The latest from the telecom industry price war is the introduction of two new add-on internet packs from Airtel. The new add-on packs, priced at Rs. 193 and Rs.49 are released for prepaid users currently subscribed to the unlimited pack from the company. The Rs. 193 prepaid add-on plan offers 1GB extra per day. The Rs. 49 add-on pack offers a total of 1GB extra data. The new prepaid add-on packs from Airtel have been released to take on add-on offers from Jio and Idea.
Airtel Rs 193 Prepaid Add-on Pack: Details
The prepaid add-on internet pack from Airtel adds an extra GB to the existing unlimited combo plan. To be more specific, let us suppose that the user is on Airtel’s Rs. 349 unlimited plan that allows them to consume a total of 2.5GB per day. Now, if the user recharges with Rs. 193 internet plan on the top of the existing Rs. 349 plan, they will get a total of 3.5GB per day. The add-on carries the same validity as that of the existing plan. So, the user can consume 3.5GB data per day for 28 days. The offer is applicable to all the unlimited prepaid plans from Airtel including Rs. 199, Rs. 399, Rs. 448, and Rs. 509.
Airtel Rs 49 Prepaid Add-on Pack: Details
The entry-level Rs. 49 prepaid add-on plan from Airtel adds a total of 1GB in the existing tariff plan. To be more clear, again assume that the user is on Airtel’s Rs. 349 plan that gives them a total of 2.5GB data usage limit per day. Now if the user recharges with Airtel’s Rs. 49 add-on pack on top of the existing plan, they will get 2.5GB per day and an additional 1GB data for the entire validity period of 28 days.
Airtel Rs 193 and Rs 49 Plans: Introduced in Limited Circles Initially
The telecom company had initially launched the new add-on packs in limited circles only. These plans were first launched in Punjab circle, followed by popular circles like Delhi, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Karnataka and other areas. The new add-on packs have been launched out only a month after Airtel rolled out a prepaid pack of Rs. 49 that offers a total of 3GB (3G/ 4G) data. This plan holds a validity of one day only. Furthermore, there is yet another prepaid plan from Airtel, priced at Rs. 93, that offers a total of 6GB of data (3G/4G). This plan carries a validity of seven days.
Airtel Takes on Jio and Idea with its Add-on Packs
The new Airtel add-on packs are all set to take on Reliance Jio and Idea cellular. The Reliance Industries-owned telecom company has several recharge packs for its prepaid users in the name of add-ons. These offerings from Jio provides the users with a total add-on data ranging from 400MB to 6GB 4G data. These add-on recharge plans start with Rs. 11 and, are priced as high as Rs. 101. All the prepaid recharge packs are unlimited. Interestingly, these plans come without any validity conditions.
Recently, Idea Cellular had also introduced two new add-on packs for its prepaid users. The plans are priced at Rs. 92 and Rs. 53. The Rs. 92 prepaid add-on pack offers a total of 6GB (3G/ 2G) data to be consumed within a period of seven days. On the other hand, the Rs. 53 prepaid add-on pack offers a total of(3G/2G) data, and carriers a validity of only a day.
The telecom companies have been trying to counter the extremely competitive pricing from telecom giant Reliance Jio. The fact that Airtel initially launched these new add-on packs without any drumroll in Punjab circle only, hints that the company has been testing its covert strategy to counter Jio. That said, this is one of the best recharge offerings from the company. Airtel already has a huge customer base, but you never when the tables turn. In order to retain their customer base, the telecom companies have been launching new recharge plans and cashback offers almost every two days now.
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