Airtel's 30GB free data: Here's how you can claim it

In a bid to counter Reliance Jio's aggressive data tariffs, Airtel on March 13 announced free 4G data of up to 30GB for 3 months for its postpaid subscribers.

In a bid to counter Reliance Jio's aggressive data tariffs, Airtel on March 13 announced free 4G data of up to 30GB for 3 months for its postpaid subscribers. Of this 30GB, 10GB 4G data will be available per month.

To avail this offer airtel customers have to go to their my airtel app and if you don't have the app, download it from the google play store or apple app store. After you open the app you will see an automatic prompt asking users to claim their surprise offer. Once you tap on the message you will get 30GB of data for three months, with a monthly cap of 10GB. After the service is activated users are informed through a text message.

The offer also comes with certain conditions. Not all post-paid customers are reportedly getting 30GB, some are getting les than that. Also, many users have not got any message regarding the offer at all. In that case, you can avail the offer of free data by messaging "surprise" to 121. Although, there is no gurantee that it will work.

Ever since Reliance jio announced its plans, there has been a constant tariff war among the major telecom companies in India. In order to compete, rivals Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea have also announced several offers. The 30GB free data also comes a few weeks after Airtel came out with a few special plans for select pre-paid users and revamped its Infinity Plans for post-paid users.

Jio users have to subscribe to Prime before March 31 and this is the date that Airtel is targeting with its surprise offer. By offering 10GB free data to people's existing plans, Airtel is hoping that it will be able to retain consumers who are currently planning of switching to Jio Prime plans due to the cheaper rates offered by Reliance.

The deadline for users to avail this offer is March 31.