The telecom industry is going through a bit of churn right now. The major players in the industry — including Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio — have joined hands in announcing that price hikes in tariffs to counter the growing burden of debts on them.
While price hikes are not what you want to see as an end consumer, the fact that these have become a necessity to ensure the survival of the telecom industry is something that has to be taken in perspective before questioning the decision of telecom operators to raise tariff prices.
Airtel offers a Rs 298 recharge plan that provides 28 days of validity. It comes with unlimited calling with FUP limit for off-net calls. It includes 100 SMSes per day and 2GB per day data. For 84 days of validity, Airtel’s new Rs 698 prepaid plan offers unlimited calling with off-net calls limit. It also offers up to 2GB per day mobile data and 100 SMSes per day. The Rs 698 plan also provides Airtel Xstream premium content access alongside other benefits.
Vodafone is also offering packs with 28 days of validity. The Rs 299 pack is for users that are looking for 2GB data per day. It offers unlimited voice calls with a FUP limit of 1000 mins for off-net calls. It also provides 2 GB per day data, 100 SMS per day. Vodafone Idea’s Rs 699 plan comes with data benefits of 2GB per day with 84 days of validity.
For 2GB data validity, the company has unveiled new plans that start at Rs 249 and go up to Rs 444 for 2 months. The former comes with 1000 minutes of off-net calls while the latter brings 2000 such minutes for making calls to non-Jio numbers. There’s also a Rs 599 plan that brings 84 days of validity and 3000 off-net minutes for calls.