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After Airtel, Voda Idea raises call, data rates – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Beleaguered telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Tuesday announced an increase in mobile call and data tariffs across plans by 18-25% for prepaid customers with effect from November 25. The move came a day after a similar one by rival Bharti Airtel. Vodafone Idea increased the minimum value of recharge by 25% for 28 days to Rs 99 from the existing Rs 79.
Market leader Reliance Jio is yet to announce a revision in mobile rates, though analysts and the broader industry expects it to happen soon. The tariff hike from Vodafone Idea comes despite it continuously losing its customers.
The company had started making some tariff revisions in the July-September 2021 quarter but it has made a big correction now with Bharti Airtel taking the lead. Vodafone Idea hiked the rates in the popular unlimited-calling category in the range of 20-23%.
The lowest plan bundled with a per-day 1 GB data limit with a 28-day validity will cost Rs 269 from November 25 onwards. Currently, it costs Rs 219. Further, the price of the 84-day validity plan with 1.5 GB per day data limit will cost Rs 719 instead of Rs 599.