Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Jio effect: Airtel Rs

Subscriber additions in Nov 2017 Subscriber additions in Nov 2017
Theresa Hayes | 13 January, 2018, 05:46

The Jio 1GB per day plans have received price cuts of up to Rs. 60 under this revision.

Under the scheme, pre-paid plan priced at Rs 485 will give 1.5 GB data per day with the validity of 90 days and Rs 666 will give 1.5 GB per day data with a validity of 129 days with unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. Airtel's new Rs. 93 prepaid recharge pack is giving a tough competition to Reliance Jio Rs. 98 recharge pack. The Mumbai-based operator is also offering 1.5GB data per day for 28 days at Rs. 198, while the Rs. 498 pack offers identical data quota for 91 days. In fact, it is the most lucrative of all Jio plans at the moment, and is likely to push up the company's ARPU (Average Revenue Per User).

BSNL customers subscribing to Rs 186 plan voucher and Rs 187 special tariff voucher will get 1 GB data per day with 28 days validity. The two revised plans are available via both the official website as well as the MyVodafone app.

Earlier this month, BSNL launched its promotional offer to to its new GSM mobile service subscribers. Airtel also offers a Rs. 509 plan that was recently revised to offer 91 days validity with the same benefits. Now, buyers will get 1GB data per day for 28 days at Rs. 149 (down from Rs. 199), and for 70 days at Rs. 349 (down from Rs. 399). Apart from these, Jio is now offering 3GB data per day and 5GB data per day for 28 days with the Rs. 509 and Rs. 799 packs, respectively. Similarly, its Rs. 509 pack now offers 91-day validity, up from the previous 84 days. Further, Jio also offers unlimited voice calls on all networks in India, 100 SMSs daily, and free subscription to Jio apps.

The move comes into effect just days before the ongoing ends. State-owned telecom operator BSNL, on the other hand, added 1.08 million, taking its base to 107.49 million (9.25 percent market share) by the end of November.

"As on November 30, 2017, the top five wireless broadband service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm (152.08 million), Bharti Airtel (67.24 million), Vodafone (50.15 million), Idea Cellular (32.90 crore) and BSNL (11.94 million)", the report said.