Airtel discontinues Rs 49 prepaid recharge pack, increases benefits of Rs 79 pack


  • Airtel has discontinued its entry-level Rs 49 recharge pack
  • The most affordable Airtel prepaid recharge pack from Airtel is now the Rs 79 Smart Recharge pack
  • The plan revision will be effective from July 29th

Airtel Rs 49 recharge plan has been discontinued. Notably, this is the same plan that the telecom operator offered for free to 55 million customers in rural areas as part of the COVID relief efforts. The plan offered a talk time of Rs 38 and 100MB data with a validity of 28 days. As part of the same COVID relief effort, Airtel was also offering a double data benefit with the Rs 79 recharge plan.

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Speaking of the Rs 79 Airtel recharge plan, it is now the most affordable recharge pack from the telco. Additionally, Airtel has announced a revision of benefits provided with the Rs 79 pack. While the pack will retain the double data benefit, it will also offer more talktime going forward. Here are all details of the newly revised Airtel Rs 79 recharge plan.

Airtel Rs 79 prepaid recharge pack: benefits, validity

Airtel has revised the benefits offered with Rs 79 Smart Recharge Pack

Airtel has revised the benefits offered with Rs 79 Smart Recharge Pack

With the Rs 49 recharge plan gone, the Rs 79 pack is now the entry-level recharge plan from the telecom operator. While the telecom operator has reduced the talktime from Rs 128 to Rs 65, the maximum outgoing minutes of usage has been increased to 106 minutes for this plan. The calls will be charged at 1p/sec for both local and STD. As for data, users will get 200MB data for the duration of validity, which is 28 days. Airtel has announced that the new changes will be effective from July 29th.

Apart from this, Airtel now has just one more smart recharge pack in the denomination of Rs 128. This plan offers no calling, data, or SMS benefit to the users. Instead, they get 28 days of validity, which is ideal for those who just want validity. However, users on this plan can make calls at 2.5p/sec and send SMS at Rs 1 and Rs 1.5, locally and nationally respectively. Data will be charged at 50p/MB with this plan.

Abhiman Biswas

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