Airtel Prepaid Mobile Internet Vouchers cost comparison

Airtel Prepaid Mobile Internet Vouchers

The much awaited Airtel Prepaid Mobile internet Vouchers are finally here. Few months back Aircel started to promote its Pocket internet with real easy plans of Rupee 14/- for a 3 day package and Rupee 98/- for a 30 day package. Taking the queue, Now Airtel has also introduced its Mobile Internet Vouchers to target the always-on-the-move generation, who want to manage their internet usage and gain better value for money.

The vouchers come in 2 options:

  • Rs. 95 voucher offering 100 MB download which is valid for 30 days
  • Rs. 26 voucher offering 15 MB download which is valid for 7 days

Airtel already had a ‘Zero Rental GPRS plan’ for which 30 paise is deducted for every 50kb of download from GPRS and a ‘Daily Download Internet plans’ of Rs. 10 for 3MB of data download, or Rs. 20 for 8MB of data download. These end up costing 16.67 paisa and 12.5 paisa per 50kb respectively.

The table below will let you know exactly how much you are spending per 50 KB download in each plan and the saving in each plan as compared to the Zero Rental GPRS Plan.

Brief Comparison of expenditure savings per plan

Zero Rental GPRS PlanRs. 10 Daily Download Internet plansRs. 20 Daily Download Internet plansMobile Internet Vouchers – Rs. 26Mobile Internet Vouchers – Rs. 95
Expenditure per Plan30 Paise16.67 Paise12.50 Paise8.67 Paise4.75 Paise
Savings as compared with Zero Rental Plan013.33 Paise17.50 Paise21.33 Paise25.25 Paise
All Values are per 50 KB download

This means using Nimbuzz has become much easier on the pocket. We must point out that although this launch by Airtel is on similar lines of the Aircel Pocket Internet, the cost is slightly higher. However, Airtel with its larger network coverage is justified in charging this premium.

With this move by Airtel, we are sure that other operators will soon come up with new and innovative mobile internet plans in the times to come.

This plan adds another means of connection, for those who were facing trouble connecting to Nimbuzz with Airtel Live, or were finding the Airtel Mobile Office Plan a bit expensive. The use of these cards will make Nimbuzz usage cheaper than current Airtel Rates on any data plan available.

Looking at the comparison above, are you going to try the new Mobile Vouchers from Airtel? You can also let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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36 Responses to “Airtel Prepaid Mobile Internet Vouchers cost comparison”

  1. There is no chat app that can beat Nimbuzz.
    Nimbuzz is the only reason i plan to buy an Aircel card. Tgey’re offering a unlimited plan Pocket Inernet.
    But i’m not sure if Nimbuzz will work on Pocket Internet. Nimbuzz does not work on a wap service like Airtel Nop/Live. It needs a proper full gprs connection like Airtel Mobile Office.
    Can u pls tell me if Nimbuzz will work on the unlimited Aircel Pocket Internet access point? Is it a wap or a full gprs connection? Nimbuzz is a must for me.

    Smayan October 5th, 2009
  2. @ Smayan, Thanks for your comments. Nimbuzz works on Aircel Pocket internet where you just have to chose the access point as Aircel GPRS

    shahnawaz October 6th, 2009
  3. I m having Airtel prepaid card. Whenever I start Nimbuzz, it says unable to connect.

    Where can I specify, which option to use like Airtel live or Airtel Mobile Office Plan in the application?

    Thanks in advance

    Nirav October 7th, 2009
  4. Nirav apply MO configuration to your application via configuration setting in ur phone.

    kool.boy4u October 8th, 2009
  5. Hi Kool.boy4u,
    How to apply that setting in the Nimbuzz application?

    I have set default profile on my mobile as MO, previously it was AirtelLive.

    I m only getting Nimbuzz application, selecting it starts the application, but it does not have any settings to change..

    Thanks in advance,


    Nirav October 10th, 2009
  6. @ Nirav, You can try connecting to Nimbuzz through Airtell Prepaid vouchers or Mobile office, instead of Airtel Live.

    Whenever you connect to Nimbuzz there will be an option to select your connection type: select any type other than Airtel Live.

    shahnawaz October 12th, 2009
  7. Hi Shahnawaz,
    The real problem is I m not getting any option to choose the connection type.

    While starting the application, it shows option of Network Access: I m selecting Allow until exit.
    then i m getting screen which shows…”Testing Your connection”
    After a while, i m getting “The application is unable to connect at this time. Please check your…”
    Options are Retry and Exit.
    How can I set the connection type?
    In my mobile, i have selected default internet browsing profile as Mobile Office.

    Thanks in advance,


    Nirav October 12th, 2009
  8. m using nokia E71, ive successfully tried aircel pocket internet, was a user of airtel mobile office since 2 yrs.; on earlier posts its mentioned dat airtel has launched monthly gprs pack for 95{100mb}, and aircel has a similar pack for 98, buh its actually unlimited. Ive downloaded 3.5gb of data on aircel 98 pack in a span of a month without any deduction in prepaid balance. Also, i daily connnect it to my pc.
    The airtel mobile office unlimited plan has been discontinued inn maharashtra. Hence da switch over to aircel !

    Parvinder October 14th, 2009
  9. A basic prepaid Internet plan promises a set amount of minutes for a certain price. But it’s important to read the fine print.

    Wolfgang muller October 29th, 2009
  10. Is the airtel internet voucher available in Assam?

    Raj November 8th, 2009
  11. At the moment this voucher is present in Delhi and NCR only.

    shahnawaz November 9th, 2009
  12. those who use AIRTEL, set there access point as AIRTEL GPRS.

    Amarjeet Das November 16th, 2009
  13. What is wap?
    How it differ from complete gprs

    Dalton November 22nd, 2009
  14. can i find the airtel internet voucher in andhra pradesh if not what are the places where i can buy

    sanghavi November 23rd, 2009
  15. @Dalton, GPRS Voucher are like prepaid vouchers which you can use as per you require. They do not consume your mobile talktime.

    shahnawaz November 24th, 2009
  16. Hi,i am govindo gorai,i am using nop,but i don’t download greater than 2 mb,any broswer i am try but any broswer are not work,that means no download upto 2 mb,i can try-ucweb,opera,various type of opera,om_mod,tea_sheark,etc.But does not work,help me buddy

    Govindo(kumardhubi) December 20th, 2009
  17. This is my 4th time here now. I really enjoy your site and look forward to more reading!

    Paolino January 13th, 2010
  18. Aircel Pocket internet Is a better one than AirTel mobile Office because Aircel has Excellent Speed, Cheaper and Attractive Plans than AirTel

    Arjun February 13th, 2010
  19. Hi guys n gals if want to use gprs on our cell. Never ever buy a aircel connection.REASONS. Firsty u will het settings painfully. Spead asshole.never let u download unless u want download creapy things.or useless downloads.

    Zeus call me 9808542287 February 18th, 2010
  20. I want to know about limit to downloading in airtel 95 plan. and how to activate in Micromax q3. thanks in advance if anybody tells.

    sandeep February 23rd, 2010
  21. @sandeep, the Rs 95 plan has been replaced with a voucher of Rs 98, in which you get downloading upto 2GB. Once you have activated mobile office and recharged with Rs 98, you just have to select your access point as Mobile Office and then connect through Nimbuzz.

    shahnawaz February 24th, 2010
  22. Recently Airtel has introduced new mobile office value pack for Rs 97 and in this gets 2000 MB free browsing absolutly free. It’s so amazing for us ever with Airtel. I’m so happy by this pack. Use Airtel……

    Durga March 5th, 2010
  23. 98 recharg downloding speed is very poor it is 0.5/Kbs to 1.0/Kbs so i can’t downlod 1gb in a month so it is third class service.from airtel

    Raj kumar verma March 6th, 2010
  24. Perfect info, thanks a ton.

    Verona Girvan March 14th, 2010
  25. Well then what u accepting getting speed of 250kb/sec @ rate of 98rs :D duh

    kool.boy March 19th, 2010
  26. Nimbuz is working well in TATA DOCOMO and BSNL 3G Sim. Rate is also cheaper than Airtel.

    chithirairaj May 11th, 2010
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  28. H

    Iftikhar July 15th, 2010
  29. I want to use internet broadband via mobile. What device do I need and what is the cost?

    Ravi July 22nd, 2010
  30. Sir,

    1. Can we open mail attachment having Excel file.
    Kindly advice for supporting software which can be
    2. Can we save mail attachment in memory card.Kindly
    advice for supporting software which can be download.
    3. In plan of Rs. 98/ It was told me by Airtel customer care executive. We can download up to 2 GB. and browsing unlimited free. Is it correct ?
    Because when even I am opening any site and just browsing it the bites deduct from 2GB.

    Kindly guide..


    M.K. Vishwakarma

    M.K. Vishwakarma November 17th, 2010
  31. Will Rs. 98 prepaid work when roaming

    Ravi December 3rd, 2010
  32. Will Rs. 98 prepaid internet work when roaming

    Ravi December 3rd, 2010
  33. Sweet post.

    Cleo Furbish January 4th, 2011
  34. what a plans available in airtel and it is updates in seconds no better plan then the 99 plan which give 30tt and msg offer also with 30days validity but now there is no offer regarding the new plan which give low rental with 30days validity…….please do needful…..

    Devaraj March 13th, 2011
  35. Ravi if u have airtel connection then this will defantly work..

    rohit June 5th, 2011
  36. Yes! Even I do use Airtel Mobile Prepaid connection. And it is a excellent voucher and it has helped me a lot. keep posting!!

    Airtel Mobile Prepaid July 14th, 2011

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