Want to switch to airtel

Want to switch to airtel

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I want to port my number to airtel. However they are asking ridiculous amounts(300 for 1 mnth, 600 for 3) for first recharge and saying that it can be done at a store only and not online (FRC). Is this correct? I found a local shop who is willing to port for 30 bucks. Should I go ahead with it?

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what a brave choice

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Vodafone also taking 500 as FRC and saying its mandatory and only possible from voda store

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Vodafone also taking 500 as FRC and saying its mandatory and only possible from voda store

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Majestic wrote:

what a brave choice

laughing laughing

unfortunately others are just as bad. Can’t help it cry

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AtulAggarwal wrote:

Vodafone also taking 500 as FRC and saying its mandatory and only possible from voda store

Has anyone tried not going the frc way and paying online?

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adrishya wrote:

Has anyone tried not going the frc way and paying online?

They did not provide sim in that case.

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Bharti’s National retail head might get multiple Big-Os reading such a tiitle.

what’s the source of such gibberish you got¿ sad


who pays 30Rs; or even 2paise to Telcos to become their customer.
Okay, fools in my own household willingly did pay even 100/ per Maro connection. But that’s diff.

Off what i know, the minimum FRC in Airtel is 76Rs./28 days and it gives some 25Rs or so main balance. 150 or so for calling pack FRC are there too.

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AtulAggarwal wrote:

They did not provide sim in that case.

Yea. Thats the case here too. Even their cc execs cant narrow down to one number which agrees with what their store is demanding

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adrishya wrote:
laughing laughing

unfortunately others are just as bad. Can’t help it cry

saand ka gobar

Translotion (Powered by @vijkap202 ): bull seat.
BSNL gives low priced FRCs and 732/739 days (2year) outgoing/incoming validity.
and if you stay or go in some semi urban areas where they went straight to 4G from 2G.. then.. for as little as 13Rs/per day, BSNL gives 4G without any FUP. Yes smile unlimited, truly unlimited data with their 1098/1099 plan (might be a rupee here ‘nd there as per circle)

now forgot how the plans of Dolphin used to be (had used their Jaadoo, video calling back then. It worked fairly good) but BSNL doesn’t mess with validities, plans or cheat with benefits.

also, since their calk support and other functions are handled by outsourced, contracted parties… there always is accountability and timely redressal.
(by default, calling 18001891503 from non bsnl SIM, connects us to CC of the circle in which the non BSNL num was launched. Like for me, calls land in Pune Bombay.TamilNadu With a little tact or bluffing, they take complaints even for num of other circle.
DND actually stops waste promotional messages on MTNL, BSNL. didn’t happen with Idea Orange/Hutch)

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dealmates wrote:

Bharti’s National retail head might get multiple Big-Os reading such a tiitle.

what’s the source of such gibberish you got¿ sad

who pays 30Rs; or even 2paise to Telcos to become their customer.
Okay, fools in my own household willingly did pay even 100/ per Maro connection. But that’s diff.

Off what i know, the minimum FRC in Airtel is 76Rs./28 days and it gives some 25Rs or so main balance. 150 or so for calling pack FRC are there too.

I have a jio connection that keeps dropping every time I decide to use it. Multiple transactions of mine have gotten stuck bcoz of their shitty internet. Average speed drops down to 1-9 kbps around 10-11am. Jio cc say its because of many ppl using their network due to which speeds are slow(so what should I do? Upgrade ur infra for u?) In the end decided to port to airtel but after these initial hiccups and loot tactics by airtel, again feeling iffy about my decision

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👆🏽≠ fanboyism. but just consumer insight/perspective

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adrishya wrote:

Has anyone tried not going the frc way and paying online?

I did it online 2 months back. Working fine.

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adrishya wrote:

Has anyone tried not going the frc way and paying online?

Bro If you know the FRC amount then you can do it online in amazon pay paytm anywhere I did the same for airtel when I changed to prepaid it worked biggrin

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Yes you can. If its prepaid connection you are not bound to recharge with such huge amount. Rs. 35 will be enough.. blush

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AtulAggarwal wrote:

They did not provide sim in that case.

and they won’t.. FRC brings them about 25-50% Commission.. maybe sometimes even higher..

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In my case I switched from Vodafone to jio the guy in the jio store asked RS.500 and I also created a thread for that and o called jio care they said nothing would be charged so I requested to jio store boy to talk with jio care then what he did it for free

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Pikachu_ wrote:

Yes you can. If its prepaid connection you are not bound to recharge with such huge amount. Rs. 35 will be enough.. blush

We can.. but where to go for port.. they aren’t willing to do so without getting FRC benefits

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

We can.. but where to go for port.. they aren’t willing to do so without getting FRC benefits

Only local shop have solution for it. They mostly dont care about frc.

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thesuspended_op wrote:

In my case I switched from Vodafone to jio the guy in the jio store asked RS.500 and I also created a thread for that and o called jio care they said nothing would be charged so I requested to jio store boy to talk with jio care then what he did it for free

500/- he probably asked for 399/- (84days plan..most popular may be) + 99/- (prime charge)..

U could have asked to go for lower plans or activation without recharge, saying u would recharge urself.. they give the sim then.. I did port a family num. recently

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Pikachu_ wrote:

Only local shop have solution for it. They mostly dont care about frc.

If they know about the benefit.. they will care.. u would like to loose +50% Commission on something they usually get 2.5 – 3%

and I don’t find anything wrong here.. if we don’t gave some better offers.. why not ask retailer to go for lower FRC and let them take benefit.. IF THEY ARE WILLING TO DO SO i.e. choose a lower FRC as per requirement.

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Anyone know the FRC amount for airtel in telangana?

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adrishya wrote:
laughing laughing

unfortunately others are just as bad. Can’t help it cry

What about jio

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adrishya wrote:

Anyone know the FRC amount for airtel in telangana?

148 , 248 , 495 FRC

148 UL calling + 1 GB 28 days
248 UL Call +1.4gb / days 28 days
495 1.5 GB +  UL 90 days .
If you going to Port (Vodafone Idea & Airtel ) they demand 500 ( 495 plan ) .
Just get sim card from local sim distributor (free) & do online Small FRC . If you don’t do FRC In 2 days , sim may be deactivate .

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what are those 300 and 600 plans?

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onlineuser7 wrote:

148 , 248 , 495 FRC

148 UL calling + 1 GB 28 days
248 UL Call +1.4gb / days 28 days
495 1.5 GB +  UL 90 days .
If you going to Port (Vodafone Idea & Airtel ) they demand 500 ( 495 plan ) .
Just get sim card from local sim distributor (free) & do online Small FRC . If you don’t do FRC In 2 days , sim may be deactivate .

Thanks bro. Kg+

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HondaSimpson wrote:

Bro If you know the FRC amount then you can do it online in amazon pay paytm anywhere I did the same for airtel when I changed to prepaid it worked biggrin

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