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Come calling: How to switch from prepaid to postpaid

Don’t want to use a prepaid connection anymore? Switch with ease to postpaid. We tell you how to do this.

In the last few years, mobile service providers in India have upped the prepaid game for consumers across the nation. Earlier, prepaid connections were considered to be inferior to postpaid connections. They would have low validity in terms of balance, and their features were limited.

But prepaid connections have been redesigned over the years to offer little difference from their postpaid counterparts. And yet, you may not be fully satisfied with the connection. It probably offers less data than you normally require, and you hate the fact that you have to keep a check on your balance and pack validity.

So you decide to switch to a postpaid connection. Question is: How do you do it? If you have an Airtel prepaid connection, then there’s nothing simpler than upgrading from Airtel prepaid to postpaid.

Switch from Airtel prepaid to postpaid

A few simple steps is all it takes to make the switch from Airtel prepaid to postpaid.

* Approach Airtel with the switchover request. Specify that you wish to upgrade from Airtel prepaid to postpaid.

* You will be asked to select a suitable Airtel postpaid plan. Browse for the four postpaid options on the Airtel website: Rs 399, Rs 499, Rs 649 and Rs 799.

* Once you select the most suitable postpaid plan, you can proceed to buy it. Mention your current prepaid number when you initiate the purchase process.

* You do not face any downtime when switching from Airtel prepaid to postpaid. So, you can continue using your phone and you do not need to switch off the phone at all, or change over from one SIM card to the next.

* The upgrade normally takes about 48 hours from request logging to activation.

* If you have any balance pending on your prepaid connection, then the balance money is adjusted into your first Airtel postpaid bill. However, if you have any value-added services like caller tunes on your prepaid connection, then you will have to re-subscribe the same for your postpaid connection.

You can switch from another provider to Airtel postpaid, too

  • If you have a non-Airtel prepaid number and would like to switch to Airtel postpaid, then you will have to initiate a porting process for the same.
  • This comes under the head of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) which you can do quite easily. Initiate the porting request with your current service provider, and apply for an Airtel postpaid number meanwhile.
  • It only takes about 3 steps to port from your existing provider to Airtel postpaid. You might face a downtime of about 4 hours while the earlier number is disconnected and the Airtel postpaid SIM is activated. After this, you can insert the Airtel postpaid SIM and set it up on your phone.

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