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COVID-19 impact: Airtel and Vi are offering Rs 49 prepaid plan for free

To help people stay connected during the ongoing pandemic, Airtel has announced new special loffers for over 55 million low-income customers on its network. 

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 18, 2021 6:49:38 pm
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Airtel and Vi (Vodafone Idea) have announced two special offers for prepaid customers. Both the companies are offering almost similar offers. Airtel is offering the Rs 49 recharge plan for free and double benefits with Rs 79 prepaid plan as a one-time gesture. To help people stay connected during the ongoing pandemic, the telecom giant has announced new offers for over 55 million low-income customers on its network. Airtel says this amount to benefits worth Rs 270 crore.

Airtel special offers for prepaid users

Starting this week, Airtel users won’t be required to pay for the Rs 49 prepaid plan as it is available for free. Do note that this is a one-time offer, and you can avail it only once. With the Rs 49 recharge plan, Airtel gives talktime worth Rs 38.52, and 100MB of data. Once the provided 100MB data is exhausted, customers will be charged Rs 0.50 per MB. The plan comes with a validity period of 28 days.

“Through this gesture Airtel will empower over 55 million customers, mostly in rural areas, to stay connected and have access to critical information when needed,” Airtel said. If the free offer is not visible to you, then you should wait for a few days.

The telecom giant is also giving double benefits with Rs 79 prepaid plan. It typically includes talktime worth Rs 128, 200MB of data, and Rs 0.60 per minute tariff for local, STD, and landline calls. The plan will remain valid for 28 days. While the company hasn’t revealed the benefits of the new offer, “double the benefits” suggests that users will get double talktime and data benefits than what they typically get with this plan.

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This means Airtel users will get Rs 256 talktime and 400MB data with the Rs 79 recharge plan. It will be available for 56 days, as suggested by the company. It is currently unknown whether this is a one-time offer. Both the Rs 49 and Rs 79 prepaid plans fall under Airtel’s Smart Recharge category.

Vi special offers for prepaid users

Vi has also launched special offers for its 60 million low-income customers to help them stay connected at all times during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. It is providing Rs 49 pack for free and the plan includes Rs 38 talktime, and 100MB data for 28 days. It should be noted that this is also a one-time offer.

Vi has also announced a new Combo Voucher RC79. This special recharge plan comes with the benefits of double talktime. So, you get Rs 128 talktime with this prepaid pack. Customers also get 200MB of data. The plan comes with a validity period of 28 days. This is a limited time period offer and will expire soon.

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First published on: 18-05-2021 at 04:49:16 pm

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