Airtel today announced a new Rs 448 plan to counter Reliance Jio Rs 399 plan. The plan is limited to select Airtel users and can be purchased only via myAirtel app. Once users have opted for Airtel Rs 448 plan, they can benefit from 1GB of either 3G or 4G data. Additionally, users can enjoy unlimited voice calls (both local and STD) in addition to free outgoing calls on roaming and 3,000 bundled SMS.
The new Airtel Rs 448 plan comes with the validity of 70 days. So, users get total 70GB of data along with the daily limit of 1GB on data consumption. It poses direct competition to a couple of Jio plans such as Rs 399 and Rs 459. Jio Rs 399 plan has benefits similar to that of Airtel Rs 448 plan, in addition to access to premium Jio apps and services.
Jio Rs 459, on the other hand, comes with the similar benefits and more validity, i.e., 84 days. Meanwhile, the existing Airtel Rs 349 plan is updated with more data. As a result, users subscribing to Airtel Rs 349 plan can now avail as much as 1.5GB data per day unlike before. However, the validity remains the same that’s 28 days.
Yesterday, we learned about Airtel’s new yearly plan for prepaid subscribers, which comes at the price of Rs 3,999. The Airtel high on data and validity plan offers 300GB of 4G data unlimited calls, and 100 SMS per day, and comes with the validity of 360 days.