Telecom majors Idea Vodafone and Bharti Airtel recently hiked their prepaid plans after accruing huge losses in Q2 FY20 amid an adverse Supreme Court ruling on adjusted gross revenue (AGR).
While Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have already rolled out the revised plans which are effective since 2 December, 2019, Reliance Jio’s revised plans will come into effect on 6 December. The surge in most of the plans provided by the three operators are in the range of 15-47%.
Here is a break-up and comparison of the major revised tarrifs for both Vodafone India and Airtel prepaid users:
Airtel prepaid plans:
₹148 monthly plan: Earlier priced at ₹129, this plan comes with unlimited calling, 300 SMS per day and 2 GB data. As a part f Airtel Thanks benefits, users will also have access to Airtel XStream, Wynk and Hello Tunes.
₹248 monthly plan: For this plan, Airtel has clubbed two plans of ₹169 and ₹199 into this one. This new plan gives you unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day and 1.5 GB of data every day. Besides this, you also get access to Airtel XStream Premium content, Wynk Music subscription, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.
₹298 monthly plan: Surging the price of this plan from ₹249, this new plan offers unlimited calls, 100 SMS and 2GB data per day In the 28-day validity period range, this is the costliest plan.
Among the two 3-month plans (84 days validity) offered by Airtel, the revised rates are as follows:
₹598 plan: Unlimited calls with 1.5 GB data and 100 SMS per day
₹698 plan: Unlimited calls with 2 GB data and 100 SMS per day.
The ₹598 plan was earlier priced at ₹448 while the ₹698 plan came for ₹499.
Among Airtel’s yearly plans, the costliest plan sees a surge of ₹699. The ₹1699 yearly plan now costs ₹2398 with the same benefits provided. The new price will have the same benefits of unlimited calling with 1.5 GB data and 100 SMS per day for 365 days.
Vodafone Idea prepaid plans:
₹249 monthly plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day, 28 days validity
₹399 monthly plan: Unlimited voice (FUP of 1000 mins for off-net calls), 3 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/ day, 28 days validity
₹379 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 6 GB data, 1000 SMS, 84 days validity
₹599 three-month plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 1.5 GB/day of Data, 100 SMS/day, 84 days validity. The same plan was offered by the telecom for ₹458 earlier.
Apart from this, there is also a ₹699 recharge for a validity of 84 days added to the prepaid recharge schemes that provides unlimited voice (FUP of 3000 mins for off-net calls), 2 GB data and 100 SMS
₹1,499 early plan: Unlimited Voice (FUP of 12000 mins for off-net calls), 24 GB data, 3600 SMS, 365 days validity. This plan has seen a significant rate hike of ₹500. The same benefits were provided to the prepaid consumers for a much less price of ₹999. However, the telecom major increased the data usage limit from 12 GB to 24 GB.
Apart from these major combo packs, the telecom major also has smaller talktime and data vouchers:
₹49 monthly plan: This plan will offer a ₹38 talktime, 100 MB data, 2.5p/sec tariff, 28 days validity
₹79 monthly plan: This plan has a ₹64 talktime, 200 MB data, 1p/sec tariff, 28 days validity.