The scheme will primarily benefit those customers who are unable to access mobile internet on their corporate connections because their company policy does not allow subscribing those plans having data packs.

As part of the plan, any customer on a corporate plan can do a simple pre-paid data recharge on his/her number and start using data and it will not be part of the post-paid bill. The standard prepaid data recharges start from Rs 99.

"The latest innovation 'Prepaid on Postpaid' plan provides a very simple and flexible solution to these customers by offering prepaid data packs on top of their respective post-paid corporate plans," Airtel said in a statement.

The company has already started sending messages to post-paid customers informing them about the prepaid data recharge facility.

"Flexibility is the core of our postpaid proposition. Now with 'Prepaid on Postpaid’, we are offering enhanced flexibility to our corporate customers while simplifying their data experience. We have received extremely positive response to this product," Srinivasan Gopalan, Director (Consumer Business), Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia) cited.

Airtel said mobile internet is becoming the norm for millions of mobile customers. However, some customers on corporate plans are unable to access mobile internet on their connections, as their (respective) company policy does not allow it or limits the use of mobile data under their plans.

 This, in several cases, forces customers to use two SIMs or even two mobile devices for their individual data needs.

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