Airtel Rs 179 prepaid plan launched, comes with Rs 2 lakh life insurance coverage and 28 days validity

“The new Airtel Rs 179 prepaid plan offers unlimited voice calling across any network, 2GB high-speed data, and 300SMS with a validity of 28 days”

Airtel has launched a new Rs 179 prepaid recharge plan in India that comes with a few interesting benefits among which include a Rs 2 lakh life insurance coverage in partnership with Bharti AXA Life Insurance. Airtel has offered a similar insurance coverage of Rs 4 lakhs from HDFC Life with its Rs 279 prepaid plan along with four-weeks course from Shaw Academy. The new Airtel Rs 179 prepaid plan also offers unlimited voice calling across any network, 2GB high-speed data, and 300SMS with a validity of 28 days. Additionally, users recharging with the plan will be benefited with Wynk Music and Airtel Xstream App Premium that offers access to content from platforms like Zee5 and Hooq.

The Rs 2 lakh life insurance is provided to customers between 18 to 54 year and it doesn’t require any additional paperwork or medical test, Airtel says. The life insurance policy will be delivered digitally instantly. The insurance process can be processed at any Airtel retail store or through the Airtel Thanks app. The Airtel Rs 179 prepaid plan is targeted at users in semi-urban and rural markets with feature phones or entry-level phones.

Vikas Seth, Managing Director and CEO, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, said, “We are pleased to partner with Bharti Airtel and offer protection cover to its customers. As a responsible life insurer, we always look to provide new layers of convenience and protection to the customers. Our partnership ensures life insurance cover to every customer with each recharge and helps them leverage its benefits. We are confident that the alliance will also strengthen insurance penetration in the country.

Earlier this month, Airtel launched the Rs 379 and Rs 279 prepaid recharge plans. The Rs 379 Airtel plan comes with a validity of 84 days and offers 6GB of total data, 900 SMS per day, unlimited voice calling, and no FUP limit. The Rs 279 Airtel plan is valid for 28 days, includes a Rs 4 lakh Term Life Insurance cover, and offers 1.5GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, and a validity of 28 days.