Airtel Old vs New Plans: Are You Losing Money? [Strategic Comparison]

How have the Airtel plans changed now? After announcing free unlimited calls to any network unlike Reliance Jio, it stands a good chance to compete against the current telecom giant. We have compared all the old Airtel and new plans to see how things have changed.

Airtel Old vs New Plans: Are You Losing Money? [Strategic Comparison]

Are you getting more benefits, or are you paying more?

Here’s a strategic comparison of all the old and new Airtel plans comparing the calling, data and SMS benefits offered in the plans.  All the prices of Airtel plans have gone up similar to Vodafone Idea and Jio.

Does the additional calling benefits and free OTT features make the new Airtel plans better than the old Airtel plans? Here we have decoded each Airtel plan to see what you get for the rupee you are paying.

Airtel 148 Plan vs Airtel 129 Plan: Airtel 2GB Plan Comparison

Airtel has a Rs 148 plan offering the same amount of data for 28 days. The Airtel 148 plan offers unlimited voice calls to any network along with 2GB data and 300 SMS messages.

The previous plan of Rs 129 by Airtel offered the same benefits with 2GB data for a month. 

Airtel Thanks benefits include free subscription to Airtel Xtream, Wynk and Hello Tunes.

Airtel 148 PlanAirtel 129 Plan
Rs 148Rs 129
Unlimited callsUnlimited calls
2GB2GB
Rs 74 per GBRs 64.5 per GB
28 days28 days

Airtel 248 Plan vs Airtel 169 Plan: Airtel 1.5GB Plan Comparison

Airtel has dropped both the 169 and 199 plans, and replaced with a single Rs 248 plan offering 1.5GB data per day for 28 days with unlimited voice calls, 1.5GB of high-speed data per day, and 100 SMS messages per day.

The previous Airtel 169 plan offered similar benefits with 1GB data per day instead of 1.5GB.

Additional benefits include free subscription to Airtel Xtream Premium, Wynk Music, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.

Airtel 248 PlanAirtel 169 Plan
Rs 248Rs 169
Unlimited callsUnlimited calls
1.5GB per day1GB per day
Rs 5.90 per GBRs 6.03 per GB
28 days28 days

Airtel 248 Plan vs Airtel 199 Plan: Airtel 1.5GB Plan Comparison

The Rs 248 Airtel plan offers 1.5GB data per day for 28 days with unlimited voice calls, 1.5GB of high-speed data per day, and 100 SMS messages per day. The previous Airtel 199 plan came with the same benefits as the new plan.

Additional benefits include free subscription to Airtel Xtream Premium, Wynk Music, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.

Airtel 248 PlanAirtel 199 Plan
Rs 248Rs 199
Unlimited callsUnlimited calls
1.5GB per day1.5GB per day
Rs 5.90 per GBRs 4.73 per GB
28 days28 days

Airtel 298 Plan vs Airtel 249 Plan: Airtel 2GB Plan Comparison

Airtel has the Rs 298 plan replacing the old Airtel 249 plan offering 2GB data per day for a validity of 28 days. The Airtel 298 plan comes with unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS messages per day.

The Airtel 298 plan has been replaced with Airtel 249 plan which came with 2GB data per day for 28 days. The previous Airtel plan came with the same benefits as the new plan.

Additional benefits include free subscription to Airtel Xtream Premium, Wynk Music, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.

Airtel 298 PlanAirtel 249 Plan
Rs 298Rs 249
Unlimited callsUnlimited calls
2GB per day2GB per day
Rs 5.32 per GBRs 4.44 per GB
28 days28 days

Airtel 598 Plan vs Airtel 448 Plan: Airtel 1.5GB Plan Comparison (84 Days)

The Rs 598 Airtel plan comes with a validity of 84 days offering 1.5GB daily high-speed data with 100 SMS messages per day and unlimited voice calls to any network. Thr 598 Airtel plan has replaced the previous Airtel 448 plan with similar benefits. 

The 448 Airtel plan came with 82 days of validity, while the new 598 Airtel plan offer 84 days of benefits.

Additional benefits include free subscription to Airtel Xtream Premium, Wynk Music, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.

Airtel 598 PlanAirtel 448 Plan
Rs 598Rs 448
Unlimited callsUnlimited calls
1.5GB per day1.5GB per day
Rs 4.74 per GBRs 3.64 per GB
84 days82 days

Airtel 698 Plan vs Airtel 499 Plan: Airtel 2GB Plan Comparison (84 Days)

The Airtel 698 plan comes with similar benefits as the old plan of Rs 499 by Airtel. Users will get unlimited calling to any network throughout the period along with 2GB high-speed data per day and free 100 SMS per day. The plan comes now with a validity of 84 days. 

Additional benefits include free subscription to Airtel Xtream Premium, Wynk Music, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.

Airtel 698 PlanAirtel 499 Plan
Rs 698Rs 499
Unlimited callsUnlimited calls
2GB per day2GB per day
Rs 4.15 per GBRs 3.04 per GB
84 days82 days

Airtel 2398 Plan vs Airtel 1699 Plan: Airtel Long Term Plan Comparison

Coming to final Airtel long term plan, the new plan costs Rs 2,398. The Airtel 2398 new plan comes with a validity of 365 days offering 1.5GB data per day, unlimited calling to any network and free 100SMS per day. 

The previous plan of 1,699 by Airtel came with the same benefits.

Additional benefits include free subscription to Airtel Xtream Premium, Wynk Music, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.

Airtel 2398 PlanAirtel 1699 Plan
Rs 2,398Rs 1,699
Unlimited callsUnlimited calls
1.5GB per day1.5GB per day
Rs 4.37 per GBRs 3.10 per GB
365 days365 days
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