When Jio withdrew its Summer Surprise Offer and replaced it with Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer, we were expecting similar reaction from Airtel. According to the latest reports, Airtel has launched a new prepaid plan at Rs. 399 to take on the ‘Jio Dhan Dhana Offer’ head-on.
Just like the earlier Airtel plans offering unlimited calls to any network bundled with 4G data, this is also a segmented offer. In simple words, the offer will available only to those who see it in MyAirtel app or get an SMS regarding the same. You can also use this trick to get the offer.
Airtel’s New Rs. 399 Prepaid Plan Details
The offer will be available only to Airtel 4G SIM users on 4G handsets. The same applies to daily data limit as well.
The pack offers 1 GB 4G data per day for 70 days, that is, 70 GB 4G data in total, along with unlimited calls to any network in India at just Rs. 399. The same was tweeted by popular telecom blogger Sanjay Bafna in his tweet:
— SANJAY BAFNA (@sanjaybafna) April 13, 2017
Airtel is yet to come out with any official announcement regarding the same, and we expect it to happen very soon.
Airtel is also expected to launch another 2 prepaid plans offering 1 GB/day and 2 GB/day.
Airtel is leaving no stone unturned to compete with Jio and has quickly announced this plan so it doesn’t lose any of its high-value customers.
Our video in Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer
Airtel And Reliance Jio Are Again Complaining To TRAI
Airtel has asked TRAI to intervene on the Jio’s Dhan Dhana Offer, which according to Airtel is a complete disregard of TRAI’s advisory.
“We are surprised to see what Jio is doing. It violates the spirit of the TRAI directive and essentially continues with a similar plan now masquerading under a different name. This is a classic example of old wine in a new bottle,” expressed an Airtel representative when speaking to PTI.
As it looks like Airtel is trying to fight Jio on two fronts. It first complains to TRAI expressing how Jio has no regard for TRAI’s advice, and then announces a similar tariff plan as the Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.
Reliance Jio, on the other hand, is alleging that its rival companies (including Airtel) are using “unfair and deceptive” practices like lining-up customized retention offers for customers willing to port out of their network.
Jio is asking TRAI to impose heavy penalty and take strict action against Airtel for violating license norms, telecom tariff orders, and MNP (Mobile Number Portability) guidelines.
Airtel and Reliance Jio have locked horns into the telecom battlefield in India. Both the telcos are willing to do whatever it takes for adding new customers and retaining the existing customers with lucrative offers. This has disrupted the entire telecom industry in India leading to Vodafone-Idea merger, and losses worth Rs. 37,284 crores to the telcos in Q4 2016, and reduced govt. revenue.
Now, we are waiting for Vodafone and Idea to launch similar plans for retaining their competitive edge, and TRAI to decide whether these offers are against the tariff guidelines or not. Stay tuned for more updates!"Airtel Counters Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer With Unlimited Calls, 70 GB Data For 70 Days @ Rs. 399",