Airtel introduces new Rs 79 prepaid plan in place of Rs 49 pack.


Airtel has officially discontinued its Rs 49 entry level Prepaid recharge. The company said that its prepaid packs will now start from the Rs 79 Smart Recharge. And it says that offer up to four times more outgoing minutes of usage to customers along with double data. This comes after the company revised its postpaid plans last week.

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Moreover, the company said that the change is in line with the company’s aim to offering best connectivity solutions. “Airtel customers on entry level recharges can now stay connected for longer without worrying about their account balance,” it added.

Further, the Rs. 79 plan now gives Rs. 64 talk time and 200MB data with 28 days validity. Local and STD calls are charge at 1 paise per second. The Rs. 49 that was discontinued offered Rs. 38.52 talk time and 100MB data, and the Local and STD calls were charged at 2.5 paise per second.

Plan (Rs)Talk Time (Rs)TariffDataValidity
79641p/sec Local,STD200 MB28 days

Last but not least, this will expand Airtel’s average revenue per user (ARPU), but customers those who wanted the lowest plan will have to shell out Rs. 30 more and choose the Rs. 79 plan. This will come into effect starting from tomorrow, July 28.

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