In a move to counter the growing popularity of Reliance’s Jio, Airtel is has come up with a new offer which will see them offering 3GB of additional 4G data to customers who switch to their network or existing customers upgrading to 4G.
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The offer will reportedly open up on January 4, 2017, and will end on February 28, 2017, and customers who register during this period will enjoy free data every month till December 31, 2017.
Airtel’s 4G offer comes days after Reliance Jio’s Happy New Year offer kicked in, which offers customers 1GB of free data daily and other features such as free voice calling and messaging too, but their network is still marred by connectivity issues.
“We are inviting customers to experience 4G through the year on India’s fastest network. We are seeing increasing penetration of 4G handsets across the country and believe that this attractive offer will provide an opportunity to more and more customers to enjoy high-speed broadband on their devices with Airtel,” said Ajai Puri, Director of Operations, Bharti Airtel.
Prepaid customers who recharge with Rs.345 pack will now receive 3GB additional data over the 1GB data already mentioned in the plan and free calling too. This pack, which is valid for 28 days, will allow customers to recharge a maximum of 13 times before the offer ends at the end of 2017.
Customers will have to avail the 3GB data from MyAirtel app during the first recharge and will receive the data directly from subsequent recharges.
Postpaid customers who are subscribed to any of the Infinity Plans can avail the additional 3GB 4G data via the MyAirtel app. This will be in addition to the free voice calling, messaging and the subscription to the Airtel Movies and Wynk Music app.
This is a welcome move from the telecom operator who only last month announced free calling plans for its prepaid as well as postpaid customers and is ready to give a tough competition to Reliance Jio — whose network has been faltering ever since its subscriber base rose.