After launching yearly annual pre-paid data pack, popular network carrier Airtel has launched a couple more long-term tariff plans in India.
Airtel's new offering includes Rs 597 and Rs 998. They offer unlimited national calls (local and STD), 300 national SMS, which will be renewed every 28 days. Rs 597 plan comes with 6GB internet data voucher with no restrictions on usage per day but will be valid for 168 days.
On the other hand, if you choose the Rs 998 pack, you are entitled to get 12GB 4GB data with no daily restriction and validity of 336 days.
Going the benefits of the aforementioned Airtel tariff plans, it's not all compelling to subscribe them. Instead, people can go for the Airtel's yearly plan for Rs 1,699. It offers benefits such as 1GB/day, free calling (local and STD), national roaming and 100 SMSs per day. The validity is for 365 days (one year) across India.
If we break it down in terms of monthly investment, the subscriber will be paying just Rs 141 per month, which is a better deal than the aforementioned 168 and 336 days plans, but also the 80-90 days plan that cost anywhere between Rs 398 and Rs 998. Another big advantage is that users have to pay only once a year and won't receive any pesky remainder SMS about impending closure of the tariff plan.
It can be noted that the company is also offering a free subscription to Airtel TV app, which allows users to catch hundreds of live television channels, access to movies, TV shows, sports from Hotstar. HOOQ, Alt Balaji and more.
Airtel vs Reliance Jio: Airtel's Rs 1699 plan pales in compared to Reliance Jio's annual pack.
Reliance Jio's yearly tariff costs Rs 1699, same as the Airtel's new offer. But, the former is offering more data benefits per day. Jio subscribers are entitled to get 1.5GB/day (equivalent to 547.5GB per year), truly unlimited voice calling (no ceiling on call minutes per day), 100 SMS/day, Furthermore, people will get access to Jio suite of apps including JioCinema, JioSaavn Music and more.
Airtel vs Vodafone Idea:
Vodafone too has a similar plan but costs little less. It offers Rs 1499 plan and subscribers get 1GB/day totalling 365 GB/year, unlimited calls (local and national), zero roaming charges, 100 SMS/day in addition to the company's entertainment package Vodafone Play for one full year (365 days).