Airtel is offering additional 500MB daily data with Rs. 249 prepaid plan

Bharti Airtel has introduced an additional benefit of 500MB free daily data for its prepaid users. The benefit is applicable on the already existing Rs. 249 plan which offers 1.5GB data daily and 28 days validity. With this addition, Airtel’s plans are similar to those of Reliance Jio. 249 plan in terms of validity and data. Apart from these, both the plans also come with other benefits. In comparison, Vodafone Idea is still offering 1.5GB data, however, it offers attractive data-related benefits to its customers.

The change in Airtel’s Rs 249 prepaid plan was first spotted by TelecomTalk. Additional 500MB daily data (total effective 2GB data per day) can be redeemed through Airtel Thanks app. Other benefits of the pack included with the plan are Amazon Prime Video mobile version trial for one month, Shaw Academy for 1 year, Apollo 24|7 Circle (three months), Free HelloTunes membership, Wink Music, Free online courses by Shaw Academy and Rupee. 100 cashback on FASTag.

As mentioned, Airtel’s Rs. 249 plan is similar to Jio’s Rs. 249 plan in terms of calling, SMS and data. The difference between these plans is the subscription. Jio offers JioTV, JioCinema, JioSecurity and JioCloud subscriptions with Rs. 249 plan.

Meanwhile, third major telco Vodafone Idea is the only telco that offers 1.5GB daily data with Rs. 249 plan. However, it does offer data related offers like Binge All Night and Weekend Data Rollover. In Binge All Night offer, customers can surf and stream at no extra cost, from 12 PM to 6 AM, without pack deduction. Weekend data rollover consists of unused data from Monday-Friday to Saturday and Sunday.

Recently, Airtel announced a 13 per cent growth in second quarter revenue, fueled by growth in its 4G subscriber base, higher data consumption and stronger revenue per user. The telco said it added 8.1 million 4G users in Q2 2021.


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