Airtel on Tuesday unveiled an offer under which users can avail of free mobile data worth up to Rs. 9,000 for 12 months. The offer is meant to attract users to the Airtel 4G network, and is targeted at 4G handset users currently on other networks, as well as Airtel customers upgrading to a new 4G handset.
India's biggest telecom operator, Airtel, said that the free data offer will be available across India starting Wednesday and will be valid till February 28. Under the free data offer, customers will get 3GB of free data every month till December 31, 2017, as long as they are using select Airtel 4G prepaid and postpaid plans. Airtel is providing the free mobile data over and above the subscribed plan's benefits.
Airtel says prepaid subscribers will get 3GB of free data with every Rs. 345 unlimited calling recharge, which offers free local and STD calls to any network in India as well as 1GB of data per monthly cycle. This, Airtel says, implies customers get 4GB of total mobile data of month. Customers can avail of the additional 3GB of free data benefit via the MyAirtel app, and free data benefits on subsequent recharges will be instant. Airtel specifies that the pack benefits will be valid for 28 days and can be availed for a maximum of 13 data recharges till December 31, 2017.
As for postpaid users, Airtel's 3GB of free data per month offer can be availed if subscribers opt for any MyPlan Infinity plan, which includes local/ STD/ roaming calling benefits, bundled data, some free SMS, as well as free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies. Postpaid Airtel customers can claim the free mobile data through MyAirtel App.
Airtel specifies that the pack prices may vary from circle to circle, and customers can only avail the 3GB data per month offer only within the first 30 days of purchasing or upgrading to a new 4G handset.
Commenting on the newly launched offer, Ajai Puri, Director - Market Operations, Bharti Airtel, said, "We are inviting customers to experience 4G through the year on India's fastest network. We are seeing increasing penetration of 4G handsets across the country and believe that this attractive offer will provide an opportunity to more and more customers to enjoy high speed broadband on their devices with Airtel."