The new pack offers 2 GB of 2G data beyond which internet speed is limited to 40 Kbps.
Airtel has launched (should we say re-launched?) an unlimited internet offer for its 2G prepaid mobile customers across India.
Priced at Rs 149 this pack offers 2 GB of 2G data beyond which the internet speed is limited to 40 Kbps. A similar pack was earlier priced at Rs 99, but was discontinued.
The pack is valid for 30 days and is available across the country for both new and existing subscribers. Pricing, however, will vary slightly due to local taxes etc from circle to circle (state to state).
With improvements in data technology even for 2G services, like the emergence of Edge, data speeds have improved and therefore such a plan is good for protecting unsuspecting customers from bill shock on exceeding the data limit of a plan. (In 2G you usually pay Rs 10 per MB on data used beyond the free usage that a pack offers).
In its advertisement, the operator says, Airtel 4G is the fastest network ever and If your network is faster, we will pay your mobile bills for life.
Before this initiative customers had the option to select per second or per minute bill.
Airtel's 'myPlan for Family' forces the family members to lose their identity.
Airtel has accordingly hiked its 4G tariffs too. However, Vodafone has not raised tariffs so far.
Uber is offering discount of Rs 500 off to Airtel customers on their first ride upon using Airtel Money.
If you happens to be in one of those towns, you have to switch to a 4G SIM to enjoy the faster network.
Many major operators including Airtel, Vodafone, MTS and Reliance Communication have announced their readiness for full MNP.
To avail the complimentary 4G upgrade, existing Airtel customers with 4G ready mobile devices can walk into their nearest Airtel Store and switch to a 4G SIM.
Compatible SIM cards can be brought from Airtel stores in Delhi and Mumbai.
Airtel reportedly planning to launch 4G services in 11 states this year and two more states early next year.