HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bharti Airtel,Idea Vodafone and Reliance Jio have increased their prepaid plans.
  • Bharti Airtel has increased its tariffs by up to 42%.
  • Reliance Jio has increased its tariffs by up to 40%.
  • Vodafone and Idea also increased its traffics by up to 42%.
  • No changes in BSNL.

Indian telecom giants – Vodafone India, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio – have announced new tariff plans for their prepaid subscribers in the country. The three telecom operators have increased their prepaid plans that will come into effect in the country at midnight on December 3, 2019.

Airtel :

Bharti Airtel has hiked its prepaid plans by 42 per cent. The new prepaid plans start at Rs 19 and go up to Rs 1,699 with a validity ranging between two days and a year. The new Rs 19 plan comes with a validity of two days and it offers unlimited calling with 150MB data and 100 SMSs to to the subscribers. The Rs 249 plan, on the other hand, comes with a validity of 28 days and offers unlimited calling , 100 SMSs per day with 2GB data per day. The Rs 1,699 plan now offers unlimited calling, 100 SMSs per day along with 1.5GB data per day and is vald for 365 days. All the new plans starting Rs 169 come with added benefits, which includes Airtel Xtreme Premium, Wynk Music Subscription, Free Hello Tunes and Anti-Virus Mobile Protection.

“Our new mobile plans offer tremendous valune to our customers and are backed by a superior network experience on Airtel’s nationwide 4G network. Airtel will continue to make large investements in emerging technologies and digital platforms to deliver world-class experiences to our customers,” Shashwat Sharma, CMO, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

Vodafone :

Just like Airtel, Vodafone also hiked its prepaid tariffs. The new prepaid tariffs that the telecom giant is offering range between Rs 19 and Rs 2,399. The Rs 19 plan comes with a validity of two days and it offers unlimited voice calling with 150MB of data and 100 SMSs. The Rs 49 pack, on the other hand, is valid for 28 days and it comes with a talk time of Rs 38 and 100M data. For mid-range pack, Vodafone’s Rs 379 pack comes with a validity of 84 days with unlimited voice calls along with 6GB data and 1,000 SMS free. The company’s highest plan, which is worth Rs 2,399, on the other hand, offers unlimited voice calling with 12000 FUP limit, 1.5 GB data per day, 100 SMSs per day with a validity of 365 days.

Reliance Jio :

Reliance Jio hasn’t given details of its new prepaid tariffs, however, it has clarified that it would be introducing new all-in-one plans with unlimited voice calls and data that will be priced up to 40 per cent higher than the older plans. These new plans will come into effect on December 6, 2019.

“Although, the NEW ALL-IN-ONE plans will be priced up to 40% higher, staying true to its promise of being CUSTOMER-FIRST, Jio customers will get up to 300% more results….While remaining comitted to the ultimate interest of the customer, Jio will take all necessary steps to help sustain the Indian telecommunicationsindustry,” Jio said in a press release.

Idea :

Just like Vodafone, Idea also hiked its prepaid tariffs. The new prepaid tariffs that the telecom giant is offering range between Rs 19 and Rs 2,399. The Rs 19 plan comes with a validity of two days and it offers unlimited voice calling with 150MB of data and 100 SMSs. The Rs 49 pack, on the other hand, is valid for 28 days and it comes with a talk time of Rs 38 and 100M data. For mid-range pack, Idea’s Rs 379 pack comes with a validity of 84 days with unlimited voice calls along with 6GB data and 1,000 SMS free. The company’s highest plan, which is worth Rs 2,399, on the other hand, offers unlimited voice calling with 12000 FUP limit, 1.5 GB data per day, 100 SMSs per day with a validity of 365 days.

BSNL :

BSNL free calls in Mumbai and Delhi: BSNL recently also announced free calls to MTNL users under its three prepaid plans- Rs 429, Rs 485 and Rs 666. The Rs 429 plan offers free call voice calling benefits on all networks including MTNL along with 1GB data per day for 81 days. The Rs 485 plan offers free calls and 1.5GB data per day for 90 days. The Rs 666 plan also offers free calling and same data benefits as Rs 485 plan but the validity is more. It comes with 122 days of validity. BSNL does not operate in Delhi and Mumbai circles. MTNL is the one operating in these circles.

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