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Airtel Announces ZERO Roaming Charges to Counter Reliance Jio

Airtel and Jio Reliance Charges

Telecom services in India have been redefined ever since the launch of Jio six months back. Jio’s free services introductory offer from Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance telecom services has given rise to immense competition to every other service provider in the sector with each of them coming up with new plans to retain their market share. The latest to join the bandwagon is Bharti Airtel, who have announced ZERO roaming charges to counter Reliance Jio’s services that shall be payable from April 1st, 2017. However, even in its new Jio Prime Plan, the brand shall be offering FREE calling both local and roaming while other services shall be chargeable. Read on to know about Airtel’s latest offering.

Cheapest Roaming Packs from Airtel

Airtel has come up with cheapest packs ever for its roaming subscribers, both pre-paid and postpaid. All India Roaming pack that was priced at a meager Rs. 35.00 for pre-paid users all over the country irrespective of their location has now been revamped with cheaper rates. You can also look for various Paytm Cashback Offers if you are an Airtel subscriber.



Know about the New Plans

  • Pre-paid customers have an option of a Daily Roaming pack of Rs. 5.00 with a day’s validity and a monthly roaming pack of Rs. 79.00 only with 30 days validity.
  • Postpaid customers can get roaming packs at Rs. 75.00 only by paying only the rental charges with validity for 30 days and an advantage of auto-renewal. Postpaid users can also check out three bill plans – Roaming Tariff Plan 99, Roaming Free Incoming Plan 99 and Travel Mate 499.
  • Incoming calls are completely free of cost across all circles for both pre-paid and postpaid customers. You can also get various offers if you choose to recharge through Paytm, one of India’s leading online payment services.

How the New Plan is Different

This new plan has an added benefit of free incoming calls that were priced at 0.30ps per minute in an earlier plan that was launched recently. Apart from this every pack by Airtel is extremely reasonable and competitively priced to offer more value for money to its subscribers. This new roaming offer by Airtel, is by far the cheapest to hit the market so far and is sure to give a run for money to all its competitors. With an extensive network across the country, the service provider is sure giving a tough fight to compete with Jio’s existing offers and services. You can also check Freecharge Offers to save some additional money on your mobile bill.

How to Activate the New Plan?

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If you are an Airtel user, you can easily activate any of the roaming plans through the following process:

  1. Call 121311
  2. SMS ROAM to 121
  3. Dial *121*1#
  4. SMS OFFER to 121
  5. Buy any of the packs online

The new offering is clearly a move to counter Jio’s bid to retain its ever increasing user base. The Reliance brand has also significantly improved its services ever since its launch in 2016 with better connectivity and improved network but with the new roaming offer, Airtel is also set to give a tough fight. Every telecom service provider like Aircel, Videocon, Idea, Vodafone, etc. are all coming up with competitive plans to counter Jio, which has evidently garnered a huge market share ever since brief yet impactful foray into the telecom sector. However, it is only for users to wait and watch to new offers to come their way.

With a waging war amongst leading network providers of the country, it can be quite tough for users to choose because each are reworking towards better services to offer more value for money. Mobile usage in India is reaching record highs and with so many service providers, users are surely at an advantage with numerous affordable plans to choose from.