Mumbai: Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom operator in terms of subscriber base with over 25 crore customers, has a new plan to disrupt business of its 'arch' rival Reliance Jio which is bringing its cheapest feature phone JioPhone in market in August 2017.
Airtel has unveiled a 1,000GB data plan under a new Big Byte scheme for its broadband users in a limited period offer in order to beat the aggressive pricing and dirt cheap internet packs being offered by Reliance Jio, according to a report on NDTV.
The additional data that Airtel is offering is in the form of bonus internet it is providing in monthly rental plans starting from Rs 599 to Rs 1,999, Bharti Airtel said on its website.
The bonus data will be valid till March 31, 2018 and the internet under the scheme comes with a higher speed of in the range of 8Mbps to 100Mbps depending on the kind of plan that you subscribe to. The offer is "valid only for online purchase", according to Bharti Airtel's website.
It may be noted that the new broadband Big Byte Offer is available for Airtel's DSL customers who have purchased the service on or before June 12. "The Offer is valid only in India and redeemable only upon taking fresh subscriptions to Airtel's select DSL broadband rental plans in accordance with the present terms and conditions," NDTV quoted Airtel as saying.
The new Big Byte broadband scheme cannot be combined with Bharti Airtel's any other offer and it cannot be used for special, commercial or enterprise plans, Airtel added.
The report added that the telecom company is offering up to 1000GB of bonus data in monthly rental plans of Rs 1,099, Rs 1,299, Rs 1,499 and Rs 1,799 in the National Capital Region of Delhi.