Airtel announced a special 4G data pack that offers ‘free unlimited’ data for 90 days.
While the pack is available for Rs 1495 for existing users; new users can avail this offer via first recharge of Rs 1494. “Fair usage policy will be applicable,” the company said.
It must be understood, that unlimited 4G does not mean true unlimited 4G necessarily. The plan, that Airtel has announced, has a data cap of 30GB. Once consumers reach (and go beyond) that limit, the 4G speed will be reduced to 64Kbps.
Airtel’s new move is lucrative, but faces stiff competition from Reliance Jio which is offering all 4G services for free as a preview offering to users until December 31.
Jio users will be charged for 4G data from next year onwards. Their basic 4G plan starts at Rs 149 (300MB 4G data) and goes up to Rs 4,999 (75GB 4G data). Reliance Jio doesn’t have a 30GB plan, but their 35GB 4G plan which is valid for 28 days for prepaid users will cost Rs 2,499.
The pack is currently available in Delhi and will be launched across other circles over the next few days, the company further said.
CHECK: BSNL offers unlimited broadband data for Rs 249 at 2 Mbps speed