Airtel has decided to lead the New Year charge against rival Jio by offering free data for a year to those who switch to 4G.
The country’s largest service provider will offer 3GB data every month till December end of the new year with select prepaid and postpaid plans for any 4G mobile device not on, a release said.
The 12 months offer, worth up to Rs 9000, is available to any customer with a 4G mobile handset that is currently not on the Airtel network, India’s top carrier in a statement said.
The offer, according to telco, will be available to pan India consumers from January 4 till February 28.
Under the new scheme, subscribers will get free 3GB data every month till December 31, 2017 with select prepaid and postpaid packs and new data benefit will be over and above the existing benefits.
The prepaid customers who opt for Rs 345 recharge will get additional 3GB data every month, according to the Gurgaon-based operator.
The data benefits will be valid for 28 days and can be availed for a maximum of 13 recharges till December 31, 2017, and the first-time free 3GB data benefit can be availed through MyAirtel app and data benefits on subsequent recharges will be instant.
“We are inviting customers to experience 4G through the year on India’s fastest network. We are seeing increasing penetration of 4G handsets across the country and believe that this attractive offer will provide an opportunity to more and more customers to enjoy high speed broadband on their devices with Airtel,” Bharti Airtel Director – Market Operations Ajai Puri said.
For pre-paid customers, Airtel offers unlimited calling to any network in the country and 1 GB of 4G data for Rs 345. Any customers switching to Airtel 4G, will now get free local and STD calls and 4GB data.
Post paid customers with any 4G mobile handset who are not on the Airtel network or upgrading to a new 4G device, will now get 3GB free data per month, with all MyPlan Infinity plans.
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