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Airtel reportedly offering 1GB free data and unlimited calls to to inactive users for a limited period

On: August 10, 2020

Airtel is reportedly offering high-speed data and free calls to inactive users. Spotted by OnlyTech, Airtel is crediting 1GB of high-speed data and limited duration free calls to inactive users in the country. This move comes after the telco offered 1GB high-speed data on a free trial to select customers recharging with cheaper prepaid plans.

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Airtel recently also announced that it will offer free data coupons through the Airtel Thanks app to select few prepaid users on unlimited plans of Rs 219 and above. Airtel was offering up to 6GB free data to select users as part of the free data coupons offer.

Airtel is offering free high-speed data and calls to inactive users

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Airtel is offering free data and calling services to select few inactive users

As spotted by OnlyTech, Airtel is sending an SMS to an inactive number offering 1GB of free high-speed data and limited duration incoming and outgoing free calls. The source posted screenshots of an SMS sent by Airtel to a number which has not been recharged from a month. According to the SMS, the telco is offering a free calling facility to the user for three days. The validity of the free 1GB data is also limited to three days.

Before the three-day duration comes to an end, Airtel sends yet another SMS urging the user to recharge again to continue the services. This seems to be a move by the telco to bring back inactive users and urge them to start using the services again. As of now, it seems that the free benefits are being rolled out to a select few users on a trial basis.

Notably, a few days ago, Airtel credited free extra 1GB data for three days in the account of those recharging with Rs 48 or Rs 49 packs.  This benefit was also rolled out only to a select few users.

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