Earlier this week BSNL launched free unlimited night calling scheme for its fixed line customers across the country. Now Airtel has followed the suit by launching separate Local and STD calling packs for its broadband customers. The unlimited calling pack costs Rs. 49/month and offers unlimited calls to any local number round the clock.
Similarly, the unlimited Local+STD pack costs Rs. 99 per month and offers unlimited calls to any fixed line or mobile connection across India at any time. These attractive plans can only be availed by Airtel broadband customers and are meant for non-commercial usage. This move is bound to attract more customers to Airtel broadband.
Existing customers can also send the activation request by sending ‘UNL49’ or ‘UNL99’ to 536336 from their registered mobile number. Charge of Rs. 3/SMS will apply. If you want to know more about these unlimited calling packs then click here.
Some telecom analysts believe this to be a move to counter the impending Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) 4G network launch in country. Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) is expected to give incumbent telcos like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea a run for their money in both data and voice call business.
Now a days everybody knows that data is future, as everything from calls, messaging, shopping etc. moves to world wide web. So by limiting this scheme to only broadband customers, Airtel is trying to widen its data user base.
As of now Airtel is offering these attractive calling packs to its existing as well as new customers. It offers it fixed line calling and broadband services to both individual and business customers in around 87 cities.
These packs however come with fair usage policy, which means calling is not at all unlimited. As per the information on Airtel website you can make 5,000 calls under these packs per month. After you consume 5,000 you will be charged on the base tariff. On the other hand BSNL unlimited night calling plan does not come with such terms and conditions.