In what could be said Reliance Jio’s impact, Bharti Airtel has recently rolled out a new prepaid plan of Rs 144. Under its Rs 144 recharge plan, the company is offering 2 GB high-speed 4G data and unlimited free voice calls. The validity of the plan is for 28 days.
Besides, the Rs 144 pack offers free Airtel on-net calls with a weekly threshold set at 1,000 minutes. After exhausting the free limits, the company would charge calls at 10 paisa per minute.
Meanwhile, telecom firms are eyeing the debt-laden Reliance Communications’ customers after reports surfaced that the company would soon shut down its 2G and wireless based services.
On Saturday, Sunil Mittal-led telecom operator Airtel asked RCom’s customers to switch to its network through advertisements in major publications. An advertisement appearing on the front page of Times of India said: “Airtel welcomes Reliance Communications customers, switch to India’s fastest network.”
Although Vodafone hasn’t advertised yet, it has offered unlimited local and STD calls, free national roaming (outgoing and incoming), and 1 GB data per day for the first recharge of Rs 496 for 84 days. This recharge will cater especially to heavy internet users and frequent roamers. New customers will get unlimited local and STD calling, along with 1GB data, for 28 days at Rs 177. These first recharges are applicable for MNP (mobile number portability) customers also.