Airtel launches innovative packs for pre-paid users to counter JIO


In a move to counter Reliance Jio, telecom major Bharti Airtel has slashed 4G and 3G mobile Internet charges by up to 80% to as low as Rs 51 per gigabyte (GB) under a special scheme. To avail this benefit, Airtel customers will have to recharge with Rs 1,498 against which they will get 1GB of 4G or 3G mobile internet usage valid for 28 days, the company said in a statement.


Post exhaustion of this data limit, the customer can have 1GB 4G/3G recharges for Rs 51 over a period of 12 months. There is no limit on the number of recharges during the period.

At present, Airtel offers 1GB of 3G or 4G mobile internet for Rs 259 valid for 28 days. The company is also set to launch a similar scheme in lower denomination of Rs 748. Under this scheme, Airtel customers will get 1GB of 4G for Rs 99 over a period of six months.

These prepaid packs are live in Delhi and will get launched across circles by August 31, 2016. Airtel prepaid users can also log into to avail existing active offers available.