There is bad news for Bharti Airtel subscribers and the company has discontinued the cheapest monthly plan. That is, the cheapest plan for the users has now become costlier than before. If you want to avail the services of Airtel, then you will have to recharge at least Rs 155 every month.
In November last year, the telco had increased the minimum monthly recharge for two circles – Haryana and Orissa – to Rs 155 and scrapped the Rs 99 plan. Now in 7 other circles also the cheapest monthly plan of Rs 99 has been discontinued and it has been replaced with Rs 155 plan.
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Rs 155 plan gives these benefits
Airtel’s Rs 155 prepaid plan has a validity of 28 days. In this plan, the benefit of 1GB mobile data is available with unlimited voice calling. A total of 300SMS benefits are also available in this plan during the validity period. The company has announced to make the minimum monthly plan expensive with the promise of better user experience.
Why is Airtel making this change?
Bharti Airtel, one of the two largest telecom companies in India, is trying to continuously increase its Average Revenue Per User (ARPU). This is also the reason why the company’s plans are costlier than its biggest rival Reliance Jio. Along with this, there are indications that Indian telecom companies may soon make their prepaid plans expensive.
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Airtel’s speedy 5G rollout
Airtel is rolling out 5G in new cities and circles one after the other. Recently, the company has started giving the benefit of 5G internet speed to its users in 5 cities of Tamil Nadu. The list of these cities includes Coimbatore, Madurai, Hosur and Trichy. The company’s effort is to provide 5G services in all major cities of the country by the end of this year.