Jio Effect? Airtel Launches Unlimited Voice Call Plans

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While Reliance Jio is taking the telecom industry by storm for its free 4G and Voice calls, Airtel, one of India’s largest telecom carriers reviled its unlimited plans on Thursday.

Airtel’s Rs 145 will enable over 260 million subscribers on its network to make free voice calls anywhere in India.

Airtel says subscribers who opt for Rs 145 tariff plan will be able to place unlimited calls across India, provided the recipient is also on Airtel network. Additionally, Airtel is also offering 300MB data with the plan for subscribers who have a 4G-supported smartphone, and 50MB of data for other phones.

It also announced another tariff plan of Rs 345 that lets the users make unlimited voice calls to any network in India. The plan includes 1GB of free data for 4G enabled phones and 50MB of free data for other variants.

“This is another initiative from us to bring innovative bundle offers  to our customers in line with our endeavour to provide the great value  backed by a superior network experience,” Ajai Puri, Director – Market Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said in a press statement.

Reliance Jio haven’t really scored high on voice quality of its free service at the moment. The company and its users are still grappling with call drops issue. The call block rates of Jio network has gone down by 90 percent to 20 percent by top three operators which is assumed go lower in coming months.

An engineer by education and an entrepreneur by choice. Asish is a TCS Best Student Awardee, NDTV featured student entrepreneur and International School of Entrepreneurship Education awardee. He also worked with many startups and big companies for their business development and strategical growth. Asish has been heading The Startup Journal since its inception in 2014.