The Reliance Jio effect is taking over all telecom operators and most of them are now slowly providing schemes and offers that can take on Reliance Jio. Although it is difficult to match up to the “Free” tag that Jio comes with, the others are playing smart and trying their best to offer features and services that are at least competitive. While Reliance Communication recently launched a new offer where users can make unlimited international calls at a fixed rate, they also came up with a call pack. Airtel has also slashed rates of their net packs and other services leading to consumers getting a host of benefits.
While many have happily switched to Reliance Jio, the the serpentine queues in front of Reliance Xpress stores proved, there are some who are still sticking to their operators and making the best of their deals. And the operators are doing their best to retain these customers by offering them good discounts and packs. One of the latest operators to join the bandwagon is Aircel. The network operator who in the past has come up with crazy offers and schemes is now giving users a new offer where at a really budget price, the user can avail free calling and internet. The price at which this Aircel offer is available is Rs 148.
But then, while on the face of it the Aircel offer does look great, it comes with its own set of terms and conditions. One of the biggest drawbacks of the Aircel offer over Reliance Jio is that unlike Jio, it is not for 4G services. The offer is limited only to 2G internet. Also, the Rs 148 offer is limited to Delhi NCR region. There are for now no plans of extending the offer all over India. While for Delhi users the news is definitely great news, for the rest of Indians, it is slightly pointless as the offer is not for them at all. But no, the terms and conditions apply does not end here. While initially, the user is offered “free” services, the services come at a cap or at a price. Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer gives free calling and data till March 31, 2017. Here’s the complete text of Mukesh Ambani’s speech
The on-net calling is free only for the first month or the first 30 days. After that, every 30 days, the user has to do a mandatory recharge of minimum Rs 50. That means 2 recharges of Rs 50, which hikes the price of the pack to Rs 248 (adding the Rs 100 to the pack). Additionally, there is also a cap on the number of calls made and the minutes used under the “free calling”. The maximum number of calls that can be made are 250 minutes a month – that is a total of 750 free minutes per 90 days or the complete duration of the offer. The free calls are not restricted to any network and are free for both, local and STD. How to get Reliance Jio Happy New Year SIM card home delivered for free
 Aircel Regional Manager – North Harish Sharma said in a statement, “More and more Indians are using mobile for calling (Voice) as well as surfing/sharing online (Internet/data). Aircel recognises the trend of customers becoming a multi-service user hence it becomes imperative to introduce fully loaded combo packs which is a solution to their evolving communication needs.” while the offer does sound tempting for Aircel users, it is definitely not one of the best out there and not one that can take on Reliance Jio. But it will definitely help keep Aircel customers satisfied for the present duration of the offer.
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