Airtel announces 16Mbps Plans. Consumers collectively Yawn.

In an attempt apparently to try to recoup some of its ever-sagging reputation, (as per news reports) Airtel has introduced / will be introducing, and is advertising new plans with 16Mbps speeds. But don’t get too excited. Unfortunately the plan comes with a crushing rider – Data download limits, being 20GB (Rs. 2,999 p.m.) and 50GB (Rs. 4,999 p.m.) (not inclusive of taxes). Yes… you read that right – 20GB and 50GB. For your convenience here’s a quick calculation (All figures approximate):

Please note that the above calculations apply if you are only downloading!! If you are uploading at the same time, then the time taken can be substantially less. (However as the upload speed of these plans have not yet been announced, we cannot comment on the same).

In short, this is like selling a Ferrari but with a condition that you can only drive 20km in a month. Our opinion in short: pointless and obnoxious… just like the FUP.

Checkout: Airtel 16mbps Plan costs 3600 rupees per hour