Airtel discontinues its most affordable prepaid pack, revises Rs 79 recharge plan

The Airtel Rs 79 plan is now the most affordable prepaid plan with data and talk time from Airtel.

  • Airtel has launched the Rs 79 pack for its prepaid customers in India
  • The company has phased out the Rs 49 pack its most affordable prepaid plan
  • The Airtel Rs 79 prepaid plan offers 200MB 4G data among other benefits

Last week, Airtel had announced new postpaid plans in India for its cellular network. Well, the telecom company has now tinkered with its prepaid plans as well. The change, however, isn’t all that drastic. The company has basically discontinued the Rs 49 prepaid plan, making the Rs 79 recharge pack its most affordable pack now. While the Rs 79 Airtel recharge did exist before this, the company has also revised its benefits to make it more bang for the buck for the prepaid subscribers. Let us have a look at all the benefits that the Airtel Rs 79 prepaid plan offers.

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Revised Rs 79 Airtel recharge pack detailed

Till now, the Rs 49 Airtel pack was the most affordable prepaid recharge that offered data as well as talk time. As we mentioned above, the company has now discontinued it. In its place, the brand is making the Rs 79 prepaid pack its entry-level recharge and offering users more benefits than before.

The revised Rs 79 Airtel prepaid pack offers talk time worth Rs 64, calling tariff of Rs 0.1 per second for local and STD calls, 200MB data, and 28 days validity. Compared to this, the Rs 49 pack used to offer Rs 38.52 talk time and 100MB data despite the same validity. Therefore, the Rs 79 plan is almost 60 percent more expensive than the Rs 49 plan, but it also offers more benefits. According to Airtel, the new plan offers four times more outgoing minutes than the Rs 49 plan and it is in line with the company’s focus to offer “superior connectivity options.”


A press release shared on the launch of the new Rs 79 Airtel recharge reads “Airtel has discontinued its Rs 49 entry-level prepaid recharge. The company’s prepaid packs will now start from the Rs 79 smart recharge and offer up to four times more outgoing minutes of usage to customers along with double data.”

The revision, Airtel says, will go into effect from tomorrow, i.e. July 29th.