Airtel is one of the leading telecom operators in India, second only to Mukesh Ambani-led Jio. Therefore, the company keeps introducing new postpaid or prepaid plans to take on Jio offerings heads-on. Airtel postpaid plans in India start from as low as Rs 399 and go up to Rs 1,599. Quite evidently, every single plan takes on a similarly priced Jio Postpaid Plus plan.
While all Jio Postpaid Plus plans offer Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar VIP plans, Airtel only offers the last two with four of its postpaid plans. Jio Postpaid Plus plans also have an upper hand over Airtel postpaid plans when it comes to the amount of data offered. Let’s take a look at all details of Airtel postpaid plans in India including price, benefits, and validity.
What is Airtel Postpaid?
Airtel Postpaid is a mobile plan where you are billed a pre-determined amount at the end of the month of usage. The month of usage is called the billing cycle and may not refer to a calendar month. Users can select from five Airtel postpaid plans starting from Rs 399.
They’ll be required to pay the pre-determined Airtel postpaid plan price along with any additional usage charge incurred during the billing cycle. These charges may include charges for extra SMS sent over and above free SMSes and data usage beyond the FUP limit.
How to check data balance in Airtel Postpaid
Check Airtel postpaid data balance using Airtel Thanks app
- Download Airtel Thanks app on your phone
- Open the app and register with your Airtel mobile number
- Click on ‘Services’ at the bottom left
- The section will show active recharge, data usage, SMS balance and more
Check Airtel postpaid data balance using USSD code
- On your smartphone, open the dialer app
- Dial *121# and click on call button
- The data balance will be shown on the screen
Airtel Postpaid plans in India
- Airtel Rs 399 postpaid plan
- Airtel Rs 499 postpaid plan
- Airtel Rs 749 postpaid plan
- Airtel Rs 999 postpaid plan
- Airtel Rs 1,599 postpaid plan
|Airtel Postpaid Plan||Data||Data Rollover||Voice calls (local, STD, and roaming)||SMS/day||Free Add-on connections||Other benefits|
|Rs 399 Plan||40GB||up to 200GB||Unlimited||100||NA||Shaw academy one year access, Juggernaut books, Airtel X-stream App Premium, Wynk Music|
|Rs 499 Plan||75GB||up to 200GB||Unlimited||100||NA||Amazon Prime membership for 1 year, Disney+ Hotstar VIP for 1 year, Handset protection, Shaw academy Lifetime access, Juggernaut books, Airtel X-stream Premium, Wynk Premium|
|Rs 749 Plan||125GB||up to 200GB||Unlimited||100||2||Amazon Prime membership for 1 year, Disney+ Hotstar VIP for 1 year, Handset protection, Shaw academy Lifetime access, Juggernaut books, Airtel X-stream Premium, Wynk Premium|
|Rs 999 Plan||150GB||up to 200GB||Unlimited||100||4||Amazon Prime membership for 1 year, Disney+ Hotstar VIP for 1 year, Handset protection, Shaw academy Lifetime access, Juggernaut books, Airtel X-stream Premium, Wynk Premium|
|Rs 1,599 Plan||Unlimited (500GB FUP)||up to 200GB||Unlimited||100||1|
Airtel Rs 399 postpaid plan
The Airtel postpaid plan Rs 399 is the cheapest Airtel postpaid plan offering 40GB data monthly with 3G or 4G speeds. Users also get unlimited calling within the country to all networks and 100 SMSes per day. There’s a data rollover facility with 6 months validity, which means users can enjoy unused data for six months before it expires. Other benefits include free subscriptions to Airtel Xstream Premium, Juggernaut Books, Wynk Music and Shaw Academy.
Airtel Rs 499 postpaid plan
The Rs 499 Airtel postpaid plan offers 75GB of data monthly along with unlimited calling and 100 SMSes per day. With this plan, users get a complimentary annual subscription to Amazon Prime as well as Disney+ Hotstar VIP. Additionally, all plans above Rs 499 enjoy priority service, superior indoor coverage with Vo-Wifi, and zero-cost SIM delivery in select cities. Other benefits of the plan remain the same as Airtel Rs 399 postpaid plan.
As part of this plan, users can also opt for an add-on connection by paying Rs 249 extra. This will save them 25 percent and the secondary connection can enjoy unlimited calls, 10GB data monthly and 100 SMSes per day.
Airtel Rs 749 postpaid plan
This plan shares all benefits with the Rs 499 postpaid plan with the exception of 125GB data monthly and two free add-on connections. Of the two add-ons, one will be the regular add-on, whereas the other will be a data-only add-on. The former will be able to enjoy regular benefits as the primary connection, whereas the latter will only get data benefits. Apart from free add-ons, users can add up to six more add-ons by paying Rs 249 for regular and Rs 99 for data-only.
Airtel Rs 999 postpaid plan
If you’re looking for Airtel postpaid family plans, the Rs 999 Family postpaid plan coffers 150GB of high-speed data and up to eight add-on connections with this plan including four free add-ons. Of these, three are regular add-ons and one is data-only. Beyond these add-ons, users can add four more by paying Rs 249 for regular and Rs 99 for data-only. Other benefits are the same as the Rs 749 postpaid plan.
Airtel Rs 1,599 postpaid plan
This is the top-tier postpaid plan from Airtel listed with unlimited data benefit. However, the terms and conditions page reveals that the plan offers 500GB data monthly, post which data will be charged at 2p/MB. Moreover, despite being the top-tier plan, this one offers only one regular add-on free and beyond that users will have to pay Rs 249 for regular and Rs 99 for data-only connections. Other benefits of the plan are the same as that of the Rs 999 Airtel postpaid plan.
Airtel Postpaid FAQs
Which is the best Airtel postpaid plan for me?
The choice of Airtel postpaid plan depends on the personal usage pattern of the customer. Unfortunately, Airtel doesn’t offer a Rs 199 postpaid plan unlike Jio. In case you already have OTT subscriptions and limited data consumption, the Rs 399 Airtel postpaid plan will serve you just fine. On the other hand, if you are looking for complimentary Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar subscription along with more data, pick any of the other four plans.
How can I switch from Airtel prepaid to postpaid?
You can easily upgrade to Airtel postpaid from prepaid, port from other networks to Airtel with same number or buy a new Airtel postpaid connection through following process.
- Visit Airtel Switch page
- Select the plan you want
- Click on ‘New connection’ for new postpaid connection, ‘Switch to Airtel’ to switch from other networks, and ‘Airtel Prepaid to Postpaid’ to upgrade from prepaid
- Enter your details, which include name, mobile number, city, and house number
- Click on ‘Submit’
Once done, Airtel executive will visit the address provided to take your details and deliver the new SIM card.
How can I activate my new Airtel 4G postpaid SIM?
Your new Airtel 4G postpaid SIM can be activated by two methods.
- SMS SIM <20-digit SIM card number of your new SIM> to 121
- You will receive a confirmation SMS in your inbox. Reply with 1
- Listen to the confirmation call you receive immediately and give your consent by replying with 1
How to check the Airtel postpaid plan?
You can check your current Airtel postpaid plan details by following the below steps
- Open Airtel Thanks app on your phone
- Click on your mobile number from the home page
- Click on the ‘Bill & Plan’ section
- Go to “My Plan” tab
How to change the Airtel postpaid plan?
You can change your existing Airtel postpaid plan from the Airtel Thanks app.
- Open Airtel Thanks app on your phone
- Select your Mobile number from the home screen
- Go to ‘Bills & Plan’
- Click on ‘My Plan’
- Tap on the three dots menu to change the plan