Best ‘value for money’ data plans for Airtel customers

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Airtel has a variety of prepaid and postpaid data plans. The company is in the list of the top service providers in India and, according to the latest data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Airtel added the highest number of fresh wireless subscribers in October 2020, more than Reliance Jio. Airtel also has its own streaming service called Airtel Xstream, which is included with some of its plans. We have prepared a list of the best value for money Airtel plans.

Value for money Airtel prepaid plans

Airtel has a variety of prepaid plans beginning from Rs. 19 and going up to Rs. 2,698. 

The Rs. 19 plan comes with unlimited calling, 200MB data, and validity of just 2 days. After exhaustion of data, the tariff charge is Rs. 0.50 per MB. It is to be noted that there are no free SMS with this plan.

Another value for money prepaid plan comes at a price of Rs. 249. It comes with unlimited calling, 1.5GB of data per day, and 28 days validity. One also gets 100 free SMS per day. This plan also comprises additional benefits including a subscription to Airtel Xstream Premium and Wynk Music, a free online course with Upskill, free Hello Tunes, and Rs. 100 cashback on FASTag with contactless delivery. After exhaustion of free messages, it costs you Rs. 1 for local and Rs. 1.5 for STD SMS. Also, after exhaustion of the 1.5GB daily data limit, the internet speed will fall to 64Kbps.

If you are looking for a long-duration value for money plan, the Rs. 1,498 should be the ideal one. It offers 24GB of data, unlimited calling, 3,600 free SMS (100/day), and 365 days validity. Extra benefits comprise a subscription to Airtel Xstream Premium and Wynk Music, a free online course with Upskill, free Hellotunes, and Rs. 100 cashback on FASTag with contactless delivery. SMS pricing will increase to Rs. 1 for local and Rs. 1.5 for STD after the exhaustion of 3,600 SMS. Likewise, data tariff post-quota will become Rs. 0.50 per MB.

Value for money Airtel postpaid plans

There are less number of postpaid options compared to prepaid ones, Airtel gives a subscription to Airtel Xstream with all its postpaid plans.

The Rs. 399 Airtel postpaid plan offers unlimited calls (local + STD + roaming), 40GB monthly data with a rollover benefit of up to 200GB, which means that you can carry forward your leftover data to the next month data balance, and 100 SMS/day. The company also includes Airtel Xstream Premium and Wynk subscriptions. Further, this plan allows a customer to add more family members at Rs. 249 per connection. This will include unlimited calls, 10GB of data, and 100 SMS/day.

Another value for money Airtel plan costs Rs. 499 and offers unlimited calls (local + STD + roaming), 75GB monthly data with rollover benefit up to 200 GB, and 100 SMS/day (local + STD + roaming). The company also gives one year of Amazon Prime membership, Airtel Xstream Premium subscription, Shaw academy lifetime access, and Wynk Premium subscription. It also includes device protection and access to Juggernaut Books. This plan also allows you to add more family members.

If you are looking for increasingly more benefits in a postpaid plan, the Rs. 749 Airtel plan offers unlimited calls (local + STD + roaming), 125GB monthly data with data rollover of up to 200GB, and 100 SMS/day (local + STD + roaming). Additional benefits include a one-year free subscription to Amazon Prime Video, Airtel Xstream subscription, device protection, and VIP subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. Besides, two free add-on numbers can be added to this plan, one of which will be a regular connection and the other will be a data-only connection.

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