- In recharge of Rs 349, Airtel offers 1 GB 3G/4G data per day for 28 days
- Airtel's special recharge STVs range from Rs 349 to Rs 999
- Rs 349, Rs 399, Rs 499, Rs 799, Rs 999 packs include unlimited calls
Amid competition in the telecom sector led by Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel is offering up to 4 GBs or gigabytes of 3G/4G data per day in new special recharge packs. Airtel, India's largest telecom operator, is offering unlimited calls (local and STD) and 1 GB of 3G/4G speed data per day for 28 days in a "special recharge STV" (special tariff voucher) priced at Rs 349, according to its mobile app. Aggressive data pricing by new entrant Reliance Jio - which offers telecom services under brand name Jio - has pushed the telecom sector into a highly competitive mode, with incumbent telecom operators announcing new benefits every other day, some analysts say. Bharti Airtel's special recharge-STVs range from Rs 8 to Rs 999, the app - My Airtel - showed.
Airtel's special recharge packs of Rs 349, Rs 399, Rs 499, Rs 799 and Rs 999 come with a validity of 28 days each and include the benefit of unlimited voice calling.
(Screenshots taken from the Airtel mobile app showing details of various special STVs offered by the telecom company)
(Airtel's special recharge packs start at Rs 8 and go up to Rs 999, the My Airtel app)
Here are some of the special recharge options offered by Airtel:
Airtel Rs 349 recharge
Airtel's recharge pack priced at Rs 349 comes with a validity of 28 days. During this period, an Airtel prepaid customer gets 1 GB of mobile data per day along with unlimited local and STD voice calls, the app showed.
Airtel Rs 399 recharge
Airtel's Rs 399 recharge pack comes with 1 GB of 3G/4G speed mbile data per day on 4G handsets along with free local and STD calls. For customers using non-4G handsets, the data benefit under the Rs 399 recharge is 1.25 GB), according to the My Airtel app.
Airtel Rs 499 recharge
Airtel's special recharge priced at Rs 499 comes with 1.5 GBs of 3G/4G speed data for 4G handsets, it noted. The Rs 499 pack also includes unlimited local and STD calls. Customers having other handsets get 2 GBs data per day, Airtel said.
Airtel Rs 799 recharge
Airtel's Rs 799 recharge voucher comes with 3 GBs of 3G/4G speed data per day.
Airtel Rs 999 recharge
Airtel's recharge pack priced at Rs 999 comes with 4 GBs of 3G/4G speed data per day, according to the telecom company's mobile app - My Airtel.
Reliance Jio offers many recharge options to its prepaid customers. Two of its recharge plans - Rs.399 and Rs. 349 - look to address the needs of different customers and to increase the company's overall blended ARPU (Average Revenue per User), say telecom analysts.