The leading telecom operator, Airtel on Wednesday announced the revised Infinity Rs. 499 plan to counter Reliance Jio’s Rs. 409 plan. The company has added a few benefits to its existing postpaid plan including ‘digital content’ and device protection.
The revised plan will provide Airtel postpaid users free ‘Airtel Secure device protection plan’ upon which they can get insurance against any physical damage or malware on their smartphones. The refreshed Infinity plan also bundles free subscription to Wynk Music and Airtel TV that offer LIVE TV and myriad of shows and movies. In addition, users will get 20GB of 4G/3G data, unlimited free outgoing calls on national roaming and unlimited local, STD calls.
Moreover, the postpaid users will get ‘Data Rollover’ feature as well that will allow them to carry forward their unused data to the next billing cycle. Consumers will be able to accumulate up to 200 GB of data. Notably, Airtel this week expanded its rollover feature for its broadband customers across the country. Under this scheme, broadband users can carry forward the unused data to next billing cycle but the accumulation is only up to 1000GB of data. The restored Infinity Rs. 499 plan can be purchased by visiting the link- https://www.airtel.in/myplan-infinity.
The revised plan sets direct competition with Reliance Jio’s Rs. 409 Postpaid plan that packs similar benefits. The Rs. 409 plan offers 20GB unlimited 4G data without any FUP, unlimited local, STD and roaming calls to all network. In addition, Jio postpaid users can also get access to premium Jio apps and services. However, to purchase the Jio Rs. 409 postpaid plan, users need to pay a security deposit of Rs. 500.
Commenting on the announcement, Ajai Puri, COO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, “These new innovations are in line with our endeavour to bring great value to customers backed by best-in-class network experience. It will allow customers to do more with their devices on India’s leading smartphone network and always stay connected.”