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Airtel Plans Increased by Up to Rs. 501: The Full List of New Prepaid Recharges

Airtel’s prepaid mobile plans have been completely revised. These new plans are set to take effect on November 26. Prepaid plans will see a minimum price increase of Rs. 20 and some plans will see a price increase of up to Rs. 501.

This price increase, according to Airtel, is implemented to allow for a reasonable return on capital and a financially viable business model. Airtel has previously stated that the average revenue per user (ARPU) should be around Rs. 200, with a target of Rs. 300.

After discontinuing some of its prepaid plans in June, now, Airtel has increased the price of its prepaid plans, which now start at Rs. 99 for a 28-day plan, a 25% increase. The company also discontinued Rs. 49 plan in July as well. This, however, is not included with SMS.

Now, If you need outgoing SMS, you’ll have to pay Rs. 179 instead of Rs. 149, a 20 percent increase. The Rs. 219 plan, which included similar benefits and 1GB of data per day, is now Rs. 265. The popular Rs. 598 plan, which includes 84 days of validity and 1.5GB of data per day, has been increased to Rs. 719.


Rs. 2999 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The most expensive Airtel prepaid plan, which was previously priced at Rs. 2,498 will now be priced at Rs. 2,999. It has a 365-day validity period and includes 2GB of data per day, 100 SMS messages per day, and unlimited calling.

  • New Price: Rs. 2,999
  • Old Price: Rs. 2,498
  • Price Increased: Rs. 501
  • Benefits: 2GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 365 Days

Rs. 1799 Airtel Prepaid Plan

Airtel’s Rs. 1,498 prepaid plan will now cost Rs. 1,799. With the exception of a total of 24GB of data over the period of 365 days validity, it also provides 100 SMS messages per day and unlimited calling.

  • New Price: Rs. 1,799
  • Old Price: Rs. 1,498
  • Price Increased: Rs. 301
  • Benefits: 24GB Data, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 365 Days

Rs. 839 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The Airtel prepaid plan, which was previously priced at Rs. 698, will now be priced at Rs. 839. It has the same benefits as the Rs. 2,999 plan, but has an 84-day validity period.

  • New Price: Rs. 839
  • Old Price: Rs. 698
  • Price Increased: Rs. 141
  • Benefits: 2GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 84 Days

Rs. 719 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The Rs. 598 prepaid pack will be priced at Rs. 719, with an 84-day validity period and 1.5GB of data per day, 100 SMS messages per day, and unlimited calling.

  • New Price: Rs. 719
  • Old Price: Rs. 598
  • Price Increased: Rs. 121
  • Benefits: 1.5GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 84 Days

Rs. 549 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The Rs. 449 prepaid plan will now cost Rs. 549, representing Rs. 100 increase. It has the same benefits as the Rs. 839 plan, but has a 56-day validity period.

  • New Price: Rs. 549
  • Old Price: Rs. 449
  • Price Increased: Rs. 100
  • Benefits: 2GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 56 Days

Rs. 479 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The Rs. 399 plan will now cost Rs. 479. This plan provides the same benefits as the Rs. 719 plan, but it has a 56-day validity period.

  • New Price: Rs. 479
  • Old Price: Rs. 399
  • Price Increased: Rs. 80
  • Benefits: 1.5GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 56 Days

Rs. 455 Airtel Prepaid Plan

Rs. 379 prepaid plan will now cost Rs. 455. With the exception of a total of 6GB of data over the period of 84 days validity, it also provides 100 SMS messages per day and unlimited calling.

  • New Price: Rs. 455
  • Old Price: Rs. 379
  • Price Increased: Rs. 76
  • Benefits: 6GB Data, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 84 Days

Rs. 359 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The Airtel prepaid plan, which was previously priced at Rs. 298, will now be priced at Rs. 359. It has the same benefits as the Rs. 549 and Rs. 839 plan, but has a 28-day validity period.

  • New Price: Rs. 359
  • Old Price: Rs. 298
  • Price Increased: Rs. 61
  • Benefits: 2GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 28 Days

Rs. 299 Airtel Prepaid Plan

Rs. 249 prepaid plan will now be priced at Rs. 299. It has the same benefits as the Rs. 479 and Rs. 719 plan, but has a 28-day validity period.

  • New Price: Rs. 299
  • Old Price: Rs. 249
  • Price Increased: Rs. 50
  • Benefits: 1.5GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 28 Days

Rs. 265 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The Rs. 219 prepaid pack will be priced at Rs. 265, with a 28-day validity period and 1GB of data per day, 100 SMS messages per day, and unlimited calling.

  • New Price: Rs. 265
  • Old Price: Rs. 219
  • Price Increased: Rs. 46
  • Benefits: 1GB Data/Day, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 28 Days

Rs. 179 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The cheapest Airtel prepaid plan with unlimited calling. This plan was previously priced at Rs. 149 will now be priced at Rs. 179. It has a 28-day validity period and includes only 2GB of data, 100 SMS messages per day, and unlimited calling.

  • New Price: Rs. 179
  • Old Price: Rs. 149
  • Price Increased: Rs. 30
  • Benefits: 2GB Data, 100 SMS/day, Unlimited Calling
  • Validity: 28 Days

Rs. 99 Airtel Prepaid Plan

The base plan now starts with Rs. 99 plan which was previously priced at Rs. 79. This means to keep your incoming active you need to recharge a minimum of Rs. 99 every 28 days. This plan offers 99 minutes of Talktime, 200MB days and 1paisa/second voice tariff.

  • New Price: Rs. 99
  • Old Price: Rs. 79
  • Price Increased: Rs. 20
  • Benefits: 200MB Data, 99 minutes Talktime, 1p/sec voice tariff
  • Validity: 28 Days

Apart from these plans, data packs prices are also increased which we can see in the below table:

Current Price (Rs.)New Price (Rs.)ValidityBenefits
799928 Days50 percent more talk time of Rs. 99, 200MB data. 1paise/sec voice tariff 
14917928 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 2GB data
21926528 daysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 1GB/ day data
24929928 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 1.5GB/day data
29835928 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 2GB/ day data
37945584 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day,  6GB data
39947956 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 1.5GB/ day data
44954956 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 2GB/day data
59871984 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 1.5GB/day data
69883984 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 2GB/day data
14981799365 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 24GB data
24982999365 DaysUnlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 2GB/day data
48 (data pack)58 (data pack)NA3GB data
98 (data pack)118 (data pack)NA12GB data
251 (data pack)301 (data pack)NA50GB data

Reliance Jio and Vodafone, Airtel’s competitors, have yet to announce a price increase, but we can expect them to do so soon.


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