In the wake of eminent Jio 4G commercial rollout in near future and the fact that many subscribers are already shifting to Jio under the ‘Jio Preview Offer’ for getting unlimited voice and data for 90 days, Aircel has started offering extra data as a measure of damage control.
Leading telecom operators have already slashed their data tariffs by up to 67%. Aircel has also understood the importance of retaining the data subscribers and has started offering up to 33% extra data in the Kolkata telecom circle.
Aircel has about 40 million subscribers in Kolkata telecom circle and was having similar tariff plans as Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea earlier.
Aircel is not only offering extra data on medium and heavy usage plans but is also offering more data in entry-level internet plans. 1 GB 3G data pack costing Rs. 198 would now offer 1.25 GB data having same validity of 28 days. On the other hand, 6 GB 3G data pack costing Rs. 697 now comes with 8 GB 3G data.
|Price||Existing Benefits||Revised Benefits||Changes|
|Rs. 16||100 MB 2G data for 3days||125 MB 2G data for 3 days||25% extra data|
|Rs. 23||100 MB 3G for 3 days||110 MB 3G for 3 days||10% extra data|
|Rs. 39||150 MB 3G for 5 days||200 MB 3G for 5 days||33% extra data|
|Rs. 98||500 MB 2G for 14 days||550 MB 2G for 14 days||10% extra data|
|Rs. 198||1 GB 3G data for 28 days||1.25 GB 3G data for 28 days||25% extra data|
|Rs. 399||3 GB 3G data for 28 days||4 GB 3G data for 28 days||33% extra data|
|Rs. 697||6 GB 3G data for 28 days||8 GB 3G data for 28 days||33% extra data|
|Rs. 997||10 GB 3G data for 28 days||12.5 GB 3G data for 28 days||25% extra data|
|Rs. 1,397||15 GB 3G data for 28 days||18 GB 3G data for 60 days||20% extra data and double validity|
It is worth noting that RCom may Aircel anytime soon but this move from Aircel is a clear indication that they want to strike back just as hard as they can.
Vodafone Starts Offering Rs. 200 Monthly Discount To MNP Postpaid Subscribers For 6 Months
Vodafone has now started offering Rs. 200 monthly discount to those MNP subscribers who are opting for Vodafone Red Postpaid plans. This means that the subscribers would effectively get Rs. 1,200 as discount over a period of 6 months.
Note: These Aircel data plans and Vodafone’s discount for Red postpaid subscribers are currently available only in Kolkata telecom circle. We expect them to be available across other circles too but that will take some time. Do check with customer care before opting for these plans.