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.
The famous Airtel offer which offered 10GB data for the price of 1GB data i.e. Rs 259 has now been extended to all 4G smartphones. However, one needs to buy a new 4G smartphone in order to avail this offer.
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, the whole 10GB data will be only valid for 28 days. One important point to note here is that this offer is only valid up to 30 days from the date of purchase. If you have crossed the 30 day limit, you cannot avail this offer. Moreover, one can avail this offer a total of 3 times within 3 months or 90 days.
But what about the circles which are yet to get the 4G services? For such circles or regions, Airtel has claimed that it will offer 10GB 3G data against this offer which seems fair enough.
Earlier, this offer was made available for select Samsung devices especially the J series. To activate this offer, one needs to visit http://offers.airtel.in from their new 4G smartphone using Airtel Mobile data and not Wi-Fi and follow the instructions.
"We are proud to have pioneered 4G network for users in India. This invitational offer has been designed for our data savvy customers who can now experience high speed broadband on Airtel's 4G network with their new devices,'' Ajai Puri, Director - Market Operations, Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.
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