Sunday, July 17, 2016

Airtel slashes prepaid data tariffs, now offers up to 67% more data

 Airtel has reduced pre-paid data tariffs by up to 67% on some of its pre-paid data recharge packs in what is seen as a bid to attract and retain users ahead of Reliance Jio Infocomm's impending launch.


Idea  on Friday slashed mobile internet rates for its prepaid customers by up to 45%

"At Airtel, we always aim to deliver a great mobile experience and value to our customers. These refreshed data packs will help drive consumption and boost the uptake of mobile internet in the country. Given the deepening smartphone penetration and Airtel's roll-out of data networks across India, we believe these packs will also drive affordability and bring new users online," Ajai Puri, Director - Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said in a statement.


Under the revised data benefits, the Rs 655 4G/3G monthly recharge pack will now offer 5 GB data vs 3 GB earlier, an increase of 67%. Similarly, the Rs 455 pack 4G/3G pack now offers 50% more data by increasing data benefit to 3 GB from 2 GB. The Rs 989 4G/3G pack will now offer 10 GB data vs 6.5 GB earlier, offering 54% more benefits.

2G/3G/4G Sachet Packs also see major increase in benefits. The Rs 25 2G pack now offers 45% more data at 145 MB vs 100 MB earlier, while the Rs 145 4G/3G pack now offers 32% morepi data benefits at 580 MB vs 440 MB earlier. Even the Rs 5 one day 2G data pack benefits have been increased by 48% to 30 MB keeping in mind non-regular/first time users, particularly in rural markets


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