Jio continues to remain the most affordable telecom operator in India if data consumption is your priority. Airtel and the other incumbents have tried to match it and have indeed come closer, but still don't quite match its prices and bundled data. Now, to take on the Jio Rs. 149 and Rs. 198 recharges, Airtel has launched the Rs. 219 pack for prepaid users. This joins the Airtel Rs. 199 prepaid recharge and comes with validity of 28 days and data allocation of 1.4GB per day. In fact, it is nearly identical to the Rs. 199 recharge, but comes with free Hello Tunes
The new plan by Airtel is aimed at subscribers who like to set caller tunes on their numbers. Airtel's competitor Jio has been offering this service for free. To avail the Rs. 219 plan, Airtel prepaid users will need to open the My Airtel app or go to the company's website. Also, if you are not interested in setting Airtel Hello Tunes, you can still go for the Rs. 199 plan that offers 1.4GB data per data per day or 39.4GB data for 28 days, along with unlimited calls. Both recharges offer free local and STD calls, free roaming, 100 SMSes per day, and access to Airtel TV app.
When it comes to offers close to Airtel's Rs. 219 plan, Jio has recharge packs worth Rs. 149 and Rs. 198, as mentioned above. Under the Rs. 149 plan, Jio is currently offering 1.5GB data per day for a validity period of 28 days and in the Rs. 198 recharge pack, Jio users will get 2GB of data per day for 28 days. Voice calling is free on both packs, and users get 100 SMSes per day and a free subscription to the company's proprietary apps.
To recall other new offers from Airtel, the company recently launched the Rs. 249 recharge pack and updated its Rs. 349 pack to offer more data to consumers. Airtel is offering 2GB data per day for 28 days at Rs. 249, and it has revised its Rs. 349 pack to offer 3GB data per day for 28 days, up from 2GB per day. Also, another new Airtel plan worth Rs. 499 provides 2GB of daily data for 82 days.