Airtel has announced the all-new 'Double your Holiday Surprise' offer. If you remember, Airtel was offering three months of free data with the 'Surprise' offer and now wants extends the offer by a month. 

 

Aptly named, the offer essentially means an extension to the 'Surprise' offer, which is an additional cycle of free data. Moreover, it extends the deadline to 30 April. "Now enjoy some free data every month for the next three months...That should cover any long vacation you may have planned," Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal said in an email to subscribers.

 

In addition, Airtel has said that it will offer the value to customers who have not activated the right international roaming pack, before their travel abroad. Citing an example, Airtel said if a subscriber has not activated a pack before travelling abroad and in case the daily usage exceeds Rs 499, Airtel will automatically activate the Rs 499 pack (that includes unlimited incoming calls, free data, SMS) at no added cost.

 

If the usage charges are less than Rs 499, the users will only be charged on the rates that are applicable, the email added. Airtel said the move will protect consumers from bill shocks while travelling abroad. The company is sending out mails in batches to inform all its postpaid customers about the offers.

 

Telcos have been struggling to keep up with Jio that has been offering free data offers. Jio, which debuted last year with free data and voice offering, now has 72 million paid subscribers (as on March 31, 2017).

 

You need to head to the MyAirtel app to avail of the offer.

 

With inputs from PTI