartphone and subscriber identity module (SIM) card.

Here are the details of the new plans being offered:

Rs 399 plan: Under this pack, users will get 1 GB data per day only if they have a 4G smartphone and SIM card. The free calls incentive comes with a 3,000 minutes cap for a 70-day period. When the minutes gets exhausted, users will be charged Rs 0.10 a minute. For Airtel-Airtel calls, the limit is 300 minutes per day, but 1,200 minutes is the maximum consumption per week.

Rs 345 plan: From 1 GB data per day, Airtel is now offering 2 GB data for the same amount. Similar to the Rs 399 plan, users get the same free calls benefit with a cap. Where earlier, users were restricted to 500 megabyte (MB) from 12am-6pm and the other 500 MB available for rest of the day, the offer now holds no such limitation.

Rs 244 plan: For 4G smartphone and 4G SIM card users, one can get 1 GB date per day for 70 days under fair usage policy.  Although, the offer claims to provide unlimited free STD and local calls, uers get 1,200 minutes on calls made to other networks and 300 minutes of free Airtel to Airtel. Upon full consumption of the free minutes, users will be charged Rs 0.10 per minute.

The same will be effective after April 15 as the new recharge plan is still under processing. If one recharges prior to that, it will get activated after Saturday. These offers come as the deadline for Reliance Jio’s subscription to its Jio Summer Surprise and Dhan Dhana Dhan for 3 months with a Rs 309 or Rs 509 recharge is nearing.

The deadline for the new Airtel plan, only available for eligible customers, is June-end 2017. One needs to login to Airtel’s official website or MyAirtel app to confirm their eligibility.

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