Bharti Airtel has introduced a new prepaid recharge plan priced at Rs. 159, said the telecom operator on its website - airtel.in. Under this recharge pack, Bharti Airtel offers unlimited calling, 1 GB data among other benefits for a validity period of 21 days. The addition of the Rs. 159 plan to Airtel's prepaid portfolio comes amid high competition in the telecom industry. The telecom industry in the country has witnessed high competition since the launch of Reliance Jio in September 2016, pushing the sector towards consolidation.
Under its Rs. 159 prepaid recharge plan, Airtel is offering unlimited local, STD and roaming calls with 1 GB data, which is valid for 21 days. Subscribers also get 100 SMSes per day during the validity period, said Airtel.
Vodafone India also offers a prepaid plan priced at Rs. 159 whereas Reliance Jio offers Rs 149 prepaid plan.
Under this plan, Vodafone offers unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. The pack is also bundled with 1 GB of 4G/3G daily data and 100 SMSes per day, which is valid for a period of 28 days. However, Vodafone's unlimited calling is capped at 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week.
Under this pack, Reliance Jio offers 42 GB of data with a daily limit of 1.5 GB. This recharge pack comes with a validity of 28 days and includes unlimited calling, 100 SMSes per day and complimentary subscription of Jio apps.