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Airtel offers 30GB free data for those who upgrade to 4G smartphone

Airtel offers 30GB free data for those who upgrade to 4G smartphone

Airtel is going after first-time smartphone owners in the country with a new scheme which promises them 30GB of free data.

The package also provides unlimited local, STD, incoming roaming and outgoing roaming calls and 100 local/national SMS per day.

Telecom operators like Jio and Airtel have launched a plethora of campaigns to boost their sales and increase their brand value.

Earlier, the same Airtel plan offered 1GB data per day, so now, the plan's in-line with the company's Rs 198, Rs 448 and Rs 509 prepaid plans in terms of data benefit.

In a major revamp of its telecom network in Madhya Pradesh circle that also includes Chhatisgarh, Airtel will add 9500 new sites in the current fiscal. The data is 4G data.

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Jio, represented by Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, stated that the deception and misrepresentation inherent in the advertisements are aimed at enticing and luring viewers to subscribe to Airtel's telecom service and give preference to it over other telecom service providers in the market. The validity of Airtel 499 plan is 82 days.

In its petition filed before the court, RJio accused Airtel of advertisements that "explicitly and falsely proclaim that the company is offering live and free access to Twenty-Twenty (T20) cricket coverage".

Airtel's 3GB data per day plan has been priced at Rs 349. In comparison, Reliance Jio is proving 3GB data per day at Rs 299, with other benefits remaining the same as the Rs 198 plan. The charges will be as per the data plan availed of by the subscriber and thus is not free. This plan is part of the company's 1.5GB data per day plans.

Recently BSNL and Jio have launched the IPL packs with which the users can stream live matches without any interruption. As per Jio, the Airtel's latest campaign doesn't mention that they would incur data charges and IPL 2018 live streaming is not absolutely free on Airtel.


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