AirTel latest revised 3G/4G Plans to counter Jio effect

AirTel updated its plans by reducing prices upto 80% to overcome Jio

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After the advent of Reliance Jio, Airtel feeling insecure. People are going for Jio. As in Jio you can get 100% free 4G data + Voice calls + Video calls for three months (upto 31 dec 2016) as a welcome offer. Initial speed in Jio was around 30 Mbps I experienced but since last 3-4 days the speed is reduced to 6-7 Mbps. To counter attack Airtel launched a 4G plan @ Rs. 1495 offering 30GB data for 90 days. According to this plan you will get data of 15GB and 15GB by installing the Airtel App. After consuming 30GB data the plan is unlimited but the speed will be throttled to 64Kbps. This plan is meant for only prepaid users. Initially plans are available in Delhi circle and rest of the circles will get option to recharge this 4g plan in phased manner. If you compare Airtel 4G 1495 to Jio 4G 1499, you will get the following results :

Airtel 4G Plan 1495 vs Jio 4G Plan 1499

Offer Airtel 4G plan 1495 Jio 4G Plan 1499
Price Rs 1495 Rs 1499
Day data 30GB 20GB
WiFi data No 40GB
Validity 90 days 28 days
Free Calls (L/N) No Yes, HD Voice
Free ISD calls No 30 Mins
ISD Rate cutter No Yes
Free SMS No 100/day
Night 4G No Unlimited (2AM-5AM)
Free Apps usage No Yes
FUP Speed 64kbps 128kbps

Airtel not only introduced 30Gb @ Rs. 1495 but updated all the recharge amounts of other plans. You can say that every plan’s price got reduced. According to Gadgets360, Airtel’s plan actually works out to be in line with the promised Rs. 50 per GB rate that Reliance Jio was announced to be – you’re paying Rs. 1,495 for 30GB, which works out to just under Rs. 50 per GB for 90 days, with a usage limit of 30GB, after which you have unlimited 2G usage. On the other hand, with Jio, you can get 20GB of data for Rs. 1,499, which has 28 days validity so not only are you paying more per GB (Rs. 75 per GB) but if your usage isn’t that high, then you’ll end up paying a lot more on a monthly basis. Here below we have made a informative table to let our customers know that what are the updates in the data plans offered by Airtel. This plan table is latest.

AirTel 3G/4G Updated Data Plans

Special 3G/4G AirTel Data Plans

Recharge Price
Features Validity
Rs. 498 2GB 3G/4G. For next 6 months get 1GB 3G/4G Data for 28 days on recharge of Rs. 121 28 days
Rs. 748 3GB 3G/4G. For next 6 months get 1GB 3G/4G @ Rs. 99 & 2.5GB 3G/4G @ Rs. 259 28 days
Rs. 1495 15GB 3G/4G. For 4G handsets only, claim your Free internet for 90 days on My Airtel App 64Kbps speed post 30GB 90 days
Rs. 1498 6GB 3G/4G. For next 1 year get 1GB 3G/4G @ Rs. 51, 2GB 3G/4G @ Rs. 99, 5GB 3G/4G @ Rs. 259 28 days

Prepaid 3G/4G AirTel Data Plans

Recharge Price Features Validity
Rs. 11 45MB 3G/4G 1 day
Rs. 17 65MB 3G/4G 2 days
Rs. 24 100MB 3G/4G Data 2 days
Rs. 27 70MB 3G/4G 30 days
Rs. 29 75MB 3G/4G 30 days
Rs. 44 110MB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 49 200MB 3G/4G 5 days
Rs. 51 1GB 3G/4G Night (12:00-6:00) 1 day
Rs. 67 270MB 3G/4G 7 days
Rs. 91 275MB 3G/4G 7 days
Rs. 99 400MB 3G/4G 11 days
Rs. 101 1GB 3G/4G 2 days
Rs. 121 1GB 3G/4G Data. For next 6 months get 1GB 3G/4G Data for 28 days after recharge of Rs. 498 28 days
Rs. 146 550MB 3G/4G 15 days
Rs. 148 500MB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 149 600MB 3G/4G 16 days
Rs. 169 500MB 3G/4G 10 days
Rs. 186 400MB 3G/4G day & night + 400MB night (12AM – 6AM) 28 days
Rs. 189 550MB 3G/4G 21 days
Rs. 198 800MB 3G/4G 21 days
Rs. 209 625MB 3G/4G 14 days
Rs. 219 650MB 3G/4G 14 days
Rs. 245 850MB 3G/4G 21 days
Rs. 259 1GB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 296 1GB 3G/4G day & night + 1GB night (12AM – 6AM) 28 days
Rs. 299 1.25GB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 329 1.4GB 3G/4G 21 days
Rs. 346 1GB 3G/4G+ 2GB night (12AM-6AM) 28 days
Rs. 359 2GB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 459 3GB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 496 1GB 3G/4G+ 5GB night (12AM-6AM) 28 days
Rs. 498 2GB 3G/4G Data. For next 6 months get 1GB 3G/4G Data for 28 days on Airtel recharge of Rs. 121. 28 days
Rs. 559 4GB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 599 4.5GB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 659 [email protected]/4G Speed + [email protected] + Post [email protected] 28 days
Rs. 699 [email protected]/4G Speed + [email protected] + Post [email protected] 28 days
Rs. 748 3GB 3G/4G 28days.Now for 6 months get 1GB [email protected] & 2.5GB [email protected] 6 months
Rs. 799 [email protected]/4G Speed + [email protected] + Post [email protected] 28 days
Rs. 899 7.5GB 3G/4G Data 28 days
Rs. 956 4GB 3G/4G day + 4GB night (12AM – 6AM) 28 days
Rs. 999 10GB 3G/4G 28 days
Rs. 1495 15GB 3G/4G for 90 days. For 4G handsets only, claim your Free internet for 90 days on My Airtel App 64Kbps speed post 30GB 90 days
Rs. 1498 6GB 3G/4G 28days.Now for 1 year get 1GB [email protected], 2GB [email protected],5GB [email protected] 12 months
Rs. 1499 15GB 3G/4G, 15 to 17GB @ 80kbps ,post [email protected] kbps 28 days
Rs. 1749 5GB 3G/4G, [email protected]/MB, Unlimited Local calls (Mobile+Fixedline), 100 SMS/day, Unltd. 28 days
Rs. 2249 7GB 3G/4G, [email protected]/MB, Unlimited Local+STD+Roaming (Mobile+Fixedline), 100 SMS/day, Unltd. 28 days
Rs. 3249 15GB 3G/4G, [email protected]/MB, Unlimited Local+STD+Roaming (Mobile+FL), 100 SMS/day,Unltd. Songs on Wynk Music & (Eros/Hooq) Movies/month on Wynk Movies 28days
Rs. 3346 20GB 3G/4G day + 20GB night ( 12AM – 6AM) 28 days

Postpaid 3G/4G AirTel Data Plans

Recharge Price Features Validity
Rs. 150 500MB 4G/3G Data (Post 500MB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle
Rs. 250 1GB 4G/3G Data (Post 1GB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle
Rs. 450 3GB 4G/3G Data (Post 3GB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle
Rs. 650 5GB 4G/3G Data (Post 5GB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle
Rs. 850 7GB 4G/3G Data (Post 7GB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle
Rs. 1000 10 GB 4G/3G Data (Post 10GB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle
Rs. 1500 15GB 4G/3G Data (Post 15GB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle
Rs. 2000 20GB 4G/3G Data (Post 20GB Data Charges Apply) Bill Cycle

Terms & conditions

  • You will not need to change your SIM card to enjoy airtel 3G services.
  • You will require a 3G enabled handset & airtel 3G network to enjoy 3g services – we recommend you to go for a HSPA handset, to truly enjoy the power of airtel 3G.
  • All packs will work on both handset and dongles and other 3G enabled devices like tablets/laptop etc.
  • Video call will be activated by default once customer is activated on 3G.
  • National roaming on 3G is available only on airtel 3G network.
  • Free data usage available in 3G data packs is not applicable in international roaming.
  • Video calls are NOT guaranteed on international roaming but might be successful in some networks.
  • Video calls if successful will be charged as per the visited network tariff.
  • Daily pack will lapse on day of recharge i.e. valid upto 23:59 hrs on the day of recharge.
  • Actual Internet speed would depend on multiple factors like device, web pages accessed, time of day, number of simultaneous users etc.
  • Free data usage bundled with any existing offer including handset offers, will not be part of 3G services packs, unless mentioned explicitly.
  • Services on the airtel 3G USB internet modem are subject to airtel 3G network availability.
  • After Bill shield internet and charging will stop. To Enjoy uninterrupted internet, upgrade to a higher data pack by Sending SMS 3G to 121.
  • Above mentioned Prepaid packs are national recharges, for circle specific recharges click here.

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