Before Reliance Jio was in action, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular was the two major telecom companies in terms of total numbers of subscribers. But after Jio, the situation has changed. Now, Jio have more than 150 million users. But other telcos are also trying to offer cheaper plans. As a result, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular today launched a new FRC of Rs 495 to compete with Jio 399 plan. So, in this article, we are going to know Airtel & Idea 495 plan details.
Airtel & Idea 495 Plan Details & Benefits
We are telling it “Airtel & Idea”, because, both of the operators are providing the same benefits for the same price. So, we are telling the details of two same from different operators plans at a time.
Both of the 495 plans are valid only for the first recharge. We are not sure enough, but may be the plans are valid for new users only. The Rs 495 FRC plan offers 1GB of high speed 4G data per day. Voice calls are also free. The plan comes with a validity period of 84 days. So, at the end, you are getting total 84GB of data at Rs 495 only.
Though the voice calling is called unlimited. But both Airtel and Idea has put a limit of 300 minutes per day to stop misuse. So, you are getting 1200 minutes of free calling per week.
If you calculate, you will get that this new FRC from Airtel & Idea is cheaper than Jio’s 399 plan. Because, there you have to pay Rs 99 for the Prime subscription and then you have to recharge Rs 399 for the plan. So, you end up with paying Rs 498 in total. But, in case of Airtel & Idea’s FRC 495, you don’t have to pay for any subscription. You can just take your new Airtel or Idea sim and then recharge with FRC 495 to enjoy the same benefits.
As of now, we don’t know if the Airtel & Idea FRC 495 plan is available for all circles in India or not. But, a TelecomTalk report confirms that it’s now available on Himachal Pradesh circle. To know, if you are also eligible or not, simply make a call to the customer care no 198 and get the information.