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How to Convert Postpaid to Prepaid Connection?

The debate between prepaid Vs postpaid has been going on for quite some time. Some argue postpaid plans offer better speed. On the other hand, some believe prepaid plans are much more affordable than postpaid ones. While the debate brings out good points sometimes, it really makes the customers like you confused. We get it!

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As your telco partner, let’s clear this confusion right away. Prepaid and postpaid plans are designed to cater to different needs of the customer base. No plan is better than the other for a consensus. It depends on everyone’s needs and preferences. If your mobile data need is limited to 1 or 2 GB per day, the prepaid plans can be a good option for you.

But, if your data needs are higher then it’s better to go for postpaid plans. Remember, your data or any other connection needs can change over time. A new job, availability of fast broadband connection, etc., can affect your decision.

There are other basic differences between both. As we move forward in the article, we will touch those points in detail.

Now, let’s talk about Airtel prepaid plans. We will also discuss how to change Airtel Postpaid to prepaid easily. If you are an Airtel postpaid user whose preferences have changed over time and probably doesn’t require our family postpaid plans, it is recommended you make a switch to the right prepaid plan.

How to change Airtel postpaid to prepaid?

Airtel prepaid plans are extremely affordable and provide ample amount of daily data for casual browsing, social media usage, and general surfing. We recommend you stream OTT shows, live stream, or watch live TV using a high-speed broadband connection.

If you are an Airtel postpaid user and want to switch to prepaid, follow the below steps to switch to Airtel prepaid.

  • Visit the nearest Airtel store in your locality. Carry your Airtel postpaid sim phone and your ID proof with you. You can locate our nearest store from Airtel Store Locator online service.
  • Once you reach the store, talk to a customer executive to assist you with the process.
  • You will be asked to fill a form called ‘Postpaid to Prepaid Migration Form’ at the store. Please fill in all the details accurately in the form. If you face any issues with the form, you can ask our representative to help you out.
  • After submitting the form, the executive will take a look at your postpaid account details. If you have any outstanding charges, both monthly and pro-rata basis, you will have to clear those dues to make the switch.
  • You can pay your dues at the Airtel store itself. All kinds of payment modes including cash, UPI, cards, etc., are generally available in the store.
  • Post form submission and dues payment, the representative will raise a request to shift your connection from postpaid to prepaid.
  • You will get an OTP on your Airtel number. Please share it with the executive. The OTP is used for the confirmation and verification process.
  • After this, it will take around 2 hours to activate the prepaid connection. You will have to do an Airtel FRC recharge, i.e., First Recharge on your number.
  • You can do further Airtel prepaid recharges from our Airtel Thanks app to get discount coupons, cashbacks, and more.

Your Airtel postpaid to prepaid switch is now complete.

Visit the Airtel website

In case, you are an Airtel prepaid user and want to switch from Airtel prepaid to postpaid, you can do so by visiting the Airtel official website > postpaid > switch to postpaid. Raise a request. Our executive will contact you for the further process.

Things to keep in mind before switching from Airtel postpaid to prepaid

  • The data rollover benefits will lapse. All the data saved from your postpaid connection will be lost.
  • You can make the switch from Airtel postpaid to prepaid only after 30 days of active postpaid connection.
  • You can however transfer the talk time balance by dialing *141# USSD Code. Select ‘Share Talk time’ from the displayed menu by pressing 1 and respond back.
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How to convert postpaid to prepaid

Benefits of Airtel prepaid plans

There are umpteen benefits associated with Airtel prepaid plans. Let’s look at them in detail below.

Affordable plans

Airtel prepaid plans are extremely affordable starting from Rs. 155 only. These truly unlimited plans are combo offers of talk time, mobile data, SMS, and additional offers.


There are over 20+ recharge options for our prepaid users, each either offering a single service or a combo. You can either go for just talk time recharge options or for combo of various services. If you exhaust your daily data, you can recharge your number with data booster packs.

Easy to Recharge

It is very easy to recharge your Airtel postpaid number. Just pick up your phone and open the Airtel Thanks app, you can easily recharge your number from the app. All plan details are listed clearly in the app and the website.

OTT offers

Almost every prepaid recharge will give you free subscriptions for at least 1 OTT platform like Amazon Prime Video or Disney+ Hotstar. For example: The Rs 499 prepaid pack offers users 2GB data per day for 28 days and Disney+ Hotstar mobile edition for 1 year at no extra cost!

How to port to Airtel prepaid?

If we have got you excited about our prepaid offers, you can easily switch to Airtel prepaid using our MNP process. The Mobile Number Portability process allows you to switch to Airtel and keep your old number.

All you need to do is raise an official MNP request from our official website. A representative will contact you to explain the further process.

Here is the process in a few simple steps:

  • Visit the Airtel official website. Select prepaid>port to Airtel prepaid.
  • Fill out the form with relevant details like your name, mobile number, PIN Code, address, and hit submit.
  • A representative will contact you with the further process.

It takes maximum 48 hours to port to a new network.

To sum up, analyze your data and talk time needs and then make a decision between prepaid and postpaid services.