Airtel has announced that it will be offering 10GB of 4G/3G data on a recharge of Rs 259. The standard pack offers 1GB data and users who buy a new 4G handset get an extra 9GB through the My Airtel app.
While that sounds vague, Airtel has clarified that the offer is valid on all newly bought 4G mobile phones and will not work on handsets that are already being used.
The offer can be availed within 30 days of purchase of the handset The data will be valid for 28 days and users can avail a maximum of 3 recharges within 90 days.
Ajai Puri, Director-Market Operations, Bharti Airtel, said, “We are proud to have pioneered 4G network for users in India. This invitational offer has been designed for our data savvy customers who can now experience high speed broadband on Airtel’s 4G network with their new devices.”
The offer was introduced in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh last week and now it will be available across India in all 18 circles as well as valid on all brands of 4G handsets.
In non-4G circles, 3G data will be available to customers with their 4G devices.
This sounds like yet another move to counter Reliance Jio’s highly competitive rates.