- Airtel is now giving 1.5GB daily data with its Rs 199 prepaid plan to select customers. It was first giving 1GB daily data with this plan.
- The move came shortly after TRAI announced the removal of Interconnected Usage Charges (IUC).
- BSNL also recently introduced a prepaid plan at Rs 199 that gives 2GB daily data for 30 days.
Shortly after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)'s announcement on the removal of Interconnected Usage Charges (IUC), telecom company Airtel's COO, Ajai Puri in a statement noted that Airtel mobile customers were already enjoying unlimited free calls to all networks with the prepaid bundles and also the postpaid plans and that TRAI's announcement will not change any talktime benefits that Airtel offers.
Reliance Jio, however, withdrew its IUC and subsequently removed the complimentary data it was offering with the prepaid plans. Airtel has now started offering 1.5GB data with Rs 199 prepaid plan to select customers according to an online report.
Airtel Rs 199 revised prepaid plan: Airtel is currently offering 1.5GB daily data with its Rs 199 prepaid plan. The plan also offers unlimited calls for 24 days with 100 SMS with free Hellotunes, Wynk Music, and access to Airtel XStream. However, the plan is currently available only to select customers in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka telecom circles. The development was first noted by Telecom Talk. It is interesting to note that Airtel is offering the same benefits with its Rs 249 prepaid plan with a validity of 28 days.
BSNL Rs 199 prepaid plan: Government-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recently introduced a Rs 199 prepaid plan with a month's validity. The prepaid plan offers 2GB daily data and calling benefits with a FUP limit of 250 minutes for a validity of 30 days. The plan is available across all circles of India.
Jio Rs 199 prepaid plan: This prepaid plan offers 1.5GB daily data with 28 days validity taking the total data spread to 42GB. The plan now offers unlimited domestic calls from Jio to any network within the country and 100 SMS and a complimentary subscription to Jio apps.
Vi Rs 199 prepaid plan: Vi offers 1GB daily data with its Rs 199 prepaid plan. The plan offers truly unlimited local and national calls to all Networks with 100SMS per Day with pack validity for 24 days with complimentary access to Vi Movies and TV. Vi also offers a prepaid plan for Rs 249 that offers 1.5GB daily data for a validity of 28 days. The telco offers additional 5GB data if recharged from the app with weekend rollover data benefits that lets customers enjoy used up data over the weekend.