For years the tariffs have only gone down as telecom companies continuously cut down the prices of their tariffs amidst the war for existence in Indian market ever since Reliance’s JIO made its entry in 2016. However, the company said they cannot bear any more expenses. Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Jio, all three of these network providers have announced that they will be increasing the tariffs. Jio’s revised tariffs will be live from 6th of December, but Airtel and Vodafone Idea have revealed their new tariffs and are live from today.
Airtel Tariff for Prepaid Customers
Airtel have hiked the tariffs from 50 paisa to Rs. 2.82 for a day, the new plans offered by Airtel will not only provide calling and internet data facilities but will also offers access to their premium content like Airtel Xstream, Device protection, Wynk Music subscription, Anti-virus and much more as part of their ‘Airtel Thanks’ platform.
Airtel’s basic plan stars from Rs. 19 and will go up to Rs. 2,400. Airtel will keep a FUP (Fair Usage Policy) limit on its unlimited calling to other networks from Airtel. There will be a FUP limit of 1,000 off-net minutes for all of its plans with validity of 28 days under unlimited plans, subsequently 3,000 minutes for all 84 days unlimited plans, and 12,000 minutes for 365 days unlimited plans. As one exhaust its FUP limit, he/she will be charged at 6 paisa per minut
Airtel New Tariff Plans
Rs. 19 plan: Airtel did not raise the tariff for this plan. The plan provides the user with unlimited calling, along with 150 MB of data. Airtel have added 100 SMS for the user to be used which the plan did not have earlier. The validity of this plan is 2 days.
Rs. 49 plan: This plan costed Rs. 35 earlier and now the price has been increased to Rs. 49. Airtel have increased the talk time with the increase in price, from Rs. 26.66 a user will now get a talk time of Rs. 38.52 along with 100MB of data. The new plan, though have higher talk time, will cost the user 50 paisa more per day as the plan’s validity is 28 days.
Rs. 79 plan: The plan costed Rs. 65 earlier. This plans offers 200 MB of data along with Rs. 63.95 worth of talk time. Price validity remains the same at 28 days, thus costing the user 50 paisa more per day.
Rs. 148 plan: Earlier the price was Rs. 129. The plan offers unlimited calling, 2GB of data and 300 SMS. Additionally, Airtel gives access to its premium services like Airtel Xstream, Hello Tunes, and Wynk music for 28 days. The plan will cost around 68 paisa more per day.
Rs. 248 plan: Airtel will no longer offer the Rs. 169 and Rs. 199 plans, instead they have now launched a new Rs. 248 plan which will offer unlimited calling, 100 SMSes per day, and 1.5GB of data per day for 28 days. Additionally, user can also use Airtel services like Airtel Xstream, Hello tunes, Wynk music, and Anti-virus protection for 28 days. Rs. 1.75 to Rs. 2.82 increase in price per day.
Rs. 298 plan: the old RS. 249 plan has been revised to Rs. 298. The offers did not change, with unlimited calling, 100 SMSes per day, and 2GB data per day, however Airtel have added the benefits of Airtel Thanks. This plan will cost Rs. 1.75 more per day.
Rs. 598 plan: The old plan was for Rs. 488. The plans offers the same unlimited calling, 1.5GB data per day, and 100 SMSes per day, however users will get Airtel Thanks benefits, additionally the validity has been increased by 2 days, this plan will be valid of 84 day. The plan will cost Rs. 1.78 more per day considering the pan has been extended by 2 days.
Rs. 698 plan: Airtel has revised its Rs. 499 plan, the new cost is Rs. 698 though the validity is increased by 2 day to 84 days now. The plan still offers unlimited calling, 2 GB data a day, and 100 SMSes a day, in addition the plan will come with Airtel Thanks offer. The plan will cost 2.36 more per day after the 2 days increase in validity taken into consideration.
Rs. 1,498 plan: Airtel have discontinued Rs. 998 plan, instead will offer Rs. 1498 plan which offers unlimited calling, 3600 SMSes, and 24 GB of Data for 365 days (1 year), Airtel have doubled the data limit and increased the validity by 29 days as earlier the plan had a validity of 336 days. The plan will cost 1.37 more per day keeping into account that the validity has also increased.
Rs. 2,398 plan: Earlier the plan costed Rs. 1,699, and Airtel is giving the same offers of unlimited calling, 1.5 GB data a day and 100 SMSes a day for 365 days, however the user will get Airtel Thanks benefits for 365 with this plan. The plan will cost a user Rs. 1.91 per day
Vodafone Idea Tariff for Prepaid Customers
Vodafone Idea was the first network provider that announced about their plans of tariff hike. According to the company, a maximum of 50% will be increased in the existing tariff plans. If you want to know about the latest revised tariff plans offered by Vodafone Idea you can check them via MyIdea App, MyVodafone App, websites of the company, e-Wallets like PayTM, PhonePe, Google Pay, Amazon Pay amongst many others. You can also visit the nearest outlet of the network provider or dial *121# from your Vodafone Idea number and know about the plans.
Vodafone Idea will now offer 2 plans in combo vouchers for Rs. 49 and Rs. 79. In the Rs. 49 voucher, a user will get Rs. 38 talk time, 100 MB of data, and a call rate of 2.5 paisa/second and will have a validity of 28 days.
On the other hand, the Rs. 79 voucher will offer a talk time of Rs. 64 and 200 MB data, with a tariff of 1 paisa per second. The voucher will have the validity for 28 days.
The company will also offer multiple Unlimited packs with validity of 28 days. Earlier the company offered 10 plans under this pack but now the number has been reduced to 4. The offer starts from Rs. 149 and will go up to Rs. 399. Company will offer Unlimited packs with validity of 84 and 365 days as well. Just like Airtel, there will be a FUP limit of 1,000 off-net minutes for all of its plans with validity of 28 days under unlimited plans, subsequently 3,000 minutes for all 84 days unlimited plans, and 12,000 minutes for 365 days unlimited plans.
Vodafone & Idea New Tariff Plans
Rs. 149 plan: The plan will offer unlimited Calling, 2GB Data and 300 SMS. The validity of this plan will be 28 days.
Rs. 249 plan: This plan will have a validity of 28 days, but will offer unlimited calling, 1.5GB Data per day, and 100 SMSes per day.
Rs. 299 plan: This plan will have a validity of 28 days as well however along with unlimited calling, the plan will offer 2GB Data per day and 100 SMSes per day
Rs. 399 plan: This plan will provide the user with unlimited calling, 3GB Data per day and 100 SMSes per day. The plan will have a validity of 28 day.
Rs. 379 plan: This plan has a validity of 84 days and offer its user unlimited calling along with 6 GB Data and 1000 SMSes.
Rs. 599 plan: This plan too has a validity of 84 days and offer unlimited calling, however it also offers 1.5GB Data per day along with 100 SMSes per day.
Rs. 699 plan: This plan offered by Vodafone Idea gives unlimited calling with 2 GB Data/day and 100 SMSes per day for 84 days.
Rs. 1,499 plan: This plan offers unlimited calling, 24GB of Data and 3,600 SMSes and has a validity of 365 days (1 year).
Rs. 2,399 plan: This plan too has a validity of 365 days and offers 1.5GB Data/day and 100 SMSes per day along with unlimited calling.