- The company has silently increased the price of its Rs 99 plan to Rs 119
- Benefits remain same
Airtel users subscribing to Rs 99 plan will now onwards have to pay more money to avail the plan. The company has silently increased the price of its Rs 99 plan to Rs 119. The benefits remain same.
According to a TelecomTalk report, the Airtel Rs 119 plan is segmented. It means that the benefits of the plan will vary from user to user. Airtel is offering two set of benefits for select users. The plan offers 2GB high-speed data bundled with unlimited voice calls and 300 SMS for a period of 28 days. Some users are getting 1GB data instead, along with unlimited calls, free roaming, and 300SMS for a period of 14 days. Reportedly, only few users are receiving the 28 days’ plan. The recharge can be bought from My Airtel app or website.
Airtel, however, has not removed the Rs 99 plan. Only the benefits have been changed. The Rs 99 recharge now offers 1GB data, 300 SMS, and unlimited voice calling for 10 days only. The Rs 99 and Rs 119 plans are for prepaid users.
The company on the other hand has pulled the plug on Rs 129 recharge plan. The plan offered unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit, 1GB data amd 100 SMS a day for 28 days.
The company has made some changes for the postpaid users too. Airtel has been offering Amazon Prime subscription to postpaid users for a while now but with the latest change Airtel offers the Prime Membership at Rs 399 also. Airtel postpaid users can now avail the Amazon Prime subscription that costs Rs 999 annually now at Rs 399 along with the unlimited calling and 20GB data benefits with rollover facility. The recharge also includes Wynk music subscription.
In a separate story, an Economic Times report states that Airtel and Vodafone have rolled out minimum recharge plans for users to increase their average revenue per user. The companies are launching range of plans under Rs 100 plans with 28 fays validity. The report states that users who do not recharge with these plans would experience blockage of outgoing calls in 30 days and incoming calls in 45 days.