Aircel Offers Unlimited Free Calling To Match Larger Rivals

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New Delhi: After leading operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, smaller rival Aircel has also announced free unlimited calling plans for its prepaid customers as it tries to match up to Reliance Jio’s offerings.

Under the two new plans — RC14 and RC249 — announced today, Aircel will offer its customers unlimited local and STD calling across all networks with a validity of one day and 28 days, respectively, Aircel said in a statement.

Also, customers with 4G handsets in circles like Assam and North East, West Bengal, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh East, Bihar and Jharkhand, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, will get an additional 1.5 GB of 3G data.

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“As we gradually move towards the New Year, we want to delight our customers with an exciting gamut of products that offer them benefits of unlimited calling and data. Both RC14and RC249 are designed for a wide spectrum of users, who want to enjoy free calling and also stay connected online at an affordable cost,” Aircel Chief Marketing Officer Anupam Vasudev said.

Last week, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular had launched similar offers for their customers to counter Jio’s tariff with free voice calls to prepaid customers and additional data.

At present, Reliance Jio is offering free 4G mobile service including calls and data till end March. It has clocked 52 million customers in 83 days of its launch.

These plans being offered by incumbents come close to proposed Rs. 149 plan of Jio, under which it will offer free calls to all network in the country for 28 days without any roaming charges. The plan includes 300 MB 4G data access during day and unlimited usage at night.