Nearly five hours after the story was published, Airte has said that news of the purported Rs 150 booster pack for 28GB, which would be offered to post-paid users, is completely incorrect. The company says that such news is not accurate and that such reports should not be written because they create confusion for consumers. Although before publishing the story India Today Tech had reached out to Airtel and had not received any denial at that time.
We await more details from the company on this topic and will update again when we get them. In the meantime, it is possible that Telecom Talk, which first wrote about this alleged new offer, may have got it wrong and that Airtel has no plan for something like Rs 150 booster pack for 28GB. For now it seems that such an offer is too good to be true. Or may be we will have to wait until March 13 to really know what is this "surprise offer" for post-paid users that Airtel is talking about.
Here is what we wrote earlier, before Airtel denied existence of any upcoming Rs 150 booster pack for 28GB data.
The price war in India's telecom industry after Jio's entry shows no sign of abetting. Airtel, which is the biggest telecom company in India, and is the strongest competitor for Jio, is now planning to come with an offer that its postpaid users will not be able to refuse. According to reports, the company is planning to introduce a data booster pack of Rs 150 for its post-paid users that will give these users additional 28GB data per month.