Fed up with the call drops and not happy with the Reliance Jio’s free data and voice offer? or looking to move to a better quality network? India’s top telecom operator Airtel got exclusive plans just for you. The telecom operator will offer free 4G data for 12 months, worth up to Rs 9000 to anyone switching to Airtel 4G. This includes users from other telecom operators who port to Airtel 4G via mobile number portability (MNP) or existing Airtel 3G subscribers upgrading to Airtel 4G.
Everything sound interesting, but there is a BIG catch on the free data offer. For customers moving to Airtel 4G prepaid connection need to do a recharge of Rs 345 every time to avail the free data offer. The Rs 345 plan offers subscribers 1GB of regular 4G data benefits and additional 3GB of promotional 4G data via MyAirtel app. Each recharge pack comes with a validity 28 days, after which you need to recharge again. You can avail the free data for a period of 12 months or maximum of 13 recharges till 31st December 2017.
Same goes for users moving to Airtel 4G postpaid plans. Here subscribers need to choose from any of the myPlan Infinity Plans starting at Rs 549 per month. This plan includes unlimited local and STD voice calling, unlimited roaming calls, free 100 SMS per day, free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies. Users will also get bundled extra 4G or 3G data benefits with every MyPlan Infinity Plans.
For example, the Rs 549 myPlan Infinity Plan offers subscribers unlimited local and STD voice calling, free 100 SMS per day, free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies. They will also get 3GB of regular 4G data benefits and extra 3GB of promotional 4G data benefits via MyAirtel app.
Airtel 4G free Data for 12 Months
- Valid for users port-in to Airtel via MNP and existing Airtel 3G customers.
- Prepaid users can avail the offer on recharge of Rs 345 (total 13 times).
- Postpaid users can avail the offer by choosing any of the myPlan Infinity postpaid plans starting at Rs 549.
- Extra 4G data benefits can be availed from the myAirtel app.
- Users need have a 4G handset to avail the free data.
- Offer valid till 28th February 2017
Basically, the whole free data for 12 months is just a marketing gimmick. You still end up paying a minimum of Rs 345 per month to get the service. Still on the better side, you get additional 4G data benefits with each pack and better network from Airtel.