Airtel roles up plan to counter Reliance Jio

03 Jan, Delhi: After Reliance Jio shaking up the telecom sector, country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced 3GB free monthly data for a year for users switching to its network by February 28 in a bid to counter Mukesh Ambani led company’s plans.

“Customers will get free 3GB data every month till December 31, 2017 with select Prepaid and Postpaid packs under this offer. This free data benefit will be over and above the pack/plan benefits,” the company said in a statement.

Any customer, including existing Airtel customers, upgrading to a new 4G handset can avail this offer. “The offer can be availed only within the first 30 days of purchasing or upgrading to a new 4G handset,” according to the statement.

It will be available to customers across India starting January 4, will be vaild for more than an year and will close on February 28, 2017.

Prepaid customers opting for Airtel’s ₹345 recharge will be eligible for the offer. In addition to free calling and 1GB data already promised, users will get 3GB of 4G data. “The pack benefits will be valid for 28 days and can be availed for a maximum of 13 recharges till December 31, 2017,” the company clarified.