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Jio's Reduction In Validity May Benefit Airtel, Idea

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
| July 12 , 2017 , 13:55 IST

Jio has been on luring its customers from the time it has launched the lucrative data packs that they offer to their customers. But this time all this could change as with the latest plan that they have offered at Rupees 309/509 the validity has been reduced from 84 days to 56 days.

"We consider the move to be directionally positive for Bharti (Airtel) and India telcos sector as Jio is reducing its discounts/raising implied tariffs. We consider this announcement to be largely in-line with market expectations and should help Bharti to get back traffic as discounts are reduced and implied tariffs are raised," Bank of America Merill Lynch (BoAML) said in a report.

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Airtel has just announced that now customers can carry forward unused data of up to 200 GB per customer per month. Under Project Next, Airtel will revamp its stores, launch mobile handset protection schemes, allow transfer of unused mobile data to next month for postpaid users and pooling of postpaid plan within a family.

Airtel has a Rs 399 recharge plan which provides users with unlimited local and STD calls alongside 1GB 4G data daily. The plan is valid for 70 days. Meanwhile, in the Rs 345 plan, the 1GB data limit per day has increased to 2GB, while the unlimited local and STD calling features stay.

Idea, which had announced a merger with Vodafone, is offering its subscribers 79GB of data for Rs 396. The 70GB free data that Idea Cellular is offering, is for its 3G users for a period of 70 days.