I thought this was coming sooner than later from the countries largest mobile operator Airtel. Ever since Tata Docomo made its footprints in India, other mobile operators started to realize the reality to reduce their call rates and began introducing new plans.
Recently we even saw such an offer from Airtel called by the name ‘Special 5‘. Although it was just an extension to an already existing plan ‘Friends and Family’, Airtel seems to have special interest in promoting the new offer. Almost every day since the plan was launched; I see a ‘Special 5’ ad in the news papers.
But this offer which I came across may just beat the special 5 offer hands down.
Airtel presents RC 141 with a bunch of new features which according to me is the best value voucher ever came from Airtel.
(This offer exists in Andhra Pradesh circle. Call 121 to confirm whether this offer exists in other circles too)
With the recharge coupon 141, you get all local Airtel to Airtel calls at only 40 paise per minute and all local calls to other mobile networks at 60 paise per minute. All Airtel to Airtel local calls in the night time between 11pm and 6 am are charged at an un-believable price of only 10 paise per minute.
With RC 141 you get 100 free SMS to Airtel mobiles daily.
Hang on, there‘s a condition but that’s fairly reasonable. All the calls will be charged 1 rupee for the first minute after which the above call rates are applicable. And similar is the case with the SMS where the first SMS of the day will be charged at 1 rupee and the next 100 SMS will be absolutely free (only to Airtel numbers). SMS’s to other numbers will be charged at 15 paise per message.
You also get a talktime of Rs.32 with this RC and the best best thing with this Coupon is that the Validity lasts for ‘one long year‘.
Isn’t that fantastic from Airtel? Now you can talk with your loved one’s (at night time would be even better 😀 ) without having to look at your phone to keep track of the call duration. This coupon has the potential to sell like hotcakes and also make the existing customers stick with Airtel, much to the delight of Airtel.
Update: RC 141 no longer exists. It’s always advisable to check with airtel (by calling CC or atleast visiting their site) before recharging. For discounted calling rates, one may now look for RC 123 which offers local airtel calls at 20ps/min and other local calls at 1.5ps/sec. Again, this may change at any time.