Airtel extends lowest prepaid tariff plan to seven more circles in India: Report

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Bharti Airtel has reportedly increased the minimum prepaid tariff plans for seven more telecom circles in India, taking the tally to a total of nine telecom circles. The telecom giant had reportedly hiked the minimum prepaid tariff plan in Haryana and Odisha by around 57 per cent in November last year. Now, it is rolling out similar changes in seven more telecom circles in the country.

According to a report in Money Control, the company has scrapped the existing minimum recharge plan for prepaid users, which was Rs 99. The company now offers prepaid tariff plans starting from Rs 155, which is an increase of around 57 per cent. The canceled Rs 99 plan came with a validity of 28 days, and it offered 200MB data with a 2.5 paise per second charge for local and STD plans. On the other hand, the new minimum prepaid plan of Rs 155 comes with a validity of 24 days and offers 1GB data, 300 SMS, unlimited local and STD calls as well as free Hello Tunes and Wynk Music subscriptions.

Notably, while the report mentions that the change affects seven telecom circles in the country, the exact areas that will be affected by this change are not clear yet.

“In line with our focus on providing superior customer experience, we have discontinued metered tariffs and introduced an entry level plan of Rs 155 with unlimited voice, 1GB data and 300 SMS… We believe this The plan will prove to be more flexible, convenient and better. Price,” an Airtel spokesperson Told Publication.

To recall, the tariff hike was first introduced in India in November 2021. At that time, Jio was the first telecom operator to announce the tariff hike. Airtel and Vodafone Idea followed shortly after. Soon after, both Airtel and Vodafone Idea had said that they would go for the second round of tariff hike sometime in 2022. In encompassing manner.

Airtel’s latest move ensures that prepaid users in the affected telecom circles will have to pay more to recharge their phone numbers. At the same time, it also ensured that the average revenue per user (ARPU) of the company increased, which the company and other telecom operators in the country have argued for a long time, to make operations more sustainable for companies in India. needs improvement.

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