Bharti Airtel, country's largest telecom service provider, is offering 4 GB 3G/4G data per day for Rs 999. The prepaid pack is valid for 28 days. Besides this, a customer also gets unlimited local and STD calls, the company said on its app, My Airtel. 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.
What Reliance Jio is offering at Rs 999
If you recharge your Jio number for Rs 999, you get 90GBs data at 4G speed for a period of 90 days. After one has used the pack for 90 days, the data speed will reduce to 128 kbps. One also gets unlimited SMSes (short message service) and unlimited free voice calling in this pack.
Other Jio plans
Two of Jio's 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.
Jio's Rs. 349 recharge pack comes with 20 GBs of 4G speed data with a validity of 56 days without any daily limit, according to Reliance Jio's website - jio.com. Reliance Jio's Rs. 349 pack comes with 1 GB of 4G data per day for 84 days along with free voice calls, SMS (short message service) and access to MyJio app services.
Reliance Jio is also offering a low-cost feature phone for a refundable amount of Rs 1,500. Called the JioPhone, it is expected to be delivered to all the customers who pre-booked it by Diwali.
Some more Airtel plans
Airtel's Rs. 199 pack comes with calling and data benefits including 1 GB of mobile data. Valid for 28 days, the Rs. 199 Airtel recharge pack includes unlimited local and STD calls, according to its website. Airtel's recharge plan of Rs. 349 includes voice and data benefits. Valid for 28 days, the Rs. 349 recharge pack from Airtel includes 28 GB of data (with a daily limit of 1 GB) along with unlimited calls.