Jio effect: Airtel announces new Rs 144 data plan, free calls

First Published 31, Oct 2017, 1:42 PM IST
Jio effect Airtel unveils Rs 144 prepaid plan free calls
Highlights
  • Airtel brings its all-new data plan that costs as low as Rs 144.
  • Jio had quietly updated its Rs 149 plan earlier this month to bring to users unlimited data.
  • Vodafone had also announced two new recharge plans for its prepaid users - Vodafone 195 and Vodafone 181. 

Airtel has now announced yet another data plan to compete with arch-rival Jio. The all-new data plan offers 2GB 4G data and free calls for 28 days.

Airtel brings its all-new data plan that costs as low as Rs 144. It comes with 2GB of 4G data and unlimited free voice calls. The 2GB data comes without any fair usage policy (FUP).

Though it says unlimited voice calls, there will be a threshold of 1000 minutes/week for on-net calls. Post the free limit, users will be charged 10 paise per minute. The Airtel plan is valid for 28 days. It is available only for prepaid users.

Jio had quietly updated its Rs 149 plan earlier this month to bring to users unlimited data. Previously, the prepaid plan for Rs 149 came with 2GB data with a validity period of 28 days. Post the usage of the 2GB data, users needed to buy a top-up voucher. Now, with the new update, it is offering users unlimited data at Rs 149. But, post the 2GB usage, users will get to access data at 64kbps. However, note that the speed post FUP lower than what it offers otherwise at 128kbps.

Vodafone had also announced two new recharge plans for its prepaid users - Vodafone 195 and Vodafone 181. The Rs 195 plan brings 1GB of total mobile data along with unlimited voice calls (local and STD) for a period of 28 days. You will get 2G, 3G or 4G data, depending upon your circle. The company offers an FUP of 250 minutes (local +STD) of outgoing calls for a day and 1000 minutes for a week.

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