Airtel is reportedly offering 1GB high-speed data free of cost to select users. This free data is given on the recharge of the special plan, in which users are getting more data than promised. This additional free data is not becoming available to all users, and Bharti Airtel is notifying it via a text message to random users. The additional data that is being offered comes with a validity of only three days. This is exactly what Reliance Jio is offering to its prepaid customers. Last month, the telco was seen offering free 2GB daily data to select users.
DJ Roy, Member of OnlyTech Forum informed of First of all this free airtel data. Airtel customer has credited his prepaid account with Rs. 48 data packs and a total of 4GB data benefited through this recharge. The promised data amount with this pack is 3GB, and the additional 1GB was provided by Airtel for free. The telco sent Roy a message to inform the customer about the additional 1GB data added to his account. Airtel warned the user that the validity of this 1GB data is only for three days and it has been rolled out on a trial basis.
In addition, a separate recharge of Rs. 49 smart recharge pack reportedly reported to add 1GB of free data on a trial basis from Airtel. Rupee. 49 pack is basically 100MB data and Rs. 38.52 Talk time to your customers. The customer was again intimidated via SMS message to add 1GB of data and this data was credited with a validity of only three days.
This free data benefit is being given to users at random, and not all users can get this additional 1GB data credit on recharge of new plans. It seems that Airtel is offering the benefit for recharges of lower priced plans, but the same may be visible for higher end recharges as well.
In any case, this free data credit program from Airtel is similar to Jio’s exercise of offering free 2GB daily data to select customers. Jio was seen offering additional high-speed data benefits on a daily basis with a validity of four days.
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