Jio, Airtel and Voda Idea go for the kill, hike prepaid tariff plans by 20%
12 January 2022
In what looks like a concerted move, all three telecom service providers in India - Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio Infocomm - have hiked prepaid tariff plans, including top-ups, by around 20 per cent, to generate more revenue.
The entire prepaid rates across service providers have been revised by a steep 20 per cent. The already burdened subscribers have to pay more now on every recharge, whether monthly, or top ups.
For Jio, all the existing packs from the 28 days to 365 days now stands revised along with the top-up recharges. The Rs75 pack valid for 28 days moves to s91.
The commonly used recharge of Rs199 will now be levied at Rs239 having 1.5GB data each day for a period of 28 days. The 2GB data/day for 28 days pack will now cost Rs299.
The cost of the 56 days pack of Rs399 has been hiked to R479 with 1.5GB data/day. Similarly, the 2GB data/day pack for the same period will be charged at Rs533 against the current Rs444.
The 84 days pack of Rs329 goes to Rs395 bundled with 6GB data total data for the entire period. The Rs555 pack will now cost Rs666 with 1.5GB data per day valid for 84 days. The 2GB/day pack will cost Rs719 against the current Rs599.
The 336 days pack of Rs1,299 has been increased to Rs1,559 having 24GB data. The yearly recharge of Rs2,399 moves to Rs2,879 having 2GB data per day.
The top up pack of Rs51 goes to Rs61, Rs101 pack to Rs121 and Rs251 to Rs301 with 6GB, 12GB and 50GB data respectively.