“The Airtel cashback offer provides users with vouchers of similar value as the recharge packs”
Airtel has started offering 100 percent cashback on its Rs 199 and Rs 448 recharge packs in an effort to lure buyers away from its chief rival Jio. The two Airtel recharges join the Rs 399 pack in getting 100 percent cashback from the operator, an offer that was announced in June this year. The company is providing the cashbacks in order to counter the Jio cashback offer, which gives users 100 percent cashback till October 31st on recharges priced between Rs 149 and Rs 9,999.
The Airtel cashback offer is available for consumers purchasing the Rs 199, Rs 399, and Rs 448 recharges from the official website or apps. Subscribers will get cashback worth Rs 200 in the form of four Rs 50 vouchers on the Rs 199 pack. Similarly, eight and nine vouchers worth Rs 50 will be provided on the Rs 399 and Rs 448 recharges, respectively. An additional Rs 50 cashback will available for consumers making payments from select mobile wallets.
These vouchers can be used by consumers to deduct the effective price of a pack they purchase in the future. Jio cashback offers work in a similar way, with consumers receiving multiple vouchers of Rs 50 (and Rs 150 on OnePlus 6T) that are adjusted with future recharges.
Coming to the Airtel recharges themselves, the Rs 199, Rs 399, and Rs 448 packs come with validities of 28 days, 70 days, and 82 days, respectively. All three packs provide the users with 1.4GB data per day, bundled local and STD calls, no charges for calls made while roaming, and 100 SMSes per day. Jio has competing prepaid packs in the market, priced about Rs 50 less than the corresponding Airtel recharges.