Bharti Airtel slashes prepaid tariffs to compete with Jio

  • The country’s top telecommunications carrier BhartiAirtel on Thursday unveiled unlimited voice calls and more 4G data under a new plan, to take on rival Reliance Jio that recently extended its free services.
  • For Rs 345, Bharti Airtel will allow users to makeunlimited calls to any network and consume 1 GB 4G data for 28 days, the carrier said in a statement. Under a separate plan of Rs 145, users will get 300 MB of 4G data and unlimited calls  within Airtel  network for 28 days, it said.
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm, which launched telecoms services in September, recently unveiled a three-month extension until end-March for its offer of free data and voice services.
  • Jio’s launch has led to a price war in India’s highly competitive mobile market. Earlier in the week, state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) also offered attractive plans to compete with the new entrant in the market and retain its share.
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