Airtel Infinity Plans Launched in Reply to Reliance Jio

Prayank

In what is supposed to be a firm reply to Reliance Jio‘s free services, Airtel has launched six Infinity plans, which give you 4G data ranging from 3GB to 30GB and free voice calling for its postpaid customers.

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Reliance Jio has been making waves with its free voice calling and internet facility under the Happy New Year plan, and other telcos have taken notice of the surge in their number of subscribers, taking steps forward to counter Jio’s popularity too.

Earlier this month, the company had launched bundled packs for its prepaid customers worth Rs.145 and Rs.345.

Now Airtel has announced six new monthly plans for its postpaid customers which cost Rs.549, Rs.799, Rs.1199, Rs.1599, Rs.1999, and Rs.2999.

The Infinity Plans with Limitations

All the plans include unlimited local and STD mobile to mobile calls, both within the network and outside, 100 free local and STD SMS per day and unlimited outgoing even while roaming on packs of Rs.1199 and higher.

The 549 and 799 bundles receive only free incoming calls on roaming while outgoing calls will be chargeable.

The data offered in the first three less costly plans differs depending on whether you have a 3G or 4G handset. You’ll be offered 1GB for 3G handsets and 3GB for 4G handsets in the Rs.549 plan.

Similarly, customers get 3GB (3G)/5GB (4G) data in Rs.799 plan, and 6GB (3G)/10GB (4G) data in Rs. 1199 plan.

Customers purchasing plans of Rs.1599, Rs.1999, Rs.2999, receive data benefits of 15GB, 20GB and 30GB, respectively, in addition to free voice calling even while the roaming service is active.

Users also receive free access to Wynk Music and Movies app for the entire duration of the their plan.

Plans for Prepaid Users

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Airtel had launched two bundled packs for its prepaid users earlier this month, costing Rs.145 and Rs.345.

Both the packs are valid for 28 days. While the cheaper pack gets you 300MB of 4G data coupled with unlimited local/STD calls within the Airtel network, the costlier option gets you 1GB of 4G data alongwith free local and STD calls to any network countrywide.

Infinity Plan — Happy New Year for Airtel Customers

Airtel is certainly not offering data as generously as Reliance Jio, but one thing is for sure, you’ll be able to make use of the data being made available to you.

Reliance Jio has been marred with numerous network issues countrywide, resulting in call drops and no or very slow internet connectivity for the greater part of the day.

Airtel’s Infinity Plans are a good upgrade for its postpaid customers who wouldn’t have to pay above their rental for internet and voice calls as they’re bundled together and might turn out to be money savers at the end of the month in most cases.

Although Airtel had been having certain issues with its network in the past couple of weeks, their reliability is certainly higher than that of Reliance Jio.

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