Airtel, within its ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’initiative, on Friday announced the launch of a supply to greatly help empower new online users in the country. Based on the offer, Airtel customers using 2G/ 3G mobile handsets are entitled to 30GB free data when they switch to a 4G smartphone. The free data is applicable for both prepaid and postpaid users. For prepaid customers, 1GB free data will be provided every day for 30 days – over and above their current pack. For postpaid, 30GB data (with data rollover) will be included with the billing cycle.
To test eligibility, Airtel users can either call 51111 (toll-free) from their registered Airtel mobile number or check it through the My Airtel app. Alternatively, customers can check free of charge data eligibility by entering their mobile number here and hitting Check Eligibility. Free data will expectedly be activated for eligible customers within 24 hours of activation. You can read all terms and conditions of the offer here.
“While 4G smartphones are fast becoming typical, for millions of customers with feature phones/ 3G devices the upgrade to a 4G smartphone is just a big decision and a long haul investment. That is one of many largest customer rewarding programs & with this initiative our customers shall get a chance to experience the internet world at 4G speeds and fully unlock the potential of these smartphones. We believe this will help millions of our customers to fulfil their aspiration of owning a 4G smartphone by making the transition more rewarding,” said Vani Venkatesh, CMO, Bharti Airtel.
Airtel has previously tangled up with several major smartphone brands like Lenovo, Itel, Celkon, Nokia, Intex, and Samsung to offer cashback as high as Rs. 2,000 under its’Mera Pehla Smartphone’initiative. The collaboration has helped bring down the effective prices of budget and mid-range smartphones from these OEMs.