Things to do if your daily data provided is exhausted

Most prepaid users usually go for monthly or long-term unlimited plans for their data and talk time needs. Given that mobile data has become a necessity for all to use basic smart phone functions, it is just easier when users can get an affordable combo of unlimited talk time, a daily dose of mobile data, free SMS per day, and other additional benefits.

Thanks to an unlimited pack, one doesn’t have to get a separate talk time and data recharge is done which is more expensive than an unlimited prepaid pack. Most of these unlimited recharge packs come with a daily data limit. For example: a Rs 699 Airtel prepaid pack offers users unlimited talk time and 3 GB of data per day. It means every day your mobile is credited with 3 GB data for the day. This data cannot be carried forward to the next day.

Assessing your data usage and needs

Now we all know how our data needs differ from one day to the next. Thanks to mobile versions of OTT platforms, users can stream their favourite shows on phone using mobile data. According to a report by Netflix, a viewer uses 1 GB of data while streaming a show in standard definition. The usage goes up to 3 GB per hour if viewer is watching the show in high definition.

if your daily data limit is only 3 GB and you have just finished watching an hour-long of your favourite show, your data will definitely be exhausted for the day. Other online activities like video conferencing for long hours, uploading or downloading video content, and more, can easily finish up your daily data. In such a case, a data booster pack is the best way to go.

What is a data booster pack?

A data booster pack, as the name suggests is an additional mobile data-specific pack that one can do for their extra data needs. It is perfect for situations where users needs are more than the daily data provided with the unlimited pack.

If you are an Airtel user, there are many data booster packs which are affordable and offer a good amount of data for your internet needs. Here’s a small list of the same:

Data Booster pack (Rs.) Data offered Additional Benefits
301 50 GB Wynk Music Premium
148 15 GB Xstream Mobile Pack
118 12 GB NA
108 6 GB Prime Video Mobile Edition
Free HellotunesFree Wynk Music
98 5 GB Premium Wynk Music
58 3 GB NA
19 1 GB – 1 day validity NA


Note: Excluding Rs. 19 pack, all the other data booster packs have the same validity as the active existing plan on the number.

How to do a data booster pack for Airtel?

  • Open your Airtel Thanks app and head over to the recharge section.
  • Scroll down to find the data tab.
  • Pick any one of the data booster packs and tap on it.
  • You will be redirected to the payment page. Make the payment using Airtel wallet, Airtel UPI, Credit/Debit card, other wallets, or net banking. You can use other UPI app too to make the payment. The options are included in the Thanks app on the payment page.

Your data booster recharge will be activated instantly, post payment. You can use the data as long as your other existing plan is active and valid.

To reduce your mobile data usage, try using your wifi connection to stream OTT shows or attend video calls. It will keep your mobile data usage within and will not lead to frequent exhaustion.