With Jio offering free data for all users till December 15, Airtel and other operators are devising new strategy to lure customers.
Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of a special 4G data pack that offers free data for 90 days. However, it isn't totally free as such. While the pack is available for Rs 1,495 for existing users; new users can avail this offer via first recharge of Rs 1494.
Commenting on the newly launched offers, Ajai Puri, Director - Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said, "At Airtel, we are focused on providing great value to customers. Customers with 4G handsets generally consume large amounts of data and this proposition is specifically aimed at them. With this pack these customers can stay online round the clock without having to worry about exhausting their data limits or going for frequent recharges."
The pack is currently available in Delhi and will be launched across other circles over the next few days.
Though it is not totally free like that of Jio's offer, it is still quite attractive since you do not have to worry about data limits.
With Reliance Jio offering free voice and data services till December 15, Airtel and other operators are now devising new strategy to lure customers and keep their flock together.
Just days ago, Vodafone came out with Flex prepaid plans where in there is no pre-fixed quotas for voice, data or SMS.
And expect similar lucrative deals in the time to come, especially for the next few months.
With this expansion, Airtel is now showering its 4G services in 18 circles across India.
Similar to its other circles, Airtel has deployed its FD LTE technology in the 1800 Mhz band to roll out 4G services across Madhya Pradesh.
As per the offer, on a recharge of Rs 259, one will immediately get 1GB 4G/3G data and the remaining 9GB data can be availed through MyAirtel app.
Further, as a part of this initiative, Nokia will also expand the operator's 3G network in eight of the territories as part of this rollout and modernization of legacy 2G BTS.
The telecos, which are fighting a bitter war to retain customers, are now offering lucrative deals on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to gain high end customers.
To be eligible for the offer, Airtel users have to opt for any Airtel Infinity postpaid plan.
Airtel 4G services now available across 17 circles in India.
The packs are applicable to both postpaid and prepaid customers.
Over 50,000 subscribers per day activating their Airtel mobile SIMs in a matter of few minutes.
The teleco also claimed that there are no call drops in Jio to Jio calls.