A week ago we made a business case that Airtel is likely to shift to per second billing. Bingo! Bharti Airtel has introduced Freedom Plan which is based on a pulse of second.
Details of Airtel Freedom Plan:
Airtel OnNet Calls [Terminating on Airtel Network] – 1 Paise / Second – Local or STD
All other Calls – 1.2 Paise / Second – Local or STD.
Kindly note that Airtel Freedom Plan is available only for pre-paid GSM customers.
However, if you observe closely, that is if a customer talks for 1 minute, he ends up paying 72 paise / call compared to 50 paise by Reliance and 60 paise by other operators.
To activate this plan you have to get a Recharge Coupon of Rs 64 and the plan will be applied to your account with 12 months validity and ZERO Talktime. You have to recharge separately to get Talktime.
Local SMS Rs 0.5
STD SMS Rs 1.5
What a Royal Rip-off by Airtel.