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Airtel Rs 349 prepaid plan now gives 2.5GB daily data, Rs 299 plan gets extended validity

Airtel Rs 349 prepaid plan now gives 2.5GB daily data, Rs 299 plan gets extended validity

Airtel has added some benefits to its regular prepaid plans priced at Rs 349 and Rs 299. It is currently giving 2.5GB daily data with the Rs 349 prepaid plan and has extended the validity of the Rs 299 prepaid plan.

Story highlights
  • Airtel has extended the benefits of Rs 349 plans and the validity of Rs 299 prepaid plans.
  • Reports speculate that the telcos are introducing plans with increased validities expecting a higher ARPU.
  • Jio recently introduced five no daily data limit prepaid plans with 15, 30, 60,90 and 365 days validity.

Earlier this month, Jio rolled out five new prepaid plans with no daily data limit. These plans, even though have lesser data than the regular prepaid plans, give validities between 15 and 365 days. Shortly after Jio, Airtel rolled out its Rs 456 prepaid plan which gives 60 days validity to counter Jio's Rs 447 prepaid plan. Airtel was also said to be giving a segmented offer with its Rs 199 prepaid plan that is giving select users 30 days validity with 1.5GB daily data. Reports speculate that the telcos are introducing plans with increased validities expecting a higher average revenue per user (ARPU). There was also an insistence from TRAI asking the telcos to increase validities of plans for customers who complained that they wanted validities with 30-days instead of 28 days.

Now, Airtel has added some benefits to its regular prepaid plans priced at Rs 349 and Rs 299. Airtel Rs 349 prepaid plan previously gave 2GB high-speed data per day with 28 days validity. The plan has now been revised to offer 2.5GB of daily data. This plan also gives unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day. This prepaid plan comes with a free subscription to Amazon Prime, users must note that the validity of Amazon Prime will last till the validity of the plan, which is 28 days. Additional benefits of this plan include Airtel XStream premium, free hello tunes, Wynk Music, free online courses, and Rs 100 cashback on FasTag.

Airtel has further increased the benefits of the Rs 299 prepaid plan to 30 days. The plan gives 30GB of data with unlimited calls for 30 days and 100 SMS per day. The additional benefits of this plan include access to Prime Video Mobile Edition, Airtel XStream Premium, Free hellotunes, Wynk Music, Apollo 24 | 7 circle, Rs 100 cashback on Fastag, and free online courses. The development was first reported by Price Baba. Airtel has also updated its website with the new benefits.

Airtel Rs 456 plan with bulk data and unlimited calls offers 50GB data for 60 days validity with unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day. This means that users will not have a daily data limit with this plan and can use data as per their requirements. After the exhaustion of data, users will be required to pay 50 paise per megabyte Re 1 per local and Rs. 1.5 per national SMS message. The additional benefits of this plan include access to Prime Video Mobile Edition, free hellotunes, Wynk music, Airtel XStream Premium, and Rs 100 cashback on Fastag.