The Airtel UnlimiNet we all knew is Over!

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Airtel UnlimiNet
  • 3 years ago
  • Posted: December 23, 2016 at 10:35 am

UnlimiNet Daily

The UnlimiNet Daily packages are meant to last for 24 hrs. If you exhaust the allocated data bundles, Airtel promises to allocate you an extra 100MB which can ONLY be used to access Facebook and WhatsApp. There is no more Unlimited Gmail and Instagram. We won’t talk of Twitter since it is free to access on the Airtel network whether you have an active data subscription or not. You can even access Twitter with zero credit. Once you deplete this extra 100MB your internet connection is completely cut off. It doesn’t matter if your 24hrs validity period is over. You will need to purchase another data bundle if you still wish to access the internet.

  Price Old Data Bundles New Data Bundles SMS Talk Time to Airtel Talk Time to Other Networks % Change in Data Bundles
UnlimiNet 20 Ksh.20 20 MB 10 MB 20 4 Min 4 Min -50%
UnlimiNet 50 Ksh.50 100 MB 50 MB 500 100 10 Min 10 Min -50%
UnlimiNet 100 Ksh.100 300 MB 150 MB 500 60 Min 60 Min -50%

 

From the table above it is clear that Airtel has cut the data offerings for all the UnlimiNet Daily offerings by a massive half. You will now get half of the data bundles you used to get previously from any of the UnlimiNet Daily packages. When purchasing the UnlimiNet 50 Daily note that you will receive only 100 SMS contrary to the 500 SMS that they claim to offer.

Airtel has also decided to split the talk time you receive with your UnlimiNet Daily purchase such that you are forced to use half of it to make Airtel-Airtel calls and the other half to call the other networks. Previously you used to get 8 Min, 20 Min and 60 Min talk time to call any network with a purchase of UnlimiNet 20, UnlimiNet 50 and UnlimiNet 100 respectively.

UnlimiNet Weekly

The UnlimiNet Weekly packages are meant to last for 7 days. If you exhaust the allocated data bundles, Airtel promises to allocate you an extra 100MB which can ONLY be used to access Facebook and WhatsApp. There is no more Unlimited Gmail and Instagram. We won’t talk of Twitter since it is free to access on the Airtel network whether you have an active data subscription or not. You can even access Twitter with zero credit. Once you deplete this extra 100MB your internet connection is completely cut off. It doesn’t matter if your 7 days validity period is over. You will need to purchase another data bundle if you still wish to access the internet.

  Price Old Data Bundles New Data Bundles SMS Talk Time to All Networks % Change in Data Bundles
UnlimiNet 50 Ksh.50 65 MB 50 MB 50 10 Min -23.08%
UnlimiNet 250 Ksh.250 500 MB 350 MB 500 100 Min -30%
UnlimiNet 500 Ksh.500 1.5 GB 750 MB 2500 300 Min -50%

 

The only thing affected in the UnlimiNet Weekly packages are the data bundles which have been reduced. You will still get the same number of SMS and talk time, which can be used to call all networks.

UnlimiNet Monthly

The UnlimiNet Monthly packages are meant to last for 30 days. If you exhaust the allocated data bundles, Airtel promises to allocate you an extra 100MB which can ONLY be used to access Facebook and WhatsApp. There is no more Unlimited Gmail and Instagram. We won’t talk of Twitter since it is free to access on the Airtel network whether you have an active data subscription or not. You can even access Twitter with zero credit. Once you deplete this extra 100MB your internet connection is completely cut off. It doesn’t matter if your 30 days validity period is over. You will need to purchase another data bundle if you still wish to access the internet.

  Price Old Data Bundles New Data Bundles SMS Talk Time to All Networks % Change in Data Bundles
UnlimiNet 500 Ksh.500 1 GB 500 MB 500 100 Min -50%
UnlimiNet 1000 Ksh.1,000 3 GB 2 GB 2,000 400 Min -33.33%
UnlimiNet 2000 Ksh.2,000 7.5 GB 4 GB 10,000 1,200 Min -46.67%

 

The only thing affected in the UnlimiNet Monthly packages are the data bundles which have been reduced. You will still get the same number of SMS and talk time, which can be used to call all networks.

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Mr. Felix
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