Airtel revised postpaid plans to offer more data, check details
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Telecom companies have slowly started revising their plans and hiking tariffs indirectly in some cases. This means that even though the telco would offer a certain plan at the same price, its benefits would be reduced. Direct tariff hikes are of course when the telco increases the monthly cost of the plan. Now, Airtel is slated to revise some of its postpaid plans, and will subsequently alter its benefits and prices. The postpaid plans are priced under Rs 1000. The first postpaid plan is an add-on priced at Rs 249 and will see an increase in tariff as well as benefits. The second postpaid plan is priced at Rs 999 but will not see a change in price, only benefits.
The Rs 249 postpaid add-on plan will see an increase by Rs 50 and will cost Rs 299 per month. The benefits of the plan will also be increased by Airtel. It currently offers 10GB data but with the increase in price, it will offer 30GB data to users, Telecom Talk reported. The telco will further make changes to the Rs 999 family postpaid plan.
As of now Airtel’s Rs 999 postpaid plan offers unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day with 150GB 3G or 4G data per month with data rollover up to 200GB. The plan gives a one-year subscription to Amazon Prime and a VIP subscription to Disney+ Hotstar along with a subscription to Airtel XStream. The additional benefits of this plan include handset protection and unlimited calls for the ad on connection.
The plan allows 4 family add-on connections — 3 regular plus one add-on connection. After the revision, the report notes, the data benefits will increase, however, the number of family add-on connections will reduce from 4 to 3. It is not clear how much data benefit the telco will add.
The tariff hike had already started last December when Vi revised the tariffs of family postpaid plans all over India. The previous plans have now been hiked by Rs 50 and the plans cost Rs 649, Rs 799, Rs 999, and Rs 1348. Vi also gives individual postpaid plans priced at Rs 399, Rs 499, Rs 699 and Rs 1099.
The benefit of Vi’s Rs 999 family postpaid plan however remains unchanged. This postpaid plan offers 200GB monthly data, 200GB data rollover, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS per month. The postpaid plan allows five connections — one primary and four add-ons. The plan gives 80GB of data for primary user and 30GB data for secondary users. The data rollover for the primary user is 200GB while the secondary user is 50GB while both the users get 100 SMS per month each. The primary user gets access to ZEE5 Premium, Amazon Prime, and Vi Movies and TV while the secondary user only gets access to Vi Movies and TV.