Disconnect or terminate an Airtel postpaid connection

I was using an Airtel 4G dongle and decided to disconnect. There was nothing wrong with the Airtel service, the reason to disconnect was very simple availability of cheaper wireless services from JIO.

Now I had already ported my primary mobile number to JIO, so it no longer necessary to have a separate 4G dongle connection for internet access. Around 2014, when I bought this Airtel 4G connection, there was no JIO hence Airtel 4G was the best option back then. Today with JIO around its a different story altogether.

So finally, I decided to terminate my Airtel 4G connection. However the hurdle that I faced was not straight forward information available online to process the termination request from home. And that is the reason I am writing this blog. May be someone may find this information useful.

So process the disconnection request online and to avoid going to the Airtel Store, here is what you need do:

  1. Send a postpaid connection termination request to Airtel at 121@in.airtel.com
  2. Call the Helpline number and file a request for termination. The helpline number is 1800-103-0405

Now technically any one of the above steps is enough but you just want to be doubly sure, hence log the request using both mechanisms.

On completing the above 2 steps, you will receive a call from the Airtel help desk, asking for a reason why you want to disconnect and they may propose you some alternate plan to keep you within the network. You have already done your home work and you have decided to terminate the services, so don’t fall for the trap and stick to your decision of terminating the services.

Here is a sample request letter for terminating the connection:

Sir/Ma’am,

I would request you to permanently disconnect/terminate and discontinue my existing AIRTEL 4G connection as I no longer require these services. This is for your kind information and necessary action.

My connections details are mentioned below:

Name:
Address:
Customer Relationship Number:
Mobile Number:

Request you to accept this request and acknowledge the same. I am also attaching a scanned letter request for your perusal.

Please terminate all 4G and mobile services from today!

Yours Sincerely,
<Your Name>

Important:

  1. Remember to initiate this termination (disconnection) request from the same email address on which you receive your online bill.
  2. When you initiate this request all postpaid services will stop from the next billing cycle.
  3. You may receive one last bill for final settlement. Pay this bill. It is your legal and financial responsibility to pay the final settlement bill. Not paying the final settlement bill will impact you CIBIL score.
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Bonus and Splits

Here is an article which is a very good read on bonuses and splits. Not that I was unaware of this, but the author has explained the differences between bonuses and splits in a very uncomplicated manner. The author also talks about the implications of both on the equity capital of the company.

BTW, if you are not already following it, Value Research Online has a great site for investment information. They also publish a a very good magazine called “Wealth Insight”.

Enkei – A good value pick

Enkei Castalloy Ltd.

Looks to be a very good value pick. This is a Pune based company engaged in manufacture of gravity and low pressure aluminum die casting. Its a joint venture between the Enkei Corporation of Japan and Rai & Associates.

The company manufactures a range aluminum castings used in the automobile industry. I am also guessing the company would soon start manufacture and sales of alloy wheels for cars & two wheelers. The company boasts a list marquee names as its customers.

Finer details:

  1. India has a growing automobile market. More and more manufacturers are moving towards aluminum engines. Thus the company has a good potential market to grow.
  2. The Indian & Foreign promoters together hold about 72% stake in the company, which indicates promoters confidence in the company.
  3. The company made a net loss for the FY 09-10 & has done a turn around in FY 09-10.
  4. This a small cap company with a total market cap of Rs.120 Cr.
  5. I believe the company should end the top line with ~Rs.240 Cr for FY 10-11 and an EPS of ~Rs.14

Overall looking at the company’s growth prospects and a PE ratio of 12, I believe a 1 year target for this scrip would be 168/-. This is a 46% return on investment at an average buy price of Rs.115/-.

Recommendation: Buy
Target: Rs.168

Important links:

Company’s website.
Company’s financials.