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Airtel, Vodafone to hike tariffs from tomorrow, Reliance Jio from Dec 6

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio have announced tariff hikes in their regular plans to deal with the financial stress the sector is undergoing. The new rates comes into effect on December 3 for Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, while Reliance Jio will continue with its existing tariff plans until December 6, 2019. The new rates for Reliance Jio haven’t been made public yet, but the company has announced that it will increase its prices by 40%.

Airtel’s revised tariff plans

Airtel’s base tariff starts from Rs 19 with unlimited calling, 100 SMS and 150 MB data. This plan remains unchanged and has been continued from the previous list of plans. Moving on to Rs 49 plan, users will get a talk-time of Rs 38.52 and 100 MB data with a validity of 28 days. The same plan was priced at Rs 35 earlier which is Rs 14 cheaper than the revised plan. The Rs 129 plan which offered unlimited calls, 300 SMS and 2 GB data with Airtel stream Premium, Wynk Music Subscription, Hello Tunes access, and Anti-virus protection as a part of Airtel Thanks benefits. Airtel's Rs 249 plan which offered unlimited calls with 100 SMS and 2GB data/day has been revised to Rs 298 with Airtel Thanks benefits. The Rs 448 plan with unlimited calls, 100 SMS and 1.5 GB data per day has been increased to Rs 598 with a validity of 84 days and additional benefits. Similarly, the previous Rs 499 plan with unlimited calls, 100 SMS and 2 GB data per day has been revised to Rs 698. The annual plan of Rs 998 that offered unlimited calls, 3600 SMS and 12GB data has been revised to Rs 1498 with 24GB data and additional benefits. Similarly, the Rs 1,699 annual plan that offered unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day and 1.5GB data per day will now cost Rs 2,398 with a validity of 365 days.

Courtesy: Airtel

Vodafone Idea’s revised tariff plans 

The unlimited pack with a validity of 28 days and unlimited voice calls start at Rs 149 with 2GB data and 300 SMS, followed by Rs 249 plan, which offers 1.5GB data/day and 100 SMS per day. The plans which offer 2GB and 3GB data per day are priced at Rs 299 and Rs 399, respectively. Vodafone's unlimited plans with 84 days validity and unlimited calling start at Rs 379 for 6GB data and 1000 SMS followed by Rs 599 plan, which offers 1.5GB data per day and Rs 699 plan giving 2GB data per day along with 100 SMS/day. With the revised plan Vodafone will offer two annual packs with 365 days validity. The first one is priced at Rs 1,499 and offers unlimited calls with 24 GB data and 3,600 SMS followed by Rs 2,399 plan that gives 1.5 GB per day along with 100 SMS.

Courtesy: Vodafone Idea

Reliance Jio’s revised tariff plan

Unlike Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio has not revealed its revised tariff plans yet. However, in a statement, the company said that its new plans, effective from December 6, will be priced 40% higher than its current plans. However, the telecom company said that its customer will get “up to 300% more benefits” from its revised tariff plans. Currently, Jio’s all-in-one plans start at Rs 149 with 36 GB data and validity of 24 days. It is followed by the Rs 222, Rs 333, Rs 444, and Rs 555 tariff plans with 56 GB, 112 GB, and 168 GB data and a validity of Rs 28 days, 56 days and 84 days, respectively.

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