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Airtel gives Jio a tough fight

Airtel gives Jio a tough fight

The new plan of Airtel comes with 28GB 4G data. We also tried to look at all new plans by the company. Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries helmed by Mukesh Ambani disrupted the market with its free voice calls data packages at dirt cheap prices.

The third one starts at Rs 15 where users will be able to call any network at 10 paise per minute for a period of 27 days.

Rs 40 plan: Rs. 35 talk time with unlimited validity. Nevertheless, the plans offer different recharge options in different circles.

Rs 349 plan offer: 10% cashback on recharge of Rs 349 by opening Airtel Payments Bank account. Now, in case of Jio, for Rs 149 recharge, Reliance Jio offers unlimited voice calls to any and every telecom operator's number. Airtel users can get unlimited calls, along with 1GB per data per day for 28 days, which means 28 GB data for 28 days.

Under the new plans, customers can recharge for various denominations that allow them to get 1 GB, 2 GB, 2.5 GB, 3.5 GB, 4 GB or 5 GB per day by recharging for the right amount.

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The company is running a Jio-style three-month introductory offer under which JioFiber will offer free high-speed internet - up to 100mbps - for the first 90 days. As per statistics, Indians reportedly consume more than 100 crore GB of data per month, stream videos for up to 165 crore hours monthly and make voice calls for more than 250 crore minutes per day.

The Sunil Mittal-backed company has come up with a Rs. 349 plan as well as a Rs. 5 prepaid offer.

The delivery of the most awaited Reliance Jio's "effectively free" 4G handset is being planned to start during the Navratri festival this year. Post the exhaustion of 20GB in 56 days, the internet speed is reduced to 128kbps. In the initial days, Jio struggled a bit with its services - data speed fluctuated a bit, but soon after it got into the track giving sleepless nights to other telecom giants.

This plan is similar to the earlier offered plan at this price but comes doubles validity. It also offers 2GB of 4G data for 28days. The only difference is that Jio plan doesn't have the 1GB FUP limit under this plan. Both Vodafone India's and Idea Cellular's average download speed saw a dip in July 2017, while Airtel's download speeds are marginally increased. Now India is number 1 in mobile data consumption and well on its way to becoming number 1 in mobile broadband penetration, in the coming months.


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