We have already mentioned and compared different 199 plans offered by different service providers. Now Airtel has launched a promotional 199 plan which is called the Value 199 Plan. But before we tell you’ll the features of this plan let us first look at the conditions that the user needs to fulfill before selecting this plan.
First of all this plan is a limited time scheme available only at The Mobile Store. So you cannot get this plan by going at any of the Airtel gallery. Secondly, this plan is available only to customers who are either shifting from prepaid to postpaid or who are buying a new postpaid connection, so existing postpaid users cannot shift to this plan. In a way this can be termed as Airtel‘s new strategy to increase its postpaid subscriber base.
To activate this plan the user initially needs to pay a security deposit of Rs. 500 and a Sim card cost of Rs. 99.
The monthly charges for this plan are Rs. 199 wherein free CLIP service is offered. (Here the user saves Rs. 49 which he otherwise pays for the CLIP service.) The user also gets 100 mins of local talk time and 100 local SMS for free, every month.
Over and above the free talk time the user is charged 75ps for local calls to any mobile and Re. 1 for local calls to landline. Local SMS will be for 50ps over the free ones.
Overall this scheme is excellent. Any person who uses around 150-200 mins a month can consider this scheme. Highly recommended scheme for new users, especially students.