Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Airtel's new 4G pack is 30% cheaper than Reliance Jio

Airtel's new 4G pack is 30% cheaper than Reliance Jio

For you if 1GB data per day is not enough, Jio has two more recharge options for you priced at Rs 599 and Rs 799.

Rs 349 plan of Vodafone - which provides 1.5GB per day at 4G/3G data network with a validity of 28 days.It only gives unlimited local and STD calls within India (up to 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week). The scenario seems to be a little different for the Rs 549 plan.

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Telecom network operator Vodafone launched a new plan to compete with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio. For high data users, the 1GB data per day offer may not be enough for most days. Now even telecom giant Bharti Airtel had also upgraded some of its prepaid plans. Additionally, customers also take advantage of 100 free SMS per day and unlimited calls (local, STD and national roaming). Both the plans are available for prepaid users and will be valid for 28 days.

Not only this, these four telcos have taken data recharge offers to another level, nearly offering 1GB to 3.5 GB per day.

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The telecom sector is in the midst of an aggressive data price war as incumbent operators keep on launching attractive prepaid recharge plans to counter new comer Reliance Jio, which has been wooing customers with aggressive data offers. In this plan of Airtel company is offering 3GB FUP limit per day to its users. Additionally, Jio subscribers who buy these plans also get unlimited voice calling and SMS. The 509 plans from Airtel and Vodafone are competitive and probably enough to retain their respective customers but may need a little extra to make Jio customers jump ship. However after the revising (the first one) Airtel increased the data offering from 1GB to 1.5GB per day.

Reliance Jio, on the other hand, has a similar Rs 459 plan for prepaid customers.

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Airtel is trying its level best to match up to Jio in nearly every way possible. Initially, Vodafone customers doing a recharge of ₹347 were offered 1 GB data per day for 28 days. Under the Rs 799 plan, Airtel offers, 84GB of data along with unlimited calls and SMS benefits for 28days.

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