Since the launch of Jio in 2015, telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, BSNL and others have decided to compete with the new entrant. Bharti Airtel was one of Jio’s toughest competitors. Airtel has implemented several plans to deliver significant data benefits, unlimited voice calls and more customer services for Reliance Jio. But now, it seems there is something wrong with Airtel reducing the benefits of two of its best selling prepaid plans – Rs 149 and Rs 399 by 1 GB. The reason behind this step is still unknown.
The data reduction report comes from TelecomTalk. As a reminder, Airtel recently reorganized its plans Rs 149 and Rs 399 to offer more data to customers. After the revision, Airtel offered 2 GB of data per day under its Rs 149 for a period of 28 days. Whereas, under Plan Rs 399, Airtel offered 2.4 GB of 4G data for a validity period of 84 days. Both plans are coupled with unlimited voice calls and 100 SM per day benefits. The revision occurred about a week ago.
Now, in just a week of plan review, Airtel has decided to reduce the benefits of data from these two plans and return to its previous offerings. That means, under plan of Rs 149, Airtel now offers 1GB of 4G data per day for 28 days, while less than Rs 399, it offers 1.4 GB of data per day for 84 days. Both plans are still paired with unlimited voice calls and 100 SM per day benefits. According to the report, for some Airtel subscribers has reduced the period of validity of the plan Rs 399 to 70 days, while others continue to have validity of 84 days.
Currently, nothing says why Airtel has reduced the benefits of data.
Interestingly, Jio also has plans Rs 149 and Rs 399 and both are one of his best-selling packs.
In comparison with Airtel, Jio is currently 1.5 GB of data per day as part of its plans Rs 149 and Rs 399 respectively. This data offer is part of the Jio Double Dhamaka offer that ends today. After the end of the double Dhamaka offer, Jio will offer 1 GB of 4G data per day under its plans of 149 and Rs 399 for a validity period of 28 and 84 days. Both Jio plans come coupled with unlimited voice call benefits, 100 SMS per day and access to all Jio applications like Jio Cinema, Jio Music, My Jio App and more.