Airtel said the offer is applicable only on handsets which support a 4G network and SIM
Amid intense competition in the country's telecom sector, operators are leaving no stone unturned to garner maximum users. Telecom major Bharti Airtel has just announced an offer which seems quite similar to Reliance Jio's. The offer is available for prepaid users only. It comes with a benefit of 1 GB data per day for a period of 84 days for Rs 399. The offer is applicable only on handsets which support a 4G network and SIM, according to Airtel's website - airtel.in.
The Airtel offer is not valid for special, commercial or enterprise purposes and can't be clubbed with any other plan, it added. Along with the data, Airtel will also provide unlimited calls (both local and STD) on all networks.
Reliance Jio's prepaid recharge coupon of Rs 399 comes with 1 GB of 4G speed data per day for 84 days along with free voice calls, SMS and access to MyJio app services.
For the June quarter, Bharti Airtel reported its smallest profit in 18 quarters. Profit on a consolidated basis, which includes Bharti Airtel's Africa operations and satellite TV business among others, fell 75 per cent to Rs. 367 crore in the three months to June 30, the company said in a statement. This is the lowest profit reported by the company since December 2012.
Bharti Airtel is having a tough time as it tries to counter the superb offers that Reliance Jio keeps unveiling. Jio last month launched a low-cost 4G feature phone - JioPhone - which aims to capture a bigger pie of the 50 crore feature phone users' market in India.