Bharti Airtel has reportedly revised its First Recharge (FRC) plans by removing the existing Rs. 345 and Rs. 559 prepaid recharge plans and bringing a new Rs. 248 option. The Rs. 248 prepaid recharge plan is said to have replaced the older Rs. 229 plan for the first-time Airtel users. Also, the current portfolio of prepaid recharge plans for first-time subscribers is reported to have four distinct options -- Rs. 76, Rs. 178, Rs. 248, and Rs. 495. The new FRC plans offer data benefits and as much as 100 SMS messages per day throughout their validity.
According to a report by Telecom Talk, Airtel has removed the Rs. 229 FRC to bring the new Rs. 248 prepaid recharge option. The new plan is said to include data benefits of 1.4GB per day, unlimited local, STD, and roaming voice calls, as well as 100 SMS messages per day for 28 days. Moreover, the plan is being provided on a pan-India basis.
With benefits similar to the Rs. 248 recharge plan, Airtel reportedly has the Rs. 495 FRC plan that is valid for 84 days. The Rs. 495 prepaid recharge plan is said to offer 1.4GB data per day, unlimited voice calling benefits, and 100 SMS messages per day.
Alongside the Rs. 248 and Rs. 495 prepaid recharge options, Airtel is said to have a Rs. 76 FRC plan for first-time users. The plan brings voice calls at 60 paise per minute and includes 100MB of 2G/ 3G/ 4G data. Similar to the Rs. 248 recharge plan, the Rs. 76 FRC option also has 28 days validity.
Airtel also offers a Rs. 178 FRC plan with unlimited voice calling benefits, 100 SMS messages per day, and 1GB of data for 28 days.
It is worth mentioning here that the FRC plans are only available to first-time Airtel prepaid users. This means you won't be able to see them as a part of prepaid plans available for your existing Airtel account.