Bharti Airtel has removed cap on free outgoing calls on other networks under its new plans for pre-paid customers that came into effect from December 3, 2019. With this move, Airtel’s new Rs 399 plan with 56 days validity becomes cheaper than that of Reliance Jio plan at same price.
The company had earlier capped outgoing calls to network of other telecom operator to 1,000 minutes in case of plans with 28 days validity, 3,000 in 84 days validity plans and 12,000 in 365 days validity plan. Beyond this limit, customers were required to pay 6 paisa per minute for outgoing calls.
However, a tweet on Friday, December 6, from telco’s official handle stated “from tomorrow, enjoy unlimited calling to any network in India with all our unlimited plans. No conditions apply.
In a similar development, Vodafone Idea has also removed the cap on voice calls for its unlimited plans. The official Vodafone India Twitter handle announced the unlimited calling facility for all of its new prepaid plans. Idea separately tweeted that customers who opt for any of the new unlimited prepaid plans can now enjoy free voice calling on any network in the country.
Earlier, Vodafone Idea had announced unlimited plans starting at Rs 149 that went up to Rs 399 with a validity of 28 days. As for the unlimited plans with 84-day validity, they started at Rs 374, and up to Rs 699. These all came into effect from December 3, 2019. While the more affordable unlimited plans capped the voice calls at 1,000 minutes, while the pricier long-term plans upped the FUP to 3,000 minutes.