Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio tariff hike

Airtel, Vodafone Idea Price Hike Comes Into Play: Comparison of the New Tariffs

Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio have announced tariff hikes of up to 40 percent for all consumers from the month of December 2019

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea consumers have to start paying about 40 percent more for their prepaid recharges starting 3 December 2019. The intent to hike tariffs was announced last month by Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance in order to provide some relief and combat the ‘acute financial stress’ in the telecom sector, which was indeed acknowledged by other stakeholders as well.

While Airtel and Vodafone Idea said that they would hike tariffs by up to 42 percent from 3 December 2019, Reliance Jio has stated that they will increase tariffs by up to 40 percent from 6 December 2019.

Airtel has released its list of new plans earlier today, and here is a table comparing new Airtel tariff plans with the old ones, and how much more consumers will have to pay to enjoy all the benefits:

Bharti Airtel
Old Plan Price (Rs)1994481699249499129998
New Plan Price (Rs)24859823982986981481498
Number of Days2882365288228336
Data Per Day (GB)1.51.51.5222 (total data)24 (total data)
Voice callsUnlimited on netUnlimited on netUnlimited on netUnlimited on netUnlimited on netUnlimited on netUnlimited on net
SMS per day1001001001001003003600

Furthermore, Vodafone Idea too has released its list of new plans, and here is a table comparing new tariff plans with the old ones, and how much more consumers will have to pay to enjoy all the benefits that they did earlier:

Vodafone
Old Plan Price (Rs)1994581699229511349129599999
New Plan Price (Rs)24959923992996993991493791499
Number of Days28843652884282884 (earlier days 180)365
Data Per Day (GB)1.51.51.52232 (total data)6 (total data)24 (total data)
Voice calls10003000120001000300010001000300012000
SMS per day10010010010010010030010003600

As of now, all eyes are on the new Reliance Jio all-in-one plans for the company has promised more benefits for its consumers. “Although, the new all-in-one plans will be priced up to 40 percent higher, staying true to its promise of being customer-first, Jio customers will get up to 300 percent more benefits,” said a statement from the company.

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