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Airtel Updates Rs. 448, Rs

Airtel Updates Rs. 448, Rs

Airtel announced a Rs. 199 prepaid pack to compete with Jio's Rs. 199 pack. In all other circles, buyers will get 84-day and 91-day validity with the Rs. 458 and Rs. 509 prepaid packs. Jio offers the highest amount data of all three. Hence, Vodafone prepaid customers doing a recharge of ₹458 now get a total of 14 GB more data, whereas the customers doing recharge of ₹509 get 7 GB more data. This is similar to Reliance Jio's recently launched Happy New Year 2018 pack that provides 1.2GB 4G data on a daily basis at the same price of Rs. 199 with 28 days validity period. With the new Rs. 399 pack, Airtel is now offering 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calls - local, STD, and roaming, 100 SMSs per day for all handset users. Also, Jio is cheaper than Airtel and Vodafone. It is worth noting that each of the new BSNL pack includes unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls (excluding Mumbai and Delhi regions) alongside the 100 SMS limit, which is applicable to unlimited packs offered by other telcos in the country as well.

Well, with the revision, the validity of both these plans has been increased.

With the recent change in the 149 plan of Jio 4G, now all prepaid users can enjoy 1GB daily data usage with unlimited calling. The revised plans are live on company's website and MyVodafone app. The validity of this prepaid plan is 28 days.

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Customers opting for the Rs 186, Rs 187 special tariff plan will get 1GB data per day with a validity of 28 days. Also, subscribers get access to a host of Jio apps and 100 free SMSes per day with this plan. The validity of this plan of Jio is 28 days. With the latest development, the state-owned telecom giant is offering as a long validity as 129 days for unlimited voice calls, SMS, and up to 1.5GB of data.

Bharti Airtel, however, continued to remain India's biggest telco with 289.53 million customers, while Mukesh Ambani-led Jio's subscriber base has grown to a shade over 152 million, end-November.