It does not look like the telecom market is not going to rest anytime soon. Since the launch of Reliance Jio, all the other telecom companies are gearing up their prepaid and postpaid plans to counter the offers of Jio. Recently, Jio extended the welcome offer for three more months and named it New Year Offer. The new update has now forced all the companies to launch new plans so that the free calling and free messages offered by Jio can be dealt with. Most of the companies have announced special plans for prepaid customers in last few weeks.
Now, the biggest telecom company in India i.e. Bharti Airtel has announced two new plans for its postpaid customers. The new plans are under the myPlan Infinity offer. Before these two affordable plans, the lowest value of the plans was Rs.1199/-. The new plans offer free calling, messages and data for the postpaid customers.
The Rs.549/- myPlan Infinity offer
This plan is available at a monthly rental of Rs.549/- + taxes. It provides free local and STD calls on all networks. Also, the incoming is free while roaming. The monthly subscription for Wynk Music and Wynk movies is included in this plan. The 3G handset users will get 1 GB data while 4G handset users will get 3 GB data per billing cycle. 100 local and national messages are also included in the plan.
The Rs.799/- myPlan infinity offer
This tariff is available at a monthly rental of Rs.799/- + taxes. The free services are similar to the 549 plan with a little difference. The 3G handset users in this plan will get 3 GB data. On the other hand, the 4G handset users will get 5 GB of 4 GB data in this plan. Free calling, messages, and incoming calls while roaming remains same as the other plan.
Changes in the Rs.1199/- myPlan infinity
Airtel has made a few changes in the already existing plans as well. Apart from free outgoing calls in a circle, the user will also enjoy free outgoing calls in the Rs.1199/- and above plans. In this plan, the user will get 10 GB of 4G and 6 GB of 3G data. Airtel has three more infinity plans which offer free calls and messages, but the data cap is higher in those plans. The 15 GB plan costs Rs.1599/-. The 20 GB plan costs Rs.1999/-. Last but not the least, 30 GB plan costs Rs.2999/-.
At the moment all telecom companies are offering free outgoing calls for the prepaid customers. However, Airtel has become the first telecom company to offer free calling to the postpaid customers. The new plans will force other companies as well to introduce new packages for postpaid customers. It is now important to offer them free unlimited calling and messages which are limited to a certain number of minutes.
In coming days, when Reliance Jio finally starts charging its customers, the actual war over the price will begin. From that moment the companies will compete for profits along with larger user base and better services. As of now, the main aim of the companies is only to retain the number of customers without bothering much about the profits.