Airtel responds to JIO 4G with Free 9GB Data to Samsung users

by Karthik Iyer 6

Previously we saw how Reliance partnered with Samsung to offer free Jio SIM card with an unlimited preview offer with a selected range of Galaxy devices. It worked out pretty well for them, and many of the customers made use of that to get their hands on the Jio cards and availed the offer. Now on the same lines, Airtel has done something similar here in association with Samsung.

So here Airtel has announced something called the Super Powerful Offer under which they are offering 10GB of data at the cost of just 1GB. So if you recharge 1GB of data which will cost you 250 INR, you will get additional 9GB of data free. As exciting as it may sound, it is only applicable to a select Samsung device. In fact, all these devices that are eligible for this offer are J series smartphones. And it is only available for prepaid customers only and the company stated that something similar for postpaid customers is also on its way.

Airtel Samsung offer

As you can see from the list below, it reads all the devices from the J series that are eligible for the offer.

This offer is valid till 31st Dec 2016, and the offer can be availed over three recharges. Also, the free data will be valid for 28 days. So if you own one of the J series phones listed in the image, then insert the Airtel SIM and switch on the Mobile Internet. Go to using the mobile internet and follow the instructions to make the offer live. Note that the activation should be done using the Mobile data only and the extra 9GB will be available as night data only i.e. from 12am to 6am in 3G circles.

Also, the offer is not available for corporate tagged connections. The offer is also available with recharge of 2GB, 3GB, 4GB & 5GB as well that are available in the market. Let us know if this worked and stay tuned for more info on this.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Piyush K

    The smell of deceit: (see rules)
    “offer can be availled over 3 recharges.”

  • Nebu Cherian

    The data validity is really joking 28days….they could have allowed more, I don’t know how many people would exhaust the entire data by 28 days, definitely I can’t.

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  • Dhilipan

    crazy…10GB for only a month

  • Lou Gle

    Fake ad from airtel to fool the customers. Please do not get caught in their trap. I got the message and then recharged and got nothing. Even the customer care executive kept trying to change the issue (that you did not receive the additional 9gb) and said that there is no such offer. When asked why myairtel app is offering such fake ads then, they said that they’ll check (had to wait for more than 10 minutes on this) and finally they told me that I have received 4000mb while my data balance still showed the previous balance of 1gb. I asked them where I can check this balance and they told me to dial *121*2# and when asked why I have received only 4gb when the offer was for 9gb the same thing started all over again, that there is no such offer and all. Well guys, I’m still digging to find my 4000mb and also the remaining 5000mb. Wasted my money on useless recharges because of fake ads and they won’t even accept that the ad is fake. One thing I cannot forget is them asking me (like it was my fault) about my recharge procedure and when I told them that I had done recharge via easy recharge, that was it, that was my mistake, they started telling me that I shouldn’t have recharged from easy as there is no such benefit from easy. When asked why there is no such information given in the offer, the guy had the never to ask me “is there any such information given in other recharge offers?” We’ll, the other recharges are not special offers offering you additional 9 gb, the other recharge don’t give you a message saying “additional 9gb benefit has been activated”. This offer is only to get customers interested and buy airtel sim with Samsung and recharge. Do not be fooled by them. Let’s stand up together for such fake ads. I’m not an employee of airtel, why should my hard earned money, even if it is only a rupee, be spent on them, for free?

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