Airtel does not seem to put his foot on the pedal in his war against Jio in the short term. A day after the country’s largest telecoms operator announced an initiative under which customers can get an Android smartphone at the effective price of Rs. 1,399 for 4G users for the first time, launched a plan that targets high-end consumers. Airtel has a new MyPlan Infinity postpaid plan that offers customers 50GB of grouped data and unlimited calling. Designed for consumers with high data consumption, the Airtel package also offers free roaming calls.
The new Airtel plan is available to new and existing users and includes the promise of data transfer from the company, where it will transport unused data to the next billing cycle. In addition to this, the company will provide its Airtel Secure service free of charge for a period of six months with a plan, under which the operator will have the telephone repaired from an authorized service center in case of accidental and liquid damages.
The company launched a package of Rs. 999 for its prepaid customers in September this year, with 112 GB of data distributed at 4 GB per day and “unlimited” calls. The difference in data is important, but postpaid users will not have daily restrictions on data consumption with the plan. Once the 50GB limit is exhausted, data access will be charged at 50p per MB.
Jio also has a postpaid Rs. 999 that provides 90GB of data with no limit on daily data consumption. The validity of this plan is 2 months, and is offered with free SMS, roaming, subscription to Jio applications and unlimited calls throughout the country.