Airtel to stop Airtel Online GPRS plan from May 5th!

Airtel is withdrawing it?s one of the popular GPRS plan Airtel Online in effect from May 5th. Airtel Online is a restricted GPRS plan which allows to browse internet only on Mobile Phones. For browsing on computer or laptop using your phone as modem, you should have EDGE plan ?Mobile Office? charged Rs.99/week for Pre-paid & Rs.140/week on Postpaid. Airtel was charging Rs.5 per day for Airtel Online which was pretty cheap & allowed users to browse net on the go.

From May 5th Airtel introducing the new plan VBC (I still don?t know the expansion!) which allows seamless browsing. Airtel announced to charge 30paise/50kb for this plan. I still don?t know what ?Seamless? browsing means for Airtel. Whether they are going to open up all the ports & give access to POP, IMAP servers? And whether users are allowed to browse internet on computer using this? We have to wait & watch what it?s gonna be.

After May 5th you can send ?VBC ACTV? to toll free number 222 to activate this new GPRS plan.

Note: This post is based on an SMS I received from Airtel.

Comments

  1. says

    This is definitely bad move by Airtel.
    First, introducing limits to unlimited plan for broadband users & next is this.
    This move is bad for itself only, I don’t know what they gonna achieve by doing all this. It’s nothing but loosing customers & loosing brand value!

    Wake up Airtel!!

  2. says

    This is definitely bad move by Airtel.
    First, introducing limits to unlimited plan for broadband users & next is this.
    This move is bad for itself only, I don’t know what they gonna achieve by doing all this. It’s nothing but loosing customers & loosing brand value!

    Wake up Airtel!!

  3. Lhakyab says

    Fuck up airtel, and airtel mobile office monthly charge how much ruppe ?

  4. sharath says

    by doing like this airtel is loosing its coustomers, i dont know why they moved like this.

  5. sharath says

    by doing like this airtel is loosing its coustomers, i dont know why they moved like this.

  6. Emad says

    It will be best chance for tata indicom GSM which is about to born to catch airtel loosing customers and with vsnl hi fi internet it will be good experience for users

  7. Emad says

    It will be best chance for tata indicom GSM which is about to born to catch airtel loosing customers and with vsnl hi fi internet it will be good experience for users

  8. Emad says

    if tata gsm provides cheaper unlimited GPRS a huge database of airtel gprs users will move to tata
    @dear Prashanth your site is loading very slowly do somthing for it

  9. Emad says

    if tata gsm provides cheaper unlimited GPRS a huge database of airtel gprs users will move to tata
    @dear Prashanth your site is loading very slowly do somthing for it

  10. says

    @Emad – Yeah, many people are complaining about site being slow. I am on Media Temple with WP Super Cache enabled. Don’t understand why it is still slow. Will look into it. Thanks for your comments :)

  11. says

    @Emad – Yeah, many people are complaining about site being slow. I am on Media Temple with WP Super Cache enabled. Don’t understand why it is still slow. Will look into it. Thanks for your comments :)

  12. shinefire says

    Why should u use Airtel at Rs.500 when BSNL is giving you the same at Rs.199 p.m

  13. shinefire says

    Why should u use Airtel at Rs.500 when BSNL is giving you the same at Rs.199 p.m

  14. emad says

    yup!! tata is Rs. 2 per mb prepaid and 50 paisa per minute postpaid not cheaper mr. khan you have to go for tatas Rs.1000 unlimited where they capped also fair usage limits no option if u want to surf unlimited
    @shinefire kindly explain it more 199 plan is not available for prepaid and it have download limits in postpaid!!!

  15. emad says

    yup!! tata is Rs. 2 per mb prepaid and 50 paisa per minute postpaid not cheaper mr. khan you have to go for tatas Rs.1000 unlimited where they capped also fair usage limits no option if u want to surf unlimited
    @shinefire kindly explain it more 199 plan is not available for prepaid and it have download limits in postpaid!!!

  16. shinefire says

    @emad…………Plan 199 is an unlimited plan without any download limits in postpaid

  17. shinefire says

    @emad…………Plan 199 is an unlimited plan without any download limits in postpaid

  18. emad says

    @shinefire why BSNL is not providing this plan in prepaid?? because in the postpaid they can send a huge bill and users must have to pay it..
    @Prashanth site is loading fast than previous

  19. emad says

    @shinefire why BSNL is not providing this plan in prepaid?? because in the postpaid they can send a huge bill and users must have to pay it..
    @Prashanth site is loading fast than previous

  20. imran khan yusuf says

    dear Sir, This is Arman Iam Using The Internet From Gprs to Pc But Its Very Costly The are taking to much perday, in prepaid sim of airtel. U have any other plan like as monthly basic unlimmited free browsing, send me mail

  21. says

    dear Sir, This is Arman Iam Using The Internet From Gprs to Pc But Its Very Costly The are taking to much perday, in prepaid sim of airtel. U have any other plan like as monthly basic unlimmited free browsing, send me mail

  22. edwin says

    I bought a new airtel sim solely for accesing net on my laptop.But i came to know that airtel has withdrawn all unlimited GPRS plans i.e. no daily,weekly or monthly unlimited plans since sep 21.

  23. edwin says

    I bought a new airtel sim solely for accesing net on my laptop.But i came to know that airtel has withdrawn all unlimited GPRS plans i.e. no daily,weekly or monthly unlimited plans since sep 21.

  24. firoz says

    i have read a post from net,that with other states airtel sim we can use unlimited internet.but now i bought a new sim belongs to tamilnadu with theres proofs.and i brought that sim when total activations completed. but still there is no unlimited net working (activated).what can i do now to use unlimited net…..plz anyone help me…..who knows about this proses…….
    Regards –
    firoz

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