On May 17th 2012 Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel announced its new 3G data plans which are reduced by 70 percent compared to its previous plan.
Airtel made a statement saying, “Volume based browsing rate on 3G down from 10 paise per 10kb to 3 paise per 10 Kb. This will be applicable for 3G non-pack users with effect from May 17, 2012,”
The company also said that the new data plan for pre-paid customers would start at Rs.10 for 30 minutes of usage over a one-day validity, Rs.45 for 150 MB data valid for 7 days and will go till Rs.1,500 for 10 GB data valid for 30 days.
For post-paid customers, the plans starts at Rs.100 with a 300 MB data and 30 days validity, and goes till Rs.1,500 for 10 GB data valid for 30 days.
Airtel has also introduced Smartbytes additional data usage packs for its post-paid mobile customers on 3G.
The Smartbytes additional data usage packs range between Rs 80 for 200 MB to Rs 300 for 1024 MB or 1 GB.