The offer that was discontinued by Airtel for some reasons is back in the New Year. Now recharge with RC 98 and get 2GB of free data with a validity of one month. Let me tell you, 2GB is a LOT of data when you are browsing from your mobile. Since this comes under GPRS, speed remains fairly low with a max speed of 14.4kBps.
But since this is on mobile, where browsers are good enough to compress, remove pictures and disable java script (if you’d like to) you won’t feel the speed to be that slow. But connect to the Internet using this Access point on your laptop; you can easily have a cup of tea before an averagely heavy page loads
I currently have the Airtel My Data Offer which gives 100MB of free data for 3 months. Those 3 months will be completed by February 18 (for me). A good part of that 100MB is going waste for me each month. Immediately after that offer ends, I’ll be moving into this plan without a doubt.
If you think Rs.98 (or 2GB) is heavy for your mobile, you can go for a Chhota data plan of RC 24 (Available for RC 17 in some circles) which gives 200MB of free data for 3 days.
Post free data usage (either for RC 98 or RC 24), you’ll be charged 30ps/50kb of data, which is the normal charge for the Mobile Office APN.
Also see Aircel Pocket Internet mobile data plan (Unlimited Internet for Rs.98/month)
Update: This is a really old post and none of the mentioned recharge coupons exist today. Today, it costs Rs.125 for 1GB of 2G data (if you see this post in future, even this may change; so check airtel site for latest data pack rates).
This post was initially written in February 2010 and I’m seeing this now in June 2013, I really wonder how in the world my phone couldn’t get over even 100MB a month. Without any browsing, for just background syncing and emails, I now use up around 800MB data each month. Those were the days…