Finally Airtel responses Jio by launching 4g plan 1495 offering 30GB data for 90 days – Another unlimited 4g plan with FUP from Airtel now comes with 4g speed limit up to 30 GB thereafter subscribers can get access to unlimited 4g at reduced speed.
The term ‘Jio 90 days Preview Offer' probably has given a big headache to existing telecom operators. Airtel finally comes ahead and launches another attractive 4G plan to stop its subscribers from porting out to Jio.
Airtel launches 4g plan 1495 for existing users and 4g plan worth Rs 1494 is available for New subscribers. Initially plans are available in Delhi circle and rest of the circles will get option to recharge this 4g plan in phased manner.
Airtel 4g plan 1495 offer 30GB 4g data for 90 days which is better compared to Jio 4g plan 1499, in terms of pricing & Day time data usage but Jio, on other hand, offers unlimited HD voice & Unlimited Night 4g for 28 days.
Both Jio & Airtel have taken speed throttling strategy where post offer-data usage, speed will drop to such a level that subscribers would have nothing but recharging another 4g plan if one wishes to continue even web browsing.
Airtel 4G Plan 1495 vs Jio 4g Plan 1499
|Offer||Airtel 4g plan 1495||Jio 4G Plan 1499|
|Price||Rs 1495||Rs 1499|
|Validity||90 days||28 days|
|Free Calls (L/N)||NO||Yes, HD Voice|
|Free ISD calls||NO||30 Mins|
|ISD Rate cutter||NO||Yes|
|Night 4g||NO||Unlimited (2am-5am)|
|Free Apps usage||NO||Yes|
Airtel 4g plan 1495 will become live for all prepaid subscribers across India in next few days and price may vary +/-5 for rest of the circles.
Airtel 4g speed is now under 20mbps in most of the circles but speed will become more than 100mbps in next few weeks just after Airtel upgrades 4g network to LTE-A level. This is clear sign of Jio effect and rest of the two operators Vodafone & Idea are going to follow same strategy and will launch new 4g plans in few days.