Aircel has just launched a new promotional offer where it would offer 1.5 GB data (2G/3G) to its subscribers who purchase a new smartphone from the popular online portal- ShopClues.
This 1.5 GB data is unified data meaning the speed would depend on the type of Aircel network in your area. If its 3G, then you will get high data speed, else you will get 2G speeds.
This offer is valid for Aircel prepaid users and is valid from 15 August to 31 August 2015.
How You Can Get Free 1.5 GB Aircel Data?
If to avail free data benefits, you have to be an Aircel prepaid users and must purchase a phone from ShopClues.com till Aug 31st, 2015. You can buy a new phone either via ShopClues website or its app. Upon successful transaction you’ll get a promo code for Aircel data.
Now just SMS “SD” to 121 to avail the benefits.
If you are in Rajasthan, Mumbai, Delhi, HP, and Maharashtra then you’ll get Aircel 2G data. In other circles you will be able to use Aircel 3G data.
This looks like a really attractive offer so if you want to buy a new smartphone and have already found one, then better not waste time. Hurry up! The offer ends on 31 August.
Aircel Hikes Data Plans In Chennai & Tamil Nadu Circle
Tamil Nadu and Chennai which were once the cheapest circles for using mobile data have been experiencing data hikes from almost every mobile operator. The latest telecom company to revise its data offerings in these circles is Aircel.
But thankfully, Aircel has only revised the data benefits in these telecom circles leaving the plan validity unchanged for most packs.
|Aircel Data Plans in Chennai|
|Price (Rs.)||Old Benefits (Unified 3G/2G)||Revised Benefits (Validity remains same unless specified)|
|29||100 MB for 3 days||90 MB|
|37||175 MB for 28 days||125 MB|
|43||225 MB for 7 days||175 MB|
|67||350 MB for 28 days||275 MB|
|101||1 GB for 3 days||1 GB for 2 days|
|128||750 MB for 14 days||500 MB|
|198||1.25 GB for 28 days||1 GB for 21 days|
|255||1.5 GB for 28 days||1.25 GB|
|298||2 GB Unlimited for 28 days||1.5 GB|
|351||New Pack||2 GB Unlimited for 28 days|
|697||5 GB for 28 days||4.5 GB|
Now, while the plan validity remains the same, there has been a significant reduction in the data benefits of each plan. This will surely have a huge impact on the data usage habits of its subscribers, but the effect of this hike on its subscribers base in likely to be minimal. Since Aircel is not alone in introducing hikes in its data plans. Every other telco is doing the same.
A Word of Advice: Please check with customer care before recharging your mobile number with the above mentioned packs. Some data plans might have changed between the time of writing this post and you recharging your number.