To beat the competition from Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel has announced Rs 65 prepaid plan. The plan comes with the validity of 28 days.
But to many customers’ disapointment, Airtel is offering just 3G data in its Rs 65 plan, there won’t be any 4G data.
Airtel is also offering 2G internet in this prepaid offer, depending upon the customer’s region.
Airtel has launched a new VoLTE beta program with which users will get 30GB of free data. These services are for pan India. The VoLTE beta program will be available to users in 7 circles – West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Kerala, Bihar, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Following this program, it will ask users to give feedback on the VoLTE services.
At the moment, Airtel provides VoLTE services in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Karnataka, Chennai and West Bengal circles.
To join the beta program, users will have to head to this link on the website and will have to enter their mobile number and the company will verify if the number is eligible to enter the beta program. Once confirmed, users will get 10GB of data immediately. Once the user gives feedback, they will get 10GB of data at the end of the 4th week and 8th week respectively.
Last month, Airtel introduced a new prepaid plan for Rs 93, which will offer benefits such as 1GB of data along with free local and STD calls and free roaming calls. The plan will also offer 100 SMSes per day. The plan has a validity period of 28 days. The company has revised its Rs 93 prepaid plan in an effort to compete with Reliance Jio’s Rs 98 plan.
Recently, Hike, a homegrown messaging app, announced a strategic partnership with Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) to embed ‘Total, built by hike’ on mobile devices under the latter’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative.
Starting March, select smartphones under the ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ will be shipped with Total as a pre-installed feature. With the added benefit of ‘Total’ on all Mera Pehla Smartphone, users can access essential services such as Messaging, News, Recharge and more even without an active data connection and easily get online with access to data packs for as low as Re. 1.