Airtel India: Overview, Prepaid Offers, Benefits, Contact, and How to Subscribe

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Bharti Airtel Limited is the second largest telecommunication company in India after Reliance Jio. It was established in 1995 by the name Bharti-Tele Ventures Limited and now ranks amongst the top three (3) mobile operators globally, covering over two billion customers.


Overview of Airtel

Headquartered in New Delhi, India, Airtel captured the Indian telecom market with a 31.3% share compared to 39.3% of Reliance Jio in the last quarter of 2020.

The company offers several telecom solutions to its customers: 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless services, fixed-line services, mobile commerce, DTH, high-speed home broadband, enterprise services (including long-distance connectivity domestically and internationally).

Airtel Sim Plans

Airtel has designed a plethora of sim plans for its Indian population that is presently at 1.39 billion. Customers can choose their prepaid or postpaid plans to meet their specific requirements related to the cost, talk time, data usage, international roaming, and subscription to OTT platforms.

Getting a new sim card has been simplified for the new Airtel customers. Not only this, switching from prepaid to postpaid services (and vice-versa) for existing Airtel customers is also made seamless to improve overall customer satisfaction, thus, keeping up with the industry trend.

Benefits of Airtel Prepaid Offers

Airtel’s carefully designed prepaid offers help its customers get value deals on their mobile phones. By offering a wide range of prepaid plans, Airtel throws the ball in the customer’s court and allows them to derive maximum benefit with their chosen plans, whether it is having full talk time or free subscriptions to OTT platforms like Airtel Amazon Prime Video, Disney Hotstar, Hotstar VIP, ZEE5, and other premium content applications for world-class entertainment.

Airtel Prepaid Offers

Airtel Prepaid offers start at as low as Rs. 19 (200MB data and two days validity) and go up to as high as Rs. 2,698 (2GB data per day and validity of 365 days). These offers provide high-speed 4G data, unlimited talk time, SMS, and other bundled services (like OTT subscriptions), enabling its customers to pick the perfect deal for themselves. The telecom service provider offers 28 days, 56 days, 84 days, and 365 days recharge plans.

Airtel Prepaid Offers by Region

Airtel operates in all twenty-two (22) telecom circles of India.

  • The northern zone covers Delhi NCR, Haryana, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
  • The eastern zone covers Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand, Kolkata, North East, North East 1, North East 2, Odisha, UP East, UP West, West Bengal.
  • The central zone covers Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
  • The western zone covers Gujarat, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Rajasthan,
  • The southern zone covers Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,

Categories of Airtel Prepaid Offers

Airtel’s prepaid offers are categorized as:

Truly Unlimited

These Airtel prepaid offers give a wide range of options to its customers to find the right blend of unlimited calls, daily data benefits, SMS plan, additional services, and (most importantly) cost!

Here is a detailed break-up of the Airtel Truly Unlimited Plan and Data plans:

Airtel Truly Unlimited Plans
Recharge Plan Data Benefit Validity Calling SMS Additional Benefit
Rs 19 200MB 2 Days Unlimited NIL NA
Rs 129 1GB 24 Days Unlimited 300 Prime Video Mobile Edition & Airtel Xstream
Rs 149 2GB 28 Days Unlimited 300 Prime Video Mobile Edition & Airtel Xstream
Rs 179 2GB 28 Days Unlimited 300 Airtel Xstream & 2 Lac Life Insurance
Rs 199 1GB per Day 24 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream, Wynk Music Free
Rs 219 1GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream, Wynk Music Free
Rs 249 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 279 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses, 4 Lac Life Insurance
Rs 289 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day ZEE5 Premium Subscription, Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses, 4 Lac Life Insurance
Rs 298 2GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 299 1.5GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Prime Video Mobile Edition & Airtel Xstream Premium
Rs 349 2GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Amazon Prime Membership, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 379 6GB 84 Days Unlimited 900 Prime Video Mobile Edition & Airtel Xstream Premium
Rs 398 3GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 399 1.5GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 448 3GB per Day 28 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses, Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Rs 449 2GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 558 3GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 598 1.5GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 599 2GB per Day 56 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses, Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Rs 698 2GB per Day 84 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 1498 24GB 365 Days Unlimited 3600 Prime Video Mobile Edition & Airtel Xstream Premium
Rs 2498 2GB per Day 365 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses
Rs 2698 2GB per Day 365 Days Unlimited 100/Day Mobile Edition Free Trial, Airtel Xstream Premium, Wynk Music Free, Free online courses, Disney+ Hotstar VIP

Smart Recharge

There are three (3) types of Airtel smart recharge packs that offer value in talk time and data services.

Airtel Smart Recharge Packs
Recharge Plan Data Benefit Validity Talktime SMS
Rs 45 0MB 28 Days Local/STD @2.5p/sec Local@Re.1 & STD@Rs1.5
Rs 49 100MB 28 Days Talktime of Rs. 38.52 N/A
Rs 79 20MB 28 Days Talktime of Rs. 64, and Local/STD/LL @ 60P/min N/A

Data

Airtel’s Data Plans range from Rs. 48 to Rs. 401 in terms of cost and 3GB to 30GB in terms of data value.

Here is a detailed break-up of the Airtel Data Plans:

Airtel Data Plans
Recharge Plan Data Benefit Validity Calling SMS Additional Benefit
Rs 48 3GB 28 Days NA NA NA
Rs 78 5GB Existing NA NA Wynk Premium
Rs 89 6GB Existing NA NA Prime Video Mobile Edition & Airtel Xstream
Rs 98 12GB Existing NA NA NA
Rs 131 100MB Existing NA NA Amazon Prime & Airtel Xstream
Rs 248 25GB Existing NA NA Wynk Premium
Rs 251 50GB Existing NA NA NA
Rs 401 30GB 28 Days NA NA Disney + Hotstar VIP

Talktime

Airtel offers six (6) stand-alone Talktime Plans starting from as low as Rs. 10 and going up to as high as Rs. 5000.

Here is a detailed break-up of the Airtel Talktime Plans:

Airtel Talktime Packs
Recharge Plan Talktime Additional Benefit
Rs 10 Rs. 7.47 NA
Rs 20 Rs. 14.95 NA
Rs 100 Rs. 81.75 NA
Rs 500 Rs. 423.73 NA
Rs 1000 Rs. 847.46 NA
Rs 5000 Rs. 4237.29 NA

International Roaming

Airtel’s International Roaming plans can be as low as Rs. 496 with a validity of one (1) day covering neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. On the other hand, the premium international roaming plans range between Rs. 3599 and Rs. 6999 covering more countries, offering more data (3GB to 5GB), and more free incoming minutes.

How to recharge for an Airtel prepaid plan?

Recharging an Airtel prepaid plan is an easy job. You can do so online (either from your desktop or smartphone via the Airtel app) or in-store. All you have to do is add specific details like your phone number, region, and other information to choose a plan and recharge your phone.

How to contact Airtel customer service?

You can connect with Airtel customer care by calling at 121 (for queries/requests) and 198 (for complaints) from your registered Airtel mobile number. Alternatively, you can write to them at 121@airtel.com. In case you want to reach out from a non-Airtel number, then please visit website.

How to sign up for an Airtel prepaid sim card?

You can sign up with Airtel online, in-store, or over the phone using their customer service center. At the time of signing up, you’ll have to provide proof of identity (POI) and proof of address (POA) documents. These could be your Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Government Employee ID, Passport, Indian driving License, or PAN Card.

You can visit website to browse through the valid proof of address and valid proof of identity documents accepted by Airtel.

The in-shore rep, customer service rep, or vendor will verify the below details through your POI and POA documents:

  • Full Name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact Number
  • Email Address
  • Residential Address

How to check Airtel data balance?

Airtel prepaid and postpaid balance, including main balance (talk time), daily data, SMS, validity, and more, can be checked either from the Airtel App (available on Android and iPhones) or using USSD codes. Additionally, users can also reach out to the Airtel customer service for the same.

Airtel AppSignup and login with your Airtel mobile number on the Airtel App. You can then see the main balance, data balance, and validity on the dashboard.

USSD CodeDial *123# to check your calling balance and validity. The amount will show up on your phone screen in a few seconds. Dial *121# and enter 5 to check Airtel 3G/4g net balance.

How to block your Airtel SIM card?

In case you have lost your Airtel sim card (either prepaid or postpaid), you can immediately block the same by calling 121. Calling at 121 will charge 50 paise per 3 min. You can also dial +91 9849098490 from any mobile number of the Airtel network. Non-Airtel users can call at 1800-103-4444 or 18001034444 toll-free numbers.

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