Airtel on Thursday launched two new bundled unlimited voice calling packs for prepaid users. The two unlimited voice calling packs, priced at Rs. 145 and Rs. 345, allow users to make calls free of charge across the country, and come with data benefits. These Airtel free voice calling packs come soon after Reliance Jio extended its Welcome Offer providing free voice calls, data, text messages and other services free by another 3 months, calling it the Jio Happy New Year Offer. Airtel has provided pricing for the Delhi circle, and says pricing of the prepaid packs may vary from circle to circle.
The new Rs. 345 unlimited voice calling pack by Airtel allows prepaid customers to make free local and STD calls to any network in India. Along with this, buyers of the Rs. 345 Airtel prepaid unlimited voice calling pack will get 1GB of 4G data. For mobile phones “ideally suited for Web surfing and accessing light social media applications,” the Rs. 345 Airtel voice calling pack offers an additional 50MB of data.
On the other hand, the Rs. 145 Airtel prepaid pack for unlimited voice call provides customers free calls across India, but only to other Airtel users. This Airtel unlimited voice calling pack comes with 300MB of data for 4G-ready smartphones, and 50MB of data for basic mobile phones that can access the Internet and light social media apps. Both the Rs. 345 and Rs. 145 Airtel prepaid packs have a validity of 28 days.
As we mentioned, prices for the two Airtel unlimited voice calling packs may vary in different circles. The company has added that customers in Kerala will avail the data benefits on 2G/4G networks.
Ajai Puri, Director – Market Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said about the two unlimited voice calling packs, “This is another initiative from us to bring innovative bundle offers to our customers in line with our endeavour to provide the great value backed by a superior network experience.”
Airtel is not the only telecom operator providing such benefits to compete with Reliance Jio. Aircel has also announced a new prepaid plan that makes voice calling free for three months, while Vodafone has slashed 4G data tariff by 50 percent.