On Tuesday, Airtel added two new voice call tariffs to its existing plans in respond to the unlimited free voice call service of Jio. On Saturday evening, Bharti Airtel launched two new free voice calling packs which include the tariffs of Rs 145 and Rs 345 for its prepaid users bundled with substantial data benefits.
Under the package of Rs 145, Airtel prepaid subscribers will be able to enjoy free local and national Airtel-to-Airtel voice calls with 28 days validity. Moreover, the pack will also facilitate users 300 MB free data for 28 days. With the higher pack, the Rs 345 tariff, Airtel users can avail free local and national calls to any network in the country alongside 1GB data on 4G-ready smartphones.
Both the Rs. 345 and Rs. 145 Airtel prepaid packs will be valid for 28 days and will be exclusive to prepaid Airtel users. However, the prices of both packs may differ in different circles. Moreover, the Airtel subscribers in Kerala can avail the data benefits on 2G/4G networks.
While launching the new tariffs, the Goregaon-based telecom company said, “The new packs will add more richness to the existing innovative packs and plans for consumers. The new packages will give customers more flexibility to avail both voice call and data benefits”.
Ajai Puri, Director of Market Operations of Bharti Airtel for India & South Asia said, “The new packs are another initiative from the company offer subscribers flexible and bundle offers. The aim is to deliver great-value-for-money services to the users alongside a better-quality network experience.”
The introduction to Reliance Jio has shaken up the entire Indian telecom industry. With unlimited free offers for the voice call, internet service, and roaming, Jio has grabbed millions of subscribers only in 4 months.
Launched in September, Reliance-owned Jio has brought up new sensation among both users and service providers and has made the existing players to rethink about their tariffs. Jio recently has announced the extension of its “Welcome Offer” till March 31 and biggest Indian Telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea is facing extreme rivalry from this new entrant.
However, to counter the growing demand of Jio and driving consumers towards its network, India’s largest telecom network, Bharti Airtel has introduced two new Free Voice call packs.