Thanks to the ever-increasing competition, the telecom space in India has changed for good.
Like other operators, Bharti Airtel has also revised its catalog of unlimited prepaid plans to offer options ranging from Rs. 1,699 annual recharge pack to balanced monthly plans like the Rs. 169 pack.
But is the annual pack better than the monthly recharge?
Let's find out.
Long term pack
Here's what you get from the Rs. 1,699 annual pack
Long term recharges are best for those who need more calling benefits, lesser data quota, and solid validity period.
So, if you are looking for something like that, Airtel's Rs. 1,699 annual plan is a great option.
It offers unlimited calling (local as well as roaming), 100 daily SMSes, and 1GB of high-speed daily data for a total of 365 days.
And, what are the benefits of Rs. 169 monthly pack
While Airtel offers a bunch of cheaper prepaid plans, its most-economical unlimited pack is the Rs. 169 option.
Under this plan, the telco offers unlimited calling (local, STD and roaming), 100 daily SMSes, and 1GB of high-speed data per day.
However, this plan comes with a validity of 28 days only.
The Rs. 1,699 annual pack offers a bunch of freebies
In addition to the unlimited calling and annual validity, the Rs. 1,699 plan comes bundled with a complimentary subscription to Airtel TV Premium, new 4G device cashback, free 1-year Norton Mobile Security and Cloud backup, as well as free Wynk Music subscription.
On the other hand, the Rs. 169 pack offers free access to a standard subscription to Airtel TV and Wynk Music.
So, which one is better?
If you recharge with the Rs. 169 plan for 12 months, you end up paying Rs. 2,028 for a total data benefit of 336GB and total validity of 336 days.
In comparison, the Rs. 1,699 plan offers 365 days of validity, 365GB of data (1GB per day) and free access to Airtel TV Premium for 1-year among other freebies.