Airtel drops Rs 2398 yearly prepaid plan, launches free data coupons

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Airtel has discontinued one of its most long-term prepaid plans costing Rs 2398.
  • The prepaid plan offered 1.5GB daily data, unlimited voice calling, and 100 SMS per day.
  • Airtel is left with Rs 2498 prepaid plan and Rs 1498 prepaid plans in the yearly plans segment.

Telecom giant Airtel has discontinued one of its most long-term prepaid plans costing Rs 2398. The prepaid plan offered 1.5GB daily data, unlimited voice calling, and 100 SMS per day. It had a validity of 365 days. Apart from this, Airtel has launched several free data coupons that offer up to 6GB data to the prepaid subscribers.

Now that Airtel has discontinued the Rs 2398 prepaid plan that was launched way back in December, it is only left with Rs 2498 prepaid plan and Rs 1498 prepaid plans in the yearly plans segment. The Rs 2498 prepaid plan offers 2GB data per day, unlimited calling to all network, and 100 SMS per day. It ships with a free subscription to the Airtel Xtream app and free hello tunes. The Rs 2498 prepaid plan has a validity of 365 days. The other plan in the line-up costing Rs 1498 offers a total of 24GB, truly unlimited calls, and has a validity of 365 days. The plan also ships with a free subscription to the Airtel Xtream app and comes along with free Hellotunes.

The Rs 2498 prepaid plan makes a lot more sense amongst the all three long term prepaid plan that Airtel has. In just a hundred rupees more, users could get 2GB data per day instead of 1.5GB data per day if they chose the Rs 2498 prepaid plan over the Rs 2398 prepaid plan. Ever since the Rs 2498 was announced, it became more popular among the subscribers than the other Rs 2398 prepaid plan.

If we compare Airtel’s yearly prepaid plan with its rival Jio, the Reliance-owned telecom brand the same benefits as the Rs 2498 prepaid plan offers albeit at a lesser price. The Reliance Jio prepaid plan offering 2GB data per day for 365 days costs Rs 2399.

Now coming back to Airtel, along with discontinuing the Rs 2398 prepaid plan the company also introduced Free Data Coupons, which would provide additional data benefits to its users. As per OnlyTech, the free data coupons are available with Rs 219, Rs 249, Rs 279, Rs 298, Rs 349, and Rs 398 prepaid plans. The coupons can be accessed at the Airtel Thanks app. Only the pre-selected subscribers will get the free data coupons. The telecom giant will offer two coupons of 1GB data with prepaid packs with a validity of 28 days, whereas the other prepaid plans will get four 1GB coupons and six 1GB coupons based on their plans and their validity.

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