Airtel Holiday Surprise offer: 30GB of data for 3 months
Airtel is up with a similar offer like Jio. Last month, they introduced a "Surprise Offer in which Airtel offered upto 30GB of data for 3 Months. As per news, Airtel is about to extend the plan with "Holiday Surpeise" offer that entails ‘free data for next three months’. Customers can avail the offer on My Airtel app before April 30.
Airtel has also announced a new plan for customers planning to travel foreign countries. “If you are planning an international holiday, we have something more for you. We’ve taken major steps to ensure that you’re protected from bill shocks while travelling abroad. We’ve negotiated with global operators, on your behalf, to get you the best international roaming rates and deliver great value to you,” says Gopal Vittal, CEO – Bharti Airtel, in a letter.
Under the plan, a subscriber traveling to a foreign country such as Singapore, need not activate any pack. “For this destination, our daily pack costs Rs 499 and includes unlimited incoming calls, free data, SMS and calls to India. If your daily usage exceeds Rs 499, we’ll automatically activate the Rs 499 pack at no added cost. If your usage charges are less than Rs 499, you’ll only be charged based on the rates that are applicable,” explains Gopal Vittal. ALSO READ: Airtel’s ‘Surprise offer’ gives out free 30GB data; social media is obviously doing the dance
Airtel’s new plans come in response to Reliance Jio’s consistent aggressive schemes, under which it offers free 4G data and bundled app subscriptions along with free voice calls. While Jio withdrew its recent Summer Surprise offer, it did introduce Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan plan with similar data benefits.
Under the latest plan, Jio is offering unlimited SMS, calling and data (1GB per day at 4G speed) for three months on first recharge of Rs 309. On first recharge of Rs 509 plan, Jio is offering unlimited SMS, calling and data (2GB per day at 4G speed) for three months.
With Reliance Jio continuing with affordable data plans with high data benefits, rival operators are apparently under immense pressure. Ever since Jio began commercial operations, rival telecom operators have drastically reduced their tariff plans. At the moment, Airtel is leading the market with over 300 million subscribers whereas Reliance Jio has quickly raced to 100 million subscribers.